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State Archives of Florida
Mary B. Billie making a necklace for her Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida
Seminole Slide/Tape Project (Palmetto Dolls)
Mary B. Billie has been a dollmaker since she was 17. She learned the skill by watching her mother, who had learned it from Mary's grandmother.
"'My grandmother used to do that. She used to wear a lot of beads. That's what they used to do. They would be heavy.'"
"'She makes the necklace and then after she does that, she goes through that head, the doll's head and then she puts the beads on there to make the earrings on both sides.'"
Accompanying note: "The last step is making the doll's bead jewelry. The jewelry also shows a popular Seminole style of earlier times."
Subject - Person
Chicago Manual of Style
Dyen, Doris J., Collector. Mary B. Billie making a necklace for her Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida. 1980. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120270>, accessed 4 July 2022.
Dyen, Doris J., Collector. Mary B. Billie making a necklace for her Seminole doll - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida. 1980. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/120270>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Dyen)