Mary Billie and her daughter Claudia C. John holding handmade Seminole dolls - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Mary Billie and her daughter Claudia C. John holding handmade Seminole dolls - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/120276
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Title

  • Mary Billie and her daughter Claudia C. John holding handmade Seminole dolls - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Image Number

  • FS80355A

Year

  • 1980

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 15, 1980.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note: "The Seminole palmetto dolls require skilled workmanship and are beautiful to look at. But, more important, they are an expression of Seminole culture -- a bridge between the Seminoles and the outside world."
  • 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.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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