- Mary Billie and her daughter Claudia C. John holding handmade Seminole dolls - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida
- Photographed on July 15, 1980.
- 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.
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