Fisherman Tommy Noles catching and cleaning catfish


Still Image




Color slides


v. 28



Item ID:

S85-1400 - S85-1414; S85-2054 - S85-2096

General Note/Comment

  • 143 color slides. Images of commercial fisherman Noles trapping, transporting, and cleaning catfish for sale at market. The boat he used was built by Myron Warr. A few slides are duplicates. For an interview with Noles, see S 1714, Box 3, tapes 30-32. In winter 1985, the Bureau joined with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.

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