The Herrin Brothers shrimping out of Mayport


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Photographic slides


v. 44



Item ID:

S88-21 - S88-146


  • 127 color slides. Images of the Herrin brothers (Charles, Donald, and Thomas) shrimping in the Atlantic Ocean on the Miss Joann, a shrimp boat. The Herrins were based out of Mayport, Florida. For an interview with Charles Herrin, see S 1592, box 7, tapes 13-14. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Project. Focusing on the Gulf and Atlantic fishing cultures, and utilizing photographs, slides, oral histories, and on-site interviews, the survey climaxed with a demonstration area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival. The three main researchers were Nancy Nusz, Merri Belland, and project director David Taylor. Additional information on the project can be found in Taylor's project files in S 1716.

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