Bobby Shiver building an oyster skiff in his shop


Still Image




Photographic slides


v. 45



Item ID:

S88-298 - S88-357; S88-376 - S88-387


  • 72 color slides. Images of Shiver building an oyster skiff in his Eastpoint shop over a three week period. Skiffs are small, light rowing or sailing boats. More images can be found in S 1592, Box 4; as well as at the Library of Congress' American Folklife Archive (AFS 26,807). 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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