Oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain


Still Image




Photographic slides


v. 47



Item ID:

S88-669 - S88-688


  • Twenty color slides. Images of Cain in his shop making an oyster shucking knife. Shucking is the removal of oysters from their shell. For more of Cain, see S 1577, Box 4, folder 5. For an interview, see S 1592, box 8, tape 10. 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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