Video has not been digitized and is not available for online viewing.
17:40; b&w; silent; V-200 FLCA005; S. 1579, Media 1979-22
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Participants featured in this film include Seminole Indian dancers, folk dancing styles from around the world, choirs and various musicians. Musicians include fiddlers, musical saw players, guitarists, violinists and accordion players. Local students demonstrate their jump rope technique and Harold Weaver demonstrates how to make a water divining rod from a tree branch. Performers include Bertha Bloodsworth, Annie Tomlin, Folklorist Richard Chase's Punch and Judy Show, and hula dancer Verena Fogel. The film ends with whip-crackers Curly Dekle and Claude Sheppard showing off their skills. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
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