Chair maker Rufus Adams

234205
Date
1978-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P78-536

Chair caning

235478
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1751 - S82-1756; S82-1795 - S82-1801

Rufus Adams with his caned-seat chairs

235847
Date
1979-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. Adams and his wife on his porch with a chair witt a cane bottom. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, he and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. His wife taught him to make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as t...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S79-452 - S79-462

Corn husk chair bottom

235495
Date
1983-04-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-2362 - S83-2364

Man standing with an example of chair caning - Pensacola, Florida

120829
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS821795

Unidentified man who makes chairs - Pensacola, Florida

120831
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS821797

Unidentified man with materials used for chair caning - Pensacola, Florida

120832
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS821798

Saturday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 5)

239905
Date
1997-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Rudd, interviewed by Dr. Jan Rosenberg, discuss Mr. Rudd's background in chair-making beginning with mangrove and then switching to cypress. They (primarily Mr. Rudd) discuss the method of building a chair and how to care for one.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-75

Chairmaker Rufus Adams at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival

234508
Date
1977-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Image of Rufus Adams, of Mayo, demonstrating how to make cornhusk bottom chairs at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he lea...
Type
Still Image

Rufus Adams at his home making corn shuck chair bottoms

235794
Date
1978-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six color slides. Slide S78-805 is missing. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.'
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-801 - S78-807

Hank Whisnant demonstrating cypress furniture making for students at Lake City Junior High School, East

236113
Date
1982-02-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty-eight color slides. Working outside from the back of his pick-up truck, Whisnant demonstrated furniture making from cypress. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project co...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1210 - S82-1237

Rufus and Anne Adams at their home

236525
Date
1987-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with 22 black and white images (plus negatives). The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum ...
Type
Still Image

Annie Sellers learning how to make chairs from Rufus Adams

234306
Date
1988-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven black and white negatives. Rufus Adams and apprentice(stepdaughter) Annie Sellers making corn shuck bottomed chairs. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck...
Type
Still Image

Robert Rudd and his apprentice Neil Brooks making cypress furniture

235826
Date
1986-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four proof sheets with 96 black and white images (plus negatives). The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradi...
Type
Still Image

Cypress furniture by Robert James Rudd and Neil Brooks

235886
Date
1986-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seventeen color slides. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some ...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S93-301 - S93-317

George Wilson making cypress furniture

235496
Date
1983-03-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides. George Wilson, with his wife Sue, making cypress furniture.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-2365 - S83-2371; S83-2391 - S83-2396

Chair bottoming demostration at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival

236003
Date
1986-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Adding cane and corn husk bottoms to chairs in the Crafts Demonstration area.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-41 - S86-44

Rufus Adams and step-daughter Annie Sellers making corn shuck chairs

106957
Date
Not after 1990
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA15818

Robert Rudd and apprentice Neil Brooks making a cypress chair

106973
Date
Not after 1990
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA158359

Robert James Rudd talking to apprentice Neil Brooks about making cypress chairs

106974
Date
Not after 1990
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA158462

Craft demonstration area at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival

236058
Date
1990-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nineteen color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S92-985 - S92-1004

Images of the craft demonstration area at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival

236468
Date
1986-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three proof sheets with 73 black and white images (plus negatives).
Type
Still Image

Children's Day at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

236507
Date
1991-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheets with 36 black and white images (plus negatives).
Type
Still Image

Rufus Adams apprentice Annie Sellers with a corn shuck bottom chair

235912
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three black and white prints, and one color print. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife he learned make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.' Sellers was hi...
Type
Still Image

Rufus Adams teaching apprentice Annie Sellers how to make corn shuck bottom chairs

235913
Date
1988-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-one color slides. Rufus Adams was born in Georgia in 1893. In 1940, Adams and his wife moved to Mayo, Florida. There, he worked as a tenant tobacco farmer. From his wife, he learned to make corn shuck chair bottoms. He soon became known as the 'chair man.' Sellers was his stepdaughter. The F...
Type
Still Image

Robert James Rudd giving a cypress furniture making demonstration to school children - White Springs, Florida

123935
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS95106

Furniture maker Robert James Rudd holding a piece of cypress - Lake Worth, Florida

108783
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2864

Furniture maker Robert James Rudd fitting a piece of cypress over a frame - Lake Worth, Florida

108784
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2865

Form used by furniture maker Robert James Rudd - Lake Worth, Florida

108785
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2866

Form used by furniture maker Robert James Rudd - Lake Worth, Florida

108786
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2867

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