Canes by Bobby Johns

236444
Date
1991-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Johns won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1992.
Type
Still Image

Wood carver Bobby Johns

236936
Date
1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color prints. Used for the 1993 Florida Folk Festival booklet.
Type
Still Image

Bobby Johns wood carvings

233887
Date
1989-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven color slides. Examples of Johns's work, including carved walking canes and wooden handled knives.
Type
Still Image

Bobby Johns in his workshop

233836
Date
1988-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
37 black and white photographic prints, with negatives. Bobby Johns in his workshop in Pensacola. Photos 32-37 are of a nearby sawmill.
Type
Still Image

Bobby Johns and apprentice Randy Stewart stacking pieces of wood to make art

107069
Date
Not after 1989
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1687

Creek Indian Bobby Johns looking over his wood-carving workshop- White Springs, Florida

105769
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F2014111

Wood carving workshop at the Stephen Foster Center

234250
Date
1991-04-13
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-seven black and white images. Images of a carving workshop directed by Bobby Johns at the Stephen Foster Center in White Springs. Johns can be seen in images 9 through 11.
Type
Still Image

Walking cane making workshop led by Bobby Johns

234480
Date
1991-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Images of a walking cane- making workshop led by Creek American artist and carver Bobby Johns (in cowboy hat in photos.)
Type
Still Image

Apprentice Randy Stewart looking over a white oak tree that he has stripped of bark as his teacher Bobby Johns looks on

107073
Date
Not after 1989
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1691

Teacher Bobby Johns showing apprentice Randy Stewart how to strip the bark off a white oak tree

107056
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1675

Apprentice Randy Stewart stripping bark off a white oak tree as his teacher Bobby Johns looks on

107070
Date
Not after 1989
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1688

Teacher (L) Bobby Johns explaining to apprentice Randy Stewart how to strip the bark off a white oak tree

107071
Date
Not after 1989
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1689

Teacher Bobby Johns (L) explaining to apprentice Randy Stewart how to strip the bark off a white oak tree

107075
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1693

Bobby Johns and students looking at wood carvings they made at Johns' cane making workshop- White Springs, Florida

106801
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA146122

Bobby Johns carving wood at a cane making workshop- White Springs, Florida

106802
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA14614

Bobby Johns watching a woman carve wood at a cane making workshop- White Springs, Florida

106804
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA14619

Bobby Johns and students looking at wood carvings they made at Johns' cane making workshop- White Springs, Florida

106806
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA146232

Forest foodways workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Stage)

237418
Date
1989-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Sawin served as emcee. They discuss swamp cabbage, mullet, corn, canning with hog lard, squirells, and chicken feet.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T89-60

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshops) (Tapes 5)

240586
Date
05/27/1995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
FLN-15

Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 3)

239893
Date
1997-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Bobby Johns, interviewed by John D'Agostino, discusses how he learned woodcarving, woodcarving itself, carved knives and the stone and metal tools he uses in his craft.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-63

Sunday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 9, 10)

239923
Date
1997-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassette recordings. Johns discusses his life story and talks about his family life as a boy and learning the trade. He also discussed his carved work and his hand-made tools.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C97-94
Item ID
C97-95

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 3)

240305
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Henry Ohumukini continues from C00-64 discussing Hawaiian crafts and dance. Bobby Johns discusses Creek Indian woodcarving.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-65

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

240306
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Stone served as emcee. Bobby Johns continues from C00-65 discussing Creek Indian woodcarving and Creek culture and names. Sammy Snell of Naples, FL, discusses hunting and swamp buggies.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-66

Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

240325
Date
2000-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Bobby and Mary Johns discuss Native American traditions. Mary focuses on Seminole life and patchwork used in making Seminole skirts. Bobby focuses on his life as a person of Muskogee/Scottish descent in the Georgian Okefenokee Swamp and woodcarving.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-85

Folklife area at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival

234447
Date
1989-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with twenty-seven black and white images, plus negatives. 1-3: Mill workers Barbara Dye, Nancy Pywell, Patricia Savin; 4-12: Unidentified fiddlers; 13: Forestry saw operator; 14-17: Gospel Grass, religious bluegrass musical group; 18: Patricia and unidentified participants; 19-22: Un...
Type
Still Image

Leisure sports and fishing workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Stage)

237440
Date
1989-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Sawin served as emcee. They discuss earthworm catching (including earthworm grunting), catching and selling gopher tortoises, types of fish bait, catching suckerfish, and other fishing folklore. They also disucss hunting, and alligator hunting, as well as insects and p...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T89-82
Item ID
T89-83

Carvers Bobby Johns and Randy Stewart

235960
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides; 6 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 tradition alive. Apprentices must have h...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
Envelope 4

1990 apprenticeship program master artists

235962
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven 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 exper...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
Envelope 6

Leisure sports and fishing workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Stage)

237417
Date
1989-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Sawin served as emcee. They discuss earthworm catching (including earthworm grunting), catching and selling gopher tortoises, types of fish bait, catching suckerfish, and other fishing folklore.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T89-59
Item ID
T89-60

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