Decorative screen door ironwork

236600
Date
1987-01-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-five color slides. Many of the images are dark--the doors are in shadow, and hard to see. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklif...
Type
Still Image

The Kreissle Forge

236601
Date
1986-12-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Forty-one color slides. Images are very dark and difficult to see. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Muse...
Type
Still Image

Ironwork at Chi Chi's Designs

236260
Date
1992-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Nine color slides. Chi Chi's Designs was a local iron work store that made gates, fences, chairs, and othe rmetal products. In 1992, the Palm Beach Community College contracted the Florida Folklife Program to conduct ten days of fieldwork in March 1992 around Lake Okeechobee for a Lakefront Legacy ...
Type
Still Image

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

237524
Date
1978-04-17
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does rest...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C78-48
Item ID
C78-49

Interview with horseshoer Dale Carmean

236875
Date
1987-08-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Carmean was born in Mishawake, Indiana, where he learned blacksmithing from a friend. After a stint in the US Army, he returned to begin horseshoeing. He moved to Florida in 1959. In the interview, he discussed the horseshoe trade; tools used; types of shoes; special shoes for p...
Type
Sound

Antonio Lerios and apprentice Nick Toth making dive helmets

235888
Date
1986-02-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-four color slides. Lerios began making diving helmets for sponge divers in 1913 in Tarpon Springs. When he was in his 80s, he decided to retire. In the meantime, Toth, fresh with a degree from University of Florida, decided to learn the trade, and he worked as an apprentice for Lerios. By 199...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S93-326 - S93-362

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