Corky Richards and his apprentice making oyster tongs

234304
Date
1987-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixty three slides, with negatives. Images of Corky Richards with Rodney Richards on making oyster tongs for harvesting oysters in Apalachicola Bay. Includes three images of Rodney Richards playing the guitar.
Type
Still Image

Oyster fishers demonstrate oyster tong making

234315
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixteen color slides. Apprentice Rodney Richards and master Corky Richards, both of Apalachicola, demonstrate how to make oyster tongs at the Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Still Image

Corky Richards making oyster tongs

234992
Date
1986-11-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides. Images of Corky Richards making oyster tongs. He also worked as a cabinetmaker. More images may be found in S 1592, box 4, folder 3. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Maritime Heritage Survey Proj...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S88-475 - S88-487

Corky Richards making oyster tongs

234993
Date
1986-11-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One contact sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Images of Corky Richards making oyster tongs. He also worked as a cabinetmaker. More images can be found in S 1577, v. 45. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the American Folk Center created the Mar...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
Envelope 22

Rodney and Corky Richards making oyster tongs

235821
Date
1987-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty color slides. Rodney served as Corky's apprentice between 1986 and 1987. 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 k...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S93-160 - S93-171; S93-212 - S93-229

Interview with oyster tong maker Corky Richards

234994
Date
1986-11-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with Corky Richards on making oyster tongs. He discusses carpentry; work as a cabinet maker; making tongs; local oystermen; and use of the tongs. For images of Richards, see S 1577, v. 45. Between 1986 and 1987, a partnership between the Florida Folklife Program and the...
Type
Sound

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