Jerome Schmidt cleaning flounder - Palatka, Florida

121869
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS852215
Folklife Collection.

Jerome Schmidt filleting flounder - Palatka, Florida

121871
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS852217
Folklife Collection.

Jerome Schmidt and Dave Sheffield emptying fish - Palatka, Florida

121865
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS852201
Folklife Collection.

Bernice and Jerome Schmidt working at the dock - East Palatka, Florida

106452
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1225
Folklife Collection.

Commercial fishing for shad in the St. Johns River

234915
Date
1985-02-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
151 color slides. Images of commercial fishers Sheffield and the Schmidt family catching, hauling, and cleaning shad (and some flounder). They would fish the St. Johns River and then take their catches back to the fishhouse for processing. The Schmidts were from Illinois originally, and Sheiffield was a native of Floridia. For an interview with the Schmidts, see S 1714, Box 3, tapes 28-29; for Sheffield, see tape 27.. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-2097 - S85-2246
Schmidt, Jerome

Interview with the Schmidts, a commercial fishing family

234917
Date
1985-02-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. Interview with a commercial fishing family, the Schmidts (father Jerome, wife Bernice, and daughter Francis). Discusses fishing, the St. Johns River, crabbing, fishing tackle and methods, fishing in Illinois and Louisiana, moving to Florida, water hyacinth, and changes to the industry. Sheffield talks about fishing, types of tackle and methods, growing up in Satsuma, boating, fish, market prices, changes to the St. Johns River, and the effects of water hyacinth on fish. For an interview with co-worker Sheffield, see tape 27. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Schmidt, Jerome

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)

238142
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. The Silcox Family were from Middleburg.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-121
Schmidt, Jerome

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

238153
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorists Owen and McDonald served as emcees. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. The workshop continues on T85-133.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-132
Schmidt, Jerome

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 8)

238154
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. Shotgun Bluegrass consisted of Ronnie Kierce (bass), Gary Wilkins (banjo), Ricki King (mandolin), Platt Drew (guitar), and Nile Hord (fiddle).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-133
Schmidt, Jerome

Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 7)

238141
Date
1985-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. McDonald served as emcee. Stemming from the research on the St. Johns River Survey, this workshop focused on commerical fishing. Bennet (of Welaka) discussed cypress boats; Oxendine discussed hoop nets; Knowles (of Crescent City) talked about crab traps; and the Schmidts discussed net making and shad fishing. They all also discussed the pros and cons of commerical fishing. The workshop continued on T85-121.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-120
Schmidt, Jerome

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