Shoe Shiner Frank Mitchell in Lake City

234191
Date
1978-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Image taken by McCallum while working for the Southern Folklife Center, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P78-517

Images from the North Florida Folklife Project

235806
Date
1978-12-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifteen black and white slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-1121 - S78-1135

Roy Lee Walker shining shoes at the First Annual South Florida Folklife Festival (1986)

236378
Date
1986-03-22
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the festival was held at the Metro-Dade Cultural Center. In 1987, the name of the festival was changed to the Traditions Festival.
Type
Still Image

Frank Mitchell performing a shoeshine rag at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

235563
Date
1983-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-1899 - S83-1900; S83-2155 - S83-2164

Frank Mitchell performing a shoeshine rag at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival

236213
Date
1985-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color slides. Mitchell shining Hicks' shoes.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S86-447 - S86-449

Roy lee Walker popping rags at Dadeland Saks men's department

236358
Date
1985-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican...
Type
Still Image

Frank Mitchell and his shoeshine rag at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

234703
Date
1984-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four color slides. Mitchell of Lake City performing his shoe shine rag at the festival's main stage. Bobby Hicks is playing the harmonica.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-79 - S85-82

Frank Mitchell performing a shoe shine rag at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

235592
Date
1983-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S83-2982 - S83-2984

"Rag popper" Roy Lee Walker at the Traditions Festival - Miami, Florida

111637
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5861

Roy Lee Walker popping rags at the Traditions Festival - Miami, Florida

111638
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5862

Roy Lee Walker popping rags at the Traditions Festival - Miami, Florida

111639
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5863

Roy Lee Walker popping rags at the Traditions Festival - Miami, Florida

111640
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5864

Shoe shiner Frank Mitchell working at Cappell's Shoe Shop in Lake City, Florida.

242044
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP78517

Frank Mitchell performing a shoeshine rag at the 1977 Florida Folk festival

236787
Date
1977-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white prints. Mitchell performing a shoe shine rag with Robert Cappel, wearing the shoes, and George Heaps-Nelson playing harmonica.
Type
Still Image

Interview with shoe shiner Frank Mitchell

239170
Date
1978-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Mitchell, born in 1919 in Greensboro, Alabama, first moved to Florida in 1949. Eventually, he was hired by Capells Shoe Store to shine (and later repair) shoes. Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin discovered him in the early 1970s, and he performed at several fe...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T78-315

Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 15)

238322
Date
1984-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Mother Jaya and daughter Nila demonstrated traditional dances of India. Shoe shiner Frank Mitchell, of Lake City, performed songs in a shoe-shine rag style. From Jacksonville, the Deep Water Family consisted of Cindy, Mike, and Steve Nash.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-17

Roy Lee Walker popping rags at Dadeland Saks men's department - Kendall, Florida

106308
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA114213

Classic Country, Frank Mitchell, Community Revival Center, and Shorty Bedenbaugh performing at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

238477
Date
1983-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-46

Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 9)

238116
Date
1985-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Rogers served as emcee. KcKinney played violin with Canova on piano; Mitchell performed a shoeshine rag with Gamble Rogers on guitar. Gamble also joined the Pattersons on guitar.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T85-51

Friday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 13)

238767
Date
1983-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee. Mitchell played a shoeshine rag with Hicks on guitar. Goodson was a pianist from Pensacola.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-166

Scenes from the South Florida Folk Festival (Video 2)

240896
Date
03/22/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V86-33

Friday performances at the 1986 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 10)

237903
Date
05/23/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-110

Sunday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239300
Date
1971-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Due to technical problems with the original reels the recording quality of the 1971 Florida Folk Festival is exceptionally poor. The second half of the reel consists of the Sunday afternoon program, not listed here (see separate entry for description.) Boltin also s...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-228

Folklife in South Florida

234299
Date
1985-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with twenty-four black and white images. 1: Limone Joseph playing Haitian music; 2-5: Salma Sinclair, Lebanese/Jamaican, of West Palm Beach making peas and rice; 6-7: Salma Sinclair embroidering; 8-9: Miami architecture; 10-11: Jesus Rodriguez, of Miami, playing the Venezuelan harp; ...
Type
Still Image

Scenes from the South Florida Folk Festival (Video 3)

240897
Date
03/23/1986
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V86-34a

Performances at the 1974 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

241192
Date
08/30/1974 - 09/01/1974
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-246

Roy Lee Walker popping rags at Dadeland Saks men's department - Kendall, Florida

111505
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5726

Frank Mitchell polishing a shoe he has just repaired at Capells Shoe Store - Lake City, Florida

119949
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS795A

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