Sign welcoming visitors to the 1981 Festival of American Folklife - Washington, D.C.

120504
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81324

Folklore Workshop by Thelma Boltin in Washington DC

241475
Date
Dec 1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00078

Cooking barbecue at the Festival of American Folklife - Washington, D.C.

120507
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81368

African Amerian pianist performing at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115530
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8255

Irene Miller making a "rag" rug at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115534
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8261

Irene Miller making a "rag" rug at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115535
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8262

Burlon Craig discussing his pottery at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115536
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8264

Wood-carver Donny Tolson at work at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115541
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8288

African American musical group at Festival of American Folklife - Washington, D.C.

120508
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81374

Traditional West Indian musicians performing at the Festival of American Folklife - Washington, D.C.

119948
Date
1979
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS79572

Lucreaty Clark making a basket at the Festival of American Folklife - Washington, D.C.

120506
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS81363

Florida storyteller Frog Smith, left, at the 1976 Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C.

242101
Date
1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP78306

African Amerian man carving a walking cane at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115532
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8257

Celetine Turner making Gullah baskets at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115537
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8268

Celetine Turner making Gullah baskets at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115538
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8274

African American gospel singers at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115539
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8277

String band performing at the Festival of American Folklife- Washington, D.C.

115540
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP8283

The 1985 Wausau Possom Fun Day

234842
Date
1985-08
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Five aerial images of the Wausau Possom Festival in Wausau, Florida.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S85-1286 - S85-1290

Festival of American Foklife

234053
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirty-nine black and white prints. Images of the American Folklife Fetsival, including Florida representives such as Lucreaty Clark, Seminole Linda Bowers, woodcarver Donny Tolson, rug maker Irene Miller, and basket maker Celestine Turner. Summer 1981.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-52 - P82-90

Storyteller E.A. Frog Smith at the Fetsival of American Folklife

234140
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Smith performed on the Shady Grove stage with Ed Bell and Professor Mullen of Ohio State University (both pictured) between 1pm and 2:30pm. 1976
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P78-306

Florida folklife at the 1981 Festival of American Folklife

235387
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifty-one color slides. Images of booths, demonstrations (sewing, barbeque, weaving, and basket making), activities, signage, and visitors to the Festival of American Folklife. Held on the National Mall and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute, the festival began in 1967. Created by folklorist Ral...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S81-324 - S81-384

Images from the 1979 Festival of American Folklife

235854
Date
1979-10-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifty color slides. Images of the Festival of American Folklife, featuring Florida folk artists. Held on the National Mall and sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute, the festival began in 1967. Created by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, the annual festival showcases national folkife, usually focusing on...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S79-558 - S79-594; S79-855 - S79-867

Folklife Genre: Blues

273956
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
The blues has enjoyed a rich and varied tradition in Florida. Folklorists, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Alan Lomax and Stetson Kennedy, documented Florida blues music from the late 1920s through the early 1940s. Blues musicians received widespread attention during the 1960s blues and folk music reviv...
Type
interactive resource

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

123631
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS92496

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

123632
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS92501

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

123633
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS92502

Mary McClain performing at the 1981 Festival of American Folklife

238739
Date
1981-06-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary McClain was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she l...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-114

Self-recording of Sam Eskin: Music, Songs, Ballads

239212
Date
1963-07-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Duplicated on T77-267B) A self-made recording by Eskin; sent to Thelma Boltin, then director of the Florida Folk Festival. Eskin, born to Russian-Jewish parents in Washington, D.C. in 1898, was a self-educated folklorist who collected and published songs from across the world. Dur...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-267

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

111029
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5219

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

111062
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5254

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