Apalachicola River / Water Marks

232420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and t...
Video Details
29:15; color; sound; BA064, S. 828

Florida Profile of Progress

253083
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pi...
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828

Fishing All My Days: Florida Shrimping Tradition

326851
Date
1986-01-15
Collection
Video
Description
Documentary on Fernandina's shrimping industry, produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WUFT-TV 5 of Gainesville (the local PBS station, affiliated with the University of Florida.) The video can be viewed online through the Folkstreams web page at http://www.folkstreams.net/pub/FilmPage.php?tit...
Video Details
29:34; color; sound; V86-12, S1615

CRAB CANNING

252964
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:38; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 5)
Description
This film has footage of crabs being steamed and canned at a canning factory. Factory workers shuck oysters and crack, steam and can crabs by hand. The factory location is unidentified.

SHRIMPING AND OYSTERING

253504
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:30; color; silent; V-105 BA186; S. 1239
Description
This film shows shrimp catches and oyster tonging with scenes of shrimp catch being unloaded, shrimp boats at dock and on the water.

FIGHTERS OF THE HUNDRED FATHOMS

253019
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:51; color; sound; V-85 CA226; S. 828
Description
Henry Shakespeare, founder of the company that makes fishing equipment, goes deep-sea fishing off Panama City. He also boards a research boat and sees a marlin tagging project. Several marlin and a few dolphins are caught.

FISHING OFF BOCA GRANDE

253023
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:00; color; silent; V-75 CA191; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of sport fishing off Boca Grande. Footage includes cabin cruisers, tarpon, fiddler crabs and a Seaboard Coastline train arriving at Boca Grande Station.

SHRIMP BOATS RACE IN FLORIDA

253503
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:29; b&w; silent; V- 234 AA493; S. 828
Description
Shrimp boats race during the Fiesta of the Eight Flags celebration at the Marine Welcome Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Fiesta Queen Pat Brodie presents Captain Tringali of the Dixie Queen with a trophy for his victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

UNLOADING OYSTERS

253591
Date
16-Aug-60
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:43; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 4)
Description
This is home movie footage of young men shoveling oysters from a small boat into a wheel barrel. An older man stands on the dock and uses oyster tongs to scoop oysters out of the water. Two men haul lobster cages into a small boat off Palm Beach. The Breakers Hotel can be seen in the background.

THE DISCOVERY OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND

252987
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:40; color; sound; V-25 DA018; S. 828
Description
Jose Ferrer is host and narrator, greeting the viewer from the dunes. He meets with professor William Rogers of the Florida State University History Department and hears the history of the area. Viewers see fishing boats and the causeway to the island. The film also shows footage of the annual seafo...

FLORIDA: PROFILE OF PROGRESS

253084
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-89 DA051; S.828
Description
This is long version of BA087. It tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. See Martin (aerospace), Pratt and Whitney, phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airp...

KEY WEST

253283
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:35; color; sound; V-47 CA027; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of Key West, using old photos and drawings. It shows the Audubon House, describes the restoration movement, and shows various gardens and the Sidewalk Art Festival. The Conch Train comes by and viewers see Hemingway's house. A cigar maker, shrimp boats and deep-sea fishing ...

TODAY SHOW: FLORIDA SEGMENTS

253568
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
37:50; b&w; sound; V-107 EA012; S. 828
Description
This is a series of segments of the "Today Show" where a weather report is given (in winter), followed by Hugh Downs reading from a script about Florida as FDC footage is shown. A booklet is also offered by writing to Tallahassee. Each segment focuses on one aspect of Florida life. The segments incl...

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