Interview with Maggie Melton

237530
Date
1978-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two audio cassettes. C78-55: Margaret (Maggie) Melton discusses snake and alligator hunting, cooking, and skinning; making birdhouses from gourds; working with hides and bones; foods unique to the Plant City area; cooking hog organs and gophers; making turtle soup; cane grinding and syrup making; candy pulls; fishing nets made from burlap sacks; and teas used for home remedies. C78-56: Melton discusses making things from nature; fishing for and cooking scallops; gardening during a full moon; making jewelry from bones; preparing snake hides; and making belts.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C78-55
Item ID
C78-56
Jewelry making

Friday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 10)

240179
Date
1999-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Max Dooley continues his demonstration of net-tying. Joseph Killgore, 91 year-old castnet and whip maker is interviewed by Bob Stone. He discusses how he began making nets (has been making nets 72 years), the different kinds of material used and different types of nets. He gives a demonstration of net-making and discusses the materials used - castnet needle, mesh board and nylon twine.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-72
how he began making nets

Costa Buzier ties net webbing of shrimp trawl - Apalachicola, Florida

122930
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS88536
Net making

Costa Buzier ties net webbing of shrimp trawl - Apalachicola, Florida

122931
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS88537
Net making

Costa Buzier ties net webbing of shrimp trawl - Apalachicola, Florida

122932
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS88538
Net making

Net maker Billy Burbank II at work repairing a fishing net - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120316
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80479A
Net making

Net maker in the process of repairing a fishing net - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120317
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80480A
Net making

Net maker finishing repairs of a fishing net - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120319
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80482A
Net making

Net maker at work repairing a fishing net - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120339
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80523A
Net making

Close-up view showing Valley Hill working on one of his fish castnets.

242054
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP78496
Net making

Costa Buzier hanging a trawl net and sewing webbing - Apalachicola, Florida

122741
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS881114
Net making

Costa Buzier hanging a trawl net and sewing webbing - Apalachicola, Florida

122742
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS881116
Net making

Costa Buzier hanging a trawl net and sewing webbing - Apalachicola, Florida

122743
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS881120
Net making

Interview with netmaker and shrimper Jimmy Carden

238898
Date
1984-08-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Jimmy Carden discusses shrimping and net-making; his family history; learning fishing and net-making from his father; types of nets and the materials involved in making them; state of the modern shrimping industry; importance of dreams in his father's (Candy Carden) net-making; stories and shrimping superstitions; other area shrimpers. Interviews conducted during fieldwork for video documentary on Florida shrimping called Fishing All My Days, and was made by the Florida Folklife Program, and the University of Florida (WUFT-TV). A transcript of the interview can be found in S 1579, box 1, folder: C86-99 through C86-149. An earlier interview with Burbank can be found in S 1576, reel T80-82.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-151
shrimping and net-making; his

Plastic and wood net making shuttles.

60177
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
fs86309
Net making

Net maker Jack Bullock

235425
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eight color slides. Bullock on his porch making fishing nets. Also includes images of lead sinkers/weights.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-697 - S82-710
. Bullock on his porch making

Closeup of net making demonstration at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110531
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4640
Closeup of net making

Closeup of net making demonstration at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110532
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4641
Closeup of net making

Interview with net maker Billy Burbank

239118
Date
1980-07-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. In the interview, longtime net maker and Fernandina resident Billy Burbank III discusses the history and practices of the net making trade. The interview begins with Burbank describing how his grandfather began the family business, Burbank Trawlmakers Inc., in 1915. Since then, Burbank nets had been used by people in the US from North Carolina down to Florida and up the Gulf Coast through the Texas Panhandle area. In addition, their nets were exported to Central and South America as well as Africa. At the time of the interview, Burbank Trawlmakers was the largest producer of fishing nets in the United States. Stories about the family business include nets made for President Nixon and a fishing boat that accidentally caught a submarine in its trawl nets. In addition, Burbank also describes the different net types and uses &ndash; including flat nets, four seam balloon nets, two seam balloon nets, and a modification that Billy Burbank III developed called the Mongoose, which is actually two nets in one. He also describes the net making process, and the various tools and skills involved.<br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-82
and practices of the net making trade

Net maker Valley Hill demonstration

234180
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixteen black and white prints, with negatives. Images of 85-year old Hill making and demonstrating use of nets on the Gulf Coast. December 1978.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P78-494 - P78-501
of 85-year old Hill making

Billy Burbank III hanging up a fishing net - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120293
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80455
Series 1577, Net Making

Billy Burbank III at work on a fishing net - Fernandina Beach, Florida

12736
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR14390
Net making

George Rowland working with a net- Tampa, Florida

115439
Date
Not after 1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82141
Net making

George Rowland working with a net- Tampa, Florida

115440
Date
Not after 1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82142
Net making

George Rowland working with a net- Tampa, Florida

115441
Date
Not after 1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82143
Net making

H.O. Marshall mending his net in Apalachicola, Florida.

255830
Date
1957
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C026816
Net making

Costa Buzier hanging a trawl net and sewing webbing while Marcus Hepburn looks on - Apalachicola, Florida

122744
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS881121
Net making

Portrait of an unidentified net maker at work on Amelia Island, Florida.

244137
Date
Not after 1996
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM08368
Net making

Fishing net made by Rojelieo Leal - Homestead, Florida

106152
Date
1985
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA1080
Net making

Close-up view showing one of the fish castnets made by Valley Hill.

242053
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP78497
Net making

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