Apprentice Reginald Reis works on a cast net while master netmaker Max Dooley looks on - Lakeland, Florida

108463
Date
Between 1992 and 1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2531
Net making

Apprentice Reginald Reis works on a cast net while master netmaker Max Dooley looks on - Lakeland, Florida

108468
Date
Between 1992 and 1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2544
Net making

Apprentice Reginald Reis observes while master netmaker Max Dooley works on a net - Lakeland, Florida

108469
Date
Between 1992 and 1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2545
Net making

Knitting needle used by Rickey Doublerly to knit fishing nets - Jacksonville, Florida

123416
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91509
Net making

Knitting needles used by Rickey Doublerly to knit fishing nets - Jacksonville, Florida

123417
Date
1988
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS91510
Net making

Saturday performances at the 2001 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 6)

240447
Date
2001-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Stuart Pacetti and apprentice Darrell Colee discuss net making and its traditions in St. Augustine, especially the Minorcan tradition. They discuss and demonstrate the British and Spanish styles of net making as well as the fibers used in net making and the best times to fish. Robert and Irina Lasic and Srpska Kruna (their dance troupe) discuss and perform Serbian social dance.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C01-81
of net making as well

Close up view of fishing net repaired at Burbank Trawl Makers - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120331
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80506A
Net making

Close-up view of net being made by Billy Burbank III - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120334
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80509A
Net making

Max Dooley and apprentice Reginald Reese making cast nets

235946
Date
1993-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
97 color slides. Originally born in Georgia, Dooley was a long-time Florida fisher and net maker. Reis, a Portuguese American fisher, was funded to learn to make and repair cast nets. He had to make one 8 foot and one 10 foot net. For more images of the two, see S 1640, box 16, folder 6. For more information, see S 1644, box 11, folder 7. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S95-584 - S95-660
, was funded to learn to make

Interview with herbalist LaVerne Zipperer

238490
Date
1983-11-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Side A Ms. Zipperer talks about her early childhood and things she learned; speaks of her children and two husbands; talks about getting 5 adopted children and 16 foster children for a total of 32 children; making a living to support the family by farming and public work; family property they live on; discusses various herbal remedies treating ailments such as infection, venereal disease, pneumonia, burns, colds; homemade shampoo; planting by the moon; talks about her parents' backgrounds; Indian and Spanish backgrounds in her family; family tradition of net making; husband taught her farming, she taught him net-making; talks about her grandmother's Indian herbal cures; strange cures. Side B Discusses natural cures further; discusses natural vs. non-natural childbirth; delivering 4 of her grandchildren; delivering animal babies; talks about making hoghead cheese.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C84-60
tradition of net making; husband

Net maker standing next to a fishing net in Key West, Florida.

242142
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP7795B
Net making

Net maker Billy Burbank II beginning repair of a torn fishing net - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120313
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80474A
Net making

Max Dooley casting a net - Lakeland, Florida

108470
Date
Between 1992 and 1993
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA2546
has been making castnets

Close-up of net made by Billy Burbank III - Fernandina Beach, Florida

120333
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80508A
Net making

Florida Net Maker: The Strangest Catch

295125
Date
2013-09-17
Collection
Blog Posts
making his own nets. And when

Interview with net maker Martin Cooper

235253
Date
1984-07-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Fifteen color slides. For images of Cooper, see S 1577, v. 37. Cooper, also a fisher, discusses local (Mayport) Swedish and Portuguese fishers; starting out as a fisher in the 1950s; his work as a fisher and as a security guard at Mayport naval base; entering the net business; river shrimping; various seafood licenses; the changing nature of shrimp boats and the trade; the process of making a net; catching mullet; net styles; time involved in netmaking; materials for making nets; various types of nets; and repairing nets. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C86-198
and the trade; the process of making

Ada Mickler with one of the cast nets she made in Saint Augustine, Florida.

242145
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP7781B
Net making

Ada Mickler holding up one of her cast nets in Saint Augustine, Florida.

242146
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP7780A
Net making

Scenes of the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Video 8)

238833
Date
1983-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One video recording. Boat builder, Costa Buzier (net maker), Bobby and Jean Floyd (net makers), Mr. Bennett (makes Trout line boxes), David Taylor and net maker.
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V87-8
. Bennett (makes Trout line boxes

Interview with netmaker Rickey Douberly

235348
Date
1988-06-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Douberly learned net making from his father, who worked with Billy Burbank. Douberly was the only full time netmaker in Mayport at the time. He discusses learning net making; various types of nets: scallop and shrimp trawls, clam bags, cast nets, hoop nets, and jib nets; net parts; river fishing; repairing nets; a typical work day; netmaking tools; hanging nets; and the netmaking process. For images of Dourberly, see S 1577, v. 56. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 2
. Douberly learned net making from

Shrimping Documentary - Burbank's Net Shop

240903
Date
Jun 1985
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Moving Image
Item ID
V86-40
Burbank talks about net making

Trawl being made at Burbank Trawl Makers - Fernandina Beach, Florida

12734
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR14388
Net making

Trawl being made at Burbank Trawl Makers - Fernandina Beach, Florida

12735
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR14389
Net making

Trawl maker at work at Burbank Trawl Makers - Fernandina Beach, Florida

12737
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR14391
Net making

Trawl being made at Burbank Trawl Makers - Fernandina Beach, Florida

12738
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR14392
Net making

Rojelieo Leal making a net at the Traditions Festival at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida - Miami, Florida

111631
Date
1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5855
Net making

Hubert Whitworth making shrimp nets with a crew in his shop

235462
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twelve color slides. Slide S82-1484 is missing.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1478 - S82-1490
Hubert Whitworth making

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

120337
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS80516A
Net making

Jean Smith demonstrating net making at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110509
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4618
Net making

Bobby Smith demonstrating net making at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110511
Date
1987
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA4620
demonstrating net making at the 1987

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