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M-154 "GIFTS FROM THE HILLS" EXHIBITION, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RECORDS, 1983-1984.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

Items from the North Central Louisiana Folk life Project and Susan Roach-Lankford; pictorial representations of contemporary North Louisiana folk-culture, arts and crafts, including mounted photographs, exhibit information, catalogs, and folk life survey forms.  12 boxes.

 

 

BOX: 001

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

"Gifts from the Hills- North Central Louisiana Folk Traditions," flyer announcing exhibit of the photographs; flyer announcing "A Celebration of Black Folk Tradition of North Louisiana."

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Survey form/questionnaire- Louisiana Folkways Society.

 

 

BASKETRY

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Willard Barham, Hico, shaves white-oak splint with pocket knife.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Willard Barham, Hico, tightens weave of white-oak basket; a tight basket weave is aesthetically valued.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Willard Barham shows detail of a white-oak sapling.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Lonnie Gray, Bernice, shaves white-oak splint with draw knife.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Sidney Reed, Pine Hill, selects a white-oak sapling for splitting.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Sidney Reed splits the white-oak.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Sidney Reed, Pine Hill, begins to weave basket bottom on ground.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Sidney Reed, Pine Hill, bends ribs to form sides.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Sidney Reed, Pine Hill, ties ribs together to form sides.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Azzie Rowland begins white-oak split with wedge.           

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Azzie Rowland, Marion, works on his porch with basket materials.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Azzie Rowland, Marion, lays out the basket ribs.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Azzie Rowland puts small block under the ribs to form a bowed center.                             

 

 

BOX: 002

 

BASKETRY cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Jim Rowland, Marion, with white-oak hamper with hinged lid.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:


 

The late Rev. V.L. Westbrook, weaves basket side using form, an innovation of his own which has also been used by other basket makers.

 

 

BLACKSMITHING

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Homer Eaves, Simsboro, starts fire in forge for blacksmith work.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Homer Eaves hammers plow sweep on anvil to sharpen the edge.

 

 

BONNETS AND HATS

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Mittie Weldon, Bernice, models two styles of bonnets; the one she wears is a dress bonnet, while the other is used more for everyday gardening.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Leola Simmons, Downsville, plaits corn shucks to make a hat.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Leola Simmons sews the plaited corn shuck to fashion the hat crown.

 

 

BROOMS

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Lucille Bayles, Point, sweeps her kitchen with a sedge brush broom.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Rene Harris sweeps the back stoop with brush broom; husband Walker Harris, who bottoms chairs with cowhide, rests on the porch.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

May Owens, Point, sweeps away debris with brush broom.

 

 

CHAIRS AND CHAIRBOTTOMS

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Jimmie Gray, Bernice, prepares hickory for making chair bottom.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Nonie Waters, Shady Grove, twills corn shucks into rope for bottoming a chair.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Nonie Waters selects corn shucks for making corn shuck rope.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Nonie Waters weaves chair bottom with cotton cord, a commercial alternative to homemade cord.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Watson, Marsalis, sit in their swing on the porch of their bungalow, a favorite relaxation spot in the region.

 

 

BOX: 003

 

GOURDS

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Lonnie Gray, Bernice, prepares gourd martin house for hanging.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Jake Martin's gourds, Friendship, are grown on a dead tree; note the aluminum cans in the truck collected for recycling. A modern phenomena, can collecting follows the "waste not" philosophy practiced by area farmers.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Gourd birdhouses in Landscape (Union Parish).

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Clem Wright, Gourds (not part of original exhibit)

 

 

NEEDLEWORK

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:


 

Leola Simmons, Downsville, copies embroidery design with the traditional technique of placing cloth over the design to be copied and then.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Leola Simmons rubbing a snuff box over the cloth and design.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Ruth Dudley, Spearsville, tats lace edging.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Mittie Weldon, Bernice, tats lace.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Iska Walker, Farmerville, in a living room making  hairpin lace.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Minnie Lee Graves, Hico, quilting "double wedding ring" quilt on frame suspended from ceiling.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Rosie Jackson, Chatham, on her front porch with some of her common quilts used for cover.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Opal Madden, Simsboro, adjusts clamps on her quilt frame which sits on horses, another way of setting up the frame.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Nova Mercer, Jonesboro, piecing "double wedding band" quilt.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Detail of piecing "double wedding band" quilt top.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Neil Roach draws quilting designs on her "Dutch doll" quilt.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Jossie Sheldon, Haynesville, puts this star quilt together with a variation of the "drunkard's path" pattern.

 

 

BOX: 004

 

NEEDLEWORK cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Rosie Whaley, Pin Hill, pieces an "around the world" quilt top from polyester knit.              

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Maybeth Wilson, Linville, quilts in her bedroom on frames suspended from the ceiling.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Leola Simmons, Downsville, crochets an afghan from a pattern copied from neighbors.

 

 

SOAPMAKING

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Mary Gray, Bernice, stirs cracklings and lye together to make soap.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Rene Harris, Homer, pours water through white-oak ashes in barrels to make lye for soap making.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Not Identified

 

 

WOODCRAFTS

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

David Allen, Homer, strips bark from hickory to make a walking stick.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

David Allen carves a variety of spirals, clovers, and other designs on his canes.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

David Allen varnishes the canes after the carving is finished.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

David Allen has passed on his art to his neighbor Bennie Holyfield.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

David Allen stands in his front yard with cane

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Hugh McGee, Spearsville, a retired carpenter, whittles small objects to pass the time.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

E. J. Ware, Haynesville, retired carpenter, builds martin houses to attract the mosquito-eating birds.

 

 

FARMING AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Abbie Colvin unhitches horse from plow.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Abbie Colvin, Dubach (Lincoln), plows up potatoes while family members pick up the crop.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Sally Aulds, Ruston, uses a hoe to dig the remaining potatoes after the plow has gone down the bed four times.

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

Inez Sharp, Ruston, spreads potatoes out in a storage shed; lime may be sprinkled on them to keep them.

 

 

BOX: 005

 

 

FARMING AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Rene Harris, Homer, uses sticks for running beans in her garden.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Harmon Martin, considered to be one of "the best plow hands in the country" gets the rows ready for setting out onions for a winter garden.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Mr. and Mrs. Clonie Otwell, Dubach, pull up the last of the snap bean vines to pick the last of the crop.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Victor Tabor, Spearsville, sorts through his wide variety of farming gear.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Victor Tabor, Spearsville, has built a number of barns on his farm.  This one was disassembled and moved to his farm where he rebuilt it.

 

FOLDER: 006-007

DESCRIPTION:

Victor Tabor, Spearsville, and his neighbors attempt to help a cow with calving difficulties.  After trying to "pull" the calf with a rope tied to its feet and having no success, they had to resort to the skills of a veterinarian, which unfortunately came too late to save the calf.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Victor Tabor, Spearsville, uses his bullwhip to herd the cows to the barn for milking and feeding.

 

FOLDER: 009-010

DESCRIPTION:

Victor Tabor, with help from his neighbors, harnesses his ponies for a Sunday afternoon ride, a traditional Sunday pastime.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Victor Tabor takes off in his homemade wagon.

 

FOLDER: 012-013

DESCRIPTION:

The Sunday afternoon ride stops abruptly when the ponies, still being trained to pull the wagon, plunge into the ditch and break the wagon tongue.  Victor has to walk the pony’s home and return for the wagon with the tractor.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Richard Bryant, Dubach, milks his cows in the barn.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Richard Bryant strains the milk after milking.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Richard Bryant raises a variety of chickens, ducks, guineas, and banties in his traditional homemade coops.

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

Richard Bryant and family relax on the front porch at twilight after the chores are done.  The granddaughter takes care of the perpetual fly in a traditional fashion, a task usually assigned to children.

 

 

BOX: 006

 

FARMING AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY cont.

 

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Clonie Otwell, Dubach, cleans his donkey's hoof.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Clonie Otwell, Pea Ridge, tells a donkey's age by examining its teeth.  The more slanted the teeth, the older the animal.  Animal husbandry information such as this is learned growing up on a farm.

 

 

FISHING, HUNTING, TRAPPING

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Gibson family, Homer; bank fish with cane poles and rod and reel on lake Claiborne, a traditional family activity.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Vessie Gibson, Homer, removes a "bream" from her hook. The fish will be taken home and fried.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Howard Henry, Wilhite, hangs his homemade hoop nets in a tree to dry out after a fishing trip.  The nets, along with trammel nets and fishing.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Howard Henry, Wilhite, unpacks a trammel net.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Howard Henry, Wilhite, places his catch in a holding cage in his pond to keep them alive until they are sold.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Truett Moore, Ruston, smoothes cow horn with a rasp to make a blowing or hunting horn.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Squire Pearson, Litro, with his hunting dog Penny which he trained for squirrel hunting.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Roy Bayles, Point, scrapes a raccoon hide with a draw knife.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Roy Bayles takes his frozen hides from the freezer, where they are stored until marketing.  Bayles, a buyer of hides-fur trader-gets his hides from farmers and hunters who trap as a sideline.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Clonie Otwell (Pea Ridge) and his grandson set a steel trap for trapping mink, coon, etc.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Sarah Albritton pulls corn from Jewel Davenport's garden which has purple hull peas planted in his field corn, a traditional practice.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Jewel Davenport, Grambling, loads okra in his truck along with cornstalks he will feed to his horse.

 

FOLDER: 015-016

DESCRIPTION

Hill country pastures of Murphy and Cooper families near Hico (Lincoln).

 

 

BOX: 007

 

FISHING, HUNTING, TRAPPING cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Phil Robertson, Luna (Ouachita) calls ducks in the Union Parish swamp with his self designed and patented Commander duck caller.  Duck hunting has become a popular as well as traditional hunting sport.  In the past, handmade callers were used, but decoys were not common to this area.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Lestar Martin coaxes his pet pig to beg for food; farm animals frequently become pets.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Harmon Martin plowing.

 

 

FOLK ARCHITECTURE

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Obed Ware, Haynesville, rives boards from Cypress for roofing.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Obed Ware, Haynesville, puts new roof on his new well shed.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Log dog trot in Dubach, built ca. 1848, features square notching.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Sheet iron and sign covered barn (Simsboro) built by Homer Eaves in 1920's.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Single crib log barn built by Homer Eaves, Simsboro, in 1920's. 

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Hay barn built by Homer Eaves (Simsboro) in 1920's.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Rat proof barn (crib) built by Homer Eaves.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Traditional pig pen structure built by Mr. and Mrs. Walker Harris, Homer (Bethlehem Community).

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Potato house (cellar) and Clay Colvin farm (Dubach).

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Outdoor Toilet on Colvin farm (Dubach).

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Clonie Otwell and his new jack beside his Grandfather Otwell's double pen log house with dove tail notching.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

New Freedom Church of Faith, Ruston, Bungalow home adapted to church building.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Shotgun house at Pine Hill community.

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

May Owens, Point.  Bungalow with screened porch. Note traditional yard with clean swept yard free of grass and random flower beds.

 

 

BOX: 008

 

FOLK ARCHITECTURE cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Pyramid house near Calhoun.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

W. R. Henry's general store in Marsalis.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Community members visit in Henry's store around wood stove.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Water well on back porch, Homer Eaves, Simsboro.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Bedstead gate for chicken yard, Victor Tabor, Spearsville.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Richard Bryant Chicken Coop.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Rene Harris with her chicken house (used for penning chickens at night). Homer, La.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Homer Eaves, Simsboro, log blacksmith shop.

 

 

FOODWAYS

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Sarah Albritton, Ruston, cooks dewberries in water to release juice for jelly.

 

FOLDER: 010-011

DESCRIPTION:

Sarah Albritton strains the juice.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Sarah Albritton adds sugar to the juice.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Sarah Albritton checks to see if it has thickened before skimming off the foam.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Sarah Albritton wipes the jar rims to make the filled jars look pretty.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

She processes the capped jars, a new step popularized by home extension service.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Inez Sharp, Ruston, tops filled jelly jars with melted paraffin to seal jelly, an alternative to sealing with new jar lids.

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

Mary Gray, Bernice, packs white-oak picnic basket with huckleberry pie, peas, and fried chicken for community dinner.

 

 

BOX: 009

 

FOODWAYS cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Mary L. Gunn, Ruston, shells purple hull peas on back porch.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Mary Gunn (detail), shells peas.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Michael Greenfield, Litro, uses net to skim fallen mayhaws from water.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

James Robertson, Luna, and Grandson Jess gather may haws in the north Union Parish forests.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Detail of a may haw, a small red apple-like berry.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Michael Greenfield in the Ouachita River backwater shakes may haw tree to release berries into the water.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Phil Robertson and sons with friend Michael Greenfield wade in knee deep backwater to gather may haws floating.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Rene Harris, Homer, in kitchen with milk which will be churned into butter.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Harris, removes salted down ham from box in smokehouse.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Rene Harris dips out lye soap from soap barrel.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Annie Rene Harris draws water from back yard well.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Water well shed of Walker and Annie Rene Harris.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Mattie Webb, Homer, snaps string beans.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Charlotte Houck, Hico, prepares biscuits (made by mother, Viola Houck), and sausage.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Alvia Houck, Hico, hangs ham for smoking in smokehouse.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Alvia Houck builds fire with hickory and sassafras for smoking hams and sausage.

 

 

BOX: 010

 

FOODWAYS cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Alvia Houck and grandchildren outside smokehouse.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Pat Otwell, Pea Ridge Community, removes a bottle of pickled peppers from cupboard where other canned goods are stored.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Maxine Otwell, Pea Ridge Community, mixes dough for may haw cobbler, first she makes a well of flour and adds oil.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Maxine Otwell places biscuit on baking sheet.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Maxine Otwell rolls out dough to be cut into strips and placed over may haw juice.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Maxine Otwell places crust on may haw cobbler.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Truett Moore, Ruston, picks apples from tree with homemade apple picker (can on a stick) ,a traditional tool.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Leola Simmons, Downsville, with her string beans.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Elvie Lou Westbrook, Ruston, peels turnips.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Elvie Lou Westbrook cooks turnips and greens.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Elvie Lou Westbrook checks boiling pork back bone, a meat traditionally served with turnip greens.

 

 

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Colvin family members (Lincoln Parish) make a traditional Sunday afternoon visit to one of the small family cemeteries prevalent throughout the area.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Members of the Clay and Eva Colvin family gather around the table for Thanksgiving Day prayer.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Family members gather at home following a funeral for food and visiting.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Oil and gas well drillings are important community events which draw whole families to observe the activity.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

The extended Colvin family, one on the largest clans in North La. gathers at their family pavilion at one of the Colvin Centers (Unionville) for their annual family reunion with "dinner on the grounds."

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

Older Pisgah Community (Union Parish) members' calling their group "keenagers," have a monthly gathering to play music and share a meal featuring such traditional foods as purple-hull peas.

 

FOLDER: 018

DESCRIPTION:

Purple-hull peas served at Keenagers meeting.

 

 

BOX: 011

 

MUSIC

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Jimmy and Jane Ball and son Bobby, Ruston, play old time country and gospel music in their home.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Fred Beavers (fiddle), Tracey Tyler (guitar), Lesley Raborn (mandolin), and Doc Chipman (rhythm guitar) gather at Beaver's home in Choudrant to play old-time country music.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Lawrence Rippertoe, Homer, plays harmonica with Johnny Beavers seconding on guitar.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

Lawrence Rippertoe and Johnny Beavers play country music for family and friends.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Roy Beckham, Hico, old time country fiddle.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Charles Ellis Dawkins, Farmerville, plays harmonica blues, gospel, and country music on his front porch.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

Henry Holde (piano) and Hugh McGee (guitar) and Lonnie Gray (fiddle) play gospel and country music at monthly community gatherings.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Clonnie Otwell, Dubach (Pea Ridge Community), plays harmonica and dances for his family.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Mitchell Sheldon, Haynesville, sings and plays blues on his electric guitar.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Mitchell Sheldon is joined by his wife Jossie for a gospel song.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

O. A. Houck, Hico, and children Johnny, Rickey, and Cindy Hockenjos, is a favorite area family gospel quartet provide a song service for Saint Rest Church (Lincoln Parish).

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Rev. Onez McCarty, Chatham, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, delivers a "message in song" after his Sunday morning sermon.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

The Shady Grove Children's Choir and pianist director Judith McConnel wait for Sunday service to begin.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Bluegrass musicians jam at the Vienna town hall. Many of the musicians such as "Pappy" Booth (guitar), "Pete" Brontley (fiddler), and Lesley Raborn (mandolin) also play old-time country and country-western music as well as bluegrass.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Bluegrass Festival at Quitman, Benefit for bluegrass musician.

 

 

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church Building, Reidheimer (Natchitoches).

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

Primitive Baptist preacher, Hilton Mercer, Jonesboro (Pumpkin Center Community) behind Oak Grove Primitive Baptist service by leading the song.

 

 

BOX: 012

 

RELIGIOUS SERVICES cont.

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Hilton Mercer, after his sermon has begun paces back and forth in the pulpit which punctuates the rhythm of his speech.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Elder W. D. Godwin, Goldonna (Winn Parish) sermon at Oak Grove Primitive Baptist service.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Elders Mercer, and Godwin lead song before communion for which church members have gathered at the front of      the building.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

The elders break the communion bread.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

Women members on the church begin the foot washing service which follows the communion.  Each woman will "gird about the waist" a cloth and wash the next woman's feet, which will in turn, wash the next woman's feet.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

The male members also wash each others' feet.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

After the communion and foot washing the members conclude the service by singing a song and then walking out.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Following the service, members gather for "dinner on the grounds," with members and guests providing a wide variety of traditional foods.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Family and Friends gather at Ruston Funeral Home chapel for a wake after a death in the community.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church (Chatham), church doors with black mourning ribbon which marks the recent loss of their new pastor, Rev. Omez McCarty.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Mt. Moriah pulpit and pastor's chair are also draped in mourning.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Johnny McCarty, Quitman, and his family give a special choral performance at the unveiling ceremony for Mt. Moriah Church.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Following a five month mourning period, an unveiling service is held to remove the mourning draping.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Wesley Chapel Church (Methodist), Claiborne Parish.

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Tulip Methodist Church, rebuilt in 1872 is the location for the annual Tulip Memorial Day.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

The interior of the church features traditional divided pews for men and women.

 

 

TRADITIONALLY INSPIRED ARTWORKS

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

DeCinter Farley, Vienna, who tells stories of her youth spent on a traditional North La. farm, illustrates her memories of this time in her painting of traditional farm activities.

 

FOLDER: 018

DESCRIPTION:

Jake Martin, Friendship, with his own creation of yard art of found bottles, fans, light bulbs, and other objects.  Yard art such as this might be said to follow traditional structures such as bottle trees.


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