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Musician Washboard Bill Cooke and his washboard instrument- West Palm Beach, Florida

Musician Washboard Bill Cooke and his washboard instrument- West Palm Beach, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/109099
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Musician Washboard Bill Cooke and his washboard instrument- West Palm Beach, Florida

Image Number

  • FA3150

Year

  • 1987

Date Note

  • Photographed on August 10, 1987.

Series Title

General Note

  • Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine on July 4, 1905. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1685V4.

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