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The annual Florida Folk Festival kicks off today in White Springs. Thousands of photographs from previous festivals are digitized and available on Florida Memory. A selection of photographs are included here. See more using link in bio. 
1. Thelma Boltin at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival. She was the director of the Florida Folk Festival from 1954-1965.
2. Billy Bowlegs III at the Florida Folk Festival.
3. Manuel Albalate demonstrating Venezuelan Yare mask making at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival.
4. Seminole Indian Annie Jimmie sewing traditional Seminole patchwork at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival.
5. Martin (right) and John Johnson competing in the old time fiddling contest at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival.
Members of the Florida State College for Women Tarpon Club sitting on a dock at Wakulla Springs in #Florida (1947). @floridastateuniversity @visitwakulla. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/66982
Seminole Indians in #Miami, #Florida (1926). First from the left is Billie Tommie Jumper and third is Ruby Jumper Billie. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/26532
A man on the dock with a goliath grouper in #Jacksonville, #Florida (1949). Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/167816
Aquilina Howell in front of the Taylor House in #Tallahassee (1971). The house was built by her grandparents Lewis and Lucretia Taylor in 1894. It was later restored in 1995 and turned into a museum. Howell was a teacher and administrator in Leon County for 43 years and the first black woman to serve as an assistant superintendent in Leon County. She is credited with smoothing the transition to integrated schools in #Florida. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/294809
A view of visitors and glass-bottom boats at Silver Springs in Ocala, #Florida (1952). Photo by Steinmetz. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245174
#Jacksonville -- the only town on the map according to this postcard. What’s your favorite thing to do when visiting Jax? Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/157556
Players from the All-American Girls Baseball League doing calisthenics in Opa-locka, #Florida (1948). Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56230
Baseball players lined up for batting class in Bartow, #Florida (1948). Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56138
A woman wearing a large feather hat in #Tallahassee (ca. 1885). Photo by Alvan Harper. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/129799
Young women posing for a studio portrait in Lincolnville, #Florida (ca. 1922). Lincolnville was a historically black neighborhood in St. Augustine that was formed by the city’s freed slave population after the Civil War. Photo by Richard Twine. Link in bio: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/132561
Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate mom with these photographs of mothers and their children in #Florida from Florida Memory.
1. Donn Dughi with his mother, Irene (ca. 1933).
2. Two children with their mother in Tallahassee (ca. 1885). Photo by Harper.
3. Ann Lee Alley with her mother, Dorothy S. Alley, at West Palm Beach (1939).
4. Seminole Indian twins Albert and Caroline Snow with their mother, Alice, in St. Petersburg, Florida (1950s).
5. A mother reading to her child in Tallahassee (1968).