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    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1953: Lucy George

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Lucy Nola George (1897-1978) was a basket maker from the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, North Carolina. She often demonstrated her craft at the Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands. This photograph, taken by Edward L. Dupuy, is from the 1953...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1951: Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual basket display

    • Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual was always represented at the Craftsman's Fairs of the Southern Highlands. This display of Cherokee baskets appeared at the 1951 Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands in the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville,...
    •  Maude Welch

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph was taken while Maude Welch was demonstrating pottery at the 1949 Craftsman’s Fair of the Southern Highlands. Maude French Welch (1894–1953) was was born near Cooper's Creek in the Birdtown section of the Qualla Boundary. Her...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1951: Jack Hall

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern
    • Jack Hall (1920-1984) is shown here carving a wooden horse at the 1951 Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands in Asheville, North Carolina. Hall is known for carving horses, as shown in this photograph; other rough-cut carved figures are on...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1949: Lawrence Boone

    • Appalachians (People); Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This color photograph was taken by Bernice Stevens at the 1949 Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It shows Southern Highland Handicraft Guild member, Lawrence Boone demonstrating blacksmith work. Boone was a...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1948: Charlotte Welch Bigmeat

    • Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This photograph was taken at the 1948 Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands while it was held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The photograph shows potter Charlotte Welch Bigmeat (1887-1959) while she is demonstrating at the fair. Bigmeat is...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1949: Ossie Phillips

    • Appalachians (People); Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handloom industry -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Ossie Phillips taught weaving at the Crossnore School in North Carolina. She also demonstrated weaving at the Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in July 1949. She is doing an open-work table runner on an 8-harness...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1952: Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual display

    • Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Cherokee craftspeople produced a variety of items that were sold at the Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands. This display from the 1952 fair in Asheville, North Carolina shows items of wood, metal, and clay that were made on the Qualla...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1948: Jack Hall

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern
    • Jack Hall (1920-1984) is shown here demonstrating carving for a group of children at the 1948 Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Hall often carved horses, and at least one horse carving can be seen on the table...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1952: Penland Weavers and Potters

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • The Penland Weavers and Potters were always well represented at the early Craftsman's Fairs. The sign notes that works by makers Sara Young, Betty Johansen, and Dorothy Wiechel were included in the display. The exhibited items include pottery,...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1953: Walter B. Stephen and Shadrach Mace

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • The Craftsman's fairs of the Southern Highlands presented an opportunity for the region's craftsmen to visit with each other. In this photograph Walter B. Stephen (left), owner of Pisgah Forest Pottery, takes time to talk with chair maker Shadrach...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1951: Shadrach and Sara Mace

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Shadrach Birdic "Birdie" Mace, 1892-1973, demonstrated chair making at many of the Craftsman's Fairs. Here he sits at a draw-horse using a draw-knife to do the shaping for chair pieces. His wife, Sara, makes the chair seats by twisting cornhusks...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1953: Goingback Chiltoskey, Mrs. T.G. Phelps, and Walter B. Stephen

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • The Craftsman's Fairs of the Southern Highlands presented an opportunity for the region's craftsmen to visit with each other. In this photograph Goingback Chiltoskey talks with Walter B. Stephen, owner of Pisgah Forest Pottery, while Mrs. T.G....
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1949: John C. Campbell Folk School

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • The John C. Campbell Folk School sent a group of woodcarvers to demonstrate at the early Craftsman's Fairs of the Southern Highlands. A. Ben Hall, an early Brasstown Carver, sits at one end of the table, while carving instructor, Murrial G....
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1948: Allen Eaton

    • Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Allen Eaton was an organizer of the Southern Highland Mountain Guild and the Craftsman's Fairs. Often he gave a talk on the arts of the region as part of the fair's educational activities. He is shown with a display of finished items, holding a...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1953: Qualla Arts & Crafts Booth

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee Indians -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cherokee women -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern;...
    • Qualla Arts & Craft Mutual of Cherokee, North Carolina, had a popular booth at the Craftsman's Fairs of the Southern Highlands. This overview of the display shows renowned woodcarver Goingback Chiltoskey with a display of his carvings. Basket...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1949: John C. Campbell Folk School

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • The John C. Campbell Folk School sent a group of woodcarvers to demonstrate at the early Craftsman's Fairs of the Southern Highlands. A. Ben Hall, an early Brasstown Carver sits at one end of the table, while carving instructor, Murrial G. Martin,...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1949: Allen Eaton

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Allen Eaton was an organizer of the Southern Highland Mountain Guild and the Craftsman's Fairs. He is shown speaking with a young woman who is demonstrating weaving. The photograph was taken by an unknown photographer at the 1949 Craftsman's Fair...
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1951: Herman Estes

    • Adult education -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Educators -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • Herman Estes taught wood working skills at John C. Campbell Folk School. This photograph, taken by Edward L. DuPuy, shows Estes demonstrating wood-turning at the Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands in Asheville, North Carolina in July, 1951.
    •  Craftsman's Fair, 1948: Lucy Quarrier and Helen Viner

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Arts and crafts movement -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Exhibitions -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern
    • The dye pot was a popular demonstration at craft fairs. Using vegetable materials such as bark, flowers, and roots, Guild members would show how plain handspun fiber was colored for use in weaving and needlework. Lucy Quarrier and Helen Wilmer...

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