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Accession number 2009.34
Catalog Number 2009.34.1386
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photographic print of examples of rattles (shakers) that have been placed on a piece of paper board outside in the grass to be photographed. The bottom two examples are made from box turtle shells while the top example is made from milk cans. The milk can example has been placed on a gunny sack that was placed on top of the paper board.

"Examples of rattles worn by Seminole women at dances. At bottom are rattles made of box turtles and at the top rattles made of milk cans. The seeds of a water plant were placed in the rattles. The women wore these rattles on the calf of their legs and as they stomped the ground they set up the cadence of the dance. Property of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Boehmer."
Date ca. 1960
Photographer William D. Boehmer
Collection Boehmer Collection