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Mailboxes, quilts, murals, tree bark graffiti, fences, gravestones, and festivals are among the many examples of folklife and material culture visually recorded by folklorists Austin and Alta Fife and presented in this digital collection. Alta Fife wrote: "Since our first collecting ventures in the realm of the folklore of the Intermountain West, we have carried a camera and taken pictures of things, people, events. However it was not until we came to Utah to live in 1960 that we began to give folk life and material culture the interest it justifies, and to use the camera as the principal means for documenting our observation." While most of the slides in this collection were taken by Austin E. Fife, others, especially Wayland D. Hand, contributed slides as well. This collection is part of the Austin & Alta Fieldwork Collection, begun in 1966 with the Fife 's initial extensive fieldwork collections and added to up until 1982.

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American Indian Crafts Horse Shoeing
Animals Live Horseshoes
Animals Symbolic Houses etc
Barns Livestock Chutes
Bells Gongs Livestock Shelters
Bridges Mailboxes
Cairns Murals
Cattle Guards Occupational Signs
Churches etc Outhouses
Corrals Panoramic Views
Costumes Property Entrances
Dance Quilts
Farm/Ranch Equipment Root & Potato Cellars
Feed Fences & Racks Scarecrow
Fences Sheds
Festivals & Rituals Sheep Camps
Folk Medicine Stone Walls
Gates & Stiles Trains
Graffiti Wagons etc
Granaries Water-related
Gravestones Weather Vanes/Windmills
Hay Derricks & Stacks Wood Carving
Hitching Posts  
 
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