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Audio Recording Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City Montana, interview and sounds of saddle-making, part 4

Saddle-making

About this Item

Title

  • Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City Montana, interview and sounds of saddle-making, part 4

Names

  • Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
  • Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Collector)
  • Thibault, Dale (Interviewee)
  • Nunn, Lawton (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Miles City, Montana, August 11, 1979

Headings

  • -  Saddlery
  • -  Western saddles
  • -  Leatherwork
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Miles City

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Part 4 of a 4-part recording at the Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City MT, the fieldworkers' notes state that each man worked at a separate bench, Leighton Nunn was closer to the microphones (one cardioid, one hypercardioid), Leighton Nunn on channel 2, Dale Thibault on channel 1; Thibault explains the use of bags of shot to hold wet leather in place; shows use of leather splitter, crank-driven, resembles a pair of rollers; Thibault notices fieldworker Paula Johnson taking a photo of a large cartoon on the wall (showing a two-horn saddle); Nunn leaves to visit a relative in the hospital, and the recorder is switched off for a while; after restart of recording, sound of Thibault driving nails into the back of the saddle to hold leather in place; Thibault describes and shows how leather is sewn by hand, make a line with a small wheel, needles are passed thru holes; two needles, one needle on each ends of one string [thread]; about the rubber ball mounted on bench, to stick the awl into; demonstrates the new Adler electric sewing machine for leather; about factory-sewn saddles; sound of the noon siren; about the use of the bevelling tool, polishes edges with tallow made of kidney fat and wax; "Now, if you want to get your ears pierced," and showing of various leather punches; fieldworker Paula Johnson asks when Thibault made his first saddle, and he talks about learning saddle-making, "bit by bit," about putting tools back in their proper places, about tools; the fieldworker's notes indicate problems with the tape transport speed on the recorder, with speed changes, added hum, and eventually becoming unintelligible.

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20461
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0947
  • Field project identifier: MT9-BT-R4

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Johnson, Paula J, Barre Toelken, Dale Thibault, and Lawton Nunn. Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City Montana, interview and sounds of saddle-making, part 4. Miles City, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20461/.

APA citation style:

Johnson, P. J., Toelken, B., Thibault, D. & Nunn, L. (1979) Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City Montana, interview and sounds of saddle-making, part 4. Miles City, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20461/.

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Paula J, et al. Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City Montana, interview and sounds of saddle-making, part 4. Miles City, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20461/>.