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Audio Recording Phil Harris, Deer Lodge, Montana, interview about horseshoeing

Horse-shoeing at the Montana State Prison

About this Item

Title

  • Phil Harris, Deer Lodge, Montana, interview about horseshoeing

Names

  • Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Collector)
  • Harris, Phil (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Deer Lodge, Montana, August 28, 1979

Headings

  • -  Blacksmithing
  • -  Horseshoeing
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Deer Lodge

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Interview with Phil Harris about horseshoeing at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge MT, recording was made as Harris showed the visitors his work (there is an additional interview-demonstration with Harris concerning horsehair hitching and braiding at call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20466): sound of following Harris to the corral where a horse will be shod, some mean are heard commenting that, by appearance, fieldworker Mike Crummett reminds them of a prison guard that no one likes; sounds of Phil Harris shoveling manure aside so he will have a surface to work on outdoors; Harris files hooves to get nail clinches and rough spots off, then takes the old shoes off (front hooves); conversation with Bob Stewart (also at the prison, a saddlemaker) about the cattle kept by the prison; Harris files hooves, and mentions a horseshoeing school at Bozeman, Harris is the only inmate who's finished the course; carving hooves with curved knife; says "I'll tune you up" to the horse, to get him to calm down; about handling colts; about shoeing school; others who are present comment on Harris's actions; Harris goes into a shed and reshapes the shoe on an anvil; fieldworker Mike Crummett is on the ground taking pictures; others comment on his lying in the horse manure to make a photo; prison staff member Bert Solle talks about how much time Harris has left, and another convict, JR Cunningham, says, "Phil and I are so short we don't have time to start a conversation"; Mike kneels in fresh manure; sound of clinching nail ends over; for the camera, Harris poses with horse after finishing, the horse follows him without command.

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20466
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0952
  • Field project identifier: MT9-BT-R9

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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Chicago citation style:

Toelken, Barre, and Phil Harris. Phil Harris, Deer Lodge, Montana, interview about horseshoeing. Deer Lodge, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20466/.

APA citation style:

Toelken, B. & Harris, P. (1979) Phil Harris, Deer Lodge, Montana, interview about horseshoeing. Deer Lodge, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20466/.

MLA citation style:

Toelken, Barre, and Phil Harris. Phil Harris, Deer Lodge, Montana, interview about horseshoeing. Deer Lodge, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20466/>.