Photo, Print, Drawing Mae Bongalis strings beans for drying. The dried beans are known as leather britches.
About this Item
- Mae Bongalis strings beans for drying. The dried beans are known as leather britches.
- Contributor Names
- Bongalis, Mae (Depicted)
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- October 5, 1996
- Subject Headings
- - Fall
- - October
- - Gardens
- - Food preservation
- - Foodways
- - Beans, Drying
- - Leather britches (dried beans)
- - Shoestring beans
- - Beans (Bill Dickens)
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Naoma
- - The beans Mae Bongalis is stringing came from Ben Burnside's garden on Rock Creek. The beans are called "Bill Dickens Beans" after Dennis Dickens' grandfather, William, on Peachtree Creek.
- - Event: Visit to the home of Mae Bongalis.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C163-01
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
SubjectsBeans (Bill Dickens)
Leather Britches (Dried Beans)
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Bongalis, Mae, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Mae Bongalis strings beans for drying. The dried beans are known as leather britches. Naoma Raleigh County West Virginia, 1996. October 5. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000686/. (Accessed December 12, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Bongalis, M. & Eiler, L. S. (1996) Mae Bongalis strings beans for drying. The dried beans are known as leather britches. Naoma Raleigh County West Virginia, 1996. October 5. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000686/.
MLA citation style:
Bongalis, Mae, and Lyntha Scott Eiler. Mae Bongalis strings beans for drying. The dried beans are known as leather britches. October 5. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000686/>.