Guide to the Caribbean Folk Art Collection 1994-1995 MG 1648
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|Guide to the Caribbean Folk Art Collection1994-1995MG 1648Processed by Douglas Baldwin.
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Processed by Douglas Baldwin.
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|Title:||Caribbean Folk Art Collection|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of photographs taken in the mid-1990s that document the folk art of the Caribbean community in New
|Quantity:||.42 linear feet (1 box)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1648|
This collection consists of photographs taken by Tony Valez and Julio Nazario in conjunction with the exhibit entitled “Caribbean
Folk Art in New Jersey” sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Society in collaboration with the Center for Latino Studies
(Rutgers University). his exhibit was on display from April 26, 1995 to May 5, 2006.
This collection consists of photographs that represent various cultural aspects of the Caribbean peoples of New Jersey. Specifically,
the photographs depict people, businesses, artwork, craftwork, religious objects, food, and music. The ethnicities represented
include Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Haitian, and Jamaican. Each folder in the collection represents a different person,
or event, along with objects and materials representative of the culture of their particular heritage.
Also, there are three folders with photographs identifying objects with foreign language words. Folder 14 refers to several
women pictured with items called “capias”. These are in fact the small, decorated corsage items located on the table in the
photographs. Capias are festival mementos which were also sometimes used at weddings in the Spanish speaking Caribbean. In
folder 15, are photographs of a woman with items referred to as “casitas”. This is translated as “small house” or “small bungalow”.
Finally, as a point of reference in regards to folder 17, a “cuartro guitar” is a musical instrument unique to Puerto Rico
and descended from the Spanish classical guitar. The instrument has five sets of double strings. The name for the guitar comes
from an earlier four string version of the instrument.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|New Jersey Historical Society.|
|Cuatro (Musical Instrument).|
|Folk Art–Caribbean Area.|
|Folk Art–New Jersey–Exhibitions.|
|New Brunswick (N.J.)|
|North Brunswick (N.J.)|
|Union City (N.J.)|
Manuscript Group 1258, New Jersey Historical Society Archives Photographs, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Manuscript Group 1361, New Jersey Place Photographs and Prints, The New Jersey Historical Society.
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1648, Caribbean Folk Art Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.
This collection was created by the New Jersey Historical Society, 1994-1995.
Caribbean Folk Art Photographs
|1||1||Cuban: Ruth Jimenez with piñatas. Elizabeth, NJ (photos by Tony Velez)||1994|
|1||2||Cuban: Gladys Perez with crafts. Trenton, NJ (photos by Tony Velez)||1994|
|1||3||Cuban: Pedro Sanchez and Santeria alter. Weehawken, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||4||Dominican: Dominican Day Parade. Paterson, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||5||Dominican: Hector Gonzalez (Castillo?) and Botaniza shop. Newark, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario||1994|
|1||6||Dominican: Manolo y Linda (Hernandez) Restaurant. Union City, NJ (photos by Tony Velez)||1994|
|1||7||Dominican: Dorcas Martinez and fans. Vineland, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||8||Haitian: Carl Boirard and paintings. Rutherford, NJ (photos by Tony Velez)||1994|
|1||9||Jamaican: Delight Restaurant. New Brunswick, NJ. (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||10||Jamaican: Alvan (Bruce) Anglin with gourd objects, Mars Arts and Crafts. New Brunswick, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||11||Jamaican: Veronica Crawford braiding Michelle Simpson’s hair. Somerset, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||12||Puerto Rican: Puerto Rican Action Center Mural. Vineland, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||13||Puerto Rican: Charisma Boutique. Union City, NJ (photos by Tony Velez)||1994|
|1||14||Puerto Rican: Margarita Irizarry, Agripina Gonzalez, Noemi Gonzalez, and Milca Irizarry with capias. Kearny, NJ (photos by
|1||15||Puerto Rican: Alicia Maury and casitas. Newark, NJ (photos by Tony Velez)||1995|
|1||16||Puerto Rican: Maritza I. Raimundo and masks. North Brunswick, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||17||Puerto Rican: Juan Sotomajor and cuatro guitars. East Brunswick, NJ (photos by Julio Nazario)||1994|
|1||18||Unknown Cultural Group: Daisy florist. Union City, NJ (photos by Tony Velez)||1994|
|1||19||Unknown Cultural Group: Gladys Rodriguez with altar (photos by Tony Velez)||1995|