Welcome to the Gallery of Folklore & Popular Culture!

In 1989, I had the exciting experience of being flown to Hungary to film, “Dracula, Live from Transylvania,” for a live international TV show. I even played a scene with George Hamilton (And yes, he is that tan). Check it out by clicking this link.

Dracula: Live from Transylvania

Here we explore material culture and contemplate the possible meanings for people who possess these objects. Additionally, we provide information about the backgrounds of the artifacts.

Graveyard Scene Candle-FLK480a

Halloween decorations-USA-Halloween celebrants/Popular culture-Wax-6 1/2″ tall

As a professional folklorist, I have collected these objects over the decades. To some, these items might seem trivial. NOT SO. I consider them cultural and historical gems, important clues about society that need to be identified and preserved.

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Dracula finger puppet

Visit the Discussion Board to post comments or personal stories about objects. Additionally, we solicit your input to correct errors and add enlightenment.  We encourage you to contact: flpcgallery@gmail.com.

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Baby pacifier with fang

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Dracula Cup with straw

 

This site is constantly growing and evolving, so KEEP ON COMING BACK!

Sincerely,

Norine Dresser-Folklorist/Collector & Mariah Chase-Curator/Photographer

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Boo-Tie (Front of package)

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