Hand Gestures, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Hand Gestures
Dates
1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.04 linear feet
Collection Number
1971_210
Summary
Harold Huestis was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 541-346-3925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Languages
English


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection does not include a project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Gestures: hand gestures
Humorous handshakes: Drinkers (7 photographs)
Humorous handshakes: lumberjacks and loggers
Humorous handshake: fisherman
German "Fuck you" (1 photograph)
Italian "Fuck you" (1 photograph)
"Surf's up" gesture (1 photograph)
"Up yours" gesture (1 photograph)
Hand gestures popular in early 1900's: Mule skinners' greeting (1 photograph)
A signal used by truck drivers to warn of approaching police cars (1 photograph)
Four variations of "The Finger" (2 photographs)
Gesture of disapproval -pulling chain on flush toilet (1 photograph)
Gesture for "Piss on You" (1 photograph)
Gesture for "piece of ass"
European hitchhikers' gesture

PhotographsReturn to Top

Description Dates
P01_1971_210_01: Drinker's Handshake, Back of hands together
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_02: Drinker's Handshake, Pivot on heel of hand
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_03: Drinker's Handshake, Swing on thumbs when they come together
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_04: Drinker's Handshake, Lock hands with thumbs up like neck of bottle
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_05: Drinker's Handshake, Form cups with the opposite hands
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_06: Drinker's Handshake, Pour from bottle into both cups
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_07: Drinker's Handshake, Interlock arms with cups and"down" them
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_08: Gesture - German "Fuck You"
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_09: Gesture - Italy "Fuck You"
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_10: Gesture - Surf's Up
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_11: Gesture - Up Yours
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_12: Gesture - Mule Skinner's greeting
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_13: Gesture - Signal used by truck drivers to warn of approaching police cars or troopers to other truck drivers
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_14: Gesture - Variation of "the Finger", read between the lines.
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_15: Gesture - Variation of "the Finger", peace with a little on the side
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_16: Gesture - A gesture popular when indoor plumbing first appeared; "You Stink"
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_17: Gesture - Piss on you
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971
P01_1971_210_18: Gesture - Classic Finger
1.0 photographic print(s)
1971

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Americans
  • College students
  • drinkers
  • fishers
  • Germans
  • gestures
  • Hitchhikers
  • Italians
  • Loggers
  • Photographs
  • Surfers
  • Truck Drivers
  • Personal Names :
  • Adler, Bob
  • Benson, Lori
  • Hobbs, Dick
  • McInniss, Kent
  • Phelps, Jackson
  • Wight, Harrey
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Germany
  • Hawaii
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project