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About Jakey Budderschnip

Pennsylvania Dutch folk humorist, "Jakey Budderschnip" was a native of  Lancaster County, home of the Pennsylvania Dutch Folks and made his living as a professional photographer. In spite of the Amish reticence to be photographed, his special relationship with his neighbors enabled him to capture their lifestyle in pictures since his photography interest began in the 1950's.

Raised with family connections to Old Order Mennonites, Jakey sensitively approached his projects with an eye to recording the Amish as a culture rather than as a tourist curiosity. His fluency in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect enabled him to photograph scenes that would not be possible for an outsider.

Jakey's never-ending lode of Pennsylvania Dutch folk tales, humor, wit and country manners get him invited to more than 100 appearances every year, all over the East Coast. He was a fixture of the annual Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival and had been featured on the morning show of WIOV-FM radio in Ephrata.

For more information on "Jakey's" humor on Audio or Video, contact the Folk Craft Center office in Litiz, PA.

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  Folk Craft Center Office
1 Sunrise Drive
Lititz, PA 17543
Phone: 717-500-1881
[email protected]