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 Serial/Series Title: 17th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Sirkku Rodriguez Doing a Pirta Ribbon Demonstration]

[Sirkku Rodriguez Doing a Pirta Ribbon Demonstration]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sirkku Rodriguez doing a pirta ribbon demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in a chair, pulling yarn through a wooden contraption made of vertical dowels that separate the yarn out in several different strands. She is weaving the strands to make a ribbon. A few finished ribbons are hanging on the left side of the booth where one festival visitor is partially visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[The Woodromes Performing]

[The Woodromes Performing]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Woodromes performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three children are singing into microphones, an older girl in the center wearing a long dress and a younger boy and girl on either side of her. The younger boy is on the left and to the left of him, a woman is kneeling down and helping him hold the microphone. The little girl on the right is also being assisted by a man on her right. The girl in the center is much taller than the younger boy and girl, as she looks to be a few years older. She has pigtails with ribbons in her hair and is looking directly at the camera. The little boy is wearing shorts and a tank top; the little girl is wearing a short dress.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[The Sacred Heart Choir Performing]

[The Sacred Heart Choir Performing]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of The Sacred Heart Choir performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Nine members are visible, all male. There are four guitarists, four vocalists, and a director who has his back turned. Most of the members are wearing cowboy boots and western wear. The director is wearing light-colored pants, shirt and cap. A group of three vocalist stand on the left singing into one microphone. At the center, one of the guitarists is singing into a microphone as is another guitarist to the right of him. The director is standing in between these two guitarists, facing away. In the background behind the stage, other festival booths and tents are visible. Above the performers, a canopy of greenery is hanging.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Living History Participants Posing for a Photo]

[Living History Participants Posing for a Photo]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two Living History participants dressed in old western wear at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man on the left is sitting on a square bale of hay, holding a vintage pistol and a rifle. The person on the right is kneeling on one knee and holding two long vintage pistols that criss-cross over their chest.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Two Men and a Boy Making Hoe Cakes]

[Two Men and a Boy Making Hoe Cakes]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men and a boy making hoe cakes at the Texas Folklife Festival. The cakes are so named because they are baked on the end of a garden hoe. The flat metal part provides a cooking surface while the long stick serves as a handle that allows the maker to remain at a distance from the coals. Each of the three is holding a hoe that has cakes baking on the end of it, on top of a pile of coals. They stand around the coal pit facing one another. In the background, some tables and festival visitors are visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[The Now Singers Performing]

[The Now Singers Performing]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of The Now Singers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are four members visible, one man and three women, all standing next to each other and singing into their own microphone. The man is on the left wearing a white shirt and jeans, singing with his eyes closed. The woman to the right of him is wearing a floral jumpsuit. The two other women are wearing blouses and cropped pants. Behind them is a banner that says, "The Now Singers," and has an image of a cross. A canopy of greenery is hanging overhead.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Jae Mason Playing Guitar]

[Jae Mason Playing Guitar]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Jae Mason playing guitar and singing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a cowboy hat, tropical patterned shirt, jeans, and sunglasses. He is standing behind a microphone, singing into it as he strums his guitar. To the left another microphone is visible. In the background some festival visitors are visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Musicians Performing]

[Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Musicians Performing]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four African-American male drummers from the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph shows them from the side, each playing a drum they hold between their legs. The one second-closest to the photographer also has a microphone for singing. He is sweating heavily on his face. All the drummers are wearing loose, short-sleeved shirts with colors red, white or blue.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Costume]

[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Costume]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an African-American man from the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston wearing an elaborate tribal costume at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a yellow and black leopard print material around his body and a piece of white and black zebra print material around his head. He is also wearing sunglasses. A large panel extends from behind the wearers neck to a few feet above the head. It is covered in a yellow and black zebra pattern and features an image of a large tribal mask. Black and orange feathered plumes protrude from the top of it. Extending from the wearer's lower back down to the ground is a cone-shaped frame similar to a hoop skirt frame. It is covered in long white fringe. Another panel covered in leopard print material is attached to the back of the frame and several orange feather plumes are protruding from it. In each hand he is carrying large round disc that features an image of a tribal mask. Festival visitors are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Dancers from Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Performing]

[Dancers from Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Performing]

Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of African-American dancers from the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three female dancers are dressed in white and floral print dresses, twirling their skirts around. Each dancer has a prominent color on their outfit: yellow, pink, and blue. The dancers are also wearing floral head wraps. Festival visitors are watching in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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