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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Serial/Series Title: 14th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
[Alamo Bobbin Lacers Making Lace]
Photograph of Sue Daeschner, of the Alamo Bobbin Lacers, making lace at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting on the right in the foreground with a large round cushion on the table in front of her. The piece that she is working on is attached to the cushion. She is using several bobbins to make the design, about 25 or so, each loaded with purple string. They are roughly the size and shape of pencils. The string from each bobbin has already been worked into the lace, and she is crossing them over one another to carefully weave the intricate design. To the left of Daeschner, another woman, Col. Lois MacTaggart (US Army, Ret.), is also making bobbin lace. In the left foreground, some finished pieces on display are partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285677/
[Ameleb Lebanese Dancer Performing]
Photograph of an Ameleb Lebanese Dancer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a silver belly dancing outfit, with a sheer blue skirt. She is dancing onstage alone with a few spectators visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285632/
[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. Five men are side-by-side onstage with hands on each other's shoulders, kicking their feet. They are wearing green v-neck shirts, gold sashes around their waists, dark pants, and brown boots. Behind them, hanging across the back of the stage is a Lebanese flag. Offstage to the right, Lebanese women in traditional clothing are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285636/
[Anne Marrou Speaking to Visitors at a Chuckwagon]
Photograph of Anne Marrou at a chuck wagon speaking to festival visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a purple pioneer dress with a matching bonnet, facing the visitors who are on the right. On display on the chuck wagon's fold down table are three different kinds of rope, an antique rolling pin and wooden bowl, an iron rod, and a few types of barbed wire. Other festival booths are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285679/
[Ardy Feike Preparing Sausage in Smokehouse]
Photograph of Ardy Feike preparing sausage in the smokehouse booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Working atop a wooden table, he has packed ground meat into a metal chamber and is lowering a press to squeeze the meat out into casing to form sausages. To the left of him, prepared sausages are visible. On the right is a tray of ground meat, ready to be stuffed into sausages. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285648/
[Arnold Griffin with Antique Tools]
Photograph of Arnold Griffin with antique tools at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing behind a booth that has several axes and other woodcutting tools displayed on the counter. He is wearing a leather vest, a leather cowboy hat, a western shirt, khaki pants and black-rimmed glasses. He is holding a large axe that has a blade much longer than its head. The booth's counter curves back behind him and is covered with several other antique tools. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285649/
[Basil Garcia Hammering Hot Metal Over an Anvil]
Photograph of blacksmith Basil Garcia at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is in the foreground wearing jeans, suspenders, a navy t-shirt, and a black cap. He is standing behind an anvil, hammering a hot piece of metal over it. On the stand with the anvil is a variety of blacksmithing tools: different hammers, and tools for holding and shaping the metal. Behind Garcia to the right is the forge, which has flames emanating from it. Standing behind the forge is a woman wearing a blue shirt and a confederate flag bandana on her head. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285650/
[Bayou City Attic Singers]
Photograph of the Bayou City Attic Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Six women are lined up onstage behind microphones all wearing the same pink shirt and navy skirt except the woman on the very right who is wearing pink pants and a white shirt. This woman is holding a songbook and singing into a microphone. The woman to the left of her is also singing. The other women are not singing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285627/
[Beverly Houston Performing with Breezin']
Photograph of Beverly Houston performing with her band "Breezin'" onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is standing in the middle of the stage singing into a microphone. To the left of her are two guitar players. To the right, a man is playing a shaker and another man is standing behind a microphone. Three of the band members are wearing a "Breezin'" t-shirt. The two musicians on the right and Houston are wearing "Breezin'" baseball caps. A drum set and several amplifiers sit at the back of the stage. A large banner that says, "HICKORY" is hung across the back of the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285619/
[Bill Clark Making a Shingle]
Photograph of Bill Clark making a shingle at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is straddling a work bench with the piece of wood in front of him. He is using a drawknife to shave the piece down to the proper shape. He is wearing overalls, sunglasses, and a straw cowboy hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285621/
[Bill Clark Making Shingles]
Photograph of Bill Clark making shingles at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is straddling a wooden work bench shaving a flat piece of wood with a drawknife. He is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, a brown shirt, and overalls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285676/
[Blacksmith Shaping Metal]
Photograph of blacksmith Al Morgan shaping a piece of metal at the Texas Folklife Festival. Using a hammer and chisel, he is working on a piece of metal atop an anvil. Several tools are visible on the work surface in front of him. A man is standing on the left, looking over his shoulder. The forge is visible a few feet behind Morgan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285588/
[Bob and Sylvester Duckens of the Duckens Family Singers]
Photograph of Bob Duckens and Sylvester Duckens Jr. at the Texas Folklife Festival. Standing behind a microphone, Bob is on the left and Sylvester is on the right. Bob is wearing a blue shirt and navy pants, Sylvester is wearing a blue "Dodgers" baseball shirt and khaki pants. A canopy of greenery is hanging overhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285641/
[Boy Riding on Plane Swing]
Photograph of a boy on a tree swing in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wooden swing has been made to look like an airplane. The boy is in full swing, holding on to the handles built into the plane. The tree trunk is visible on the right. Behind the boy swinging, another boy stands and watches. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285585/
[Boy Swinging Stick at Piñata]
Photograph of a piñata party at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the center, a small boy is trying to hit a piñata with a stick while blindfolded. The piñata is purple, and made to look like a bear. Other children are standing around, watching the boy try to hit the piñata. A woman on the left is cautiously watching the boy, leaning back slightly to avoid the swinging stick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285637/
[Butch Struck Carving a Gourd]
Photograph of Butch Struck, from Oakland, Texas, carving a gourd at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a white shirt, a red bandana, and jeans as he sits straddling a wooden bench. One side of the bench has a raised platform which he is using as a work surface. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285633/
[Cadence Cloggers Dancing In-Line]
Photograph of the Cadence Cloggers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Men and women in costume are lined up on the dance floor all of them facing the front of the line. They have their knees bent and their hands on their waist. The women are wearing knee-length skirts with bibs and thick petticoats which give their skirts a lot of volume. The men are wearing dark pants and light shirts. All dancers are wearing bandanas around their necks. Spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285603/
[Cadence Cloggers Performing for Audience]
Photograph of the Cadence Cloggers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Men and women in costume are spread out on the dance floor. In the foreground two men are facing the left stomping their feet and swinging their arms. Two women are in the middle ground doing the same while holding their skirts and large fluffy petticoats. A crowd of spectators is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285604/
[Calvary Boys Gospel Singers]
Photograph of the Calvary Boys Gospel Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four men, all dressed alike in khaki pants, white shirts, and red ties, are performing onstage. All of them are holding microphones and singing except the second man from the right who is playing a red bass guitar and singing into a microphone held by a stand. A canopy of greenery is hanging over the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285658/
[Child Swinging Stick at Piñata]
Photograph of a piñata party at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the center, a child is trying to hit a piñata with a stick while blindfolded. The child is swinging the stick with all their might. The piñata is purple, and made to look like a bear. Other children are standing around, watching. Two women are in the background, smiling and cheering. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285635/
[Chilean Folklorico Group of Houston Performing]
Photograph of the Chilean Folklorico Group of Houston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Five male dancers are visible lined up side-by-side dancing with a rope or whip held up over their heads. They are wearing wide-brimmed hats, horizontal-striped panchos, dark pants, and over-the-knee boots with long fringes on the sides. Other dancers and musicians are visible onstage behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285606/
[Construction of Mexican Food Booth]
Photograph of the Mexican Food Booth being constructed at the Texas Folklife Festival. It has been made to look like Mission Concepcion. A man and a woman are standing on a ladder, hanging up a sign on the front of the booth. Many paper flowers have been hung on the facade for decoration. Two children and a man are standing on the ground watching the two on the ladder. Another sign on the front of the booth reads, "Concepcion Mission Founded in 1731." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285600/
[Country Cloggers and Buck Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Country Cloggers and Buck Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Girls in short skirts and suspenders are dancing and clapping. They are all wearing star-spangled neck ties. Two girls near the center are dancing around each other making a lassoing gesture while the others are lined up at the back of the dancefloor clapping. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285602/
[Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground, a couple is dancing. The woman is on the right, wearing a knee-length blue skirt with a thick red petticoat. Her blouse has a red bandana pattern. The man is on the left wearing a red shirt with the same bandana pattern and jeans. In the background other couples from the group are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285646/
[A Couple from Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground, a couple is dancing. The woman is on the right, wearing a knee-length blue skirt with a thick red petticoat. Her blouse has a red bandana pattern. The man is on the left wearing a red shirt with the same bandana pattern and jeans. Their right hands are joined and they are kicking back their right foot. In the background other couples from the group are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285647/
[Crim Gospel Singers Performing]
Photograph of the Crim Gospel Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three singers and a guitar player are visible on stage. The singer in the foreground is a woman wearing a navy dress with white polka-dots. To the right of her a man wearing jeans and a white shirt is singing and pointing upwards with his arm extended. To the right of him is another male singer. Behind the singers, the man playing guitar is also singing along. A canopy of greenery is hanging over the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285626/
[Dancers from the Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing]
Photograph of dancers from the Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. One couple is dancing together at center stage while the other three couples are gathered around them in a semi-circle. The women are wearing tea-length skirts and most of the men are wearing dark pants except for one who is wearing a kilt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285614/
[Dancers with Expresiones Argentinas Performing]
Photograph of dancing couples of the group Expresiones Argentinas performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The women are wearing peasant-style dresses with white blouses, fitted red vests, and skirts with aprons. The men are wearing white shirts, black vests, white pants tucked into their boots, and black brimmed hats with long ribbons tied around the band. The long ribbons are fluttering around as they dance. All the dancers are wearing black knee-high boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285628/
[Dorceal Duckens Performing with the Duckens Family]
Photograph of Dorceal Duckens performing with the Duckens Family Singers at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a white and brown African-inspired shirt, as he grips the microphone with one hand and waves to the crowd with the other. He has a goatee and is smiling. Behind him, other members of the group are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285673/
[Doris Riedel Making Soap]
Photograph of Doris Riedel making lye soap at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a maroon pioneer dress and a blue apron, and sitting in a chair to the right of a cauldron hanging from a tripod over a coal fire. She is stirring the cauldron with a large wooden stick. A large pile of wood is behind her in the middle ground of the photograph. In the background, crowds of festival visitors are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285670/
[Drummer for Cajun Playboys]
Photograph of the drummer for The Cajun Playboys performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is playing a white drum set and wearing a white shirt, dark pants, and a straw cowboy hat with a patch of animal fur at the front. He is wearing tinted, black-rimmed glasses and is smiling at the camera. A guitarist from the band is visible in the background; he is wearing the same outfit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285630/
[Duckens Family Singers Performing]
Photograph of several women of the Duckens Family Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Approximately seven female singers are gathered in groups around three microphones. A canopy of greenery is hanging over the area. In the right background, two male members of the group are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285640/
[Dutch Food Booth]
Photograph of the Dutch food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is made to look like a Dutch-style building. It has three serving windows, inside of which booth workers in costume are visible. Lettering across the top of the booth reads, "Dutch Culture" and "Nederland, Texas." Hanging above a serving window, a sign reads, "White milk, chocolate milk, 3 coupons." Three festival visitors are visible in front of the booth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285617/
[Fashing Polecats Dancing]
Photograph of the Fashing Polecats performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Couples of children are dancing in what appears to be gym outfits: shorts, t-shirts, striped knee-high socks, and tennis shoes. Aside from this the girls are wearing short, red aprons, and the boys are wearing sombreros. The focal point of the photograph is a smiling brown-haired boy, dancing with a girl with long brown hair and a small braid. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285625/
[Fashing Polecats Performing]
Photograph of the Fashing Polecats performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Couples of children are dancing in what appears to be gym outfits: shorts, t-shirts, striped knee-high socks, and tennis shoes. Aside from this the girls are wearing short, red aprons, and the boys are wearing sombreros. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285624/
[Female Reenactors in Costume Doing Laundry]
Photograph of USAA volunteers portraying fort laundresses at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two women are dressed in pioneer clothing, kneeling down at a silver wash bucket pretending to do laundry. The woman on the left is wearing a blue dress with red-checkered trim and a red-checkered apron. The woman on the right is wearing a gray blouse and white skirt. Both of their bonnets are not being worn but instead tied around their necks. They are part of a larger scene of reenactors, some of whom are visible in the background. Behind them on the right is a porch of an old house. Some people are standing on the porch at a table covered in a red checkered tablecloth. Behind the women on the left, more reenactors and festival visitors are standing around, and a woman on a horse is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285674/
[Female Vocalist and Drummer Performing with Expresiones Argentinas]
Photograph of a female vocalist and a drummer performing with Expresiones Argentinas at the Texas Folklife Festival. The woman is on the left, wearing a long orange skirt, a long-sleeved white blouse, and a scarf around her head and neck, topped with a gray bowler hat. She is leaning toward a microphone. On the right, a man wearing Argentine clothing is playing a large drum that is strapped over his shoulder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285629/
[Flemish Folk Dancers Peforming]
Photograph of Flemish folk dancers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are divided into four groups of four, each group consisting of two girls and two boys. Each group is dancing around in a counterclockwise circle, their left hands joined in the middle. The girls are wearing long dresses, aprons and bonnets. The boys are wearing cropped pants that stop just under the knee, white knee-high socks, and white shirts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285586/
[Four of the Norman Sisters Performing]
Photograph of the Norman Sisters performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four female singers are standing onstage holding microphones and looking at one another. The singer in the foreground is wearing a yellow blouse, yellow earrings, and a scarf around her waist. She is holding the microphone up to her mouth and has her eyes closed. A canopy of greenery is hanging over the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285634/
[Front View of Mexican Food Booth]
Photograph of the front of the Mexican food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. It is modeled to look like Mission Espada. The facade is two-dimensional, and is painted to look like stone. Figures of a friar and a Native American are also painted on the facade. Above the center doorway, which is actually being used as a serving window, are three archways where artificial bells are hanging. On the far left and right of the structure are two additional serving windows. Colorful streamers are strung from the highest archway in the center, down the sides of the booth. The Institute of Texan Cultures building is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285666/
[Frontier Soldier Shoeing a Horse]
Photograph of a frontier soldier reenactor at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is dressed in period clothing: blue pants, a white shirt, suspenders and a black, wide-brimmed hat with a yellow cord around the base of the crown. He is bending over holding the back hoof of a dark brown horse up over his lap. In the background, a white horse and a stone house are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285672/
[Frontier Soldiers with Rifles]
Photograph of frontier soldier reenactors at the Texas Folklife Festival. One officer is standing on the right across from two soldiers on the left. They are wearing black coats, black hats with yellow cords, gray pants and black boots. The officer has yellow stripes on the sleeve of his coat. They are all holding their rifles in front of them with their left hand on tip and right hand on bottom, near the trigger area. Behind them on the right, a boy is standing alone, watching them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285653/
[Girl Drinking from Spanish Bota]
Photograph of Fernando Herrera teaching a visitor to drink from a Spanish bota at the Texas Folklife Festival. Herrera is on the right lifting the visitor's arm as she drinks. She is in the center of the photograph tilting her head back and pointing toward her mouth the long spout of the bota, which, aside from the spout, looks similar to a small glass carafe. A woman standing nearby is smiling as she watches. Other festival visitors are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285618/
[Goodie Di Raddo Making a Basket]
Photograph of Goodie Di Raddo making a basket at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is standing up, working on a basket she is holding near her waist. She is wearing glasses and a pioneer dress, with an apron and bonnet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285620/
[Group of Women Quilting]
Photograph of quilters from Voca, Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. A group of six women are sitting around a quilt that is stretched out between two wood planks. The quilt is unfinished and each woman is working on a different part of it. Behind them in the background, two women are holding up a finished quilt with a large eight-point star in the center. The star is made up of many small orange, yellow, and brown diamond shapes. The quilt has a brown border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285644/
[Guitarist Performing with Expresiones Argentinas]
Photograph of a guitarist performing with Expresiones Argentinas at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a colorful knit hat, a green pancho, and khaki pants with colorful stripes down the sides. He is standing behind two microphones, one for his guitar and one for vocals. He is smiling and looking down at his guitar. In the right background, two other performers are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285643/
[Hawaiian Club Dancer Performing with Fire]
Photograph of a member of the Hawaiian Club Dancers of San Antonio performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is twirling a fire baton that is lit at both ends. He is shirtless, wearing only a short skirt, decorative fringe bands around his arms and one leg, a head band, and a tribal necklace. Some spectators are visible in the left background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285595/
[Hawaiian Club Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Hawaiian Club Dancers of San Antonio performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four female dancers are visible lined up front to back dancing with their arms out in front of them. They are wearing tribal costumes: triangle-patterned tops with thin straps, knee-length beaded skirts and patterned headbands. A crowd of spectators is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285596/
[Houston Romanian Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Houston Romanian Dancers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. A line of dancers are side-by-side, hands joined at shoulder level. Four women are on the left and four men are on the right, all dressed in traditional clothing. The women are wearing tea-length layered skirts, peasant blouses, and head scarves. The men are wearing long tunics tied at the waist with sashes, pants, boots, and Russian-style fur hats. Some audience members are visible in the left background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285591/
[Indian Beadwork Demonstration]
Photograph of a member of the San Antonio Council of Native Americans doing an Indian beadwork demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting at a table wearing a Native American inspired dress. On the table is a contraption pulling a group of strings taut. The woman is carefully adding beads to the strings. A woman sitting to the left of her is partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285608/
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