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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Language: English
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Festival Participants Falling in the Mud]

[Festival Participants Falling in the Mud]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of festival participants following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Several people, including chuck wagon cooks, Tom Perini (left) and Robert Williams, are falling into the puddles and mud, causing water to splash up. Festival booths are visible around them.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Club Members Performing a Lebanese Dance]

[Club Members Performing a Lebanese Dance]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Ameleb Club members performing a Lebanese dance following the rain shower on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are holding hands and dancing on a designated dance floor. The dancers are not dressed in traditional Lebanese garments, though several of the dancers are wearing rain ponchos. Tarps cover other areas in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Festival Participants Drying Off]

[Festival Participants Drying Off]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of chuck wagon cooks drying off in their food booth following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Tom Perini is on the left and Robert Williams is on the right. The gentlemen, wearing denim shirts, cowboy hats, and leather chaps, are standing with their arms around each other. A green tarp covers the food booth.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Floor Guides Carrying Balloons to be Released]

[Floor Guides Carrying Balloons to be Released]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several floor guides each carrying a bunch of balloons in a variety shapes, sizes, and colors at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The East Texas String Ensemble is playing instruments and standing in front of microphones as the floor guides are bringing out the balloons to be released around them. Festival participants are standing all around the band and balloons.
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[Aerial View of Crawfish Racing Track]

[Aerial View of Crawfish Racing Track]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of crawfish racing track from taken from above at the Texas Folklife Festival. Close to the center of the photograph is a square white table painted with concentric red and blue circles. People are crowded around waiting for the start of the crawfish race, sponsored by Texas Champion Crawfish Races in Port Arthur. In the top portion of the photograph there are large yellow letters displayed on a grassy hill that read, "Port Arthur". Directly below that, smaller orange letters read, "Texas Greatest Corner".
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[Los Conquistadores Playing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

[Los Conquistadores Playing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Date: August 7, 1975
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a mariachi band known as Los Conquistadores performing at the opening ceremony of the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Their director is Jose Morantes. Miguel Acosta, the guitarist in the foreground, is playing the guitarrĂ³n, or large guitar as he stands near the other band members, including a violinist and two more guitarists. A small crowd is visible in the background.
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[Walker-Ford Gospel Singers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

[Walker-Ford Gospel Singers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Walker-Ford gospel singers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is singing into a microphone, wearing a denim shirt and jeans while a choir accompanies him.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[San Antonio Czech Choral Group]

[San Antonio Czech Choral Group]

Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of the San Antonio Czech Choral Group, directed by Don Netek, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The members are dressed in traditional Czech folk garb. The women are wearing blue dresses with white aprons, blouses, and headscarves. The men are wearing blue pants and vests and white shirts. They are standing in groups behind microphones on an outdoor stage.
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[Rev. John J. Socha with Members of the Wendish Choir]

[Rev. John J. Socha with Members of the Wendish Choir]

Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of Reverend John J. Socha with members of the Wendish Choir at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Socha is standing at a microphone on an outdoor stage. The Wendish Choir is standing behind him. Socha is wearing blue pants with red and blue stripes on the sides, a white shirt, black vest, and a white hat with a blue feather. The women of the choir are wearing traditional Wendish folk dresses. The men are wearing dark slacks and white shirts.
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[Rev. John J. Socha with Members of the Wendish Choir]

[Rev. John J. Socha with Members of the Wendish Choir]

Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of Reverend John J. Socha with members of the Wendish Choir at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Socha is standing on the right behind a microphone on an outdoor stage. Men from the Wendish Choir are standing to the left behind microphones. Socha is wearing blue pants with red and blue stripes on the sides, a white shirt, black vest, and a white hat with a blue feather. The men of the choir are wearing dark slacks, white shirts, and red bow ties. All are holding pieces of paper.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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