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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
[Melody Porter in Lye Soap Booth]

[Melody Porter in Lye Soap Booth]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Melody Porter standing in the pioneer lye soap booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in pioneer clothing, complete with a red bonnet. At the top of the booth two signs read, "Dorothy Buchanan, Pioneer Lye Soap, Bryan, Texas" and, "Evelyn Johnson, Pioneer Lye Soap, Mesquite, Texas". At the front of the booth a basket of soaps is on display. All kinds of soap making materials are visible on a table inside the booth. Hanging at the back of the booth is a painted scene of the inside of a pioneer house, looking out to see desert scenery.
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[Miss Galveston Building a Sand Castle]

[Miss Galveston Building a Sand Castle]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is wearing a bikini and sitting behind a sandcastle. Another woman is sitting to her left and is also wearing a bikini. Both women are smiling.
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[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston in a mermaid costume posing on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is laying on a fisherman's net on the sand next to some pails, shovels, driftwood, and a beach umbrella. Behind her the words "Galveston Island" are displayed on fisherman's net draped across some posts. On the fence in the background, a sign reads "Galveston Beach".
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[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the "Galveston Beach" area, sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Miss Galveston, dressed as a mermaid, is sitting beside two boys playing in the sand in the area for sand castle building. She is wearing a green mermaid costume, a sash denoting her title, and a tiara, sitting on a pile of old fish nets. The whole area is covered with sand, and there are shovels and pails around where the two boys are playing. Behind them, a few festival visitors survey the area. A woman with two small children has a big smile on her face. In the foreground, a small fence made of fishing net sections off the area. Attached to it a sign reads, "Shrimp Festival, Sand Castle Building".
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[Open Pit BBQ]

[Open Pit BBQ]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of beef cooking on an open pit grill in Cattle Drive Corral at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pit grill is in the foreground. A large metal grill panel is positioned over the pit, resting on two support beams which reach across the width of the pit. About twenty large cuts of beef lay out on the grill panel. Behind the pit grill is a red covered wagon. To the left of the pit grill, a dutch oven is hanging from a cross bar. In the right background, a log fence is visible.
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[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: People are walking by a coupon booth where a woman is selling coupons at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is positioned next to a large sidewalk and has a large umbrella with a sign on top. Three people have stopped to buy coupons at twenty-five cents each. The Institute of Texan Cultures is visible in the background.
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[A Pair of Tigua Indian Dancers]

[A Pair of Tigua Indian Dancers]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two Tigua Indian dancers, male and female, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is on the left and wearing white pants, a black shirt, and knee-high, orange moccasins with fringe. Around his head and his waist is a red sash. He is holding some sort of shaker or maraca. The woman stands on the right of him and is wearing a cream-colored, tea-length dress with a red and blue stripe at the hem. She is also wearing a decorative shawl and tan boots. She is holding what appears to be brown feathers.
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[People Dancing to Cajun Music]

[People Dancing to Cajun Music]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Jackie Callier and the Rambling Aces, a Cajun band from Port Arthur, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band is playing on a wooden outdoor stage with a sign displaying their band name. To the left of the stage a couple is dancing. Two people on the left in the foreground are watching the band. Large yellow letters reading "Cajun Country" are displayed on a hill behind the band.
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[People Viewing Irish Artifacts]

[People Viewing Irish Artifacts]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of people looking at the display of Irish artifacts in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The green-painted booth has two signs overhead reading, "Artifacts" and "Irish". In the foreground, a man and a woman under the 'artifacts' sign are perusing the objects on display. The photograph is taken at an angle to the booth and shows the whole length of the booth, receding into the background. In the middleground and background, other people gathered in front of the booth are visible.
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[Piñatas at the Mexican Market]

[Piñatas at the Mexican Market]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the piñata booth in the Mexican market at the Texas Folklife Festival. The front of the booth has a decorative arch, covered in colorful paper flowers. In the middle of the arch is a sign that reads, "Piñatas". On the left of the arch, a colorful piñata is hanging. Two women and two children are standing in front of the booth looking at the piñatas. The woman in the foreground is wearing sunglasses, a blue floral dress, and a curly blonde updo.
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