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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Serial/Series Title: 1st Annual Texas Folklife Festival
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Ameleb Club Booth Preparing Lebanese Shish Kabobs]
Photograph of the Lebanese food booth, sponsored by the Ameleb Club of San Antonio, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The food booth is set up beside a stage that is part of an amphitheater. The rows of the amphitheater are filled with festival visitors. In the foreground behind the food booth, men are cooking Lebanese shish kabobs on large, open-flame grills. Behind them, festival workers are tending to the customers at the counter of the booth. In the background, the Institute of Texas Cultures building is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226989/
[Ameleb Club Dancer in Purple]
Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph features a dancer in profile view with long light-brown hair, wearing a purple belly dancing costume and smiling. She is forming part of a circle in which dancers and audience members are holding hands. She is holding hands with a man in a light purple shirt who is standing on the far side of her. Other dancers are partially visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227090/
[Ameleb Club Dancers Amongst the Audience]
Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing in the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the right foreground, a dancer in a red belly dancing outfit is holding hands with someone out of the frame. She is also holding hands with a dancer in a blue belly dancing outfit who is in the center of the image looking at the camera. Children and adults are standing very close to the chain of dancers on all sides. Everyone is watching intently. In the background, several people are lined along the balcony of the Institute of Texan Cultures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227095/
[Ameleb Club Dancers and Volunteers Forming a Line]
Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers are lined up holding hands and all facing the front of the dance floor, which is wet and shiny. The photograph is taken from one end of the line, closest to an audience member who's hair and shirt is wet. Next to him in the line, a girl is skipping forward. The line stretches to the other side of the dance floor, about fifteen people. Behind the dance floor is a large Lebanese flag, white with a red top and bottom stripe and a green cedar tree in the center. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227096/
[Ameleb Club Dancers Dance in a Circle with Audience Volunteers]
Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers, about eight total, form a circle holding hands on the brown dance floor which is sectioned off by lines into small rectangles. The photograph is taken from outside of the circle, at the dancers' hip level. Everyone looks enthusiastic and dancing with one foot off the ground and their adjoined hands raised up in the air. Covering the dance floor is a mesh tarp for shade. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227093/
[Ameleb Club Dancers Dancing and Singing with Volunteers from Audience]
Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, Texas, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers form a circle holding hands on the brown shiny dance floor which is sectioned off by lines into small rectangles. The photograph is taken from one side of the circle, looking across to the other side. Everyone is enthusiastic and dancing with their right leg extended out toward the middle of the circle. Some dancers have their mouths open and appear to be singing or shouting. Spectators in the background line the edge of the dance floor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227094/
[Ameleb Club Dancers Dancing with Audience Members]
Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with audience members at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photo is taken from an elevated perspective and at a distance from the dance floor. Dancers dressed in purple, yellow and red outfits hold hands and form circles with men from the audience. Several pennant flags hang overhead near the stage and also in the upper foreground. A couple rows of festival visitors are seated in front of the dance floor. Behind the dance floor the flag of Lebanon hangs, white with a top and bottom red stripe and a green cedar tree in the middle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227289/
[Ameleb Club Dancers Dancing with Volunteers from Audience]
Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers form a circle as they hold hands on the brown shiny dance floor which is sectioned off by lines into small rectangles. The photograph is taken from the corner of the dance floor, looking across to the other side. In the foreground is a group of about six people in a circle, but more are visible dancing in the background. Spectators line the edge of the dance floor. A mesh net hangs over the dance floor to provide some shade. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227097/
[Announcer Holding Up Preparation H Ointment]
Photograph of an announcer at the crawfish races holding up a box of Preparation H ointment at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing sunglasses, a blue shirt with a small black tie, and a black beret. In the background, spectators of the race are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227154/
[Antique Grinding Wheel]
Photograph of a young girl and boy looking at an antique grinding wheel at the Texas Folklife Festival. The children are in the foreground of the photograph. The boy has his hand on part of the machine and the girl is standing beside him. A group of men are visible in the middle ground and a log cabin is being assembled in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227250/
[Baca Dulcimer Band Performing]
Photograph of the Baca Dulcimer Band, a Czech band from Houston, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band is playing on an outdoor stage at night. There are five musicians in the photograph, starting from the left: a vocalist holding a microphone, Ray Baca in the foreground playing the hammer dulcimer, a drummer in the background, a tuba player, and a some sort of reed player, most likely a clarinetist. The stage's backdrop is a pale yellow curtain. Some decorative colored ribbons are hanging in front of the curtain. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227273/
[Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band Performing]
Photograph of the Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band, from San Antonio, performing on an outdoor stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The stage, which is a long flatbed trailer, contains a piano, bench and loudspeaker at one end. The band is set up to the right of the piano. There is a mandolin player, guitarist, acoustic bass player, banjo player and steel guitarist. The former three are gathered around one microphone and the latter two are gathered around another. A few spectators are visible in the foreground, sitting on the grass in front of the stage. Behind the stage in the background is a grassy field containing a few lounging festival visitors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226984/
[Ballet de Los Niños Performance]
Photograph of the Ballet de Los Niños from San Antonio, performing a Mexican folk dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four boys and four girls are visible onstage. The boys are wearing black pants, colored sashes, and solid color shirts, each one a different color. The girls are wearing traditional dresses, either blue or red. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227294/
[Ballet de Los Niños Performing a Spanish Dance]
Photograph of the Ballet de Los Niños from San Antonio performing a Spanish dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. All of the dancers onstage are female, dressed in black and white polka dotted dresses with red trim. Each one also wears a red flower on her head. They are spread out on the stage, grasping their skirts and swinging them around. Spectators have gathered on all sides of the stage to watch the performance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227295/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio]
Photograph of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio performing a Spanish dance onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night. There are six women dressed in midriff tops and long colorful skirts, dancing in front of two men who are playing classical guitar. Several people have gathered in front of the stage to watch. Women are (left to right) Dolly Mendez, Brenda Wheeler, Teresa Champion, Rosalina "Chayito" Champion, and Sylvia Davis. Guitarist on right is Willie "El Curro" Champion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227298/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Foklife Festival]
Photograph of two children performing El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)at the Texas Folklife Festival. A girl and boy are dancing around a sombrero that rests on the stage. The boy is wearing a traditional black and silver charro costume and the girl is wearing a green and red skirt with a white short-sleeved peasant blouse. Other dancers are partially visible behind the couple. The performance is in the evening and the silhouette of spectators can be seen in the background against the darkening sky. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227292/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of children performing El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two boys and two girls are onstage, each facing their partner. The boys have knelt down in front of the girls, handing off their sombreros to their partner. The girls are putting the sombreros on. The boys are wearing traditional charro costumes: black with silver trim. The girls are wearing green and red skirts with short-sleeved white blouses. The photograph is taken from the back of the stage, looking out toward the audience. Several spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227296/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of three female Mexican-American dancers performing Flamenco at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are dancing onstage, lined up in a row. They are all wearing the same dress: yellow with black trim, with a large ruffled skirt. Each one also has a yellow flower on her head. Each dancer has her left arm raised up over her head. The photograph is taken from the back corner of the stage, looking out toward the audience. In the background, several spectators sit on a hill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227301/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of six children performing "La Raspa" onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three boys stand in the back with their hands behind their backs wearing traditional black and silver Mexican charro costumes with matching sombreros. The girls are in front, twirling their red, green and white dresses around. A crowd is visible in the background, behind the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227101/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of dancers performing dances from the Mexican Revolution onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two girls dressed in white pants and shirts, portraying "Adelitas" stand in front, wearing sombreros and holding rifles over their shoulders. Behind them, a group of female dancers in traditional clothing dance and twirl their ruffled skirts around. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227297/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of four female Mexican-American dancers (in foreground: Dolly Mendez (left) and Patsy Gonzalez) performing a Spanish dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are standing on stage, two in front and two behind. They are all wearing the same dress: knee-length, orange with a pink, white and green floral pattern, with a large ruffled skirt. Each one also has a pink flower on her head. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226975/
[Ballet Folklorio de San Antonio Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a three junior members of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio, dancing Flamenco onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two on the left are wearing the same sleeveless lime-green dress with ruffled skirt and white petticoat. The one on the right has a similar dress but in pink with blue trim. Each of them is grasping their skirts with both hands and waving them from side to side. Several spectators are visible in the background, behind the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227104/
[Band With Young Drummer Performs]
Photograph of the Boerne Village Band, directed by Dr. Kenneth Herbst, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four band members are playing on a stage with a beige curtain and colored ribbons hanging in the background. The drummer is a very young boy but the other three members are elderly men. All of the members are dressed alike in white short-sleeved shirts, dark pants and dark vests. Starting from the left is a tuba player, then the young drummer, then two clarinet players. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227172/
[Basket-Making Demonstration]
Photograph of Alice Battise demonstrating Alabama-Coushatta basket-making in Indian Village at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in a chair, wearing Native American necklaces, and a purple dress with white and green trim. She has started weaving a small basket which is resting in her lap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227180/
[Belgian Bowling]
Photograph of a woman participating in Belgian bowling at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is outdoors, on the grass, next to a chain-link fence. She has just released a round, flat object that is rolling toward a wooden crate. The booth's sponsor, George DeWinne, is watching. Two other men are also watching in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227125/
[Berm Sliding]
Photograph of children berm sliding at the Texas Folklife Festival. Some children are sliding down a grassy hill while others climb to the top. Two tall buildings and the Institute of Texan Cultures are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227028/
[Bird's Eye View of "Cajun Country"]
Photograph taken from bird's eye view of large, steep, grassy slope at the Texas Folklife Festival. Large yellow lettering is loosely arranged on the right side of the hill and reads "Cajun Country" which is sponsored by the Cajun Festival and Texas Champion Crawfish Races in Port Arthur. Some people are sitting or standing at the top of the slope where the ground levels out. The area behind them is decorated with pennant flags and contains a couple of booths. Many festival visitors are walking around this area. Several other people are standing or sitting close to the bottom of the slope. A few people are sitting on the lettering. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227136/
[Bird's Eye View of Drummer]
Bird's eye photograph of the drummer of Jackie Callier and the Rambling Aces, a Cajun band from Port Arthur, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The drummer is playing at the back of a wooden stage and wearing black pants, a white short-sleeved shirt, and a red hat. Instrument cases and some cables are strewn around the drum set. Two people are sitting on the back of the stage in the top right of the photograph. A trash can is located offstage right behind the drummer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227143/
[Bird's Eye View of the Institute of Texan Cultures]
Bird's eye photograph of the Institute of Texan Cultures during the first Texas Folklife Festival. The building and all the surrounding festival grounds are visible. In the left foreground in front of the building, there is a parking lot that is mostly full. The Institute of Texan Cultures building is in the middle of the photograph. Many people are visible, scattered all over the festival grounds. Behind the building is a highway that recedes to the back of the photograph. Trees and buildings are visible in the background of the photo, receding to the horizon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226983/
[Blacksmith Demonstration]
Photograph of a man holding a piece of metal in a coal forge as part of a blacksmith demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. The forge is in the foreground and the man, wearing black glasses and and a cowboy hat, is in the middle ground. A few feet behind him, an anvil and hammer are visible. In the background, a few festival visitors are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227019/
[Blacksmith Filing Horses Hoof]
Photograph of a blacksmith demonstrating how to file a horse's hoof at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the rear of a white horse, facing the opposite direction. He has the horse's back right foot turned bottom up and held steady on a short, metal stand. He is bending over, scraping the bottom of the horse's hoof with a large file. Several spectators are gathered around to watch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226995/
[Blacksmith Nailing on Horseshoe]
Photograph of a blacksmith demonstrating how to put on a horseshoe at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the rear of a white horse, facing the opposite direction. He has the horse's back right foot turned bottom up and held steady over his lap. He is bending over, hammering in the nails that attach the shoe to the horse's hoof. Spectators have gathered around to watch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226994/
[Bluegrass Band Performs]
Photograph of the Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band, from San Antonio, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Starting from the left there is a female guitarist, a female string bassist, a male banjo player and a male slide guitarist. The men are wearing brown pants and yellow shirts. The women are wearing brown skirts and light brown shirts. The performance is outdoors on a grassy field with the Institute of Texan Cultures visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227121/
[Boerne Village Band Performing on Outdoor Stage]
Photograph of the Boerne Village Band, directed by Dr. Kenneth Herbst, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph, taken onstage with the band, shows the semi-circle of musicians from the side. They are seated and facing the audience who is to the right, outside of the photograph. The backdrop of the stage has a beige curtain and colored ribbons. All of the band members are dressed alike in dark vests and white shirts. Two tuba players are in the foreground facing away while two trumpet players on the far side of the stage face forward. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227169/
[Boerne Village Band Performs]
Photograph of the Boerne Village Band, directed by Dr. Kenneth Herbst, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph, taken from the right side of the stage, shows seven band members playing on a stage with an overhead covering and a backdrop with a beige curtain and colored ribbons. All of the members are dressed alike in white short-sleeved shirts, dark pants and dark vests. Starting from the left are two tuba players, then a young drummer, then two clarinet players, followed by two trumpet players. The performance is outdoors at night. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227173/
["Bongo Joe" Performs]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the right foreground wearing dark blue pants, a light blue shirt and a military helmet. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the left foreground. Part of a microphone stand reaches over the top of the drums and holds a microphone in front of Coleman's face. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227203/
["Bongo Joe" Performs for Festival Visitors]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the left foreground wearing a light-blue collared shirt and a military helmet. The photo is cropped near his waist. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the right foreground. He is singing into a silver microphone that is held by a microphone stand that extends over the drums. Another military helmet hangs from the join of the microphone stand. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227201/
["Bongo Joe" Performs on Oil Barrel Drums]
Photograph of George Coleman "Bongo Joe" performing with his oil barrel drums outside at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the foreground wearing tall red socks, navy shorts, a red collared shirt and a Shriner fez. His oil barrel drums are heavily distressed and painted neon green, orange, pink and yellow. A microphone on a stand reaches over the drums toward Coleman's head. A few festival visitors stand dispersed around the performer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227285/
["Bongo Joe" Plays Piano]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing on the piano outside at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is seated, playing a light wood-colored piano. He is visible from the waist up. He is wearing a yellow shirt, a red bandana, a large chain necklace and a military helmet. Behind him at the end of the piano, two young girls are trying to get his attention. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227202/
["Bongo Joe" Sings and Plays his Drums]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the foreground wearing a light-blue collared shirt and a military helmet. The photo is cropped near his waist. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the right foreground. He is singing into a silver microphone held by a microphone stand that reaches over the drums. Another military helmet hangs from the join of the microphone stand. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227200/
[Boy demonstrating Historic Toy]
Photograph of a boy demonstrating a toy instrument at Frontier Children's Toyland and Barnyard at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is operating a toy instrument contraption comprised of many small figures and wooden parts. Some parts appear to form a xylophone while one figurine appears to be playing a drum. Four other boys are watching. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227024/
[Boy Holding Crawfish]
Photograph of a boy holding a crawfish entered in the crawfish race at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy, wearing a blue shirt and cowboy hat, is standing behind a red barrier holding the crawfish in his right hand. His left hand is gripping the brim of his hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226974/
[Boy Playing in the Sand]
Photograph of a boy playing in the sand with a shovel and pail on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. A woman holding a small child is standing behind him and several people are in visible the distant background. "Galveston Beach" is sponsored by Galveston Shrimp Festival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227049/
[Boy Shaving Wooden Log]
Photograph of a boy removing shavings of wood with a drawknife at the pioneer log house raising, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The project is directed by Arnold Griffin, a rancher and building contractor in Devine. The boy is crouched over, straddling the log and gripping the drawknife which has two handles and a blade in the middle. He is pulling the drawknife down the log to remove the bark. He has straw or woodcarvings in his hair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227243/
[Cajun Band Performing]
Photograph of Jackie Callier and the Rambling Aces, a Cajun band from Port Arthur, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band is playing on a wooden outdoor stage with a sign displaying their band name. In the foreground a man is playing guitar and singing into a microphone. Behind him are several amps and other band members playing violin, accordion, drums and other instruments. A man holding a cup is standing to the left of the stage and talking to a band member. All members are wearing the same white, patterned, button-up shirt and black tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227139/
[Camel in a Car]
Photograph of a camel in the back of an "el camino"-style car. The camel is for the Ameleb Club Lebanese booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Other cars are visible, as well as a large green hill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227085/
[Cart of Cascarones]
Bird's eye view photograph of a red cart containing cascarones, colorful confetti-filled eggshells, in the Mexican market at the Texas Folklife Festival. A woman and small boy are leaning over the cart, looking through the collection of painted eggshells. Two signs reading, "Cascarones" are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227109/
[Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs]
Photograph of two Japanese women making chicken teriyaki kabobs in the Japanese food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The kabobs are on a small coal-burning grill. One of the women is pointing to them and the other is touching one of the skewers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227196/
[Child in Hay Pile]
Photograph of a young boy who has just landed in a pile of hay at Frontier Children's Toyland and Barnyard at the Texas Folklife Festival. Other children are in the background on a small uncovered wagon preparing to jump off into the pile of hay. The wagon and hay pile are under a parachute-like covering. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227027/
[Child Jumping in Hay]
Photograph of a young boy jumping into a pile of hay at Frontier Children's Toyland and Barnyard at the Texas Folklife Festival. Other children are behind him on a small uncovered wagon, preparing to jump off into the pile of hay. Above the hay pile and wagon is a parachute-like covering. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227026/