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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Serial/Series Title: 6th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Aerial View of Texas Folklife Festival]
Aerial photograph of the Institute of Texas Cultures and surrounding area during the Texas Folklife Festival. The Institute building is in the center. Its surrounding lawn is speckled with festival visitors. The outer rim of the property contains a majority of the booths which are recognizable from above by the rainbow canopies that are covering them. The area is bordered by two roads and a highway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285116/
[Aerial View of the Institute of Texan Cultures]
Aerial photograph of the Institute of Texas Cultures building during the Texas Folklife Festival. The Institute building is at the top of the photo. Its surrounding lawn is speckled with festival visitors. The left side of the property contains a group of booths which are recognizable from above by the rainbow canopies that are covering them. A group of flagpoles at the entrance to the building are visible near the bottom of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285110/
[Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancer]
Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional tribal clothing: a woven headband and arm band, a loin cloth, and a large purple, orange, and white feathered headdress that extends all the way down his back. He is also wearing modern aviator sunglasses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285084/
[Alabama-Coushatta Indian Drummer]
Photograph of Jack Batisse, an Alabama-Coushatta Indian drummer, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional tribal clothing: a blue shirt decorated with red and yellow ribbons, a headdress with white and brown feathers, a beaded necklace and an armband. He is holding a large mallet and beating a drum in front of him. Festival visitors are visible standing behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285068/
[Allan Shivers with Jack Maguire]
Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers and his wife, with Institute of Texan Cultures Executive Director Jack Maguire at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are walking out from the Institute of Texan Cultures building. The governor and his wife are on the left, and Maguire is in the center. A crowd of people is walking behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285119/
[Alvina Paul Making Noodles]
Photograph of Alvina Paul making noodles in the Texas Wendish Society booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a red floral bonnet with white trim, a matching shawl, and a white apron. She has rolled out a sheet of dough and is folding it over to make noodles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285101/
[Ameleb Lebanese Dancer with Tambourine]
Photograph of an Ameleb Club Lebanese dancer dancing with a tambourine at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has shoulder-length brown curly hair and is wearing a violet belly dancing outfit as she holds the tambourine out in front of her. Other Ameleb Club dancers are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285038/
[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers Performing Onstage]
Photograph of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the background, rows of festival visitors are seated on the grassy hill in front of the stage. A circle of girls are dancing with their hands joined in the foreground. They are wearing long red skirts with dark polka dots, fitted green tops, and round hats with flat tops that have a train of white fabric extending down their backs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285063/
[Argentine Folk Dancers]
Photograph of two Argentine folk dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two girls are posing with their fists up in the air clutching a stick, crossing arms with each other. They are wearing white shirts, with black vests and decorative headbands. The girl on the right is wearing a blue scarf around her neck and the girl on the left is wearing a red one. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285062/
[Argentine Folk Dancers]
Photograph of an Argentine folk dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is smiling and raising a stick up in the air. She is wearing a woven headband, a white shirt, a black vest with silver studs, and a red silk scarf. Her face is speckled with glitter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285075/
[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of two Mexican folk dancers performing "La Raspa" at the Texas Folklife Festival. A young girl and boy in traditional Mexican costume are dancing together onstage. The boy is wearing black pants with white piping, a red sash, and a white shirt. The girl is wearing a red skirt with a white hem and colorful stripes near the hem. She is also wearing a white peasant blouse with stripes on the collar. Her hair is done in pig tails and decorated with ribbons. Several spectators are visible seated on the steps in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285064/
[Bill Brett Spinning Horsehair Rope]
Photograph of Bill Brett, postmaster from Hull, Texas, spinning horsehair rope and telling stories at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a gray collared shirt, a gray cowboy hat, and big glasses as he clutches a bundle of light-colored horsehair. He is looking up from his chair at someone or something. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285126/
[Bill Brett with Horsehair Rope]
Photograph of Bill Brett, postmaster from Hull, Texas, spinning horsehair rope at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a gray collared shirt, a gray cowboy hat, and big glasses as he clutches a bundle of light-colored horsehair and a completed rope. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285129/
[Bill Leftwich Engraving Leather]
Photograph of Bill Leftwich, western artist from Lubbock, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. With a mallet he is hammering a shaping tool into the leather to leave an impression. Hanging behind him are two portraits he has completed. His greased hair is partied in the middle and he is wearing black frame glasses and a dark shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284996/
[Bill Leftwich Engraving Scene on Leather]
Photograph of Bill Leftwich, from Lubbock, Texas, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. Using a mallet he hammers a shaping tool into the leather. It is apparent he is making a portrait of some kind. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285146/
[ Black Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]
Photograph of a black chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The woman is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The man is holding a piece of cardboard over the open back to keep the chicken from coming out that side. The chicken is mid-flight, just having flown out of the front of the mailbox. The only thing visible in the background is the sky. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285109/
[Bob Ramsey Holding Antlers]
Photograph of of Bob Ramsey of Hunt, Texas at the Texas Wildlife booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a purple shirt and a straw cowboy hat. Ramsey is holding a pair of antlers. He is partially smiling and squinting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285152/
[Boy Carving Wood]
Photograph of a boy with long hair working in Charles Winans Woodworking Studio at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is using tools to carve a piece of wood that is on the surface before him. He is wearing a maroon and lavender floral-print shirt. His dark hair comes down to his shoulders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285148/
[Boy Holding Chicken on the Ground]
Photograph of a boy holding a light-brown rooster, entry for the chicken flying contest, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is kneeling down on the ground, holding the chicken still between his legs. A woman is standing behind him to the right and a man to the left. A small chicken cage is partially visible to the right of the boy. Festival visitors are visible standing around the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285103/
[Boy Petting Mule]
Photograph of a boy petting a mule from the cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is standing on the right petting the white mule on the left. The mule is craning its neck around toward the boy who is wearing a red cap, glasses, and a cream-colored fishing vest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285133/
[Boy Using Manual Drill]
Photograph of a boy drilling a hole in a log as part of the log house construction at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is using a manual drill that looks like a large corkscrew with wooden handles at the top. With a good amount of effort, he is attempting to rotate the handles and drive the corkscrew into the log to carve out a hole. He has blonde hair and is wearing a navy striped t-shirt and jeans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285040/
[Brooks D. Baker Holding A Handful of Hominy]
Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a handful of raw hominy he scooped up from a ceramic jar in front of him. He is wearing brow-line glasses, a plaid shirt and plaid pants. Next to the ceramic jar is a bottle of lye and a container of Morton salt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285006/
[Brooks D. Baker Holding Spoonful of Hominy]
Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a wooden spoon full of hominy up toward the camera. He is wearing brow-line glasses and has a crooked smile on his face. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285007/
[Bruce Montague Doing Roping Demonstration]
Photograph of Bruce Montague, roping expert from Bandera, doing a roping demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is on the left, swinging his lasso around as he gets ready to lasso a group of children standing on the right. Montague is wearing a cowboy hat, western shirt, dark pants, and black boots. Several spectators are gathered in the background. A sign posted to a tree says, "Bruce Montague, Roping Expert, Bandera." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285136/
[Bruce Montague Lassoing Children]
Photograph of Bruce Montague, roping expert from Bandera, lassoing a group of children at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is on the left, holding the rope with which he has lassoed a group of five young children who are on the right. Montague is wearing a cowboy hat, western shirt, dark pants, and black boots. Several spectators are gathered in the background. A sign posted to a tree says, "Bruce Montague, Roping Expert, Bandera." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285153/
[Cecil Overstreet in Front of Chimney]
Photograph of Cecil Overstreet, chimney maker from Kountze, Texas, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, black frame glasses and a button up shirt. Behind him is a log cabin with a pioneer-style chimney. A sign hanging on the chimney says, "Cecil Overstreet, Chimney Maker, Kountze." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285031/
[Charlene Perryman Making Corn Dolls]
Photograph of Charlene Perryman making corn dolls at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is painting a corn husk that is has been formed to look like a doll's body, complete with bangs and pigtails. A finished doll with clothing is on display in front of her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285137/
[Charles Davis Making a Woodcarving]
Photograph of Charles Davis working on a woodcarving at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is crouched over a large block of wood from which he is carving. A scene of a log cabin next to a forest is becoming visible. Davis is wearing a brown cowboy hat and a pearl-snap shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285144/
[Charles Gardner Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]
Photograph of Charles Gardner, member of the East Texas String Ensemble from Nacogdoches, playing fiddle at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, glasses, and a button-up short-sleeved shirt. A microphone is set up in front of him for the fiddle. A shade canopy is hanging overhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285017/
[Chester Knight Demonstrating Treadle Lathe]
Photograph of Chester Knight, from Conroe, demonstrating a treadle lathe at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wooden piece to be carved is fixed on the lathe, spinning quickly as he holds a carving tool to it. He is wearing a white shirt with thin brown stripes, brown plaid pants, and glasses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285138/
[Chicken Flying Contest]
Photograph of a man holding up a chicken at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is about to place it into a mailbox raised high in the air, from which it will fly out of as part of the chicken flying contest. Another man standing behind him is holding a plunger and a piece of cardboard. The only thing visible in the background is the partially cloudy sky. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284988/
[Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]
Photograph of a black and white chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The man is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The woman has her hand on the front flap of the mailbox which has been flipped open. The only thing visible in the background is the sky. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285108/
[Children Jumping Off Giant Log]
Photograph of children jumping off of a giant log into a pile of hay in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. A line of kids has formed on top of the log. One child is in mid jump, about to land in the hay. A girl in the foreground is standing and watching the action. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284974/
[Children Riding on Cow]
Photograph of two children riding on a cow in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. On the right, a girl and a younger boy are sitting atop a cow, the girl in front and the boy in the back. A young man on the left wearing a cowboy hat is holding the reins of the cow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285149/
[Cindy Hickok with Doll]
Photograph of Cindy Hickok, a doll maker from Houston, at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is posing next to a life size doll she made that looks like an old woman. Hickok has short brown hair and is wearing glasses and overalls. The doll's hair is made of yarn and is gathered into a bun. Its dress has a collar of white lace, with a lace flower at the front. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285111/
[Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of festival director Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. Zachry is standing on the left and Ball is on the right. They are shaking hands as Ball hands something off to Zachry. Ceremony spectators are seated behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285121/
[Corn Shucking Contest]
Photograph of a boy participating in a corn shucking contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The boy holds a kernel of corn against his chest as he pulls the shuck away with his left hand. Festival participants stand behind the boy, watching the progress of the competition. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285009/
[Cow Chip Tossing Contest at Chili Appreciation Society Booth]
Photograph of woman participating in the cow chip tossing contest at the Chili Appreciation Society booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a cowboy hat with a raccoon tail, a bandana, a tattered blouse, a tattered skirt, an apron, and black cowboy boots. She is on the right, tossing the cow chip to the left. A man on the left is taking a photograph of her. Other spectators are gathered around the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284968/
[Crowd Watching Ameleb Lebanese Dancers]
Photograph of a crowd watching the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers perform at the Texas Folklife Festival. Rows of festival visitors are seated on the grassy hill in front of the stage. Several people are also watching from the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures building in the background. The stage is in the middle ground and contains about ten female dancers in red and green costumes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285070/
[Daisy Potter Feeding Yam Pie to a Visitor's Dog]
Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," feeding a yam pie to a visitor's dog at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is kneeling to the left of a large black and white spotted dog presenting it with a small piece of pie on a napkin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285004/
[Daisy Potter Holding Yam Pie]
Photograph of Eliese "Liz" Deike, wife of "Trapper Max," with her coon oil cookies at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has red hair and is wearing a maroon gingham apron over a white shirt. She is holding a spatula with two cookies on it. The rest of the cookies are on the cookie sheet that is sitting on the table before her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285099/
[Daisy Potter Holding Yam Pie]
Photograph of Daisy Potter the "Possum Queen" holding a yam pie sold by the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a pioneer dress with an orange sash that says, "Possum Queen," and a home-made crown with an image of a possum. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285102/
[Daisy Potter Presenting Raul Jimenez with Yam Pie]
Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," presenting a yam pie topped with Jimenez peppers to Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is standing in the center, handing the pie to Jimenez on the left. Jack F. (Spot) Baird is on the right, speaking into a microphone. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285003/
[Daisy Potter with Raul Jimenez]
Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," being escorted by Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and is carrying an open parasol. The couple is walking between two tables filled with yam pies in Gilmer Yamboree. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285002/
[Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with Boiled Possum]
Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with a boiled possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is holding the possum while Baird speaks to the crowd through a microphone. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285077/
[Dick Potter Holding Pot of Baked Possum]
Photograph of Dick Potter holding a pot of baked possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pot contains a whole possum atop several yams. Potter is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, overalls, and a floral-patterned shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285078/
[Doris Riedel Making Lye Soap]
Photograph of Doris Riedel making lye soap at the Texas Folklife Festival. The soap is in a cauldron which she is stirring with a wooden stick. She is wearing a floral dress and a red apron as she scoops out some of the mixture with a small silver container. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285127/
[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]
Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is looking to the right and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285020/
[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Playing String Bass]
Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is smiling and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285019/
[Dr. John M. Hales Making Bread]
Photograph of John M. Hales demonstrating how to knead dough as part of his bread-making school at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a chef's hat, black frame glasses, a blue plaid shirt and a white apron. He is handling a large batch of dough on the table in front of him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285141/
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