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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Serial/Series Title: 14th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
[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/
[Ukranian Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Ten female dancers are lined up onstage side-by-side holding hands in a criss-cross fashion. They are all kicking their right leg out in front of them. Their costumes are traditional folkwear: peasant blouses, floral skirts, aprons, headbands made of flowers, and knee-high boots. Attached to the back of the headbands are long ribbons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285592/
[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/
[Man Standing in Polish Booth]
Photograph of the Polish booth and exhibit at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man, visible through an open doorway, is standing in a room that has been temporarily constructed as part of the Polish exhibit. He is wearing a light-colored shirt and pants, a long vest, and a brimmed hat. Visible inside the room is a wooden table and two chairs, a surface covered with a decorated tablecloth, a chandelier, and a window on the far wall. Outside the room, small leaves have been painted above and on the doorway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285597/
[Patsy Anderson Making Bobbin Lace]
Photograph of Patsy Anderson making bobbin lace at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting down with a cushion in her lap. 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 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. Another woman making bobbin lace is sitting to the left of her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285590/
[Storytellers Bill and Judith Sallee]
Photograph of storytellers Judith and Bill Sallee at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are sitting in rocking chairs onstage. Bill is on the right, speaking into a microphone. Judith is on the left, watching him. A whip is wound up around the armrest of her rocking chair. Behind them is a painted backdrop of the front of a wooden house, so that they appear to be sitting on a porch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285598/
[Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing Performing with Live Music]
Photograph of dancers from the Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are paired off into two couples, each partner dancing across from one another with their hands at their side. They are all wearing modern-day clothing except one man who is wearing a kilt and knee-high socks. Behind them on a stage, a band is playing music while they dance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285594/
[Nancy Lou Webster Making Treenware]
Photograph of Nancy Lou Webster making treenware, or hand-carved wooden kitchenware, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Using a hammer and chisel, she is working on a piece of wood held study by a vice. Several tools are visible on the work surface in front of her. She is wearing a work glove on one hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285599/
[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/
[Male Dancer of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas Performing]
Photograph of one of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is leaning back on his right hand, kicking his legs out in front of him toward the crowd which is on the right side of the photograph. He is wearing a light-colored shirt, loose, flowing pants, and boots. Behind him onstage, a line of female dancers is partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285593/
[Posada Procession Arrives at Mission]
Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. The procession has stopped in front of a facade made to look like a mission. A sign on it reads, "Concepcion Mission founded in 1731." The people in the posada are dressed in different costumes: some are dressed in biblical-era clothing, some are dressed as wise men, and one man at the front is wearing a sombrero. Large paper flowers and decorations are hanging on the facade and in the adjacent tree. One person in the crowd is holding up a dome-shaped frame covered in long colorful ribbons and attached to the end of a pole. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285655/
[Rocky Tays Holding German Sausage]
Photograph of Rocky Tays holding a German sausage he stuffed at the Texas Folklife Festival. Standing near the center of the photograph behind a wooden table, he is dressed in traditional German clothing with a non-traditional patterned vest and a red and white striped apron. On the table is a sausage stuffer, a bowl of ground meat, and several jars of spices. On the left, a man is standing in front of the table pointing to the sausage and smiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285652/
[E. P. Pak Standing at Korean Food Booth]
Photograph of E. P. Pak at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional clothing including a straw hat with a wide brim and a tall crown that is flat on top. He is standing in front of the Korean food booth, holding a sword in a scabbard and posing with a woman working behind the booth. She is wearing a white kimono and holding a red floral fan. Other workers are visible behind the booth. Bamboo shades are hanging in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285651/
[Woman Making Alabama Coushatta Fry Bread]
Photograph of an American Indian woman making Alabama-Coushatta Fry Bread at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in front of an outdoor stove placing pieces of rolled-out dough into a cast iron frying pan full of oil. To the left on a small table is an industrial-sized silver kitchen bowl filled with finished fry breads, ready to be served. The woman is wearing a red shirt with rainbow zig-zag stripes on the sleeves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285657/
[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/
[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/
[Las Posadas Procession]
Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. A crowd of people are walking together down a pathway led by a police officer. Some of the people are dressed in white robes and wearing rosaries. Others are dressed in biblical-era clothing. Near the front two girls are carrying dome-shaped frames. Each frame is about the size of a small umbrella and is attached to the end of a long stick. Several colorful ribbons are hanging down from the rim. A few visitors are visible standing on the far side of the procession, watching as it passes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285654/
[Richard Rast Standing Next to Pelts]
Photograph of Richard Rast, of the Texas Fur Bearers, standing next to hanging animal pelts at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing near the center of the photograph, wearing overalls, a blue shirt, and a straw cowboy hat. He has a dark beard with some gray around his chin. To the right of him, several animal pelts are hanging from a rope strung across the booth. Some identification tags are visible, including one that says "red fox." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285659/
[Joseph Kaspar, Czech Accordionist]
Photograph of Czech accordionist Joseph Kaspar at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is sitting with his red accordion in front of two microphones. He is an elderly man, wearing a brown fedora, white shirt with floral trim, and navy pants. He has blue eyes and is wearing glasses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285656/
[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/
[O.T. Baker Speaking to Woman at Smokehouse]
Photograph of O.T. Baker speaking to a female festival visitor while sitting behind the Smokehouse booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baker is wearing a blue shirt and a tan cowboy hat, and is sitting at the corner of the booth on the right side of the photograph. He is speaking to a woman outside the booth on the left. She is grabbing a small wicker basket and looking inside of it. In the left foreground some small squash are on the booth's counter and some are in a wicker basket. In the background other festival visitors and other booths are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285645/
[Woman Making Tortillas]
Photograph of a woman making tortillas in the Mexican food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing sunglasses, a hot pink dress with puffy sleeves and a dark blue apron with thin, horizontal, multi-colored stripes. She is standing in front of a large flat-top grill, flipping tortillas with a spatula. A large tank of propane is on the other side of the grill. In the background, other women at the booth are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285642/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Women Making Tortillas]
Photograph of two women making tortillas in the Mexican food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are standing next to a flat grill with tortillas on it. They are both wearing white blouses and pink and white aprons as they pat out the next tortillas to be grilled. In the left foreground is a pole decorated with artificial flowers. In the background, the rest of the Mexican area is visible; fiesta streamers are strung between trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285665/
[Klompen Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Klompen Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Couples of dancers holding each other at the waist are dancing side by side but facing opposite directions. The women are wearing peasant-style dresses with skirts, aprons and bonnets. The men are wearing blue shirts, dark pants, red bandanas around their necks and black caps. All the dancers are wearing wooden clogs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285662/
[One of the Norman Sisters Playing Piano]
Photograph of one of the Norman Sisters playing piano at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting on the left side of the photograph facing the piano which is in the center of the photograph. A man in a red shirt is on the right, playing a keyboard and looking at the camera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285661/
[United Fiddlers Association Performing]
Photograph of Chris Lay and Norma Wiemers, members of the United Fiddlers Association, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Lay is on the left playing fiddle and Wiemers is in the middle playing a guitar. Sitting on the right, another man is playing a guitar. Lay and Wiemers are looking at each other as they play. They are both wearing cowboy hats, white shirts, and dark pants. In the background some square hay bales and a barn door is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285667/
[Three of the Norman Sisters Performing]
Photograph of the Norman Sisters performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three female singers are standing onstage holding microphones and looking at one another. The woman on the left is wearing a pink dress. The woman in the middle is wearing a yellow blouse and navy blue skirt and the woman on the right is wearing a black dress with a red belt and red undershirt. Two guitarists are partially visible behind the singers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285660/
[Jo Ann Andera with Hans Mark and Others]
Photograph of festival director Jo Ann Andera with U.T. Chancellor Hans Mark, Lt. General John McGiffert, and two others at the Texas Folklife Festival. Starting from the left is a man dressed in western clothes. He is wearing red jeans, an orange shirt, a navy vest, a red bandana, a brown leather gun holster with a pistol, and a tan cowboy hat. He also has a white beard. Standing to the right of him is Andera, wearing a white cotton dress. To the right of her is Mark, the tallest of the group, wearing a white shirt and gray dress pants. To the right of him is a man wearing a light blue shirt and light gray dress pants. Standing on the right side of the whole group is McGiffert, dressed as a Hispanic cowboy. He is wearing a very old, worn-out sombrero, a blue shirt, a black bandana, a black leather vest, jeans, and black chaps. He also has a curly moustache. Other people are visible standing around in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285668/
[People Walking in the Posada]
Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. A crowd of people are walking together down a pathway from the left to the right. A man in the foreground is dressed in biblical-era clothing. Walking on the other side of him is a woman also dressed in biblical clothing. The couple appears to be Mary and Joseph. Walking in front of the man is a girl carrying a pole with several colorful ribbons attached to a dome-shaped frame at the top of it. Several other people in a variety of costumes and clothing are also walking in the procession. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285664/
[Woman Preparing Pico de Gallo]
Photograph of a woman preparing pico de gallo in the Mexican food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has short, dark, curly hair and is wearing glasses, a white dress with a colorful embroidered floral pattern on the chest, and an apron. She is mixing a brown ceramic bowl of pico de gallo. In front of her on the counter is a cutting board with sliced tomatoes on it, and a small bunch of cilantro. The counter is covered with a mexican-style table cloth, striped with colors of yellow, pink and purple. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285669/
[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/
[Jean Schnitz Playing Autoharp]
Photograph of Jean Schnitz playing autoharp at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in the foreground in front of two microphones, singing into one and playing into the other. She strums with one hand and presses chord buttons with the other. In the middle ground, a guitar is laying on stage and a man is sitting on a square hay bale. In the background, crowds of festival visitors are walking around. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285663/
[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/
[Young Boy Participating in Watermelon Spitting Contest]
Photograph of a young boy competing in the watermelon spitting contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the edge of a tarp marked with numbers to denote distance. He is leaning forward, puckering his lips to spit a watermelon seed. A woman standing behind him is holding a broom. A crowd of spectators is gathered around closely. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285622/
[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/
[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/
[John Henry Faulk and Bill Brett at Opening Party]
Photograph of John Henry Faulk and Bill Brett at the opening party for the Texas Folklife Festival participants. Faulk is on the left and Brett is in the middle looking toward the camera. They are both wearing cowboy hats, holding beers, and talking with a young woman who is on the right. Other festival participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285616/
[Irish 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. They are paired off into four couples, each pair dancing side by side with their hands joined and holding them at shoulder level. They are dancing around clockwise in a circle, their right sides facing the center of the 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. The background of the stage is painted with a rainbow and a leprechaun. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285613/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
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