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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Decade: 1980-1989
[Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas]
Photograph of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers are arranged in a circle. Every other dancer is of the opposite sex. The women wrap their hands around the necks of members next to them. Each man wraps his arms around the waists of then women next to her, lifting each woman in the air as they spin in a circle. The dancers are wearing white shirts with either red pants or red skirts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284719/
[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]
Photograph of Malcolm Derden and Smoky Wilson performing on stage at the Texas Folklife Festival as part of Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show. Smoky is wearing a coonskin cap and a red bandanna over a floral shirt, jeans, and suspenders. Malcolm plays the role of Dr. Millard, wearing a white vest, shirt, black pants, black bow tie, and a black cowboy hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284725/
[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]
Photograph of the Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the photograph, Smoky and Glenda sing a song together, dressed in pioneer clothing as a crowd of festival participants watch the performance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284722/
[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]
Photograph of the Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show. In the photograph, Smoky stands on the far left of the stage , wearing a coonskin cap and red bandanna on top of a floral shirt, denim pants, and suspenders. To the right of Smoky, Malcolm Derden plays the role of the Doctor in the show, while Glenda White performs a dance for the audience. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284721/
[Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The male dancers are holding long metal spears and wearing white shirts with loose red pants and black cummerbunds. Two of the men are squatting on the ground with their spears extending underneath the feet of the other two dancers, who are jumping in the air with their spears raised. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284720/
[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]
Photograph of Malcolm Derden, portraying Dr. Millard from Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show. Malcolm speaks into a microphone in front of a large yellow painted backdrop. He wears a white vest over black pants, a black bow tie, and a black cowboy hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284724/
[Smoky Wilson Announcing the Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]
Photograph of Smoky Wilson announcing a performance of Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Smoky is wearing a coonskin cap and bandanna over a floral shirt, jeans, and suspenders. A large crowd sits on the grassy hill around him as they prepare to watch the performance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284723/
[Trinidad and Tobago Fish Costume]
Photograph of a woman wearing a Trinidad and Tobago Carnival costume at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The elaborate costume consists of three fish enclosing the woman's head and arms. The fish are made of a heavy cord woven in and out of metal caging. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285705/
[Czech Folk Dancers of the West]
Photograph of the Czech Dancers of the West performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The men and women wear traditional Czech clothing as they perform in front of a large audience. The men stand in a tight circle, supporting the female dancers in their arms as they spin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285702/
[Czech Folk Dancers of the West Performance]
Photograph of the Czech Dancers of the West performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Male and female couples twirl around a wooden stage wearing traditional Czech clothing. A large audience watches the performance from below the raised stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285701/
[Carnival Parade at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Celebration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two women and a man stand in the center of the street wearing elaborate seashell costumes strapped to their heads and neck. Crowds of festival participants watch the parade from both sides of the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285707/
Czech Folk Dancers of the West
Photograph of the Czech Dancers of the West performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Male and female couples twirl around a wooden stage wearing traditional Czech clothing. A large audience watches the performance from below the raised stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285700/
[Texas Southern University Step-Dance]
Photograph of the Texas Southern University step-dance team, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The four men, wearing shirt-sleeved shirts with Greek letter patches sewn onto the front, perform on a stage in front of a large audience. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285708/
[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Performance]
Photograph of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival performance at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A large banner reading "Trinidad and Tobago present to you the Carnival Sea Fantasy, costumes made and designed by Henry Thompson, D.J. Tall Boy." A woman carrying a large costume stands in front of the sign. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285704/
[Vicki Fowler and Friends Performance]
Photograph of Vicki Fowler and Friends performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Vicki stands on a raised stage, wearing a long dress and sandals as she sings into a microphone. Her four band members stand in a semicircle around her, playing the acoustic and electric guitars, and the trumpet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285709/
[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Parade]
Photograph of a woman wearing a Trinidad and Tobago Carnival costume during the Carnival parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman stands in the center of a large metal fish on rolling wheels. A man stands behind her in the procession, carrying a large leaf shape strapped to his back. A crowd of festival participants line the street, watching the parade. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285706/
[Alamo Poultry Club]
Photograph of the Alamo Poultry Club at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two men are standing behind a row of cages containing several different kinds of poultry. The names of the animals are listed on the tops of their cages. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285703/
[Trinidadian Food Booth]
Photograph of the Trinidadian food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two women are preparing food on a table covered with a yellow floral tablecloth. The woman to the right is wearing a yellow, red and blue striped shirt and pants. The woman standing to her left and holding a plate of food is wearing a white collared shirt and a blue floral skirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285765/
[Member of the Texas Cajun Playboy Band]
Photograph of a member of the Texas Cajun Playboy Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The band member wears a blue striped shirt, a red hat, and jeans as he plays the drums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285762/
[Texas Cajun Playboy Band Members]
Photograph of Texas Cajun Playboy Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man wearing a red and white collared shirt plays an electric guitar opposite of a man wearing a white cowboy hat, and playing an accordion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285761/
[Trinidad and Tobago Dancers]
Photograph of Trinidad & Tobago dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A woman standing in front of the other two dancers is wearing a light-blue dress decorated with pink flowers, a silver belt, and a tan and brown scarf around her head as she stretches her arms out in dance. A woman stands to her left holding her white, pink and black dress as she spins in a circle. A third woman is visible behind the second woman, wearing a sleeveless blue dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285767/
[Texas Cajun Playboy Band]
Photograph of Texas Cajun Playboy Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man wearing a red cap and shirt plays the guitar and sings into a microphone. Other musicians are visible behind the pair, performing for festival participants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285760/
[Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Dancers]
Photograph of Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two girls are wearing matching dresses made of patterned fabric and purple trim. Three women stand to the left of the dancers wearing colorful dresses. A red and orange backdrop hangs to the left of the dancers as they perform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285768/
[Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Performance]
Photograph of the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A girl wearing a black and white dress decorated with red and orange flowers and purple trim bends at the waist as she walks under a low bar set on pegged stands. Another girl wearing a matching dress stands behind her, waiting her turn. Several drummers sit in a group behind the performers, playing music for them. A large audience of festival participants watches from the left side of the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285764/
[Andres Acosta Singing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Andres Acosta performing at the 12th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Andres is wearing matching pants and jacket with silver embroidery detail as he sings into a microphone, holding a hat in the air with his right hand. Two men play guitar behind him as he performs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285438/
Spinners and Weavers from the Austin Co-op
Photograph of Spinners and Weavers from the Austin Weavers Co-op at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two women are carding wool in front of spectators and craft booths. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285434/
[Rick and Cameron Pratt at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Rick and Cameron Pratt building a boat at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Rick and Cameron are carrying the boat towards a body of water. A large audience is following the boat builders as they prepare to test their vessel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285439/
[Charlie McTee Making Fishing Equipment]
Photograph of Charlie McTee making fishing equipment at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Charlie, wearing a striped shirt and hat, sits behind a table in a craft booth with pieces of fishing equipment strewn about the table. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285436/
[Fernando Herrera Demonstrating How to Drink from a Bota]
Photograph of Fernando Herrera teaching a visitor how to drink from a bota at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Fernando is guiding the arm of the visitor as hold the bota to his mouth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285433/
[Folk Toy-Maker Lee Haile]
Photograph of Lee Haile, folk toy-maker, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a plaid shirt and a cowboy hat, holding up a flute-like toy to his mouth. On the table beside him a few clothespins and wooden spools are visible. Festival visitors are partially visible in the foreground and to the left of him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285825/
[Hat Making]
Photograph of a hat-maker steaming a hat at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in front of the steamer and looking over his shoulder at the camera. He is wearing an apron and holding the brim of a hat that has just been steamed. Lots of steam is billowing up from the area. Overhead there is a light and a steam vent, on which is attached a Texas license plate that says "HAT BOX." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285822/
[Harp and Shamrock Singers Performing]
Photograph of the Harp and Shamrock Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The director is standing on the left, facing the singers on the right. The women are wearing long dresses with aprons and holding folders of sheet music. The men are standing behind the women and wearing light-colored pants, dark shirts, suspenders, and touring caps. In the background, a woman is accompanying the singers on piano. In the middle ground, three microphones are set up in front of the singers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285821/
[Bruce Roark Playing a Banjo]
Photograph of Bruce Roark, instrument maker from Devine, Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a light-colored button-up shirt and glasses as he plays a banjo. Other stringed instruments are visible on the table in front of him. In the right background, an acoustic stand-up bass is leaning against a tree. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285827/
[Ballet Folklorico de Navarro Performs]
Photograph of Ballet Folklorico de Navarro performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph is taken from a distance and shows an entire stage of male and female dancers, all wearing traditional Latin American clothing. The men are in the front of the stage kneeling down while the women are in the back twirling their skirts. Crowds of festival visitors are gathered at the front and the sides of the stage. Stacks of speakers are visible at the two front corners of the stage. A shade canopy is hanging over the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285820/
[Man Shearing a Sheep]
Photograph of Perfecto Cervantes shearing a sheep at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a plaid shirt, overalls, and a baseball cap, leaning over the sheep which is lying down on a wooden platform. In the background, several festival visitors are gathered around to watch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285828/
[Margaret Rasnick Making a Stencil]
Photograph of Margaret Rasnik stenciling at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting at a table painting through a stencil onto a small basket. She is wearing a Texas-themed shirt, Texas earrings, and glasses. Paintbrushes, paint, and stencils are visible on the table. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285824/
[Woman Making Tool Handle]
Photograph of the Marilyn Barton making a wooden tool handle at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting across from a young girl who is helping her. They are both straddling a log bench and holding the wooden handle in between them. The young girl is holding some kind of tool in her right hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285829/
[Boy Spins Tops]
Photograph of a young boy playing with tops at Lee Haile's folk toy display at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is wearing a straw cowboy hat and is pulling back on the string to release the top to begin spinning. The top is contained in a depressed area so that it does not spin off the table. A few other tops are visible lying on the table. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285826/
[Linda Draper Making a Basket]
Photograph of Linda Draper making a basket at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing pioneer dress and apron, and a woven straw hat. She sitting and weaving a basket that she holds in her lap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285823/
[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/
[Polish Food Booth]
Photograph of the Polish food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman lean out of open windows of a booth decorated with painted flowers and vines. A sign reading "Polish Village" was attached to the top of the booth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285685/
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