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["Grandma's Workshop" Booth]
Photograph of "Grandma's Workshop" in which Emma Oettinger is displaying her rag dolls, afghans, and quilts at the Texas Folklife Festival. Oettinger, from San Antonio, is on the right side of the photograph, explaining how to make rag dolls to two visitors. To the left, a group of people are looking at the variety of quilts, dolls, pillows, and afghans on display. The booth has a sign overhead in the foreground that displays information about the booth, as well as paper cut-outs of rag dolls. In the background against the wall, a sign that reads "Grandma's Workshop" is hanging above the full display of textiles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227065/
[Woman With Afghans]
Photograph of Ruby Seguin, from San Antonio, displaying her afghans in "Grandma's Workshop" at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two brightly-colored afghans are draped in front of her. A quilt hangs behind her to the left, below the "Grandma" part of the "Grandma's Workshop" sign. A display of rag dolls are visible behind her to the right. A cluster of hangers are on a wire above her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227066/
[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]
Photograph of Miss Galveston in a mermaid costume posing on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is laying on a fisherman's net on the sand next to some pails, shovels, driftwood, and a beach umbrella. Behind her the words "Galveston Island" are displayed on fisherman's net draped across some posts. On the fence in the background, a sign reads "Galveston Beach". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227047/
[Chilympiad Food Booth]
Photograph of the food booth of the Republic of Texas Chilympiad, from San Marcos, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two festival visitors, a man and a woman both dressed in yellow, inquire about items at the booth. The man working the booth is wearing a red shirt, and a red construction helmet. A large white sign with black letters hangs overhead reading, "Chilympiad". Other smaller signs are displayed describing a product for sale entitled, "Sweet n' Hot Chili Jelly", which is packaged in small jars and displayed next to the signs. In the back of the booth, two other workers are visible, wearing red shirts and white aprons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227046/
[Czech Band Performing]
Photograph of the Peppermint Orchestra, a Czech band from Richardson, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are on a small stage and are playing a variety of instruments, including the trumpet, saxophone, accordion, drums, and sousaphone. The members are wearing light shirts and dark slacks; some are also wearing sombreros. There are signs in front of the band that say, "The Peppermint Orch." Other festival participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227361/
[Woman Serving Food]
Photograph of a woman serving parisa in the Alsatian food booth at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is leaning over the booth and holding out the food on a napkin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227367/
[Performance with Guitar]
Photograph of Jackie Harper, the guitarist and singer with the Glad Tidings Trio, from Jasper, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musician is standing before a microphone and appears to be singing and playing the guitar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227369/
[Jewish Food Booth]
Photograph of a woman preparing food at the San Antonio Jewish Community Center food booth at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The woman is bending over a grill and dishing out food. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227366/
[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]
People are walking by a coupon booth where a woman is selling coupons at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is positioned next to a large sidewalk and has a large umbrella with a sign on top. Three people have stopped to buy coupons at twenty-five cents each. The Institute of Texan Cultures is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227225/
[Coupon Booth on the Veranda]
Photograph of a coupon booth on the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures and the first annual Texas Folklife Festival. Numerous people are walking around on the veranda. One man has stopped at the coupon booth where two women are working. The booth has a red, yellow, and orange, umbrella covering with a sign that says "Coupons twenty-five cents" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227226/
[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya with one leg outstretched and her arms in the air, wearing a long flowing dress with a beaded hem and waist. Other Lebanese dancers are standing behind her, leaning against a room partition. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance to the left of the pavilion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227865/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of members of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features two female dancers stepping in and out of poles controlled by two women holding opposite ends of the poles. The dancing women are waving large fans and wearing fitted dresses with rich sequin embroidery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227862/
[74th Highland Regiment of Foot at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the 74th Highland Regiment of Foot, also known as the Argyll Highlanders performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Members of the regiment are walking in rows of two wearing historical military dress. The man in the front left is holding a flag, while the man in the right is playing the drums. Other members of the group are carrying bayonets on their shoulders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227860/
[Jewish Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Jewish folk dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, four women are holding hands as they dance around a circle. They are wearing matching dresses with floral embroidery around the neck, sleeves, and the hem. The dancers are barefoot as they prance around the stage. Participants of the festival watch from a grassy hill behind the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227868/
[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya resting on bent knees as she pushes her stomach forward and bends her head and shoulder backward. Her long hair swings back and brushes the ground. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance behind her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227864/
[Nutria Demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of O.D. LaBove handling a nutria for a demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, O.D. is holding a metal cord that appears to be attached to a harness on the nutria. The nutria has its' front legs raised on the edge of a large container of water. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227869/
[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya with one layer of her skirt raised above her face, revealing the beaded waistband of the intricate skirt. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance behind her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227866/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of members of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features some dancers kneeling on the ground around a young boy managing the long poles involved in the dance. A male member of the group stands behind the boy managing the poles as many people watch the performance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227863/
[Soul Food Booth]
Photograph of the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. A sign above the booth that is partially covered with pennant flags reads, "Soul Food". A woman in a red outfit and a man standing to her right are waiting at the booth. On the left, two young boys are walking toward the woman in red. Through the booth in the background, other booths and festival visitors are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227204/
[Watercolor Artist at Mexican Market]
Photograph of Caroline Shelton, watercolor artist and member of the San Antonio Conservation Society, seated at a booth decorating cascarones in the Mexican Market at the Texas Folklife Festival. Her booth is on the left side of the photo, covered with colorful paper flowers and a sign that says "Cascarones". These are hollowed-out eggshells filled with confetti and decorated on the outside. The cascarones are displayed on the table in front of her. On the right of the photo, festival visitors are perusing the booths of the market. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227238/
[Man Hurling Sheaf]
Photograph of the sheaf toss sponsored by the Scottish Society of Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man prepares to hurl a burlap bag of hay, or sheaf, using a pitchfork. In the background, people are standing and watching. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227236/
[Jeff Latimer Demonstrating Whittling at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Jeff Latimer at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, Jeff, the instructor of the whittling school, is carving a moose from a block of wood. He is wearing a denim shirt and pants, and sitting on a hay bale. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227775/
[Vee Morrill at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Vee Morrill demonstrating patchwork and costumed dolls at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, Vee is wearing a bonnet and peasant style shirt. She is sitting at a table piecing together fabric. Other materials such as fabric scraps, and sewing supplies such as needles, thread, and pins. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227772/
[The Grobes Serving Sausage at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Grobe family from Fredericksburg, Texas, making German sausage at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is holding a knife in one hand and a pair of tongs with the other, preparing to slice the sausage. A girl standing to the left of him is giving a piece to a participant. A smoker is visible behind the cooking booth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227771/
[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the dancers are grouped in rows of three, consisting of a male leader and two female members who place their arms on the shoulders of the member in front of them. The individual groups form a circle on the pavement in front of an audience of fair-goers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227777/
[Dr. John Hale Baking Bread at the 4th AnnualTexas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Dr. John Hale making coffee can bread at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Dr. Hale is holding a doughy loaf of bread over a long table filled with other baking supplies while festival-goers watch. He is wearing an apron over a polo shirt and pants, with a sweatband on his forehead and sunglasses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227770/
[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of The Gulf Coast Scandinavian Dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features a man holding hands with two women, one on each side of him. Both women have one foot raised in the air mid-step as they spin around, wearing tradition Scandinavian dress featuring puffy-sleeved white shirts underneath vests, long skirts, and aprons. The man dancing in the center is also wearing a white shirt with gathered long-sleeves, a double-breasted sleeveless vest, and pants that tie just below the knee. Several other groups of Scandinavian dancers are visible behind the central group, as are festival booths and participants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227778/
[Nan Herndon Frying Rattlesnake at the 4th Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Nan Herndon deep-frying rattlesnake meet at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, Nan is wearing a sleeveless turtleneck shirt, plaid pants, and a smiley-face necklace. She is handing out samples to participants of the festival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227774/
[Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Czech Moravian Beseda Dancers from Dallas, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a man and woman are standing with their hands clasped together, wearing traditional Czech clothing. Several groups of men and women line up behind the initial couple. Audience members are watching as they perform the dance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227779/
[Wood Carving at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a man demonstrating wood carving at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The man sits on a hay bale wearing a denim shirt and jeans. He carves a moose figurine out of a piece of wood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227776/
[Nan Herndon Frying Rattlesnake at the 4th Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Nan Herndon deep-frying rattlesnake meet at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, Nan is wearing a sleeveless turtleneck shirt, plaid pants, and a smiley-face necklace. Her husband, Robert Lee, has his rattlesnake mounts sitting next to the fryer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227773/
[Man Demonstrating Syrup Cooking Furnace]
Photograph of a man giving a demonstration of his syrup cooking furnace at the Texas Folklife Festival. The furnace is underneath a small wooden pavilion on which a sign is posted that reads, "Syrup Cooker". A crowd of about thirteen or so visitors is gathered at the front of the pavilion, listening to the man talk about his syrup cooker. The cooker itself is made of stone with a furnace and small chimney. Above the furnace is a rectangular trough which holds the syrup. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227035/
[Woman in Pioneer Food Booth]
Photograph of Roberta Griffin, from Devine, in the pioneer food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in a pioneer dress and bonnet, helping a few festival visitors that have come up to the booth. At the top of the booth, a sign reads, "Syrup Sopping". Other signs are displayed around the booth listing the different foods that are for sale, including popcorn balls, taffy, peanut brittle, gingersnaps, and hot biscuits. A few if these items are displayed on the front table of the booth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227037/
[Soap Making Demonstration]
Photograph of Evelyn Johnson, from Mesquite, explaining how to make lye soap in the pioneer lye soap booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in a pioneer bonnet and hat, holding two glass jars. In front of her are two large ceramic mixing bowls containing ingredients for soap making. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227038/
[Sugar Cane Mill]
Photograph of Travis W. Kuykendall operating a sugar cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mill is powered by two horses walking in a circle. The horses are attached to a big log which rotates as they walk. The log is attached to the grinding mechanism which grinds the sugar cane into sugar. Strings of pennant flags decorate the area. A man is standing with the horses and another man is at the grinder, putting in the sugar cane. Kuykendall is walking toward the horses from the right. In the foreground, some spectators are partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227033/
[Open Pit BBQ]
Photograph of beef cooking on an open pit grill in Cattle Drive Corral at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pit grill is in the foreground. A large metal grill panel is positioned over the pit, resting on two support beams which reach across the width of the pit. About twenty large cuts of beef lay out on the grill panel. Behind the pit grill is a red covered wagon. To the left of the pit grill, a dutch oven is hanging from a cross bar. In the right background, a log fence is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227078/
[Wurstfest Opa Band Performance]
Slide of the Wurstfest Opa Band, of New Braunfels, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are four members in the foreground and they are playing trumpets, trombones and the accordion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227693/
[Cowboys Giving Out Free Cowboy Kisses]
Photograph of chuck wagon cook, Tom Perini, leaning over a counter to give a festival participant a free cowboy kiss at the food booth in Cattle Drive Corral during the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The gentleman is wearing a denim shirt, cowboy hat, and leather chaps. The woman is wearing a light floral blouse and dark pants. Other festival participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227441/
[Native Americans Pounding Corn]
Photograph of Darby Battise, member of the Alabama-Coushatta tribe of Texas, pounding corn in a corn mill at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Situated in the Indian Village, the young tribe member is pounding the corn using a tree branch in a corn mill made from a tree trunk with a hollowed out opening. Another young participant is watching this process. They are standing in front of a tall fence and other festival participants are visible sitting in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227447/
[German Folk Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Cameron German Folk Dancers performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are partnered off and are clasping hands. The men are wearing lederhosen and the women are wearing red and yellow skirts. They are performing on a parking lot as festival participants watch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227444/
[Men Oustide of a Representation of a 19th Century House]
Photograph of Bill Hunter, Dr. Sean Burke, and state leaders of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The men are in front of a structure representing a 19th century house in the Irish Flat neighborhood of San Antonio. Festival booths and other participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227449/
[Dick Ropella Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Dick Ropella, a member of the German Der Sauerkrauts Band, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Dick is wearing a German hat with suspenders over a white collared shirt. He has various metal buttons attached to his suspenders, and is playing a musical instrument. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227885/
[Jewish Folk Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Jewish folk dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, four women are holding hands as they revolve around a circle. They are wearing matching dresses with floral embroidery around the neck, sleeves, and the hem. They are barefoot as they dance on the concrete parking lot. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227882/
[Jewish Folk Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Jewish folk dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, four women are holding hands as they revolve around a circle. They are wearing matching dresses with floral embroidery around the neck, sleeves, and the hem. They are barefoot as they dance on the concrete parking lot. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227881/
[Filipino Dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a Filipino hula dancer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph depicts a woman wearing a floral swim top with a grass skirt and a lei around her neck. Her hands are raised to her forehead as if she is looking for something on the horizon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227887/
[Bayanihan Dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a member of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The performer is kneeling while holding an opened fan in each hand while wearing a long dress with gemstones sewn to the sleeves and hemline. She wears long earrings and a tasseled covering on her head. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227880/
[Oomph Band Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Luckenbach High School Oomph Band playing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the band members are arranged in rows of five. The front row consists of band members playing the trombone, trumpet, and saxophone, while the next row consists of members playing various drums. The band members are wearing their uniform tops and berets with jeans and boots. An avenue crowded with festival-goers is visible to the right of the band. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227888/
[Bayanihan Dancer Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a member of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing the Singkil dance at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the man is holding an oblong item in his hands, and wearing a richly embroidered jacket and hat. Female members of the dance group are visible behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227884/
[Young Singing Alliance Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a member of the Young Singing Alliance performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a woman is standing on a stage with her arms crossed behind her back, singing into a microphone. She wears a solid-colored dress with a floral-print collars and sleeves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227889/
[Trombone Player at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a member of the German Der Sauerkrauts performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a woman is playing a trombone and reading from a music stand, wearing a white shirt with a large ruffled collar and suspenders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227886/
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