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[Festival Participants Falling in the Mud]
Photograph of festival participants following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Several people, including chuck wagon cooks, Tom Perini (left) and Robert Williams, are falling into the puddles and mud, causing water to splash up. Festival booths are visible around them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227453/
[Club Members Performing a Lebanese Dance]
Photograph of Ameleb Club members performing a Lebanese dance following the rain shower on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are holding hands and dancing on a designated dance floor. The dancers are not dressed in traditional Lebanese garments, though several of the dancers are wearing rain ponchos. Tarps cover other areas in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227487/
[Festival Participants Drying Off]
Photograph of chuck wagon cooks drying off in their food booth following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Tom Perini is on the left and Robert Williams is on the right. The gentlemen, wearing denim shirts, cowboy hats, and leather chaps, are standing with their arms around each other. A green tarp covers the food booth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227268/
[Floor Guides Carrying Balloons to be Released]
Photograph of several floor guides each carrying a bunch of balloons in a variety shapes, sizes, and colors at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The East Texas String Ensemble is playing instruments and standing in front of microphones as the floor guides are bringing out the balloons to be released around them. Festival participants are standing all around the band and balloons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227491/
[Aerial View of Crawfish Racing Track]
Photograph of crawfish racing track from taken from above at the Texas Folklife Festival. Close to the center of the photograph is a square white table painted with concentric red and blue circles. People are crowded around waiting for the start of the crawfish race, sponsored by Texas Champion Crawfish Races in Port Arthur. In the top portion of the photograph there are large yellow letters displayed on a grassy hill that read, "Port Arthur". Directly below that, smaller orange letters read, "Texas Greatest Corner". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227156/
[Los Conquistadores Playing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a mariachi band known as Los Conquistadores performing at the opening ceremony of the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Their director is Jose Morantes. Miguel Acosta, the guitarist in the foreground, is playing the guitarrĂ³n, or large guitar as he stands near the other band members, including a violinist and two more guitarists. A small crowd is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227962/
[Walker-Ford Gospel Singers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Walker-Ford gospel singers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is singing into a microphone, wearing a denim shirt and jeans while a choir accompanies him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227898/
[San Antonio Czech Choral Group]
Photograph of the San Antonio Czech Choral Group, directed by Don Netek, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The members are dressed in traditional Czech folk garb. The women are wearing blue dresses with white aprons, blouses, and headscarves. The men are wearing blue pants and vests and white shirts. They are standing in groups behind microphones on an outdoor stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227938/
[Rev. John J. Socha with Members of the Wendish Choir]
Photograph of Reverend John J. Socha with members of the Wendish Choir at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Socha is standing at a microphone on an outdoor stage. The Wendish Choir is standing behind him. Socha is wearing blue pants with red and blue stripes on the sides, a white shirt, black vest, and a white hat with a blue feather. The women of the choir are wearing traditional Wendish folk dresses. The men are wearing dark slacks and white shirts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227932/
[Rev. John J. Socha with Members of the Wendish Choir]
Photograph of Reverend John J. Socha with members of the Wendish Choir at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Socha is standing on the right behind a microphone on an outdoor stage. Men from the Wendish Choir are standing to the left behind microphones. Socha is wearing blue pants with red and blue stripes on the sides, a white shirt, black vest, and a white hat with a blue feather. The men of the choir are wearing dark slacks, white shirts, and red bow ties. All are holding pieces of paper. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227933/
[Representatives of the Dallas Inter-Tribal Council]
Photograph of Representatives of the Dallas Inter-Tribal Council at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The men and women are standing outside and are wearing traditional Native American dress. A large animal-hide drum reading "Dallas Inter-Tribal Center" is in front of the dancers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227922/
[Ronnie Woodrom of the Woodrome Family Singers]
Photograph of Ronnie Woodrome, of the Woodrome Family Singers, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Ronnie is standing on an outdoor stage holding a microphone. He is wearing jean overalls and a multicolored collared shirt. Behind him, a man in a matching shirt and sunglasses is playing the piano. Two other men are playing guitars behind Ronnie. The Woodrome Family Singers are gospel singers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227937/
[Alfred M. Soderstrom Dressed as Viking]
Photograph of Alfred M. Soderstrom at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Dressed as a Viking, he prepares bif-bostok at the Swedish booth. His tunic is green, his tights are red, and he is wearing a viking helmet. Large brown bags are stacked on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227931/
[Swedish Food Booth at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a woman cooking in the Swedish food booth at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a girl wearing a large cap with protruding horns is taking rolls out of a pan with a pair of tongs. Several other food booths are visible behind the girl. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227894/
[Belgian Rice Pudding Competition]
Color photograph of two women participating in a Belgian rice pudding contest at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, both women are wearing white blindfolds with yellow plastic protective coverings around their shirts. The woman to the right is holding a bowl of pudding and reaching out a spoon to the other woman's face. The woman on the left grasps her hand, attempting to guide the spoon to her already rice-covered face. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227951/
[Dutch Decorating at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a man painting a miniature shoe in the Dutch booth at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a man holds a tiny ceramic shoe between his thumb and forefinger and a paintbrush in his other hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227921/
[Dutch Girl Seesawing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a Dutch participant seesawing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, the girl is holding onto the edge of the seesaw as it lifts off the ground. Her mouth is open and her eyes are open wide as if she is screaming. Many people stand behind her, participating in other crafts set up at the festival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227764/
[Egg Roll Frying at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of participants frying egg rolls at the Texas Folklife Festival in August 0f 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, one woman stirs chicken in a large frying pan. Another woman is lifting the chicken from the pan into a cardboard box. A third woman is preparing another part of the meal. Crowds of onlookers watch as the women cook. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227974/
[Eloise Deike at the 4th AnnualTexas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Eloise Deike from Kerrville, Texas, holding a jar of raccoon oil at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Eloise holds a jar of raccoon oil she uses to make raccoon cookies. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227871/
[Eloise Deike at the 4th AnnualTexas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Eloise Deike from Kerrville, Texas, pulling a tray of raccoon cookies out of a stove at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Eloise wears a dress patterned with stripes and flowers. Her hair is worn in large coils on her head. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227919/
[Emil P. Schandua at the 4th Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Emil P. "Shiney" Schandua demonstrating tinsmithing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 2011. In the photograph, Emil is using intricate tools to craft a piece of tin. Several men watch Emil as he works. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227789/
[Esther Siegfried Serving Quiche at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of Esther Siegfried serving Quiche Lorraine in the Swiss booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. Esther is wearing traditional Swiss clothing and holding a slice of quiche wrapped in wax paper in her left hand, and carrying a spatula in her right hand. Another woman who is attending the Swiss booth is smiling behind Lorraine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227971/
[Syrup Cooking at the 4th Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a festival participant stirring syrup in a cooker at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, the woman uses a large stick to stir the bubbling syrup. Several fair members wait their turn while watching. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227790/
[Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Tanya Zwon, a Lebanese dancer, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, the dancers are wearing beaded tops with long flowing skirts, long necklaces and rhinestones on their foreheads. A large audience watches as Tanya and the dancers perform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227795/
[Teresa Champion Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Teresa Champion performing a dance at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Teresa is wearing a long dress with large floral pattern. The skirt of the dress is gathered to reveal a solid color underlining and Teresa's heels. She wears a large flower in her hair and flower earrings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227815/
[Texas Bar Six Bicentennial Wagon at the 4th Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of men traveling with the Texas Bar Six Bicentennial Wagon at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, three men wearing cowboy hats with button-up shirts and jeans are sitting in chairs against the wagon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227817/
[Wendish Choir Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a Wendish Choir Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The group consists of four men wearing white collared shirts with matching bow ties. They share two pieces of sheet music between the four of them as they perform for a crowd at the Festival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227824/
[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/
[Young Inter-Tribal Dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a Dallas Inter-Tribal Council dancer at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The dancer wears a feather headdress. His hair is divided into two pieces and wrapped with some kind of string. He also wears a large beaded medallion with an image of an eagle on it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227874/
[Young Singing Alliance Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of the Young Singing Alliance, a band from San Antonio, performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. The band consists of three men and three women. The women are wearing short gray dresses and black handkerchiefs around their necks, while the men wear white pants with black jackets and cummerbunds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227965/
[1929 Club Members of Fox Hunt Hollies]
Color photograph of the 1929 Club Members of the Fox Hunt Hollies, a musical performance group, singing at the Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. Three women and two men are wearing historical dress from the 1920's, including flapper dresses, beaded headbands, and polka-dotted bow ties. Each member of the group is playing a ukulele. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227954/
[1929 Club Members of Fox Hunt Hollies at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of the 1929 Club Members of the Fox Hunt Hollies, a musical performance group, singing at the Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. Three women and two men are wearing historical dress from the 1920's, including flapper dresses, beaded headbands, and polka-dotted bow ties. Each member of the group is playing a ukulele. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227945/
[Bagpiper Jack Brown at 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of bagpiper Jack Brown at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. The bagpiper is wearing a traditional Irish kilt as he plays the bagpipes on a concrete stage. Three young boys dressed as Irish leprechauns are walking behind Jack. Several trees and some foliage is visible behind the group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227959/
[Bongo Joe Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of George Coleman, also known as Bongo Joe, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. George, a steel drum artist, stands behind two large drums wearing a yellow t-shirt and dark-colored pants. Several people watch the performance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227963/
[Champion Pie-Makers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of champion pie-makers Janet Ince, on the left, and her friend showing participants how to make a yam pie at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. Janet wears a dress with a plaid bodice and gathered sleeves decorated with ric-rac. She smiles as she lifts the pie from the oven. Her friend holds a wooden surface to hold the hot pan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227801/
[Chilympiad Cook-Off at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Republic of Texas Chilympiad booth at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a man wearing a tall cowboy hat, an unbuttoned shirt and jeans is using a long stick to stir a pot. Chilympiad is a Texas chili cook-off whose winners automatically qualify for the world chili championships. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227769/
[Chilympiad Cook-Off at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Republic of Texas Chilympiad booth at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a man wearing a tall cowboy hat, an unbuttoned shirt and jeans is using a long stick to stir a pot. Chilympiad is a Texas chili cook-off whose winners automatically qualify for the world chili championships. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227856/
[Dart Games at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of participants playing a game of darts at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a man is standing with his left hand raised at a ninety degree angle, aiming the dart. Another man watches the game. The English pub area of the festival is crowded with people seating and standing at the pub. The games are sponsored by the British Sporting Club. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227767/
[English Pub at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of an English pub at the 4th Annual Texas Folkife Festival in August 1975. In the photograph, several patrons face away from the camera and towards the bar. Two bartenders are making drinks at the small bar inside the festival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227867/
[Piano Player at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a man playing the piano in the English Pub section sponsored by the British Sporting Club at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the photograph, the man is seated on a bench in front of the piano with his hands on the keys. He's smiling as he plays the piano. Participants from the fair are seated in the pub, watching him play. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227787/
[Reverend John Socha performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of Reverend John J. Socha from Fort Worth, Texas, performing a religious song in Wendish, a Sorbian language of the Slavic branch. John is wearing a white shirt decorated with small blue flowers, underneath a black vest with white trim. He also wears a white hat with a blue feather, watch, and ring. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227972/
[Scottish Bagpiper at 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of a Scottish bagpiper playing in a band on stage at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. The bagpiper is wearing a traditional Irish kilt. Other members of the band are wearing unique hats and playing various instruments like the guitar, banjo, and drums. A crowd of people look on as the band performs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227969/
[Steel Guitarist at 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of a steel guitarist at the Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. The steel guitarist is seated on a small chair playing the steel guitar and wearing a white shirt, jeans, tan leather boots, and a dark brown cowboy hat. Members of the band are visible behind him as they okay under a striped canopy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth228000/
[Young Singing Alliance Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Color photograph of the Young Singing Alliance, a band from San Antonio, performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. The band consists of three men and three women each singing with individual microphones. The women are wearing short gray dresses and black handkerchiefs around their necks, while the men wear white pants with black jackets and cummerbunds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227964/
[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/
[Family at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of visitors relaxing on a hill at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a man is sitting on the hillside reading a brochure. A woman sits to the left of him, leaning forward to look as well. A boy and a girl sit behind the two adults. Another child is drinking from a bottle in a stroller. Groups of people are visible sitting on the hillside surrounding them. A tent and streamers are visible in the top left corner of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227829/
[Greek Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Kali Parea Greek folk dancing group performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival. In the photograph, six girls are holding hands as they raise their right leg into the air. The girls are dancing on a large stage surrounded by a crowd of festival participants. Each girl is wearing various pieces of traditional Greek dress, including white blouses with loose, draping sleeves, suspenders, embroidered skirts with plaid or floral aprons, dark tights and heavy leather shoes. Translated, Kali Parea means "good crowd" in English. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227836/
[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 at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of three Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the three women are linking elbows and raising their left leg into the air. Each girl is wearing a light-colored blouse with embroidered suspenders and striped skirts. Three women in similar poses are visible behind the group, facing the opposite direction toward the crowd. A canopy of streamers covers the pavilion where the group is dancing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227835/
[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/
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