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[Woman Displaying Woven Wall Hangings]
Photograph of Catherine King, from San Antonio, showing her woven pillows to a visitor at the Texas Folklife Festival. In front of her are a few pillows, woven with an image of a tree. Behind her are large woven wall hangings of nature and landscapes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227062/
[Oxen for Log Wagon]
Photograph of Jethro Holmes and J.W. Broom with a red eight wheel log wagon, loaned by the W.T. Carter family of Houston, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wagon resembles a trailer and has two supports for logs to be laid across. Behind it, Jethro is sitting on one of the oxen not yet harnessed to the wagon. J.W. Broom is standing to the right of them. To the right of the wagon the other ox stands patiently. In the background, the tower of the Americas is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227061/
[Man With Jumping Jack]
Photograph of a man playing with a jumping jack at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is sitting in a wheelchair and holding a thin wooden dowel attached to a white, wooden figure with a black top hat. The man bounces a flat wooden paddle below the figure's feet, causing it to bounce and "jump". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227067/
[Man Displays Knife]
Photograph of Don Hastings, from Palestine, displaying a knife that he made at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a plaid shirt, a brown apron, and a black cap. He is looking at the finished knife which he is holding in his left hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227060/
[Man Explaining How to Make Horsehair Ropes]
Photograph of Bill Brett, from Hull, making a horsehair rope at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is sitting on a small bale of hay, wearing a beige cowboy hat, sunglasses, jeans, and a short-sleeved beige button-up shirt. He is showing his horsehair rope to a woman standing next to him. She holds part of it in her hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227068/
[Man Whittling]
Photograph of Joe McMordie, from Austin, whittling a wooden caricature at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is seated, wearing glasses and a blue button-up shirt. He has a moustache and a pipe in his mouth. He is looking down at the piece he is working on, which he holds in his lap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227064/
[Two Women With Doll]
Photograph of two women in a booth displaying a doll and old family photographs at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two women are talking to each other and the woman on the right is about to pick up the doll. In the background, more photographs and posters are on display on the back wall of the booth. Several people are perusing the objects on display. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227069/
[Woman Showing Her Batik and Stitchery]
Photograph of Winnie M. Lay, from San Antonio, showing her batik and stitchery to visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. On the left, three female visitors are leaning on the orange counter of the booth, looking at a piece that Lay is holding on the right. One visitor is holding a bunch of peacock feathers. In the background, a variety of Lay's colorful work is on display. The pieces have subjects of animals and nature, including a turtle, a sun, a bird and a mushroom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227063/
[29 Club Members Singing and Dancing]
Photograph of 29 Club members, representing Fox Hunt Follies festival in Center, Texas, performing songs and dances of the 1920's at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night on an outdoor stage; the photograph is taken from out in the audience. Men and women are dressed colorful costumes. Most of the women are wearing solid, brightly-colored, dresses with bloomers that cover the knee. Each woman has a white shoulder sash. Two men are in suits and are wearing 1920's style bowler hats. Two other men are wearing shorts and polo shirts with 1920's style skimmer hats. Many of the performers are making some gesture with their arms, either raised, out in front, or gesturing toward the audience. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227045/
[Two Representatives of Fox Hunt Follies]
Photograph of two representatives of the Fox Hunt Follies Festival in Center, Texas, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two men are standing behind a microphone on an illuminated stage at night. On the right is Hinkle Shillings, the director of the fox hound chorus. On the left is the director of the 29 Club performers, dressed in a vintage tuxedo with pinstripe pants and a red vest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227042/
[Two Men Playing Dominoes]
Photograph of two men sitting at a square wooden table, playing a game of dominoes at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are black dominoes placed in the center of the table and tally marks written in chalk on two corners of the table. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227041/
[Dorothy Buchanan Making Lye Soap]
Photograph of Dorothy Buchanan, from Bryan, making lye soap in an iron cauldron over a fire pit at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a green dress, white apron, and newspaper bonnet, stirring the cauldron with a wooden oar. In the background an open grassy hill and the Institute of Texas Cultures is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227040/
[Operating Grist Mill]
Photograph of Tim Wimberly operating a grist mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mill was installed by his father, R. K. (Ken) Wimberly, from Austin. The mill is made mostly of wood with a few metal parts. It is powered by a belt that appears to be connected to a nearby tractor axle. Tim is bending over to tend to the area where the cornmeal is dispersed. He is wearing a cowboy hat. In the right foreground, a young girl is partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227048/
[Member of the 29 Club]
Photograph of a 29 Club member, from Center, Texas, sitting in a chair outside at the Texas Folklife Festival. The woman, who is advanced in years, is dressed in a red ruffled dress with bloomers that come down over the knee. With one leg crossed over the other, she seems to be adjusting the ribbons on her slipper. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227044/
[Boy Playing in the Sand]
Photograph of a boy playing in the sand with a shovel and pail on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. A woman holding a small child is standing behind him and several people are in visible the distant background. "Galveston Beach" is sponsored by Galveston Shrimp Festival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227049/
[29 Club Members Performing]
Photograph of 29 Club members, representing Fox Hunt Follies festival in Center, Texas, performing songs and dances of the 1920s at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night on an outdoor stage; the photograph is taken from out in the audience. Men and women are dressed colorful costumes. Most of the women are wearing solid, brightly-colored dresses with bloomers that cover the knee. Each woman has a white shoulder sash. The men are wearing suits and 1920's style bowler or skimmer hats. One man is dressed in 1920's striped swimwear and playing a guitar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227043/
[Arm Wrestling Contest]
Photograph of festival participants competing in an arm wrestling contest at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The two men are sitting at a table and are clasping hands; one man has pinned his competitor's arm to the table. Festival participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227365/
[Singers from the Engelkinder Choir Performing on a Stage]
Photograph of Rosemarie Doyle directing the Engelkinder Choir, representing New Braunfels Wurstfest, at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musicians are standing on the stage, which is the back of a flatbed trailer. The musicians are wearing what appears to be traditional German clothing. Performing into microphones, they are singing and clapping. A man is holding an umbrella over the accordionist, who is also on the stage. Festival participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227362/
[Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers from SPJST Lodge 84 of Dallas, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Representing Czechfest, the young dancers are performing on a small stage and are wearing what appear to be traditional Czech garments. The dancers have formed two lines and are facing each other; the dancers are holding hands with the person beside them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227360/
[Arm Wrestling Contest]
Photograph of young festival participants competing in an arm wrestling contest at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The two young boys are sitting at a table; they are currently grasping hands and appear to be even at this point. Other festival participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227364/
[Arm Wrestling Contest]
Photograph of young festival participants competing in an arm wrestling contest at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The two young boys are sitting at a table; the boy on the right is grimacing as his hand is about to hit the table. Festival participants are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227363/
[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]
Photograph of exhibit floor tour guides preparing to release balloons at the opening of the first Texas Folklife Festival. Eight tour guides, both male and female, are lined up on an outdoor walkway side by side, each holding up a cluster of colorful balloons. A big portion of the sky is included in the image, and the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227222/
[Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band Marches]
Photograph of the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish band, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are in formation and dressed in traditional Scottish clothing as they march through the festival. Crowds of festival visitors are visible behind and beside the band. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227221/
[Woman Making Fry Bread]
Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta woman preparing Native American fry bread at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a green dress and a white apron with red flowers. She is lifting a finished fry bread out of the fryer with a carving fork. Two other Alabama-Coushatta women are visible behind her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227227/
[Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band Performs Onstage]
Photograph of the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish band, performing at night at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members, dressed in traditional Scottish clothing, are lined up onstage. Drummers are on the right and bagpipe players on the left. The photograph, taken from amongst the audience, shows many festival visitors sitting in front of the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227220/
[Stripping Leaves from Sugar Cane]
Photograph of Travis W. Kuykendall with others, stripping leaves from sugar cane for the pioneer cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three men and four children are helping with the work. Piles of dead stripped-off leaves cover the ground around them. Kuykendall is down on one knee working on the right side of the photograph. The children are in the middle and the other two men are on the left, one standing and one sitting. Right behind the stripping area is a chain-link fence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227228/
[Woman Releasing Balloons]
Photograph of a female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. She is holding a cluster of colorful balloons that form an arch over her head. She is looking upwards and smiling. In the background another woman is holding another cluster of balloons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227224/
[German Folk Dancing Couple]
Photograph of the Cameron German Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man and woman dressed in traditional German clothing are dancing together outside. The colors of their clothing are red, yellow, black, gray, and white. In the background, pennant flags and spectators are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227229/
[Man and Woman Holding Balloons]
Photograph of a male tour guide and female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. The man is in the foreground clutching several strings of balloons and the woman is slightly behind him. Both are surrounded by colorful balloons as they smile at the camera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227223/
[Man with Pot of Food]
Photograph of an African-American man at the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is lifting a pot lid to reveal the contents of a large pan of food that is resting on a table. He is wearing sunglasses, looking toward the camera and smiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227205/
["Bongo Joe" Plays Piano]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing on the piano outside at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is seated, playing a light wood-colored piano. He is visible from the waist up. He is wearing a yellow shirt, a red bandana, a large chain necklace and a military helmet. Behind him at the end of the piano, two young girls are trying to get his attention. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227202/
["Bongo Joe" Performs for Festival Visitors]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the left foreground wearing a light-blue collared shirt and a military helmet. The photo is cropped near his waist. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the right foreground. He is singing into a silver microphone that is held by a microphone stand that extends over the drums. Another military helmet hangs from the join of the microphone stand. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227201/
[Woman Holds Polish Sausage]
Photograph of a Jo Ann Witek, co-chairman of the Polish food booth, holding up Polish sausage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is smiling, wearing a pink outfit, and holding up a large meat fork on which a long Polish sausage is skewered. She is standing next to a table that has two dishes of Polish food on it. In the background, more kitchen and serving ware is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227207/
["Bongo Joe" Sings and Plays his Drums]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the foreground wearing a light-blue collared shirt and a military helmet. The photo is cropped near his waist. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the right foreground. He is singing into a silver microphone held by a microphone stand that reaches over the drums. Another military helmet hangs from the join of the microphone stand. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227200/
[Woman in Polish Food Booth]
Photograph of two women preparing food in the Polish food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. One woman is in the foreground, the other one behind her. In the background, festival visitors outside of the booth are waiting to be served. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227208/
[Two Female Polish Dancers]
Photograph of two members of the the Polish National Alliance Dancers, from Houston, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two female dancers, dressed in traditional Polish folk dresses, are standing on stage behind a microphone with their hands on their hips. They are wearing black skirts and black vests with peasant-style white blouses, multi-colored striped aprons, and colorful necklaces. The woman on the right is wearing white lace-up knee-high boots while the woman on the left wears brown knee-high boots. Both women have red flowers in their hair. The woman on the right has a long blonde braid that reaches down to her waist. Many festival visitors are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227209/
[Man with Plate of Food]
Photograph of an African-American man at the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is eating black-eyed peas from a plate of food he is holding. In the background, some tables and chairs at the booth are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227206/
["Bongo Joe" Performs]
Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the right foreground wearing dark blue pants, a light blue shirt and a military helmet. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the left foreground. Part of a microphone stand reaches over the top of the drums and holds a microphone in front of Coleman's face. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227203/
[People Watching Sheaf Toss]
Photograph of the sheaf toss sponsored by the Scottish Society of Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. Several spectators stand around the sheaf toss area while a man tosses the sheaf up in the air, trying to clear it over a high horizontal bar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227235/
[Irish Folk Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas folk dancers, from Houston, performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground a man and a woman are dancing together. The woman is wearing a short white dress and a brown cape or shawl with fringe trim. The man is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, a green sash and a brown kilt. Other dancers are partially visible in the background, as well as some spectators offstage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227232/
[Pehl's Oompah Band Performs]
Photograph of Pehl's Oompah Band, from Fredericksburg, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are seated outdoors in a circle, facing one another. They are dressed in traditional German lederhosen and hats, playing trumpets, a tuba, a saxophone, an accordion and a drum set. Many people are standing around them, watching the performance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227231/
[Wendish Choir Performing]
Photograph of a Wendish choir performing outdoors during the day at the Texas Folklife Festival. Approximately fifteen choir members, mostly women, stand together holding music while singing in front of a backdrop of a partly cloudy sky and the Tower of the Americas. The women are wearing traditional dresses, with red and white patterned shawls and matching bonnets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227237/
[People Watching a Polka Band Perform]
Photograph of Pehl's Oompah Band, from Fredericksburg, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are seated outdoors in a circle, facing one another. They are dressed in traditional German lederhosen and hats, playing trumpets, a tuba, a saxophone, an accordion and a drum set. Many people are standing behind them and watching. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227230/
[Two Mexican-American Dancers Twirling Their Skirts]
Photograph of a two Mexican-American girls, members of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio, dancing in costumes onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are young, but not children. They are grasping their long traditional ruffled skirts twirling them about. The girl in the left foreground is wearing a green dress, the girl in the right background is wearing a blue dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227234/
[German Folk Dancing]
Photograph of the Cameron German Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man and woman dressed in traditional German clothing are dancing together outside. The colors of their clothing are red, yellow, black, gray, and white. Behind them, other pairs of dancers as well as people watching the performance are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227239/
[Two Members of Ballet de Los Niños Performing]
Photograph of two young Mexican-American dancers, members of Ballet de Los Niños from San Antonio, dancing in costumes onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. A boy and a girl are partner dancing. The girl is wearing a yellow dress with a wide ruffled skirt with pink, purple and white trim, which she is twirling. She has braids and yellow bows in her hair. The boy is facing her, wearing black pants, a white shirts and a red tie. One of his arms is up in the air. Behind the girl, another female dancer is partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227233/
[Demonstration on How to Make Sauerkraut]
Slide of the Kendall County German food and craft demonstration booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Mrs. Alvin Sueltenfuss is using a tool to shred cabbage over a large pot. She is working at the table that has jars of finished or fermenting sauerkraut on her right and half of a head of cabbage on her right. Behind her are knit fabrics hanging. In the background are people walking around the festival grounds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227585/
[Man Participating in Scottish Caber Tossing]
Slide of Scottish caber tossing at the Texas Folklife Festival. This shot shows a man who has just thrown a caber, which is wooden pole that has about the same diameter as his head and about twice or so his height. The caber is still in mid-flight. There are people scattered around him to spectate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227581/
[A Tigua Woman Preparing Food]
Slide of a Tigua woman bent over a pot and handling the food with her bare hands at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are two men looking into the pot at the food. The pot is sitting on a stump. The woman is dressed in traditional Tigua attire with heavy jewelry and a cloth tied over the top of her head. The men are dressed in a more Americanized style but one man who is in the foreground also has a bandanna tied around his head. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227587/
[Scottish and Irish Bagpipers and Drummers Performing]
Slide of Scottish and Irish bagpipers and drummers performing with a large crowd surrounding them at the Texas Folklife Festival. This shot is focuses on a man in a plaid kilt playing a snare drum behind his fellow members in the performance. A bass drummer is in front of him, another snare drummer to his right and bagpipers to his left. In the background, there is a log cabin and a crowd of people watching the number. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227580/
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