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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Serial/Series Title: 1st Annual Texas Folklife Festival
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Date: September 7, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Alabama-Coushatta Basket Display]

[Alabama-Coushatta Basket Display]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Alabama-Coushatta baskets being displayed in Indian Village at the Texas Folklife Festival. On a table in the foreground are a variety of tan baskets. Some are small and some large, but all are woven. On the other side of the table, women and children are surveying the baskets. In the center, a woman with large red sunglasses is looking at the display.
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[Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancer Performing]

[Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancer Performing]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancer performing for a crowd at the Texas Folklife Festival. His clothing is traditional: brightly-colored yellow, red and black, and heavily decorated with feathers. He is wearing knee-high cream-colored animal fur boots, a black loin cloth, a yellow shirt and a dark-colored headdress. Attached to his back are two large bunches of red, yellow, and black feathers, arranged like a fan in a semi-circle. He is dancing on the grass in front of a crowd of spectators.
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[Boerne Village Band Performs]

[Boerne Village Band Performs]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Boerne Village Band, directed by Dr. Kenneth Herbst, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph, taken from the right side of the stage, shows seven band members playing on a stage with an overhead covering and a backdrop with a beige curtain and colored ribbons. All of the members are dressed alike in white short-sleeved shirts, dark pants and dark vests. Starting from the left are two tuba players, then a young drummer, then two clarinet players, followed by two trumpet players. The performance is outdoors at night.
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["Bongo Joe" Performs]

["Bongo Joe" Performs]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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["Bongo Joe" Performs for Festival Visitors]

["Bongo Joe" Performs for Festival Visitors]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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["Bongo Joe" Performs on Oil Barrel Drums]

["Bongo Joe" Performs on Oil Barrel Drums]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of George Coleman "Bongo Joe" performing with his oil barrel drums outside at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the foreground wearing tall red socks, navy shorts, a red collared shirt and a Shriner fez. His oil barrel drums are heavily distressed and painted neon green, orange, pink and yellow. A microphone on a stand reaches over the drums toward Coleman's head. A few festival visitors stand dispersed around the performer.
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["Bongo Joe" Plays Piano]

["Bongo Joe" Plays Piano]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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["Bongo Joe" Sings and Plays his Drums]

["Bongo Joe" Sings and Plays his Drums]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Boy demonstrating Historic Toy]

[Boy demonstrating Historic Toy]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a boy demonstrating a toy instrument at Frontier Children's Toyland and Barnyard at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is operating a toy instrument contraption comprised of many small figures and wooden parts. Some parts appear to form a xylophone while one figurine appears to be playing a drum. Four other boys are watching.
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