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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Wagon Cook Surveying Festival]
Photograph of chuck wagon cook, Cliff Teinert, surveying the muddy festival grounds on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a denim long sleeve shirt, a cowboy hat, a red bandanna around his neck, a leather belt, and what appears to be leather chaps over his jeans. He is leaning to the side with a hand on his hip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227496/
[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/
[Musicians Performing on Opening Day]
Photograph of the East Texas String Ensemble performing on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The four band members are playing a variety of instruments, such as the upright bass, violin, guitar, and banjo. Each of the four men are wearing cowboy hats, shirts, and slacks. They are singing into microphones and are performing on a concourse as festival participants stand around the band, listening to the performance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227476/
[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/
[Festival Participants Walking Through the Mud]
Photograph of festival participants following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The people are holding on to each other as they walk, through the puddles and mud, back to their booth in Cattle Drive Corral. Tom Perini is pictured in the center. The gentlemen are wearing denim shirts and leather chaps, while the women are wearing colorful shirts and slacks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227446/
[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/
[Rain Sinks Balloons to be Released]
Photograph of the floor guides handling balloons after their attempted release on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The balloons were grounded due to the rain from Hurricane Delia. A bunch of balloons are on the ground while the floor guides are trying to untangle a different bunch. Children are playing with the balloons while other festival participants are also picking them up. A cameraman is filming the action. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227490/
[Girl Running With Balloons in the Rain]
Photograph of Miss Stephens, a daughter of an employee of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival, running through the muddy grounds after the opening ceremony. She is carrying three balloons from the failed balloon release. Hair in pigtails, she is barefoot and wearing a white t-shirt with black pants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227494/
[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/
[African-American Singer Performs Onstage with Pianist]
Photograph of Amenolee Whitaker, African-American singer from Stephen F. Austin University, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a summer dress with a quilt pattern and white sandals, performing onstage with a pianist. She stands behind a microphone stand to the right of the seated piano player who is facing away from the audience and wearing a green dress. In the background, a beige curtain and colored streamers are hanging. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227303/
[African-American Singer Performs with Pianist]
Photograph of Amenolee Whitaker, African-American singer from Stephen F. Austin University, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a summer dress with a quilt pattern, performing outdoors during the day on a grassy field. She is standing behind a microphone stand to the right of a seated piano player who also has a microphone set up. The Institute of Texan Cultures visible in the distant background as well as the base of the Tower of the Americas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227302/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Girl Holding a Bunch of Balloons]
Slide of the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. There is a young girl holding a large bundle of balloons above her head. there is another girl and man in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227726/
[Opening Ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival]
Slide of the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. Allen Thibodeaux and his French Ramblers Band playing in front of the entrance to the Institute of Texan Cultures. There are huge bunches of balloons in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227724/
[French Ramblers Band Performance]
Slide of the opening ceremony the Texas Folklife Festival. W. T. Oliver (right) and Allen Thibodeaux and his French Ramblers Band playing at the Institute of Texan Cultures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227653/
[Balloon Release at the Opening Ceremony]
Slide of the opening ceremony the Texas Folklife Festival. The Institute of Texan Cultures guides prepare to release huge bunches of balloons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227689/
[Balloon Release at the Opening Ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival]
Slide of the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. Balloons are in the air and being released by the exhibit floor guides of the Institute of the Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227725/
[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/
[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/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Teaching Tinikling]
Photograph of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers, from St. Augustin School, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. They are teaching Tinikling to audience members. The dancers are wearing white blouses with plaid skirts and headscarves. The audience members are dressed informally. The dancers and participants are jumping over green bamboo poles on the ground held in place by other dancers. They are performing on an outdoor stage. Other spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227940/
[Mabuhay Dancer Teaching Tinikling]
Photograph of a member of the Mabuhay Dancers, a Filipino dance group from San Antonio directed by Lillian Reyes, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a red dress with plaid trim and teaching Tinikling to an audience member. The audience member is a young boy dressed in jeans and a red shirt. They are jumping over bamboo poles on the ground held in place by other dancers. They are performing outside. Other spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227941/
[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/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing Tinikling]
Photograph of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers, from St. Augustin School, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are performing Tinikling on an outdoor stage. The male dancers are dressed in white shirts with colored pants and multicolored scarves. The female dancers are either wearing white blouses with plaid skirts and headscarves or green blouses and multicolored skirts. Some dancers are jumping over green bamboo poles on the ground while others sit on the ground holding the poles in place. Spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227939/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing the Singkil Dance]
Photograph of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers, from St. Augustin School, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. They are performing the Singkil dance on an outdoor stage. The female dancers are wearing brightly-colored dresses with multicolored embellishments. The male dancers are wearing black pants and brightly colored vests with multicolored embellishments. The dancers are holding green bamboo poles, pink fans, or yellow and blue scarves. Spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227942/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing the Singkil Dance]
Photograph of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers, from St. Augustin School, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. They are performing the Singkil dance on an outdoor stage. The female dancers are wearing brightly colored dresses with multicolored embellishments. The male dancers are wearing black pants and brightly-colored vests with multicolored embellishments. Most of the dancers are kneeling on the ground holding green bamboo poles or pink fans. One female dancer in white and one in green are standing and holding umbrellas. Spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227943/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing the Binasuan Dance]
Photograph of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers, from St. Augustin School, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are all male and are performing the Binasuan (or glass) dance on an outdoor stage. The dancers are dressed in white long-sleeved shirts, colored pants, and multicolored scarves. They are barefoot and balancing glasses on their heads in various positions. Spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227792/
[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing the Itik-Itik Dance]
Photograph of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers, from St. Augustin School, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are all female and are performing the Itik-itik (or duck) dance. The dancers are wearing white blouses with plaid skirts and headscarves. They are barefoot and performing on an outdoor stage. Spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227944/
[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/
[Walker-Ford Gospel Singers of San Antonio]
Photograph of the Walker-Ford Gospel Singers of San Antonio at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The members are dressed casually and are performing on an outdoor stage. In the foreground, a man is playing a piano. Behind him, a group of men and women are lined up singing. On the right, in front of the singers, Oscar Ford is directing the choir. A young boy is standing by Ford. Several microphones are placed on the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227929/
[Youth Singing Alliance of San Antonio]
Photograph of the Youth Singing Alliance of San Antonio at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The group is on a wooden stage outside. In the foreground, a woman is playing the piano. Behind the piano, two men and three women are lined up, standing behind microphones. In the background, a man is playing the tambourine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227930/
[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/
[Irene Stephan Performing Japanese Dance ]
Photograph of Irene Stephan at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is demonstrating a classical Japanese dance while wearing a white kimono with pale pink and yellow flowers on it. Her hair is pulled back and has flowers in it. She is outside on a low wooden stage. People are visible in the background. Irene Stephan is from McAllen, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227923/
[The Singing Harris Family]
Photograph of the gospel group, the Singing Harris Family, at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The group consists of four women and three men. Three of the women and two of the men are standing in a row behind microphones, singing. One women is sitting at a piano on the left, and one man is standing behind the rest of the group. They are performing on an outdoor stage as festival participants watch from the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227936/
[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/
[Irene Stephan Performing Japanese Dance]
Photograph of Irene Stephan at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is demonstrating a classical Japanese dance while wearing a white kimono with pale pink and yellow flowers on it. She is also wearing a mask and holding a fan and knife. Her hair is pulled back and has flowers in it. She is outside on a low wooden stage. People are visible in the background. Irene Stephan is from McAllen, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227926/
[Irene Stephan Performing Japanese Dance]
Photograph of Irene Stephan at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is demonstrating a classical Japanese dance while wearing a white kimono with pale pink and yellow flowers on it. Her hair is pulled back and has flowers in it. She is outside on a low wooden stage. People are visible in the background. Irene Stephan is from McAllen, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227924/
[San Antonio Jewish Community Center Dancers]
Photograph of dancers from the San Antonio Jewish Community Center at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. They are performing an Israeli folk dance on an outdoor stage. Most of the dancers are women. They are wearing green, yellow, white, and pink dresses with multicolored scarves and are barefoot. Spectators are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227927/
[Tonya Zwan Performing Lebanese Folk Dance]
Photograph of Tanya Zwan at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is demonstrating a Lebanese folk dance and wearing a red and yellow outfit with gold embellishments. She is performing on an outdoor stage. People are visible in the background. Tanya Zwan is from Tyler, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227928/
[Children's Toyland and Barnyard]
Photograph of the Children's Toyland and Barnyard at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. There is a large wooden tent-like structure through which a young girl is running. Hay covers the ground. Several other children are playing in the area. A man is standing in the foreground looking at the children. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227934/
[Tonya Zwan Performing Lebanese Folk Dance]
Photograph of Tanya Zwan at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is demonstrating a Lebanese folk dance and wearing a black and white outfit with silver embellishments. She is using gold finger cymbals and performing on an outdoor stage. People are visible in the background. Tanya Zwan is from Tyler, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth227935/
[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/
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