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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
["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 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 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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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 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/
[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/
[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/
[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]
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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
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