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[John H. Pfeil Telling a Story]
Photograph of John H. Pfeil telling a story at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing behind a microphone stand, speaking into the microphone. He is wearing an off-white bucket hat, a white short-sleeved button-up shirt, a belt with a silver belt buckle, and dark brown pants. A painted backdrop of a wall with doors is partially visible behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285799/
[Leon Payne and Three Blind Mice Performing]
Photograph of Leon Payne and the Three Blind Mice performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Payne is in front, playing and singing guitar. Behind him are a pedal steel player, a bassist, a drummer, an accordion player, and two electric guitarists. Also visible onstage are several cables, amps and monitors. Behind the stage, strips of material hang to form the backdrop. Behind that is a large tree, providing shade for the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285796/
[Man Shearing a Goat]
Photograph of a man shearing a goat at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is on the left holding the goat which is on the right. He has one hand over the goat's snout and the other holding the electric shearer up to the goat's neck. Someone else's hands are visible holding the goat's body. Another goat is partially visible in the foreground. The man is wearing a striped, light-colored polo shirt with a bandana over his shoulder. Above them, a shade canopy is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285793/
[Le P'tit Blanc Performing]
Photograph of Le P'tit Blanc performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. A group of musicians are seated onstage. In the right foreground, a man is standing at a microphone playing a recorder. Sitting to the left of him is an accordion player, then a violinist, then a man playing an instrument similar to a guitar but with a teardrop-shaped body. Finally to the left of him is a woman seated with a drum on the ground in front of her. Behind them, red and orange streamers decorate the back of the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285675/
[Frontier Soldier Shoeing a Horse]
Photograph of a frontier soldier reenactor at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is dressed in period clothing: blue pants, a white shirt, suspenders and a black, wide-brimmed hat with a yellow cord around the base of the crown. He is bending over holding the back hoof of a dark brown horse up over his lap. In the background, a white horse and a stone house are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285672/
[Irish Dancers Performing]
Photograph of Irish dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two lines of three dancers each are onstage facing each other. Each line has two women and a man in the center, the three holding hands. They are kicking up their feet and one woman is actually pictured mid-air. Directly to the left, two dancers are standing and clapping. A colorful shade canopy hangs overhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285671/
[Alamo Bobbin Lacers Making Lace]
Photograph of Sue Daeschner, of the Alamo Bobbin Lacers, making lace at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting on the right in the foreground with a large round cushion on the table in front of her. The piece that she is working on is attached to the cushion. She is using several bobbins to make the design, about 25 or so, each loaded with purple string. They are roughly the size and shape of pencils. The string from each bobbin has already been worked into the lace, and she is crossing them over one another to carefully weave the intricate design. To the left of Daeschner, another woman, Col. Lois MacTaggart (US Army, Ret.), is also making bobbin lace. In the left foreground, some finished pieces on display are partially visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285677/
[Doris Riedel Making Soap]
Photograph of Doris Riedel making lye soap at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a maroon pioneer dress and a blue apron, and sitting in a chair to the right of a cauldron hanging from a tripod over a coal fire. She is stirring the cauldron with a large wooden stick. A large pile of wood is behind her in the middle ground of the photograph. In the background, crowds of festival visitors are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285670/
[The Norman Sisters Singing Onstage]
Photograph of the Norman Sisters performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four female singers are standing onstage holding microphones and singing. The singer in the foreground is wearing a yellow blouse, yellow earrings, and a scarf around her waist. She is singing passionately with her eyes closed. A canopy of greenery is hanging over the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285678/
[Female Reenactors in Costume Doing Laundry]
Photograph of USAA volunteers portraying fort laundresses at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two women are dressed in pioneer clothing, kneeling down at a silver wash bucket pretending to do laundry. The woman on the left is wearing a blue dress with red-checkered trim and a red-checkered apron. The woman on the right is wearing a gray blouse and white skirt. Both of their bonnets are not being worn but instead tied around their necks. They are part of a larger scene of reenactors, some of whom are visible in the background. Behind them on the right is a porch of an old house. Some people are standing on the porch at a table covered in a red checkered tablecloth. Behind the women on the left, more reenactors and festival visitors are standing around, and a woman on a horse is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285674/
[Anne Marrou Speaking to Visitors at a Chuckwagon]
Photograph of Anne Marrou at a chuck wagon speaking to festival visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a purple pioneer dress with a matching bonnet, facing the visitors who are on the right. On display on the chuck wagon's fold down table are three different kinds of rope, an antique rolling pin and wooden bowl, an iron rod, and a few types of barbed wire. Other festival booths are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285679/
[Bill Clark Making Shingles]
Photograph of Bill Clark making shingles at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is straddling a wooden work bench shaving a flat piece of wood with a drawknife. He is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, a brown shirt, and overalls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285676/
[Dorceal Duckens Performing with the Duckens Family]
Photograph of Dorceal Duckens performing with the Duckens Family Singers at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a white and brown African-inspired shirt, as he grips the microphone with one hand and waves to the crowd with the other. He has a goatee and is smiling. Behind him, other members of the group are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285673/
[Tanya Zwan Performing Middle Eastern Dance]
Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing dances from the Middle East at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a sequined belly dancing outfit which is predominantly blue but also with colors of pink, purple, green and yellow. She has her hands above her head and is wearing finger cymbals. She is smiling and shifting her hips to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285805/
[Young Alabama-Coushatta Dancer]
Photograph of a young Alabama-Coushatta dancer posing in front of a hedge at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is wearing a complete tribal outfit consisting of a vest, skirt, leather wrist cuffs, feathered and beaded arm bands, a beaded necklace and sash, a beaded headband, and a feathered headdress. The prominent colors of the clothing are red and yellow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285802/
[The Duckens Family Singers]
Photograph of the Duckens Family Singers at the Texas Folklife Festival. A group of nineteen African-American family members, men and women, are posing for the photograph on the grass in front of a wooden building. Some of them are kneeling down in the front but most of them are standing. Each member is either wearing a blue t-shirt that says, "Duckens Family", or just a plain blue shirt. Most of them are smiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285801/
[Man Learning Middle Eastern Dance]
Photograph of a man learning a middle eastern dance taught by Tanya Zwan at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing with his button-up shirt open revealing his bare torso. He is holding his fedora in front of his face. Zwan is standing next to him, laughing and clapping her hands above her head. She is wearing a sequined belly dancing outfit which is predominantly pink but also with colors of blue, purple, green and yellow. Another festival visitor learning to dance is standing to the left of her with his shirt up exposing his midriff. The stage is covered with a blue canopy and a red backdrop is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285807/
[Man and Two Women Blowing Horns]
Photograph of Ladies from the Herb Society with Delbert Brewster, a scrimshaw artist, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Brewster is standing in the middle with the ladies on either side of him. They are all holding handmade horns up to their mouths. The woman on the left is wearing a pioneer dress and bonnet; the one on the right is wearing a pioneer dress and apron with a wide-brimmed sun hat. Brewster is wearing a western shirt and a cowboy hat. Other horns and tools are visible hanging in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285800/
[Cadence Cloggers Performing]
Photograph of the Cadence Cloggers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two women wearing short but voluminous skirts are dancing facing each other with their right hands joined. The woman on the right has her leg up and the bottom part of her shoe, containing a metal toe and heel piece used for rhythm-making, is visible. A male clogger is visible behind them at the back of the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285808/
[Alabama-Coushatta Dancers Talking to Each Other]
Photograph of two Alabama-Coushatta dancers talking to each other at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are both wearing heavily decorated traditional outfits covered in beads and fringe. The dancer on the right is wearing colors of red, white, and blue; the one on the left is wearing black, white, and blue. Each dancer has two large circular arrangements of feathers on their back. They are also wearing fur boots. Behind them a green shed and a yellow shed are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285804/
[Female Dancer from Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Performing]
Photograph of an African-American dancer from the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a black leotard and a red flowing skirt which she is twirling around. She also has a red sash around her neck and a white head wrap. She is standing on her left foot and is smiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285809/
[Tanya Zwan Teaching Audience Members Middle Eastern Dances]
Photograph of Tanya Zwan teaching audience members Middle Eastern Dances at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a sequined belly dancing outfit which is predominantly pink but also with colors of blue, purple, green and yellow. She has one hand above her head and one at her side. A line of five men are following her around, mimicking her dance moves. Two men with button-up shirts have their shirts open to reveal their belly. Each audience member is also wearing a headpiece. The stage is covered by a blue canopy and a red backdrop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285806/
[Alabama-Coushatta Dancer Performing with Rings]
Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta dancer performing with rings at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is in the middle of the stage dancing with a group of about fifteen rings, each one placed in a specific location around his body. He is wearing traditional tribal clothing with a fringed tunic and fur around his ankles and lower legs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285803/
[Dr. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show]
Photograph of Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Smoky, pictured left, Glenda, pictured in the center, and Malcom, pictured right, are speaking to the audience in microphones. Smoky wears denim overalls over a long-sleeve floral shirt while Glenda wears a floor-length calico dress. Malcom wears a white jacket with black trim and a black hat. Members of the audience are visible around the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285465/
[Marcia Breaz Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of Marcia Breaz performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Marcia wears a braided band across her forehead, a sleeveless dress with tasseled fringe on the shoulders, and a metal and leather belt. She sings into a corded microphone on a stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285462/
[Graciela Wilborn Embroidering a Pillow]
Photograph of Graciela Wilborn at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Graciela, a member of the Alamo Bobbin Lacers, is embroidering a bolster pillow with a circular floral pattern. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285461/
[Musical Performance by Andres Acosta]
Photograph of Andres Acosta performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Andres wears a blue suit and sombrero with silver detailing along the seams. He sings into a microphone in front of his back-up band, consisting of three guitar players and three trumpet players. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285467/
[Kevin Fitzpatrick Teaching Roping Techniques]
Photograph of Kevin Fitzpatrick demonstrating trick roping techniques at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Kevin wears a black cowboy hat, white collared shirt, and denim jeans tucked into cowboy boots. Children stand around Kevin as he teaches the techniques. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285460/
[Norwegian Leikar-Ringen Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the Norwegian Leikar-Ringen Dancers at the 12th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the dancers are arranged in rows, holding the hands of their partners high above their heads as other dancers duck below their arms. Each member is wearing a red vest with matching patches sewn onto the front. The women are wearing long skirts with their vests, while the men wear black pants. People watch the performance around three sides of the raised stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285468/
[Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of storyteller Elizabeth Ellis at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Elizabeth is standing on a stage and speaking into a microphone in front of an audience of festival-goers. Elizabeth wears a short-sleeved shirt with a diamond-rope pattern on the front and shoulder, glasses, and bracelets on her wrist. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285464/
[Norwegian Leikar-Ringen Dancers]
Photograph of the Norwegian Leikar-Ringen Dancers at the 12th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the dancers are arranged in five rows. Each member is wearing a red vest with matching patches sewn onto the front. The women are wearing long skirts with their vests, while the men wear black pants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285469/
[Photograph of Joe Newton and Jack Maguire]
Photograph of Joe Newton, former train robber, and Jack Maguire, executive director at the Institute of Texas Cultures, at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the photograph, Joe, standing to the right, wears a long-sleeve collared shirt tucked into denim jeans, secured with a wide leather belt. To his left, Jack wears a short-sleeved plaid shirt tucked into dark pants. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285466/
[San Antonio Lion Dance Association Chinese Dancers]
Photograph of Chinese Dancers from the San Antonio Lion Dance Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers are performing in traditional Chinese lion costumes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302191/
[Archeology Training on Kid's Day by The Southern Texas Archaeological Association]
Photograph of four young girls learning about archeology from the Southern Texas Archaeological Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are kneeling around a black tarp covered with bowls, colanders, and a brown rectangular box filled with rocks. Bystanders, chairs, and sandboxes are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302190/
[Mixteco Ballet Folklorico Aztec Dancers]
Photograph of Aztec dancers of the Mixteco Ballet Folklorico at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A dancer performs on stage wearing gold, black, and red decorated costume pieces. On the left he holds a four tiered prop and on the right a brightly colored shield with blue feathers. Behind the dancer sits a pink and orange background with a multicolored decoration hanging from the upper left hand corner and a "[Ba]nk of [America]" sign hanging on the right. Visible in front of the background is another performer and equipment on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302185/
[Lone Star County Fair Area]
Photograph of a woman and boy riding the carousel at the Lone Star County Fair at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The boy is sitting on a white carousel horse while the woman stands next to him. Lit bulbs on the ceiling and other carousel horses are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302182/
[Lone Star County Fair Area]
Photograph of a carousel at the Lone Star County Fair at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The carousel is sitting lit surrounded by metal gates and multiple spectators. A wooden sign and red trash can are visible in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302181/
[Charlotte Galloway Serving Waffles at the Belgian Booth]
Photograph of Charlotte Galloway serving waffles at the Belgian booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing a red apron and a white head covering while holding tongs and a plate of waffles. Multiple waffle makers and a window are visible behind her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302187/
[Dee Dee Cornish the Storyteller]
Photograph of Dee Dee Cornish, a storyteller, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is standing in front of a white building wearing a black, white, and yellow printed shirt, a black and white beaded necklace, and a gold hat. A purple table and a blue table are visible behind him with papers and potted plants displayed on top. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302180/
[Serengeti Fusion Jazz Band Member]
Photograph of a band member of Serengeti, a fusion jazz band, performing on a stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is playing the saxophone directly in front of a microphone held up by a stand. He is wearing black sunglasses, a blue and yellow printed shirt, and a black badge around his neck with "Yama[ha]" printed on the front. A second man and the white roof of the tent are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302188/
[Mixteco Ballet Folklorico Mexican Folk Dancers]
Photograph of Mexican folk dancers of the Mixteco Ballet Folklorico at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Four dancers perform on stage wearing blue costume with black, gold, and red decoration. They wear red and yellow feather headdresses, ankle decorations, and hold long green vines in their hands. A red and orange background sits behind them with a multicolored decoration in the upper left hand corner and a "Bank of [America]" logo hanging on the right. Surrounding the dancers sits audio equipment, instruments, and two figures in costume on the left side of the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302184/
[San Antonio Lion Dance Association Chinese Dancers]
Photograph of Chinese Dancers from the San Antonio Lion Dance Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two dancers perform wearing a pink and white lion costume in the center of the stage. Visible behind them is an audience of spectators in front of a white building and a multicolored backdrop with a "CocaCola" logo to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302189/
[St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Food Booth]
Photograph of the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man is standing behind a counter preparing food for another stand standing on the other side of the counter. A woman and a red refrigerator are visible behind the counter as well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302186/
[Mixteco Ballet Folklorico Aztec Dancers]
Photograph of Aztec dancers of the Mixteco Ballet Folklorico at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Four dancer performs on stage wearing gold, black, and red decorated costume pieces each holding a sword and a shield. Visible behind them sits a drum set, audio equipment, and a "Bank of America" banner hanging on a pink background. There are spectators standing off stage to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302183/
[Visitors Playing with Lee Haile's Folk Toy Display]
Photograph of visitors playing with "climbing bear" at Lee Haile's folk toy display at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302025/
[Fish Printing]
Photograph of a young girls fish printing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is standing in behind a red table and holding a paint brush while applying pink paint to a fish. Other people are visible surrounding her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302022/
[Lee Haile and Folk Toys]
Photograph of Lee Haile and his folk toys at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is holding up a wooden toy to a young boy. Other people and a wooden table are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302021/
[Clayton Walters Demonstrating Iron Branding with the Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Association]
Photograph of Clayton Walters demonstrating iron branding with the Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is standing behind a pile of iron brands, and other people and bales of hay are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302027/
[Nigerian People's Association Booth]
Photograph of a man standing next to a large piece of carved wood at the Nigerian People's Association booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The roof of the tent, hanging textiles, and two bead covered gourds are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302020/
[Visitor at Gary Oswald's Hand Carved Carousel Horses]
Photograph of a female visitor at Gary Oswald's hand carved carousel horses booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is sitting on top of a white carousel horse and a man is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302028/