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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Year: 1972
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Aerial View of Crawfish Racing Track]

[Aerial View of Crawfish Racing Track]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
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[African-American Singer Performs Onstage with Pianist]

[African-American Singer Performs Onstage with Pianist]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[African-American Singer Performs with Pianist]

[African-American Singer Performs with Pianist]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[29 Club Members Performing]

[29 Club Members Performing]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[29 Club Members Singing and Dancing]

[29 Club Members Singing and Dancing]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Man and Woman Holding Balloons]

[Man and Woman Holding Balloons]

Date: September 7, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Woman Releasing Balloons]

[Woman Releasing Balloons]

Date: September 7, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Czech Folk Dancing]

[Czech Folk Dancing]

Date: September 8, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. Their costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing dresses with aprons, peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, blue vests, and black bow ties. The eight dancers are paired off male and female, forming four couples who are all dancing around a circle, counterclockwise.
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[Czech Dancers]

[Czech Dancers]

Date: September 8, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. Their costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing dresses with peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, and blue vests, tied with red ribbon. In the foreground, two men are dancing, facing one another. Behind them on the left, one woman is clapping. Directly behind the two men, a woman has one hand in the air and one near her hip. Behind the men to the right, one woman is standing, facing the back of the stage. The other performers are only partially visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Czech Folk Dancers]

[Czech Folk Dancers]

Date: September 8, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. The costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing blue dresses with aprons, peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, blue vests, and black bow ties. The eight dancers are paired off male and female, standing beside but facing the opposite direction of their partner and holding their right hands together up at eye level while their left hands are on their hips. The couples are arranged on stage in a cross pattern. A few heads of spectators are visible in the foreground at the bottom of the photograph.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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