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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 County: Bexar County, TX
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[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
[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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Alamo Bobbin Lacers Making Lace]

[Alamo Bobbin Lacers Making Lace]

Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Luling Watermelon Thump Associations Seed Spitting Contest]

[Luling Watermelon Thump Associations Seed Spitting Contest]

Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of a seed spitting contest, sponsored by the Luling Watermelon Thump Associations, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A buy is spitting a seed surrounded by association members wearing t-shirts that say "Thump". The man on the right is wearing a watermelon on his head.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Mary Eng and Others at the Chinese Community of San Antonio Booth]

[Mary Eng and Others at the Chinese Community of San Antonio Booth]

Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Mary Eng and three other women at the Chinese Community of San Antonio booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are standing behind a table covered with large metal trays filled with multicolored traditional Chinese foods.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Mexican Folk Dancers at Fandango Outside Frontier Fort]

[Mexican Folk Dancers at Fandango Outside Frontier Fort]

Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of a Mexican folk dancer at the Fandango Outside Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing a purple and white shirt with black lace and is standing in front of a multicolored wall.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Mexican Folk Dancers at Fandango Outside Frontier Fort]

[Mexican Folk Dancers at Fandango Outside Frontier Fort]

Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of a Mexican folk dancer performing at the Fandango Outside Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing a white lace outfit with gold beads around her neck and balancing a prop on the top of her head. Other people are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Mexican Folk Dancers at Fandango Outside Frontier Fort]

[Mexican Folk Dancers at Fandango Outside Frontier Fort]

Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of two Mexican folk dancers performing at the Fandango Outside Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The young female dancer on the left is dressed in a purple outfit wearing a yellow bow on the back of her head. The young male dancer on the right is wearing a black hat on the top of his head and dressed in a white shirt with purple on the shoulders accented with white fringe.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections