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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/
[Man Speaking at the Opening Ceremony]
Color photograph of a man standing behind a podium with a microphone pointed at him. He is identified as Jack Maguire, the executive director of the Institute of Texan Cultures; he is speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Behind him is a partially visible crowd of people. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285412/
[Jo Ann Andera with Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of festival director Jo Ann Andera with former directors Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at the opening ceremony of the 20th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Wearing a homemade crown with purple and white flowers, Andera is standing in between the former directors with Ball on the left and Baker on the right. Several festival participants, some holding balloons, are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth301050/
[John B. Connally and Wife Nellie Connally Cutting a Ceremonial Ribbon]
Color photograph of a man identified as John B. Connally, former Texas governor, cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival's opening ceremony. His wife Nellie is standing to his left while the festival's director Claudia Ball stands to his right. A few on-lookers are visible in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285277/
[Opening Ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of the opening ceremony of the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is standing in the middle of a large crowd of people, holding a pair of scissors and a blue ribbon in his hand. People in the crowd behind him are raising umbrellas in the air and clapping. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285717/
[Ribbon Cutting Ceremony]
Photograph of Governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janey, cutting the opening ceremonies ribbon at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Governor Briscoe wears a navy suit with a striped tie, while Janey wears a peach-colored dress and gold necklace. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284919/
[Miss Texas USA Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of Miss Texas USA cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing loose striped pants, a black tank top, and a sash denoting her title. An older man wearing a shirt and tie is standing to the left of her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth300578/
[Governor Dolph Briscoe Opening Ceremonies]
Photograph of the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Governor Dolph Briscoe is speaking to a large audience outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures, wearing a navy suit and a striped tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284922/
[Governor Dolph Briscoe Opening The Festival]
Photograph of the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Governor Dolph Briscoe is speaking to a large audience outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures, wearing a navy suit and a striped tie. Several reporters hold microphones and tape recorders towards Governor Briscoe as he speaks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284920/
[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/
[Former Governor Allan Shivers Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremonies]
Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing on the right while a man standing to the left holds the ribbon for him. The ribbon is actually a group of ribbons, one of each color of the rainbow. People are visible sitting onstage behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285120/
[Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony]
Color photograph of a man speaking into a microphone at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is identified as John B. Connally, the former Texas governor. He is wearing a navy pinstriped suit and has gray hair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285368/
[Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of festival director Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. Zachry is standing on the left and Ball is on the right. They are shaking hands as Ball hands something off to Zachry. Ceremony spectators are seated behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285121/
[Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony]
Color photograph of John B. Connally (a former Texas governor) speaking into a microphone at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a navy pinstriped suit and has gray hair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285369/
Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony
Color photograph of a man, identified as former Texas governor John B. Connally, standing behind a wooden podium at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival's opening ceremony. On the front of the podium is a sign that reads, "Institute of Texas Cultures, University of Texas at San Antonio." A few people are seated in fold-up chairs behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285272/
[Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony]
Color photograph of a man, identified as former Texas governor John B. Connally, standing behind a wooden podium at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival's opening ceremony. On the front of the podium is a sign that reads, "Institute of Texas Cultures, University of Texas at San Antonio." A few people are seated in fold-up chairs behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285263/
[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/
[Dutch Festival Participants]
Color photograph of a group of women standing in a line while holding brooms in order to sweep the area before the ribbon cutting at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are all wearing traditional Dutch dresses and aprons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285367/
[English Peasants at the Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of three English peasants wearing off-the-shoulder dresses and mob caps at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman in the center is holding an umbrella printed with the British flag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth300580/
[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/
[Two Men and a Woman at Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby, festival director Jo Ann Andera, and an unnamed man at the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival. Andera is on the left, wearing a woven summer hat with a large brim and flowers on top. She is wearing a sleeveless dress and is holding a large pair of scissors. To the right of her in the center is Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby who is shaking the hand of the unnamed man on the right. Hobby is wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants. The man on the right is wearing a suit and tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285845/
[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/
[Texas Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of Governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janey, inside the Institute of Texas Cultures during the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The governor and his wife stand beneath a painted portrait of the governor himself. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284923/
[Texas Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of Jack Maguire, the executive director at the Institute of Texas Culture, introducing Governor Dolph Briscoe at the Texas Folklife Festival. Jack stands in front of a large audience wearing a navy pinstripe suit and a plaid tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284918/
[Texas Folklife Festival Ribbon Cutting Ceremony]
Photograph of Governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janey, cutting the opening ceremonies ribbon at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Governor Briscoe wears a navy suit with a striped tie, while Janey wears a peach-colored dress and gold necklace. A man wearing a green shirt decorated with various patches and a red bandanna shows his elaborate straw hat to the governor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284924/
[Accordionist for Round Top Brass Band]
Photograph of a male accordionist performing with the Round Top Brass Band at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He has a handlebar mustache and is smiling as he plays his black and white accordion. He is wearing a brown corduroy visor and a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth300094/
[Black and White Chicken Flying Out of a Mailbox]
Photograph of a white chicken with black speckles flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The mailbox is white and has a red chicken painted on it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth300152/
[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]
Photograph of the Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show. In the photograph, Smoky stands on the far left of the stage , wearing a coonskin cap and red bandanna on top of a floral shirt, denim pants, and suspenders. To the right of Smoky, Malcolm Derden plays the role of the Doctor in the show, while Glenda White performs a dance for the audience. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284721/
[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]
Photograph of Malcolm Derden, portraying Dr. Millard from Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show. Malcolm speaks into a microphone in front of a large yellow painted backdrop. He wears a white vest over black pants, a black bow tie, and a black cowboy hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284724/
[Drinking from a Bota]
Photograph of Fernando Herrera and Alberto Mendoza helping a participant at the Texas Folklife Festival learning how to drink from a bota at the Spanish booth. In the photograph, Fernando is holding the bota in the air in front of the participant, who leans backward with his mouth open, wearing a red plastic bib. A bota is a traditional Spanish receptacle for holding liquids. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285479/
[Fernando Herrera Demonstrating How to Drink from a Bota]
Photograph of Fernando Herrera teaching a visitor how to drink from a bota at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Fernando is guiding the arm of the visitor as hold the bota to his mouth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285433/
[Fishing Hole at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of a child fishing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The boy is holding a pole made out a cut branch and a string. He leans over the large metal tank as other festival participants watch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285425/
[Fernando Herrera Demonstrating How to Use the Bota]
Photograph of Fernando Herrera helping a participant at the Texas Folklife Festival learning how to drink from a bota at the Spanish booth. In the photograph, Fernando is holding the bota in the air in front of the participant, who leans backward with his mouth open, wearing a red plastic bib. A bota is a traditional Spanish receptacle for holding liquids. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth285480/
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