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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
 Serial/Series Title: 6th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
 Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection
[Daisy Potter Holding Yam Pie]

[Daisy Potter Holding Yam Pie]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter the "Possum Queen" holding a yam pie sold by the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a pioneer dress with an orange sash that says, "Possum Queen," and a home-made crown with an image of a possum.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Daisy Potter Holding Yam Pie]

[Daisy Potter Holding Yam Pie]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Eliese "Liz" Deike, wife of "Trapper Max," with her coon oil cookies at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has red hair and is wearing a maroon gingham apron over a white shirt. She is holding a spatula with two cookies on it. The rest of the cookies are on the cookie sheet that is sitting on the table before her.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Daisy Potter Presenting Raul Jimenez with Yam Pie]

[Daisy Potter Presenting Raul Jimenez with Yam Pie]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," presenting a yam pie topped with Jimenez peppers to Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is standing in the center, handing the pie to Jimenez on the left. Jack F. (Spot) Baird is on the right, speaking into a microphone.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Daisy Potter with Raul Jimenez]

[Daisy Potter with Raul Jimenez]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," being escorted by Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and is carrying an open parasol. The couple is walking between two tables filled with yam pies in Gilmer Yamboree.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with Boiled Possum]

[Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with Boiled Possum]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with a boiled possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is holding the possum while Baird speaks to the crowd through a microphone. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Dick Potter Holding Pot of Baked Possum]

[Dick Potter Holding Pot of Baked Possum]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dick Potter holding a pot of baked possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pot contains a whole possum atop several yams. Potter is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, overalls, and a floral-patterned shirt.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Doris Riedel Making Lye Soap]

[Doris Riedel Making Lye Soap]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Doris Riedel making lye soap at the Texas Folklife Festival. The soap is in a cauldron which she is stirring with a wooden stick. She is wearing a floral dress and a red apron as she scoops out some of the mixture with a small silver container.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]

[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is looking to the right and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Playing String Bass]

[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Playing String Bass]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is smiling and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Dr. John M. Hales Making Bread]

[Dr. John M. Hales Making Bread]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of John M. Hales demonstrating how to knead dough as part of his bread-making school at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a chef's hat, black frame glasses, a blue plaid shirt and a white apron. He is handling a large batch of dough on the table in front of him.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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