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  Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
 Decade: 1960-1969
 Year: 1966
El Abrazo Aug. 1966

El Abrazo Aug. 1966

Date: August 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Issue of El Abrazo journal devoted to HemisFair '68. The issue cover depicts sailing ships on a blue ocean relating to David Bowen's work in the planning for the 1968 World’s Fair and especially the Youth Pavilion. HemisFair ’68, was held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Amusement rides

Amusement rides

Date: October 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of people and amusement rides on the grounds at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Some people are standing next to the chain link fences that surround the rides. A portion of the Cotton Bowl stadium is visible in the background. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Boat tour

Boat tour

Date: October 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: This image is of the LaSalle’s Riverboat Adventure at Six Flags over Texas. The picture is of the large concrete dry dock showing passengers embarking and disembarking two wooden looking riverboats. The waiting area is designed like an old wooden outpost and is decorated with palm trees and wooden barrels. The background of the outpost is overflowing with trees and lush foliage.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Canopies over a sidewalk at a park

Canopies over a sidewalk at a park

Date: October 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of a rest area at a park. This area features triangular "canopies", probably made from a canvas-like material, that are arranged in a semi-verticle, artistic sail-like fashion over a paved walk area with seating benches. The canopies are suspended by wires and central poles. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Carlos Merida at work on the design of a mosaic glass tile

Carlos Merida at work on the design of a mosaic glass tile

Date: 1966~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of famed Guatemalan artist Carlos Merida at work in his Mexico City studio on the design of the spectacular mosaic glass tile that will grace part of a wall in the Exhibit Hall of San Antonio's new civic center, a three-building complex that will be an important part of HemisFair 1968.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
The Cave

The Cave

Date: October 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a boy walking into the Cave amusement ride at Six Flags Over Texas. The entrance to the ride is simulated like a cave entrance with rockery surrounding the opening. The ride was opened in 1964 and featured floating through a dark tunnel inhabited by creatures called Spee-Lunkers. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Clearing land for HemisFair '68

Clearing land for HemisFair '68

Date: 1966~
Creator: unknown
Description: Land is being cleared for the HemisFair construction site. In the center of the photograph a worker operates a bulldozer. Around him are bare trees, some of which have been uprooted. A lone shack can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Construction Site

Construction Site

Date: June 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Construction Site

Construction Site

Date: June 1966
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of construction site for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Enter mural : Juan O'Gorman creating a spectacular mural for HemisFair 1968

Enter mural : Juan O'Gorman creating a spectacular mural for HemisFair 1968

Date: 1966~
Creator: unknown
Description: Juan O'Gorman, builder of many of the great murals in Mexico City, at work creating a spectacular mural for the entrance of the Fine Arts Theater at HemisFair '68. The mosaic, 110 feet long and 21 feet high, will interpret the them of HemisFair '68, "The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas".
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
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