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HemisFair hosts

HemisFair hosts

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Group of male employees dressed in uniforms on a patio at HemisFair '68. The United States Pavilion and a single Swiss Skyride gondola can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Bicycle riders in downtown San Antonio

Bicycle riders in downtown San Antonio

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of girls riding bicycles on the street in front of an entrance to HemisFair '68, in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Many of the people standing outside of the fair's gates are watching the riders pass by. The central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Group photograph at HemisFair '68

Group photograph at HemisFair '68

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Approximately 40 children and adults posing for a group photograph at HemisFair '68. Two carriages from the Swiss Skyride, and a portion of the Tower of the Americas, can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
People walking the grounds at HemisFair '68

People walking the grounds at HemisFair '68

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Overhead view of people walking a stretch of paved walkway that passes between the U.S. Pavilion (the building at the right-hand side) and the monorail (on the left-hand side) at HemisFair '68. Some people are sitting on circular benches at the base of the trees that are placed at frequent intervals along the walkway.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
HemisFair's fun! sign

HemisFair's fun! sign

Date: 1968?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of HemisFair '68 sign that reads, HemisFair's Fun! San Antonio World's Fair.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Woman, baby, and the Tower of the Americas

Woman, baby, and the Tower of the Americas

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Close-up photograph of a woman (whose back is towards the viewer) holding a baby. The baby's head is resting on the woman's shoulder and the woman appears to be looking at the Tower of the Americas, which rises in the background. This photograph was taken at the 1968 World's Fair, known as HemisFair '68, in San Antonio, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Minutes of initial meeting of interested citizens pertinent to the "Fair of the America's"

Minutes of initial meeting of interested citizens pertinent to the "Fair of the America's"

Date: 1962
Creator: Daniels, John A.
Description: Minutes taken by John A Daniels, of a meeting held Feb. 15th, 1962, at the Granada Hotel of civic leaders to discuss the idea of hosting a "Fair of the America's" in San Antonio, Texas. Those present expressed enthusiasm for the idea. At this meeting is was agreed that an executive committee be formed to investigate the feasibility of staging such a fair.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
El Encanto de un Pueblo

El Encanto de un Pueblo

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Exhibit hall with brightly colored exterior walls, one red with a geometric sun, one orange and one blue with a light blue crescent moon with a face. This is where the Alexander Girard Foundation collection of folk art, with over 10,000 pieces of Latin American folk art was exhibited. The mini-monorail can be seen just at the right edge.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Soapbox car

Soapbox car

Date: 1968?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a young man and two females standing behind a soapbox derby car that pertains to the Exchange Club of Temple, Texas. In front of the car are an award plaque and a small trophy. The building in the background has several General Motors (GM) logos along the wall. GM was one of the corporations that had an exhibition pavilion at HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Sid Krofft and Liberace puppet

Sid Krofft and Liberace puppet

Date: 196?
Creator: unknown
Description: Puppeteer Sid Krofft with a puppet of Liberace dressed in a sparkling suit at the piano, one of the celebrity puppets from Les Poupées de Paris variety show, created by him and his brother Marty Krofft. The Krofft brothers presented an original show, Kaleidoscope, at HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio