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 Serial/Series Title: 6th Annual Texas Folklife Festival
[Former Governor Allan Shivers Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremonies]

[Former Governor Allan Shivers Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremonies]

Date: August 4, 1977
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at Opening Ceremony]

[Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at Opening Ceremony]

Date: August 4, 1977
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Bruce Montague Lassoing Children]

[Bruce Montague Lassoing Children]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Bruce Montague, roping expert from Bandera, lassoing a group of children at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is on the left, holding the rope with which he has lassoed a group of five young children who are on the right. Montague is wearing a cowboy hat, western shirt, dark pants, and black boots. Several spectators are gathered in the background. A sign posted to a tree says, "Bruce Montague, Roping Expert, Bandera."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Cecil Overstreet in Front of Chimney]

[Cecil Overstreet in Front of Chimney]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Cecil Overstreet, chimney maker from Kountze, Texas, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, black frame glasses and a button up shirt. Behind him is a log cabin with a pioneer-style chimney. A sign hanging on the chimney says, "Cecil Overstreet, Chimney Maker, Kountze."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Charlene Perryman Making Corn Dolls]

[Charlene Perryman Making Corn Dolls]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Charlene Perryman making corn dolls at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is painting a corn husk that is has been formed to look like a doll's body, complete with bangs and pigtails. A finished doll with clothing is on display in front of her.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Charles Davis Making a Woodcarving]

[Charles Davis Making a Woodcarving]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Charles Davis working on a woodcarving at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is crouched over a large block of wood from which he is carving. A scene of a log cabin next to a forest is becoming visible. Davis is wearing a brown cowboy hat and a pearl-snap shirt.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Charles Gardner Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]

[Charles Gardner Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Charles Gardner, member of the East Texas String Ensemble from Nacogdoches, playing fiddle at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, glasses, and a button-up short-sleeved shirt. A microphone is set up in front of him for the fiddle. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Chester Knight Demonstrating Treadle Lathe]

[Chester Knight Demonstrating Treadle Lathe]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Chester Knight, from Conroe, demonstrating a treadle lathe at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wooden piece to be carved is fixed on the lathe, spinning quickly as he holds a carving tool to it. He is wearing a white shirt with thin brown stripes, brown plaid pants, and glasses.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Chicken Flying Contest]

[Chicken Flying Contest]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man holding up a chicken at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is about to place it into a mailbox raised high in the air, from which it will fly out of as part of the chicken flying contest. Another man standing behind him is holding a plunger and a piece of cardboard. The only thing visible in the background is the partially cloudy sky.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]

[Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a black and white chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The man is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The woman has her hand on the front flap of the mailbox which has been flipped open. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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