Description: Photograph of the "Galveston Beach" area, sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Miss Galveston, dressed as a mermaid, is sitting beside two boys playing in the sand in the area for sand castle building. She is wearing a green mermaid costume, a sash denoting her title, and a tiara, sitting on a pile of old fish nets. The whole area is covered with sand, and there are shovels and pails around where the two boys are playing. Behind them, a few festival visitors survey the area. A woman with two small children has a big smile on her face. In the foreground, a small fence made of fishing net sections off the area. Attached to it a sign reads, "Shrimp Festival, Sand Castle Building".
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