May Day Festival

May Day Festival

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: The crowning of the Queen at the May Day Festival in Henrietta on the SW corner of the courthouse lawn. She is surrounded by girls and young women in white dresses. A Maypole is in the foreground. Many spectators are holding umbrellas to shade themselves.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
[Portrait of an Unidentified Group of Children]

[Portrait of an Unidentified Group of Children]

Date: May 10, 1929
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Description: Portrait of a group of unidentified children. The children are posing in front of an unidentified building. They are in costume for the Mai-Fest. The photograph is dated May 10, 1929.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Wagon Cook Surveying Festival]

[Wagon Cook Surveying Festival]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of chuck wagon cook, Cliff Teinert, surveying the muddy festival grounds on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a denim long sleeve shirt, a cowboy hat, a red bandanna around his neck, a leather belt, and what appears to be leather chaps over his jeans. He is leaning to the side with a hand on his hip.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Festival Participants Falling in the Mud]

[Festival Participants Falling in the Mud]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of festival participants following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Several people, including chuck wagon cooks, Tom Perini (left) and Robert Williams, are falling into the puddles and mud, causing water to splash up. Festival booths are visible around them.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Musicians Performing on Opening Day]

[Musicians Performing on Opening Day]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the East Texas String Ensemble performing on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The four band members are playing a variety of instruments, such as the upright bass, violin, guitar, and banjo. Each of the four men are wearing cowboy hats, shirts, and slacks. They are singing into microphones and are performing on a concourse as festival participants stand around the band, listening to the performance.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Club Members Performing a Lebanese Dance]

[Club Members Performing a Lebanese Dance]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Ameleb Club members performing a Lebanese dance following the rain shower on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are holding hands and dancing on a designated dance floor. The dancers are not dressed in traditional Lebanese garments, though several of the dancers are wearing rain ponchos. Tarps cover other areas in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Festival Participants Drying Off]

[Festival Participants Drying Off]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of chuck wagon cooks drying off in their food booth following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Tom Perini is on the left and Robert Williams is on the right. The gentlemen, wearing denim shirts, cowboy hats, and leather chaps, are standing with their arms around each other. A green tarp covers the food booth.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Festival Participants Walking Through the Mud]

[Festival Participants Walking Through the Mud]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of festival participants following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The people are holding on to each other as they walk, through the puddles and mud, back to their booth in Cattle Drive Corral. Tom Perini is pictured in the center. The gentlemen are wearing denim shirts and leather chaps, while the women are wearing colorful shirts and slacks.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Floor Guides Carrying Balloons to be Released]

[Floor Guides Carrying Balloons to be Released]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several floor guides each carrying a bunch of balloons in a variety shapes, sizes, and colors at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The East Texas String Ensemble is playing instruments and standing in front of microphones as the floor guides are bringing out the balloons to be released around them. Festival participants are standing all around the band and balloons.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Rain Sinks Balloons to be Released]

[Rain Sinks Balloons to be Released]

Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the floor guides handling balloons after their attempted release on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The balloons were grounded due to the rain from Hurricane Delia. A bunch of balloons are on the ground while the floor guides are trying to untangle a different bunch. Children are playing with the balloons while other festival participants are also picking them up. A cameraman is filming the action.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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