[Man and Woman Holding Balloons]

[Man and Woman Holding Balloons]

Date: September 7, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a male tour guide and female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. The man is in the foreground clutching several strings of balloons and the woman is slightly behind him. Both are surrounded by colorful balloons as they smile at the camera.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Jo Ann Andera with Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at Opening Ceremony]

[Jo Ann Andera with Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at Opening Ceremony]

Date: August 1, 1991
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of festival director Jo Ann Andera with former directors Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at the opening ceremony of the 20th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Wearing a homemade crown with purple and white flowers, Andera is standing in between the former directors with Ball on the left and Baker on the right. Several festival participants, some holding balloons, are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Miss Texas USA Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremony]

[Miss Texas USA Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremony]

Date: August 5, 1982
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Miss Texas USA cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing loose striped pants, a black tank top, and a sash denoting her title. An older man wearing a shirt and tie is standing to the left of her.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[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
[English Peasants at the Opening Ceremony]

[English Peasants at the Opening Ceremony]

Date: August 5, 1982
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three English peasants wearing off-the-shoulder dresses and mob caps at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman in the center is holding an umbrella printed with the British flag.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Woman Releasing Balloons]

[Woman Releasing Balloons]

Date: September 7, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. She is holding a cluster of colorful balloons that form an arch over her head. She is looking upwards and smiling. In the background another woman is holding another cluster of balloons.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Polish Folk Dancers at the Opening Parade]

[Polish Folk Dancers at the Opening Parade]

Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Polish Folk Dancers in the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Three women dressed in traditional Polish clothing are walking together with a sign denoting their group's title. They are wearing colorful sequined vests over white peasant blouses with lace trim. On their heads are colorful floral wreaths.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Date: September 7, 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of exhibit floor tour guides preparing to release balloons at the opening of the first Texas Folklife Festival. Eight tour guides, both male and female, are lined up on an outdoor walkway side by side, each holding up a cluster of colorful balloons. A big portion of the sky is included in the image, and the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Children Holding Balloons at the Opening Ceremony]

[Children Holding Balloons at the Opening Ceremony]

Date: August 6, 1981
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of children holding clusters of balloons at the opening ceremonies at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are facing the right on the right side of the photograph. On the left a group of girls are wearing traditional Dutch bonnets and dresses.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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