[Boiled Possum]

[Boiled Possum]

Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Color photograph of two men, Dick Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, checking whether a possum is done after boiling it in a large pot. They are holding the boiled carcass up with a stick that is attached to a stethoscope. A crowd has gathered around to watch this spectacle at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Possum Lecture]

[Possum Lecture]

Date: [1990-08-02..1990-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Sherman Yoakum displaying a possum diagram at the 19th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Sherman, a "Professor of Possumology," wears a safari-style hat and overalls as he gives a possum lecture.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Richard "Dick" Potter with Jack F. "Spot" Baird Holding Pan of Baked Possum and Yams]

[Richard "Dick" Potter with Jack F. "Spot" Baird Holding Pan of Baked Possum and Yams]

Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Richard "Dick" Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, the "Professor of Possumology," in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. With one arm around Baird, Potter is holding a pan of baked possum and yams. Both men are wearing overalls and floral printed shirts. Potter, on the left, is wearing a straw hat and glasses. Baird, on the right, is wearing a safari hat.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Richard "Dick" Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird Examining Cooked Possum]

[Richard "Dick" Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird Examining Cooked Possum]

Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of Richard "Dick" Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, the "Professor of Possumology," in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Potter is holding a cooked possum as Baird uses a stethoscope to examine doneness. Both men are wearing overalls and floral printed shirts. Potter, on the left, is wearing a straw hat and glasses. Baird, on the right, is wearing a safari hat.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Possumology Lecture]

[Possumology Lecture]

Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of "Dr." Richard Potter, director of research in "possumology" giving a lecture at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Richard wears a tattered cowboy hat with overalls and a pink and white shirt. He holds a microphone with his left hand, and a cooked possum in his right hand.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Texas Parks & Wildlife, Volume 23, Number 08, August, 1965

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Volume 23, Number 08, August, 1965

Date: August 1965
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Description: "Official publication of the Parks and Wildlife Department, dedicated to protecting and conserving natural resources; to providing and maintaining an excellent park system; and to improving hunting and fishing in Texas" (p. 2).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with Boiled Possum]

[Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with Boiled Possum]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with a boiled possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is holding the possum while Baird speaks to the crowd through a microphone. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Dick Potter Holding Pot of Baked Possum]

[Dick Potter Holding Pot of Baked Possum]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dick Potter holding a pot of baked possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pot contains a whole possum atop several yams. Potter is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, overalls, and a floral-patterned shirt.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Men Exhibiting Possum Diagram]

[Men Exhibiting Possum Diagram]

Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird educating visitors about possums in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baird is holding a diagram that illustrates the various cuts of possum meat. Potter is pointing these out to the crowd and talking about them via microphone. Most of the cuts are similar to that of beef but that names have been changed slightly in a comical way. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
[Man Holding Skinned Possum]

[Man Holding Skinned Possum]

Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gilmer Yamboree representatives Spot Baird, professor of possumology, and Dr. Dick Potter, director of possumology research and taste deflector, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baird is on the left, holding a skinned possum by the tail over a large silver pot. Potter, on the right, is tilting a small brown glass jar over the pot as if to add some ingredient. In the background, several festival visitors are visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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