[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

One of 376 photographs in the series: 1st Annual Texas Folklife Festival available on this site.

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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 ... continued below

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 10x13 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. [1972-09-07..1972-09-10].

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UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

UTSA Libraries Special Collections seeks to build, preserve and provide access to our distinctive research collections documenting the diverse histories and development of San Antonio and South Texas. Our collecting priorities include the history of women and gender in Texas, the history of Mexican Americans, activists/activism, the history of the African American and LGBTQ communities in our region, the Tex-Mex food industry, and urban planning.

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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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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 10x13 cm.

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

Institute of Texan Cultures Texas Folklife Festival Collection

Photos of the annual event sponsored by the Institute of Texan Culture, celebrating the many ethnicities represented in the state. Thousands attend the event each year, which includes food, dances, and music.

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  • [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]

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  • September 7, 1972 - September 10, 1972

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • June 18, 2012, 8:16 p.m.

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  • Sept. 1, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

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[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"], photograph, [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth226993/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.