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Bicycle riders in downtown San Antonio

Description: Photograph of girls riding bicycles on the street in front of an entrance to HemisFair '68, in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Many of the people standing outside of the fair's gates are watching the riders pass by. The central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Colombia Pavilion

Description: Image of the Colombia Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Corpus Christi enthusiasts at HemisFair '68

Description: A man walking with two women on each side of him, all interlocking arms, in front of the Switzerland Pavilion at HemisFair '68. The four women and the man each are wearing hats that read "Corpus Christi", and three of the women are also wearing pageant-type sashes that read "Corpus Christi". One of the women is wearing a HemisFair '68 hostess dress.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Father and Son with Rifles]

Description: Copy negative of a father and his son holding rifles. Both of the men are wearing hats, holding rifles, and have ammunition tied around their waists.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Hemisfair poster- cow with horns and flags

Description: Image of a HemisFair poster of a cow with horns and flags at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Jefes]

Description: Photograph of the three Jefes (the bosses). The men are wearing suits, hats, and warm coats. The man in the center is Gringo Graves which who my have headed one of the many American mining companies in Mexico. Behind them, a large group of men is waiting to board an open train car.
Date: 191u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Juarez Depot]

Description: Photograph of civilians waiting outside the Juarez Depot. There is a flag hanging from a support beam that reads "Brigada Sanitaria".
Date: 1912~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Libertad Street Scene in Ciudad Chihuahua]

Description: Copy negative of a Libertad street scene in Ciudad Chihuahua. There are multiple horse-drawn vehicles next to storefronts. Palacio Federal can be seen in the background on the left
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Men in Carriage]

Description: Copy negative of a group of people in a carriage stopping to be photographed. There are five men in the photograph. Four of the men are wearing hats.
Date: 191u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Men Standing in Front of Train]

Description: Copy negative of a group of men standing in front of a train. According to accompanying information, the train is identified as a Mexican train by the name of "Nor-Oeste de Mexico." The locomotive is identified as the Ferrocarril del Noroeste which primarily ran between the Mexican states Sonora and Sinaloa. A uniformed soldier stands at the front of the engine.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Mexican Flag at LBJ Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a Mexican flag flying at LBJ Ranch. There is a banner that reads "Bienvenido Senor Presidente" in honor of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, the president of Mexico. Several men and women are walking around outside near the flag and banner.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Mexican Flag at LBJ Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a Mexican flag on a flagpole at LBJ Ranch. There is a banner near the ground that reads "Bienvenido Senor Presidente". Several people are congregating around the area.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

Official souvenir HemisFair 1968 map

Description: HemisFair souvenir map booklet with pictorial maps of buildings and attractions that make up the fair site. Included is a cut-out model of the Tower of the Americas with instructions on how to make it.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[People near the Texas White House]

Description: Photograph of people standing near the Texas White House and a fence that has a banner stating "Bienvenido Senor Presidente."
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Preparing Food]

Description: Photograph of a woman preparing food amidst a group of men and women in a rebel camp. Women would often follow their husbands and other family members during the Mexican Revolution as they marched to various locations, to care for them.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Proposed tower = Torre en proyecto

Description: Description of the Tower of the Americas concept drawing by O'Neil Ford. Description is in English and Spanish, and contains short information about the architect, cost, height, elevators, capacity, and tower facilities.
Date: 1965
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Rebel Cannon]

Description: Photograph of a group of rebel soldiers observing a cannon in front of a heavily damaged building in Mexico. The sign across the end of the building reads "Cubillas y Garcia, Agentes de Aduanas," which translates to "Cubillas and Garcia, Customs Agents."
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

El Sombrero ride at Six Flags Over Texas

Description: Image of the "El Sombrero" ride at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. People can be seen standing waiting to get on the ride while in the background people can be made out on the ride itself. Part of the top of the sombrero ride can been seen through the building. Landscaping and adobe architecture also add to the Mexican style amusement ride. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio