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[Alvin Sueltenfuss at the Winemaking Booth]

Description: Photograph of Alvin Sueltenfuss at the winemaking booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a plaid short-sleeved button-up shirt, and Texas-shaped sunglasses. On his shirt he is wearing a name badge with a red ribbon. The table in front of him is covered with a red tablecloth and contains seven bottles of wine. The bottles are not conventional wine bottles; instead they are shaped more like liquor bottles with simple, white labels. Behind the bottles are some information pamphlets.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Beverly Houston Performing with Breezin']

Description: Photograph of Beverly Houston performing with her band "Breezin'" onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is standing in the middle of the stage singing into a microphone. To the left of her are two guitar players. To the right, a man is playing a shaker and another man is standing behind a microphone. Three of the band members are wearing a "Breezin'" t-shirt. The two musicians on the right and Houston are wearing "Breezin'" baseball caps. A drum set and several amplifiers sit at the back of the stage. A large banner that says, "HICKORY" is hung across the back of the stage.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cajun Country]

Description: Photograph of Cajun Country at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. On the left, the area is labeled with a sign on the grass that says, "Cajun Country." In the foreground and wrapping around the area is a pond. In the background, festival booths are lined up with canopies covering them.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Construction of Mexican Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Mexican Food Booth being constructed at the Texas Folklife Festival. It has been made to look like Mission Concepcion. A man and a woman are standing on a ladder, hanging up a sign on the front of the booth. Many paper flowers have been hung on the facade for decoration. Two children and a man are standing on the ground watching the two on the ladder. Another sign on the front of the booth reads, "Concepcion Mission Founded in 1731."
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Duckens Family Singers]

Description: Photograph of the Duckens Family Singers at the Texas Folklife Festival. A group of nineteen African-American family members, men and women, are posing for the photograph on the grass in front of a wooden building. Some of them are kneeling down in the front but most of them are standing. Each member is either wearing a blue t-shirt that says, "Duckens Family", or just a plain blue shirt. Most of them are smiling.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dutch Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Dutch food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is made to look like a Dutch-style building. It has three serving windows, inside of which booth workers in costume are visible. Lettering across the top of the booth reads, "Dutch Culture" and "Nederland, Texas." Hanging above a serving window, a sign reads, "White milk, chocolate milk, 3 coupons." Three festival visitors are visible in front of the booth.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Hat Making]

Description: Photograph of a hat-maker steaming a hat at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in front of the steamer and looking over his shoulder at the camera. He is wearing an apron and holding the brim of a hat that has just been steamed. Lots of steam is billowing up from the area. Overhead there is a light and a steam vent, on which is attached a Texas license plate that says "HAT BOX."
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Making Wooden Toys]

Description: Photograph of a man making toys at the handmade wooden toys booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing glasses and a plaid shirt he is sitting at a small table with a sign on the front that says, "Handmade Wooden Toys by Fred & Jim Sutton, Pleasanton, Texas."
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Participating in State Tobacco Spitting Contest]

Description: Photograph of a man competing in the State Tobacco Spitting Contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a Red Man bib, he is leaning forward on one foot and spitting onto a tarp that measures distance.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Spitting Tobacco]

Description: Photograph of a man competing in the State Tobacco Spitting Contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a paper "Red Man" bib, he is forcefully spitting to achieve the highest distance possible.
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Miss Texas USA Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremony]

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.
Date: August 5, 1982
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Musicians Performing on Irish Stage]

Description: Photograph of a band performing on the Irish stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Gathered at a microphone on the left are two violinists and a guitarist. Sitting in front of them is a woman playing with a jumping jack, bouncing a paddle to make its legs dance. Gathered around a microphone on the right are three more musicians: a tambourine player who is singing, a small flute player, and a banjo player. One man is standing in front of the stage, watching the performance. A sign above the stage reads, "Irish Flats."
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Now Singers Performing]

Description: Photograph of The Now Singers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are four members visible, one man and three women, all standing next to each other and singing into their own microphone. The man is on the left wearing a white shirt and jeans, singing with his eyes closed. The woman to the right of him is wearing a floral jumpsuit. The two other women are wearing blouses and cropped pants. Behind them is a banner that says, "The Now Singers," and has an image of a cross. A canopy of greenery is hanging overhead.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[E. P. Pak Standing at Korean Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of E. P. Pak at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional clothing including a straw hat with a wide brim and a tall crown that is flat on top. He is standing in front of the Korean food booth, holding a sword in a scabbard and posing with a woman working behind the booth. She is wearing a white kimono and holding a red floral fan. Other workers are visible behind the booth. Bamboo shades are hanging in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Portrait of Cowboy Jesse Jones]

Description: Photograph of Jesse Jones, a cowboy featured in the "Cryin' for Daylight" photograph exhibit in ITC Gallery at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a light-colored cowboy hat, a long-sleeved button-up western shirt and a name badge. He is standing in front of a wood-paneled wall.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Portrait of Cowboy K.J. Oliver]

Description: Photograph of K.J. Oliver, a cowboy featured in the "Cryin' for Daylight" photograph exhibit in ITC Gallery at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a light-colored cowboy hat, a long-sleeved button-up western shirt, a bolo tie, black-framed glasses, and a name badge. He is standing in front of a wood-paneled wall.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Portrait of Cowboy Nathaniel Youngblood]

Description: Photograph of Nathaniel Youngblood, a cowboy featured in the "Cryin' for Daylight" photograph exhibit in ITC Gallery at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a light-colored cowboy hat, a plaid western shirt, suspenders, a bandana, and a name badge. His shirt pockets are filled with personal belongings. Behind him a wood-paneled wall is visible.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Posada Procession Arrives at Mission]

Description: Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. The procession has stopped in front of a facade made to look like a mission. A sign on it reads, "Concepcion Mission founded in 1731." The people in the posada are dressed in different costumes: some are dressed in biblical-era clothing, some are dressed as wise men, and one man at the front is wearing a sombrero. Large paper flowers and decorations are hanging on the facade and in the adjacent tree. One person in the crowd is holding up a dome-shaped frame covered in long colorful ribbons and attached to the end of a pole.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Richard Rast Standing Next to Pelts]

Description: Photograph of Richard Rast, of the Texas Fur Bearers, standing next to hanging animal pelts at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing near the center of the photograph, wearing overalls, a blue shirt, and a straw cowboy hat. He has a dark beard with some gray around his chin. To the right of him, several animal pelts are hanging from a rope strung across the booth. Some identification tags are visible, including one that says "red fox."
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Sweet Song String Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of The Sweet Song String Band performing on a small stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three female band members are seated at the front of the stage wearing prairie dresses. The one on the right is playing percussion and the other two are playing stringed instruments that are laying in their laps. Behind them, three male band members are playing a violin, a mandolin and a hammer dulcimer. There is also another female band member who is playing another stringed instrument, possibly a banjo.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Two Men Holding a Sausage]

Description: Photograph of two men at the German Wurstfest booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The men are facing each other talking and holding the same sausage. The man on the right is wearing a dark fedora and white apron. The man on the left is wearing a light-colored polo shirt and jeans. They are standing in front of a backdrop painted to look like a wall with a window.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[W. P. Pak at Korean Booth]

Description: Photograph of W. P. Pak at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional clothing including a straw hat with a wide brim and a tall crown that is flat on top. He is standing in front of the Korean food booth, wearing a sword in a scabbard and holding a very long thin pipe. A couple of workers are visible behind the booth. The front of the booth reads, "Korea," and at the top of it signs are advertising some of the food options as well as where to order.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Wence Shimek Polka Band]

Description: Photograph of the Wence Shimek Polka Band, from Lavaca County, performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Starting from the left there is a clarinet player named Louis (denoted on his music stand), a guitarist, Wence singing at center stage, a drummer in the background, and another guitarist on the right. All members are male except for the guitarist on the right. The back of the music stand in front of her reads, "Helen." A sign on the right reads, "Wence Shimek and the All Star Sounds."
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections