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["Grandma's Workshop" Booth]

Description: Photograph of "Grandma's Workshop" in which Emma Oettinger is displaying her rag dolls, afghans, and quilts at the Texas Folklife Festival. Oettinger, from San Antonio, is on the right side of the photograph, explaining how to make rag dolls to two visitors. To the left, a group of people are looking at the variety of quilts, dolls, pillows, and afghans on display. The booth has a sign overhead in the foreground that displays information about the booth, as well as paper cut-outs of rag dolls. In the background against the wall, a sign that reads "Grandma's Workshop" is hanging above the full display of textiles.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman With Afghans]

Description: Photograph of Ruby Seguin, from San Antonio, displaying her afghans in "Grandma's Workshop" at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two brightly-colored afghans are draped in front of her. A quilt hangs behind her to the left, below the "Grandma" part of the "Grandma's Workshop" sign. A display of rag dolls are visible behind her to the right. A cluster of hangers are on a wire above her.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston in a mermaid costume posing on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is laying on a fisherman's net on the sand next to some pails, shovels, driftwood, and a beach umbrella. Behind her the words "Galveston Island" are displayed on fisherman's net draped across some posts. On the fence in the background, a sign reads "Galveston Beach".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Chilympiad Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the food booth of the Republic of Texas Chilympiad, from San Marcos, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two festival visitors, a man and a woman both dressed in yellow, inquire about items at the booth. The man working the booth is wearing a red shirt, and a red construction helmet. A large white sign with black letters hangs overhead reading, "Chilympiad". Other smaller signs are displayed describing a product for sale entitled, "Sweet n' Hot Chili Jelly", which is packaged in small jars and displayed next to the signs. In the back of the booth, two other workers are visible, wearing red shirts and white aprons.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Czech Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Peppermint Orchestra, a Czech band from Richardson, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are on a small stage and are playing a variety of instruments, including the trumpet, saxophone, accordion, drums, and sousaphone. The members are wearing light shirts and dark slacks; some are also wearing sombreros. There are signs in front of the band that say, "The Peppermint Orch." Other festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Serving Food]

Description: Photograph of a woman serving parisa in the Alsatian food booth at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is leaning over the booth and holding out the food on a napkin.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Performance with Guitar]

Description: Photograph of Jackie Harper, the guitarist and singer with the Glad Tidings Trio, from Jasper, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musician is standing before a microphone and appears to be singing and playing the guitar.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jewish Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of a woman preparing food at the San Antonio Jewish Community Center food booth at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The woman is bending over a grill and dishing out food.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Description: People are walking by a coupon booth where a woman is selling coupons at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is positioned next to a large sidewalk and has a large umbrella with a sign on top. Three people have stopped to buy coupons at twenty-five cents each. The Institute of Texan Cultures is visible in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Coupon Booth on the Veranda]

Description: Photograph of a coupon booth on the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures and the first annual Texas Folklife Festival. Numerous people are walking around on the veranda. One man has stopped at the coupon booth where two women are working. The booth has a red, yellow, and orange, umbrella covering with a sign that says "Coupons twenty-five cents"
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya with one leg outstretched and her arms in the air, wearing a long flowing dress with a beaded hem and waist. Other Lebanese dancers are standing behind her, leaning against a room partition. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance to the left of the pavilion.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of members of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features two female dancers stepping in and out of poles controlled by two women holding opposite ends of the poles. The dancing women are waving large fans and wearing fitted dresses with rich sequin embroidery.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[74th Highland Regiment of Foot at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the 74th Highland Regiment of Foot, also known as the Argyll Highlanders performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Members of the regiment are walking in rows of two wearing historical military dress. The man in the front left is holding a flag, while the man in the right is playing the drums. Other members of the group are carrying bayonets on their shoulders.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jewish Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Jewish folk dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, four women are holding hands as they dance around a circle. They are wearing matching dresses with floral embroidery around the neck, sleeves, and the hem. The dancers are barefoot as they prance around the stage. Participants of the festival watch from a grassy hill behind the stage.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya resting on bent knees as she pushes her stomach forward and bends her head and shoulder backward. Her long hair swings back and brushes the ground. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance behind her.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Nutria Demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of O.D. LaBove handling a nutria for a demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, O.D. is holding a metal cord that appears to be attached to a harness on the nutria. The nutria has its' front legs raised on the edge of a large container of water.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya with one layer of her skirt raised above her face, revealing the beaded waistband of the intricate skirt. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance behind her.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of members of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features some dancers kneeling on the ground around a young boy managing the long poles involved in the dance. A male member of the group stands behind the boy managing the poles as many people watch the performance.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Soul Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. A sign above the booth that is partially covered with pennant flags reads, "Soul Food". A woman in a red outfit and a man standing to her right are waiting at the booth. On the left, two young boys are walking toward the woman in red. Through the booth in the background, other booths and festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Watercolor Artist at Mexican Market]

Description: Photograph of Caroline Shelton, watercolor artist and member of the San Antonio Conservation Society, seated at a booth decorating cascarones in the Mexican Market at the Texas Folklife Festival. Her booth is on the left side of the photo, covered with colorful paper flowers and a sign that says "Cascarones". These are hollowed-out eggshells filled with confetti and decorated on the outside. The cascarones are displayed on the table in front of her. On the right of the photo, festival visitors are perusing the booths of the market.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Hurling Sheaf]

Description: Photograph of the sheaf toss sponsored by the Scottish Society of Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man prepares to hurl a burlap bag of hay, or sheaf, using a pitchfork. In the background, people are standing and watching.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jeff Latimer Demonstrating Whittling at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Jeff Latimer at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, Jeff, the instructor of the whittling school, is carving a moose from a block of wood. He is wearing a denim shirt and pants, and sitting on a hay bale.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Vee Morrill at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Vee Morrill demonstrating patchwork and costumed dolls at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, Vee is wearing a bonnet and peasant style shirt. She is sitting at a table piecing together fabric. Other materials such as fabric scraps, and sewing supplies such as needles, thread, and pins.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Grobes Serving Sausage at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Grobe family from Fredericksburg, Texas, making German sausage at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is holding a knife in one hand and a pair of tongs with the other, preparing to slice the sausage. A girl standing to the left of him is giving a piece to a participant. A smoker is visible behind the cooking booth.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections