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[Aerial View of the Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph taken from the roof of the Institute of Texan Cultures building during the Texas Folklife Festival opening ceremonies in San Antonio, Texas. In the foreground is a walkway leading from the building to the rest of the festival grounds. In the background is a group of flag poles. The area is filled with people walking around.
Date: August 6, 1981
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Allen Damron Playing Guitar]

Description: Photograph of Allen Damron playing acoustic guitar at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is wearing a white shirt and jeans, and has brown hair and a beard.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Antique Corn Sheller]

Description: Photograph of a woman and a young boy operating an antique corn sheller at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman, standing on the right, is inserting pieces of corn into the machine while a little boy turns a crank on the left. The kernels are gathered in a bin near the ground.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ballet Folklorico Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of Ballet Folklorico dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The women are wearing long colorful dresses which they are twirling around onstage, in front of long orange and red banners that are hanging at the back of the stage. The one male dancer is wearing a white charro suit with a sombrero.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Smallwood Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Bill Smallwood Band performing on a covered stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. On the left, Bill Smallwood is playing banjo and singing. Other band members performing include a harmonica player at center stage, a man in the back playing drums, and a man playing washtub bass on the right.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Smallwood Band Performing Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Bill Smallwood Band performing on a covered stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. At center stage, Bill Smallwood is playing banjo and singing. Other band members performing include a woman on the left playing keyboards, a man in the back playing drums, and a bassist on the right.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Smallwood Playing Violin]

Description: Photograph of Bill Smallwood playing violin at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a straw cowboy hat, a t-shirt, and jeans, he is playing his instrument on stage with other musicians. He is also wearing glasses and has a bushy beard.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Blacksmithing Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a man holding a horseshoe as he demonstrates blacksmithing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a cowboy hat, t-shirt, and jeans, he is standing behind an anvil, holding a hammer and a horseshoe with tongs. To the right in the middle ground, a forge full of coals is ablaze.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy with Goat]

Description: Photograph of a boy petting a goat at the Alamo Area Dairy Goat Association exhibit at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The little boy is squatting down in the hay next to the small goat.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boys Blowing Cowhorns]

Description: Photograph of two boys blowing cow horns in the scrimshaw booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the foreground, a table is covered in wooden ducks. In the background, several cow horns are hanging on a wall. A woman sitting on the right is watching the boys blow their horns.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boys Playing Bocce Ball]

Description: Photograph of two boys playing bocce at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Each holding a ball the size of a grapefruit, one green and one red, they are about to toss them on the grass in front of them.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cajun Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of a Cajun band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the foreground, a young man is playing pedal steel. Behind him a is a violinist and some amplifiers.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
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

[Children Holding Balloons at the Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of children holding clusters of balloons at the opening ceremonies at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are facing the right on the right side of the photograph. On the left a group of girls are wearing traditional Dutch bonnets and dresses.
Date: August 6, 1981
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Children Jumping Off Large Tree Trunk in Frontier Playland]

Description: Photograph of children jumping off a large tree trunk in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The trunk is laid on its side next to a bed of hay into which a boy is jumping. Behind him, other children are standing on the trunk.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Children Playing in the Hay in Frontier Playland]

Description: Photograph of children playing in the hay in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the foreground, two boys are throwing hay at each other. In the background, some girls are doing the same. A very large tree trunk is laid on its side on the right side of the photograph.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Children Riding Artificial Horse in Frontier Playland]

Description: Photograph of children riding an artificial horse in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The white horse, on which a boy and girl are sitting, is tied to a tree on the right.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cooks at Cajun Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of two cooks preparing food in the Cajun food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man on the right is stirring a cauldron of food with a wooden oar. A curly-haired woman on the left is scooping out some of the food with a large ladle.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Crochet Display at Texas Wendish Heritage Society Booth]

Description: Photograph of the crochet display in the Texas Wendish Heritage Society Booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A woman behind the booth is wearing a matching bonnet and shawl over a white blouse and a long floral skirt. The table in front of her contains an assortment of crocheted items including hats, mittens, and flowers.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Czech Dancers Performing Onstage]

Description: Photograph of Texas Czechs in Review, Moravian Beseda dancers from Dallas performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The women are wearing black and pink floral skirts, white aprons, white peasant blouses, and black fitted vests with colorful embroidery. The men are wearing black pants, white long-sleeved shirts, and long black vests that are decorated with tassels and cinched at the waist with a gold belt. They are each dancing with a partner, four couples total. The men are standing beside their female partners, holding one of their hands and placing the other on their back.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dance A Round Exhibition Dancers]

Description: Photograph of Dance A Round Exhibition Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Each dancer has a partner of the opposite sex. The women are wearing dresses with knee-length, fluffy skirts. The men are wearing light-colored shirts, pants, and western belt buckles.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dancers at Cajun Stage]

Description: Photograph of dancers at the Cajun stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The stage is under some trees and to the left of a canopy under which many spectators are standing. Four couples are on a gray platform, dancing in front of the stage where the band is playing.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Devine Music Makers Performing In Front of Log Cabin]

Description: Photograph of the Devine Music Makers performing in front of a log cabin at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. On the left, a man wearing a cowboy hat is playing a fiddle. In the middle, an older man wearing a jumpsuit is playing a double-necked guitar. The man on the right is wearing a brown leather vest and playing an electric fiddle.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Devine Music Makers Performing Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Devine Music Makers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing vests and cowboy hats, they are arranged on a gray stage in front of a backdrop of vertical orange banners. The band is made up of fiddlers, guitarists, and a piano player. A little girl is standing at the front of the stage, facing the audience.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections