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[Aerial View of Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Aerial photograph of the Institute of Texas Cultures and surrounding area during the Texas Folklife Festival. The Institute building is in the center. Its surrounding lawn is speckled with festival visitors. The outer rim of the property contains a majority of the booths which are recognizable from above by the rainbow canopies that are covering them. The area is bordered by two roads and a highway.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Aerial View of the Institute of Texan Cultures]

Description: Aerial photograph of the Institute of Texas Cultures building during the Texas Folklife Festival. The Institute building is at the top of the photo. Its surrounding lawn is speckled with festival visitors. The left side of the property contains a group of booths which are recognizable from above by the rainbow canopies that are covering them. A group of flagpoles at the entrance to the building are visible near the bottom of the photo.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancer]

Description: Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional tribal clothing: a woven headband and arm band, a loin cloth, and a large purple, orange, and white feathered headdress that extends all the way down his back. He is also wearing modern aviator sunglasses.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Alabama-Coushatta Indian Drummer]

Description: Photograph of Jack Batisse, an Alabama-Coushatta Indian drummer, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional tribal clothing: a blue shirt decorated with red and yellow ribbons, a headdress with white and brown feathers, a beaded necklace and an armband. He is holding a large mallet and beating a drum in front of him. Festival visitors are visible standing behind him.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Allan Shivers with Jack Maguire]

Description: Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers and his wife, with Institute of Texan Cultures Executive Director Jack Maguire at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are walking out from the Institute of Texan Cultures building. The governor and his wife are on the left, and Maguire is in the center. A crowd of people is walking behind them.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Alvina Paul Making Noodles]

Description: Photograph of Alvina Paul making noodles in the Texas Wendish Society booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a red floral bonnet with white trim, a matching shawl, and a white apron. She has rolled out a sheet of dough and is folding it over to make noodles.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ameleb Lebanese Dancer with Tambourine]

Description: Photograph of an Ameleb Club Lebanese dancer dancing with a tambourine at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has shoulder-length brown curly hair and is wearing a violet belly dancing outfit as she holds the tambourine out in front of her. Other Ameleb Club dancers are visible in the background.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers Performing Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the background, rows of festival visitors are seated on the grassy hill in front of the stage. A circle of girls are dancing with their hands joined in the foreground. They are wearing long red skirts with dark polka dots, fitted green tops, and round hats with flat tops that have a train of white fabric extending down their backs.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Argentine Folk Dancers]

Description: Photograph of two Argentine folk dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two girls are posing with their fists up in the air clutching a stick, crossing arms with each other. They are wearing white shirts, with black vests and decorative headbands. The girl on the right is wearing a blue scarf around her neck and the girl on the left is wearing a red one.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Argentine Folk Dancers]

Description: Photograph of an Argentine folk dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is smiling and raising a stick up in the air. She is wearing a woven headband, a white shirt, a black vest with silver studs, and a red silk scarf. Her face is speckled with glitter.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of two Mexican folk dancers performing "La Raspa" at the Texas Folklife Festival. A young girl and boy in traditional Mexican costume are dancing together onstage. The boy is wearing black pants with white piping, a red sash, and a white shirt. The girl is wearing a red skirt with a white hem and colorful stripes near the hem. She is also wearing a white peasant blouse with stripes on the collar. Her hair is done in pig tails and decorated with ribbons. Several spectators are visible seated on the steps in the background.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Brett Spinning Horsehair Rope]

Description: Photograph of Bill Brett, postmaster from Hull, Texas, spinning horsehair rope and telling stories at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a gray collared shirt, a gray cowboy hat, and big glasses as he clutches a bundle of light-colored horsehair. He is looking up from his chair at someone or something.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Brett with Horsehair Rope]

Description: Photograph of Bill Brett, postmaster from Hull, Texas, spinning horsehair rope at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a gray collared shirt, a gray cowboy hat, and big glasses as he clutches a bundle of light-colored horsehair and a completed rope.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Leftwich Engraving Leather]

Description: Photograph of Bill Leftwich, western artist from Lubbock, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. With a mallet he is hammering a shaping tool into the leather to leave an impression. Hanging behind him are two portraits he has completed. His greased hair is partied in the middle and he is wearing black frame glasses and a dark shirt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Leftwich Engraving Scene on Leather]

Description: Photograph of Bill Leftwich, from Lubbock, Texas, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. Using a mallet he hammers a shaping tool into the leather. It is apparent he is making a portrait of some kind.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[ Black Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]

Description: Photograph of a black chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The woman is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The man is holding a piece of cardboard over the open back to keep the chicken from coming out that side. The chicken is mid-flight, just having flown out of the front of the mailbox. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bob Ramsey Holding Antlers]

Description: Photograph of of Bob Ramsey of Hunt, Texas at the Texas Wildlife booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a purple shirt and a straw cowboy hat. Ramsey is holding a pair of antlers. He is partially smiling and squinting.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Carving Wood]

Description: Photograph of a boy with long hair working in Charles Winans Woodworking Studio at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is using tools to carve a piece of wood that is on the surface before him. He is wearing a maroon and lavender floral-print shirt. His dark hair comes down to his shoulders.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Holding Chicken on the Ground]

Description: Photograph of a boy holding a light-brown rooster, entry for the chicken flying contest, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is kneeling down on the ground, holding the chicken still between his legs. A woman is standing behind him to the right and a man to the left. A small chicken cage is partially visible to the right of the boy. Festival visitors are visible standing around the area.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Petting Mule]

Description: Photograph of a boy petting a mule from the cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is standing on the right petting the white mule on the left. The mule is craning its neck around toward the boy who is wearing a red cap, glasses, and a cream-colored fishing vest.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Using Manual Drill]

Description: Photograph of a boy drilling a hole in a log as part of the log house construction at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is using a manual drill that looks like a large corkscrew with wooden handles at the top. With a good amount of effort, he is attempting to rotate the handles and drive the corkscrew into the log to carve out a hole. He has blonde hair and is wearing a navy striped t-shirt and jeans.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Brooks D. Baker Holding A Handful of Hominy]

Description: Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a handful of raw hominy he scooped up from a ceramic jar in front of him. He is wearing brow-line glasses, a plaid shirt and plaid pants. Next to the ceramic jar is a bottle of lye and a container of Morton salt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Brooks D. Baker Holding Spoonful of Hominy]

Description: Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a wooden spoon full of hominy up toward the camera. He is wearing brow-line glasses and has a crooked smile on his face.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bruce Montague Doing Roping Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Bruce Montague, roping expert from Bandera, doing a roping demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is on the left, swinging his lasso around as he gets ready to lasso a group of children standing on the right. Montague is wearing a cowboy hat, western shirt, dark pants, and black boots. Several spectators are gathered in the background. A sign posted to a tree says, "Bruce Montague, Roping Expert, Bandera."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections