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[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers]

Description: Color photograph of a group of women who are part of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers, performing at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are all wearing the traditional Lebanese dancing costume: a bra top and bedleh-style pants. They are dancing in a circle with their arms open and extended horizontally. A crowd of onlookers sit on a grassy hill next to the dance floor.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers]

Description: Color photograph of five women who are part of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers, performers at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are all wearing black bra tops trimmed in gold with sheer bedleh-style pants. They are caught mid-dance, each with one of their arms in the air. A crowd of onlookers sit on a grassy hill next to the dancefloor.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers performing for a large crowd at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are all wearing heavily embellished belly dancing costumes.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Apple Dolls]

Description: Color photograph of a group of four people surveying the array of apple dolls on the cloth-covered table before them. The display of dolls belongs to a participant of the 7th Annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Arm Wrestling Contest]

Description: Color photograph of two young boys engaging in an arm wrestling contest over a white table with the shape of the Texas state painted at its center. A couple of children are standing around the table to watch. They are visitors of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[At the Polish Food Booth]

Description: Color photograph of an elderly woman in traditional Polish attire, sitting at the Polish food booth at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is spreading an unidentifiable condiment onto a slice of bread.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Baking Bread in Coffee Cans]

Description: Color photograph of a man operating an oven outdoors at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Within the oven are three coffee cans filled with baking bread dough. The man is wearing a red gingham shirt, a chef's hat, and an apron.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Banjo Player in Tennessee Valley Authority]

Description: Color photograph of man playing the banjo in a band called Tennessee Valley Authority at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. To his immediate left, a man is playing the upright bass. To that man's left is another man playing the acoustic guitar. Each musician has a microphone pointed at their instrument.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Basil Garcia, Blacksmith]

Description: Black and white photograph of a man doing metalwork using a hammerand an anvil. He is identified as Basil Garcia, a blacksmith; he is giving a live demonstration of his skill at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. To his right is an open fire atop a table pit.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bass Box Players for The Hoboes]

Description: Color photograph of a pair of bass box players for a band called The Hoboes, a group performing at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. The bass boxes feature holes at their front and broomsticks that protrude from their tops.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bass Box Players for The Hoboes]

Description: Black and white photograph of two men who are participants of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are playing bass boxes, instruments made from hollow, rectangular boxes with broomsticks that insert into the tops of the boxes. On the right is Bootsie Ehlers, sitting on top of his bass box while he plays. A microphone placed inside the opening at the front of his bass box picks up the sound of his playing.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bayou City Attic Singers]

Description: Color photograph of the Bayou City Attic Singers comprised of four and a pianist; they are performers at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Three of the singers are standing; there are two women and one man between them. One of the singers is much younger and is seated on a bench. They each have their own microphone. Various audio equipment lines the edge of the elevated stage where they are performing. The pianist is an older male, who also has a microphone in front of him. He is seated behind an upright wooden piano.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bayou City Attic Singers]

Description: Color photograph of the Bayou City Attic Singers comprised of three singers and a pianist, performing at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. The singers are all female; one of them is much younger. They each have their own microphone. Various audio equipment lines the edge of the elevated stage where they are performing. The pianist is an older male, who also has a microphone in front of him. He is seated behind an upright wooden piano.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Berm Dog, Institute of Texan Cultures Mascot]

Description: Color photograph of a man driving a golf-cart with a tan and white dog seated next to him. The man is identified as Buddy Pfeiffer an employee of the Institute of Texan Cultures; the dog is known as Berm Dog, the institute's mascot. They are touring the festival grounds, which is visibly rife with festival goers in the background.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Berm Sliding]

Description: Color photograph of a young boy sliding on a grassy berm at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival; he is using a flattened cardboard box as his vehicle. He is wearing a striped shirt, denim shorts, knee-high socks, and tennis shoes. Behind him is another boy.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Brett, Rope Maker]

Description: Black and white photograph of Bill Brett, a man who makes ropes from horsehair; he is a participant of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is seated on a lawn chair, hand spinning fibers into workable material for making ropes -- some of which are hanging on a rope to the right.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Burns of The Bluegrass Kinfolks]

Description: Color photograph of a man named Bill Burns playing the fiddle in a band known as The Bluegrass Kinfolks at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat and eyeglasses. A microphone on a microphone stand has been set before him to pick up the sound of his fiddle. A man playing the Dobro guitar is partially visible behind him to his left.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Mancham Constructing a Log Cabin]

Description: Black and white photograph of a man named Neal Wright who is constructing a log cabin at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing by a corner of the unfinished cabin, surveying the logs with a pencil in hand.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boiled Possum]

Description: Color photograph of two men, Dick Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, checking whether a possum is done after boiling it in a large pot. They are holding the boiled carcass up with a stick that is attached to a stethoscope. A crowd has gathered around to watch this spectacle at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bruce Montague with Other Festival Participants]

Description: Color photograph of a man, identified as Bruce Montague, demonstrating his roping skills by encircling two female participants at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. The woman on the left is wearing traditional Korean attire and the woman on the right is wearing traditional Mexican attire.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bruce Roark and Mary Mann at His Musical Instruments Booth]

Description: Black and white photograph of Bruce Roark, a musical instrument maker, and Mary Mann at his musical instruments booth at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. A few stringed instruments like banjos and guitars are on display on the wall behind them.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bruce Roark, Maker of Musical Instruments]

Description: Color photograph of an elderly man playing a wooden double-necked guitar at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Several more wooden stringed instruments are hanging on the wall behind him. The man is identified as Bruce Roark, who makes instruments.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[A Cajun Band]

Description: Color photograph of a group of men performing Cajun music on a small, tent-covered stage at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. The band includes a lead vocalist, two guitar players, a fiddler, a drummer and a lap steel guitar player.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cambodian Folk Dance]

Description: Color photograph of a line of women moving across a stage while performing a traditional Cambodian dance at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are wearing matching costumes, which consist of a white blouse, an embroidered white skirt, a green apron at the waist and a green sash on the shoulder. In their hands are two halves of a coconut shell, which are struck together while dancing. A crowd of onlookers are seated on a grassy hill adjacent to the stage.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections