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[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

[Camilo Medrano Slicing Barbecue at His Food Booth]

Description: Color photograph of a man named Camilo Medrano slicing barbecue meat at his food booth in the Mexican Market section of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. An unidentified woman stands next to him to his left. Before him is a grill with barbecued meat on its surface.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Catherine Wood, Cobbler

Description: Black and white photograph of Catherine Wood, a cobbler and leather worker, constructing a sandal with the sole facing up. She is giving a live demonstration at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. A collection of leather purses hang from a rack to the left of her. Essential materials for her work are found on the table before her.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Charlene Berryman Painting a Cornshuck Doll]

Description: Black and white photograph of Charlene Berryman of Kingsburg, Texas, painting a doll made from a cob of corn that is still in its shuck. Three finished dolls complete with dresses are visible on the left. She has a table dedicated to her dolls at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Chicken Flying Contest]

Description: Black and white photograph of a chicken flying contest, wherein a chicken trapped in a mailbox is prodded out by a man holding a plunger at the open end. The mailbox is unusually large to accommodate the chicken and even has a graphic of a chicken on its side. A large crowd is gathered around to watch the spectacle, a traditional event, at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Chicken Flying Contest]

Description: Color photograph of a chicken flying contest, wherein a live chicken is put into a mailbox and pushed out with a plunger. A large crowd is gathered to watch. A small boy sits atop the shoulders of an adult in the foreground. This spectacle is a traditional event at the 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

[Children in Traditional German Dancing Attire]

Description: Color photograph of a young boy and young girl dressed in traditional German dancing attire. According to accompanying information, they are associated with a German folk dancing group called "Die Rathkamp Tanzer," who are performing 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

[Children Riding Horseback]

Description: Color photograph of two young children, a girl and a boy, riding horseback on a green hillside at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. The horse is a pale color and is wearing a saddle and reins. A young boy who is leading the horse near the front is partially visible.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Children Screenprinting Using Silk Screens]

Description: Black and white photograph of a young girl using a silk screen to make a print as other children stand around to watch. Several finished prints are on the table next to the silk screen frame. This activity is one of many at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Churning Butter with Marie Fleming]

Description: Color photograph of a teenage girl churning butter in a glass paddle churn while an older woman, identified as Marie Fleming from Nederland, Texas, watches her work. The churn is placed in a bed of ice contained in an aluminum pan. This booth is one of many at the 7th 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

[Cleo Taylor at the Hominy Booth]

Description: Black and white photograph of a woman named Cleo Taylor, standing behind a table at the booth dedicated to hominy at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. On the table before her is a pot full of hominy and a closed jar also full of hominy.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections