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[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

[Construction of a Log House]

Description: Color photograph of a log house mid-construction at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. A large group of people are gathered either to watch or to participate. On the left, several logs are laid out on the ground. On the right the house's walls are nearly complete. Directly behind the construction is a shingled, wooden building.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Construction of a Log House]

Description: Color photograph of two people carving the bark off of a log that will be used for constructing a log house as part of a live demonstration at the 7th Texas Folklife Festival. Festival attendees stand around them to watch.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Construction of a Log House]

Description: Color photograph of a few men at work on constructing a log house for a live demonstration at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Two men are working with axes on the corners of the house. Several people are scattered around, watching the men work. A shingled wooden structure is visible in the background; a small sign that reads "Log House" hangs from its roof.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[A Conversation About Adobe]

Description: Color photograph of two elderly women engaged in a conversation with a man in uniform who is holding a chunk of adobe in his hands. The man is identified as David McDonald, the director of Jose Antonio Navarro Homestead. A patch on the arm of his uniform reads Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He is 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

[Coon Oil Cookies]

Description: Black and white photograph of a woman named Eliese Deike at the "Cooking with Coon Oil" booth at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is holding up a bowl of cookies she has made using coon oil. The cookies are small and coin-sized.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Corn Shelling Machine]

Description: Color photograph of a corn shelling machine, on display at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. The machine is made of wood and has a bowl underneath it to catch the processed kernels. A young boy turns the crank on the side of the machine while a teenage boy who is operating the machine takes corn cobs from the next child in line. A woman in sunglasses stands to the left of the machine.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cruz Marquez, Sheep Shearer]

Description: Black and white photograph of Cruz Marquez, a sheep shearer, demonstrating how to shear a sheep at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is knelt atop a wooden table with the sheep in front of him. A large crowd surrounds him, watching him work.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Czech Singers]

Description: Color photograph of a group of women and men performing as Czech singers at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. On the left, four men are grouped together around two microphones. On their right is a long line of women gathered around three visible microphones. All the singers are holding up sheet music binders. One woman sits at an electric organ. They are all dressed in traditional Czech attire.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Daisy Potter Eating an Eggroll]

Description: Color photograph of a woman named Daisy Potter, also known as the Possum Queen. She is a participant of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is laughing while holding an egg roll in a napkin, just before she eats it.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Daisy Potter, The Possum Queen]

Description: Color photograph of a woman, Daisy Potter, holding up a yam pie at the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a giant orange and black bow on one of her shoulders. On the other shoulder, she is wearing a sash with the word "POSSUM" on it. According to accompanying information, she is the Possum Queen; a tiara on her head is indicative of this fact.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections