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[Chinese Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Chinese Food Booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two women stand in front of a wok, cooking Chinese cuisine for festival participants. Both women wear short sleeved dresses and sandals as they cook.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Spanish Folkloric Dancers]

Description: Photograph of the Fiesta Folklorico de Helotes Spanish Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers wear white halter tops with long black skirts trimmed in floral fabric, with roses in their hair and long earrings. The girls perform on a large stage in front of a festival participants.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Musician John Henry Nobles]

Description: Photograph of John Henry Nobles, also known as Bones, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Bones, a musician from Beaumont, Texas, sits on the edge of a low stage with his feet in the grass, wearing a felt beret with a colorful shirt and pants. He sits next to a man wearing a white shirt and translucent sunglasses.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Spanish Folkloric Dance Performance]

Description: Photograph of the Fiesta Folklorico de Helotes Spanish Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Dancer Cathy Gonzalez,second from left,wears a white halter top with long black skirt trimmed in floral fabric, with roses in her hair and long earrings. The girls stand in a line with their arms raised in the air, performing on a large stage in front of a crowd of festival participants.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Crawfish Racing]

Description: Photograph of crawfish race at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The head of the crawfish racing leans over the racing table, preparing to release the crawfish in front of a crowd of festival participants.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Flamenco Dancers]

Description: Photograph of the Fiesta Folklorico de Helotes Spanish Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The female dancers wear white halter tops with long black skirts trimmed in floral fabric, with roses in their hair and long earrings. The men wear white shirts under black vests with dark pants and scarves around their neck. A band plays behind the dancers for the festival participants.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Band Playing in Cajun Country]

Description: Photograph of a band performing in "Cajun Country" at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The band performs on a stage outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures. The band members include a violinist, a guitarist, an accordion player, and a steel guitarist.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cajun Country Crawfish Race]

Description: Photograph of crawfish race participants at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The race participants put Louisiana hot sauce on the crawfish before they race, as a large crowd of festival participants watch.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Italian Folk Dancers]

Description: Photograph of Italian folk dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The two girls are wearing traditional Italian peasant clothing consisting of a black vest, white blouse, and colorful skirt as they dance for festival participants.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Wine Making Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of Alvin Sueltenfuss showing a child how to use antique wine making equipment at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Alvin stands behind the child, directing his hands toward the large wheel used to crush grapes and sort of the seeds and stems.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bob Murphey, Texas Storyteller]

Description: Photograph of Bob Murphey, a storyteller from East Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Bob performs on a stage, speaking into a microphone, and wearing a cowboy hat with a short-sleeved denim shirt.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Alabama-Coushatta Beadwork]

Description: Photograph of a woman creating a beaded headdress at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman, a member of the Alabama Coushatta tribe, spreads out the large headdress decorated with feathers and beads.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woodworking Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a girl participating in woodworking school at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio Texas. The girl wears a blue shirt and denim jeans as she sands a piece of wood. A festival volunteer stands behind her, working on a larger piece of wood.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Possum Queen Daisy Potter]

Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, the Possum Queen of the Gilmer Yamboree, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Daisy wears a long dress with a plaid bodice and pink skirt. She carries a white lace umbrella and examines a potato in her hand in the Gilmer Yamboree Booth.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Possum Cooking]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. Baird, also known as Spot, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Dick holds the lid of a pot for Spot, who inspects a cooked possum inside of the pot. Both men wear denim overalls with long-sleeve patterned shirts underneath.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[San Antonio Maliuhay Dancers]

Description: Photograph of the San Antonio Maliuhay Dancers teaching FIlipino Tinikling at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman stand onstage, jumping in and out of two poles operated by two women from the dancing club. The dancers wear white blouses with floral skirts and yellow sashes. A large group of festival participants watches the demonstration.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Harris Family Singers]

Description: Photograph of the Harris Family band singing gospel under the Brush Arbor at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. On the stage, two girls wearing matching green and blue dresses sing with father, wearing a blue shirt and plaid pants. Behind them, a boy plays the electric guitar, wearing an orange shirt and jeans.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Alabama-Coushatta Dance Regalia]

Description: Photograph of women preparing Alabama-Coushatta Indian dance regalia at the Texas Folklife Festival. The women sew red and purple feathers onto large headresses. One woman sits in the grass weaving string in and out of a cardboard circle, while another sits in a chair working on a yellow and green headdress.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woodworking School]

Description: Photograph of a woodworking school at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two festival participants assist a festival volunteer with wood carving. They sit on hay bales around a short wooden sawhorse covered with wood carving supplies.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Blue Grass Kinfolk]

Description: Photograph of the band Blue Grass Kinfolk performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The four male members of the band play either the banjo, the guitar, or violin as they stand towards the front edge of the stage. A woman playing the base stands behind them. She wears a red checkered dress.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Flamenco Dancer Teresa Champion]

Description: Photograph of Teresa Champion performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Teresa, a member of Los Flamencos de San Antonio, wears a floor-length floral dress with many layers of tulle ruffles as she twirls around the stage.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dancer Teresa Champion]

Description: Photograph of Teresa Champion performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Teresa, a member of Los Flamencos de San Antonio, wears a floor-length floral dress with many layers of tulle ruffles. She holds the layers of her dress with both hands as she twirls around on the stage.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jethro Holmes Sugar Mill Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Jethro Holmes and his oxen working the sugar cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The black oxen are harnessed to the sugar cane mill, walking in circles to give the machine its' power. Jethro stands to the left of one of his ox, holding its' reins and guiding it around the circle.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Teresa Champion Demonstrating Flamenco Dance]

Description: Photograph of Teresa Champion performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Teresa,artistic director of Los Flamencos de San Antonio, wears a floor-length floral dress with many layers of tulle ruffles. She raises both of her hands above her head, performing in front of a large audience.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections