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[Jae Mason Playing Guitar]

Description: Photograph of Jae Mason playing guitar and singing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a cowboy hat, tropical patterned shirt, jeans, and sunglasses. He is standing behind a microphone, singing into it as he strums his guitar. To the left another microphone is visible. In the background some festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[John H. Pfeil Telling a Story]

Description: Photograph of John H. Pfeil telling a story at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing behind a microphone stand, speaking into the microphone. He is wearing an off-white bucket hat, a white short-sleeved button-up shirt, a belt with a silver belt buckle, and dark brown pants. A painted backdrop of a wall with doors is partially visible behind him.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Leon Payne and Three Blind Mice Performing]

Description: Photograph of Leon Payne and the Three Blind Mice performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Payne is in front, playing and singing guitar. Behind him are a pedal steel player, a bassist, a drummer, an accordion player, and two electric guitarists. Also visible onstage are several cables, amps and monitors. Behind the stage, strips of material hang to form the backdrop. Behind that is a large tree, providing shade for the stage.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Living History Participants Posing for a Photo]

Description: Photograph of two Living History participants dressed in old western wear at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man on the left is sitting on a square bale of hay, holding a vintage pistol and a rifle. The person on the right is kneeling on one knee and holding two long vintage pistols that criss-cross over their chest.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man and Two Women Blowing Horns]

Description: Photograph of Ladies from the Herb Society with Delbert Brewster, a scrimshaw artist, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Brewster is standing in the middle with the ladies on either side of him. They are all holding handmade horns up to their mouths. The woman on the left is wearing a pioneer dress and bonnet; the one on the right is wearing a pioneer dress and apron with a wide-brimmed sun hat. Brewster is wearing a western shirt and a cowboy hat. Other horns and tools are visible hanging in the background.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Learning Middle Eastern Dance]

Description: Photograph of a man learning a middle eastern dance taught by Tanya Zwan at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing with his button-up shirt open revealing his bare torso. He is holding his fedora in front of his face. Zwan is standing next to him, laughing and clapping her hands above her head. She is wearing a sequined belly dancing outfit which is predominantly pink but also with colors of blue, purple, green and yellow. Another festival visitor learning to dance is standing to the left of her with his shirt up exposing his midriff. The stage is covered with a blue canopy and a red backdrop is visible in the background.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Lighting Fire Limbo Stick]

Description: Photograph of a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston lighting a limbo stick on fire at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is kneeling down holding a torch to a special limbo bar filled with some type of fuel. The bar is on the lowest setting, about a foot from the ground. He is wearing a brightly-colored, patterned shirt with big, loose sleeves. A crowd of festival visitors are partially visible in the background behind a barrier.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Participating in Tobacco Spitting Contest]

Description: Photograph of a man participating in the state tobacco spitting contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing on the left side of the photograph wearing a red sleeveless undershirt, jeans and a cowboy hat. He is leaning forward, preparing to spit as far as he can. He is standing at the end of a long strip of white butcher paper, rolled out on the ground and painted with distance markers. One spectator is kneeling down close to the paper. Several other spectators are sitting and standing close by.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Passing Under Limbo Stick on Fire]

Description: Photograph of a male dancer of the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston passing under a limbo stick on fire at the Texas Folklife Festival. The stick on fire is only about a foot from the ground so he is reclined backwards to the point that his back is nearly touching the ground. His feet are positioned next to his hips. He is holding a small torch in his mouth and flaming beer bottles in each hand. He is wearing a tight red shirt under a looser, colorful, patterned blouse.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Shearing a Goat]

Description: Photograph of a man shearing a goat at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is on the left holding the goat which is on the right. He has one hand over the goat's snout and the other holding the electric shearer up to the goat's neck. Someone else's hands are visible holding the goat's body. Another goat is partially visible in the foreground. The man is wearing a striped, light-colored polo shirt with a bandana over his shoulder. Above them, a shade canopy is visible.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mr. Jingles Dances]

Description: Photograph of "Mr. Jingles" dancing on stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. According to accompanying information, "Mr. Jingles" is a collector of aluminum can pull tabs. He is on the left side of the photograph, wearing a white patterned shirt, red suspenders, dark pants and a beret. He is dancing with a woman wearing a white and blue striped shirt, and jeans. The audience is visible offstage in the background.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Now Singers Performing]

Description: Photograph of The Now Singers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are four members visible, one man and three women, all standing next to each other and singing into their own microphone. The man is on the left wearing a white shirt and jeans, singing with his eyes closed. The woman to the right of him is wearing a floral jumpsuit. The two other women are wearing blouses and cropped pants. Behind them is a banner that says, "The Now Singers," and has an image of a cross. A canopy of greenery is hanging overhead.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Sacred Heart Choir Performing]

Description: Photograph of The Sacred Heart Choir performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Nine members are visible, all male. There are four guitarists, four vocalists, and a director who has his back turned. Most of the members are wearing cowboy boots and western wear. The director is wearing light-colored pants, shirt and cap. A group of three vocalist stand on the left singing into one microphone. At the center, one of the guitarists is singing into a microphone as is another guitarist to the right of him. The director is standing in between these two guitarists, facing away. In the background behind the stage, other festival booths and tents are visible. Above the performers, a canopy of greenery is hanging.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Sirkku Rodriguez Doing a Pirta Ribbon Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Sirkku Rodriguez doing a pirta ribbon demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in a chair, pulling yarn through a wooden contraption made of vertical dowels that separate the yarn out in several different strands. She is weaving the strands to make a ribbon. A few finished ribbons are hanging on the left side of the booth where one festival visitor is partially visible.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Tanya Zwan Performing Middle Eastern Dance]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing dances from the Middle East at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a sequined belly dancing outfit which is predominantly blue but also with colors of pink, purple, green and yellow. She has her hands above her head and is wearing finger cymbals. She is smiling and shifting her hips to the right.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Tanya Zwan Teaching Audience Members Middle Eastern Dances]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan teaching audience members Middle Eastern Dances at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a sequined belly dancing outfit which is predominantly pink but also with colors of blue, purple, green and yellow. She has one hand above her head and one at her side. A line of five men are following her around, mimicking her dance moves. Two men with button-up shirts have their shirts open to reveal their belly. Each audience member is also wearing a headpiece. The stage is covered by a blue canopy and a red backdrop.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Costume]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man from the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston wearing an elaborate tribal costume at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a yellow and black leopard print material around his body and a piece of white and black zebra print material around his head. He is also wearing sunglasses. A large panel extends from behind the wearers neck to a few feet above the head. It is covered in a yellow and black zebra pattern and features an image of a large tribal mask. Black and orange feathered plumes protrude from the top of it. Extending from the wearer's lower back down to the ground is a cone-shaped frame similar to a hoop skirt frame. It is covered in long white fringe. Another panel covered in leopard print material is attached to the back of the frame and several orange feather plumes are protruding from it. In each hand he is carrying large round disc that features an image of a tribal mask. Festival visitors are visible in the background.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Musicians Performing]

Description: Photograph of four African-American male drummers from the Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association in Houston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph shows them from the side, each playing a drum they hold between their legs. The one second-closest to the photographer also has a microphone for singing. He is sweating heavily on his face. All the drummers are wearing loose, short-sleeved shirts with colors red, white or blue.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Two Men and a Boy Making Hoe Cakes]

Description: Photograph of two men and a boy making hoe cakes at the Texas Folklife Festival. The cakes are so named because they are baked on the end of a garden hoe. The flat metal part provides a cooking surface while the long stick serves as a handle that allows the maker to remain at a distance from the coals. Each of the three is holding a hoe that has cakes baking on the end of it, on top of a pile of coals. They stand around the coal pit facing one another. In the background, some tables and festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Woodromes Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Woodromes performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three children are singing into microphones, an older girl in the center wearing a long dress and a younger boy and girl on either side of her. The younger boy is on the left and to the left of him, a woman is kneeling down and helping him hold the microphone. The little girl on the right is also being assisted by a man on her right. The girl in the center is much taller than the younger boy and girl, as she looks to be a few years older. She has pigtails with ribbons in her hair and is looking directly at the camera. The little boy is wearing shorts and a tank top; the little girl is wearing a short dress.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Young Alabama-Coushatta Dancer]

Description: Photograph of a young Alabama-Coushatta dancer posing in front of a hedge at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is wearing a complete tribal outfit consisting of a vest, skirt, leather wrist cuffs, feathered and beaded arm bands, a beaded necklace and sash, a beaded headband, and a feathered headdress. The prominent colors of the clothing are red and yellow.
Date: [1988-08-04..1988-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections