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[Jean Schnitz Playing the Hammer Dulcimer]

Description: Photograph of Jean Schnitz playing her grandmother's hammer dulcimer at the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Jean sings into a microphone as she plays the musical instrument, wearing a white dress and a straw hat. A blue backdrop painted with clouds, a rainbow, and a blue canopy decorate the stage.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Joseph Kaspar, Czech Accordionist]

Description: Photograph of Joseph Kaspar performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Joseph sits in a chair playing the accordion in front of a sign reading "Czech Cultural Education Foundation San Antonio."
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Korean Dummer

Description: Photograph of a Korean drummer at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The drummer wears traditional Korean clothing as he walks around the fair. Festival booths and participants are visible behind the drummer.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Member of the Slippers Zoddico Band]

Description: Photograph of a member of the Slippers Zoddico Band, performing at the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The man wears a grey hat with a black ribbon, a white collared shirt, and grey pants. he plays a teal electric guitar.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Member of the Slippers Zoddico Band]

Description: Photograph of a member of the Slippers Zoddico Band, performing at the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The man wears a tan hat with a black ribbon, a blue collared shirt, and khaki pants. He plays a musical instrument strapped to his chest with a small metal stick.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mexican Paper Flower Making]

Description: Photograph of Carmen Ortiz demonstrating Mexican paper flower making at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Carmen sits on a stool in front of a crowd of children. She holds a piece of tissue in her hands as she speaks into a microphone. The children sit on the floor in front of her, following her directions in order to make a paper flower.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Middle Eastern Belly Dancer]

Description: Photograph of a Middle Eastern Dancer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the woman is wearing an elaborately beaded top with a blue and silver skirt. She is barefoot as she dances on a gray stage, wearing a gold cuff on her upper arm, and many blue beaded bracelets.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Monja Blanca Dance Performance]

Description: Photograph of Monja Blanca, a Guatemalan Folkloric Group at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The group of men and children perform on a stage surrounded by crowds of festival participants. Four children stand on a stage carrying lanterns mounted on square posts. A man stands to their left, playing a musical instrument.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Monja Blanca Guatemalan Performance]

Description: Photograph of Monja Blanca, a Guatemalan Folkloric Group, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two women carry a large tray of flowers on their shoulders as they walk across the stage. Children stand in a row behind the dancers carrying tall lanterns, and a band plays in the background on the stage.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Monja Blanca Guatemalan Performance]

Description: Photograph of Monja Blanca, a Guatemalan Folkloric Group, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The group of men and woman wear elaborate Guatemalan costumes as they dance and play musical instruments on stage.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Monja Blanca Musical Performance]

Description: Photograph of Monja Blanca, a Guatemalan Folkloric Group at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A group of men and women wearing traditional Guatemalan clothing play various musical instruments on a stage, including the piano and the drum.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Norma Clark Demonstrating Blacksmithing]

Description: Photograph of Norma Clark at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Norma demonstrates a blacksmithing technique to festival participants. She wears a plaid shirt, dark pants and suspenders.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Okra Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Galliens preparing okra at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Mr. and Mrs. Galliens are wearing white aprons as they serve okra to festival participants. The demonstration was performed in the Houston African-American Communities Area at the festival.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Opening Ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the opening ceremony of the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is standing in the middle of a large crowd of people, holding a pair of scissors and a blue ribbon in his hand. People in the crowd behind him are raising umbrellas in the air and clapping.
Date: July 31, 1986
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Paul Standefer Making Treenware]

Description: Photograph of Paul Standefer making treenware at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Paul stands behind a table covered in tools, wood, and wood shavings. Festival participants watch the demonstration from around the booth.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Pinata-Making Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Guadalupe de Pena making a pinata at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Guadalupe holds a blue pinata towards the crowd of festival participants. She wears a white dress with colored flowers embroidered across the bodice.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Polish Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Polish food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman lean out of open windows of a booth decorated with painted flowers and vines. A sign reading "Polish Village" was attached to the top of the booth.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Polish Needlework and Craft Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Polish needlework and craft booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the booth is decorated with two wooden models dressed in traditional Polish clothing. A woman leans over a shelf holding various Polish historical items, wearing a sleeveless shirt and white shorts.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Polonia Folk Dancers

Description: Photograph of the Polonia Folk Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The men and women wear traditional Polish clothing as they perform a dance on a raised stage in front of a large crowd of people in an outdoor amphitheater.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Portrait of Alta Niebuhr]

Description: Photograph of Alta Niebuhr at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Alta, an herbalist, stands among various plants, wearing a red calico dress underneath a white apron.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Quilting Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a quilting demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, members of the Kashmere Senior Center sew on a large quilt with many different fabrics and colors. The two women work on the quilt on the Houston African American Communities area.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Sam Richardson, Master of Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of Sam Richardson at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Sam, the master of ceremonies for the festival, stands on an indoor stage wearing a long sleeve white shirt with denim jeans, a light-colored fedora, and a leather belt. He speaks into a microphone in front of a large audience of festival participants.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Sheep-Sheering Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Perfecto Cervantes shearing a sheep at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Perfecto holds the sheep still with one hand as he uses an electric razor with the other hand. A crowd of festival participants watch Perfecto shear the sheep.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[The Slippers Zoddico Band]

Description: Photograph of the Slippers Zoddico Band performing at the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The band, playing zydeco music, performs on a stage with a brightly colored backdrop. The Slippers Zoddico Band is from Houston's Frenchtown area.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections