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[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

[Spinning Wheel Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Martha Atkins demonstrating wheel spinning at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Martha sits on a bench to the left of a festival participant, showing her how to create thread from sheep's wool.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[St. Alphonsus Church Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the St. Alphonsus Church food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is cutting fajita meat and preparing ingredients for the grill. He wears a red hat, a navy shirt, and denim jeans.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[O. T. Baker Preparing the Smokehouse]

Description: Photograph of O. T. Baker preparing food to be smoked at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. O. T. stands behind a wooden table covered in ingredients like cacti, onions and potatoes. He wears a cowboy hat, a white shirt with a floral design, and a long necklace made of red beads and animal teeth.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Indian Heritage Society]

Description: Photograph of Texas Indian Heritage Society at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two men and a young girl play various musical instruments, dressed in traditional Native American clothing.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Indian Heritage Society Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Indian Heritage Society at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two members of the society are standing on a stage dressed in traditional Native American clothing. Many children stand around them on stage as they perform a demonstration.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Indian Heritage Society Musical Performance]

Description: Photograph of several members of the Texas Indian Heritage Society at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man dressed in traditional Native American clothing is playing the flute. A young girl stands to his left, holding a small box decorated with long beaded tassels and feathers.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Southern University Step-Dance]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Southern University step-dance team, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The four men, wearing shirt-sleeved shirts with Greek letter patches sewn onto the front, perform on a stage in front of a large audience.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Texas SouthernUniversity Step-Dance Team]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Southern University step-dance team, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dance team wears shirts with Greek letters sewn onto the left side, shorts, and athletic shoes. The group performs on a stage 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

[Texas SouthernUniversity Step-Dance Team Performance]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Southern University step-dance team, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The three men, wearing shirt-sleeved shirts with Greek letter patches sewn onto the front, perform on a stage in front of a large audience.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Parade]

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a Trinidad and Tobago Carnival costume during the Carnival parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman stands in the center of a large metal fish on rolling wheels. A man stands behind her in the procession, carrying a large leaf shape strapped to his back. A crowd of festival participants line the street, watching the parade.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections