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[Aerial View of Crawfish Racing Track]

Description: Photograph of crawfish racing track from taken from above at the Texas Folklife Festival. Close to the center of the photograph is a square white table painted with concentric red and blue circles. People are crowded around waiting for the start of the crawfish race, sponsored by Texas Champion Crawfish Races in Port Arthur. In the top portion of the photograph there are large yellow letters displayed on a grassy hill that read, "Port Arthur". Directly below that, smaller orange letters read, "Texas Greatest Corner".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Belgian Bowling]

Description: Photograph of a woman participating in Belgian bowling at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is outdoors, on the grass, next to a chain-link fence. She has just released a round, flat object that is rolling toward a wooden crate. The booth's sponsor, George DeWinne, is watching. Two other men are also watching in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bird's Eye View of "Cajun Country"]

Description: Photograph taken from bird's eye view of large, steep, grassy slope at the Texas Folklife Festival. Large yellow lettering is loosely arranged on the right side of the hill and reads "Cajun Country" which is sponsored by the Cajun Festival and Texas Champion Crawfish Races in Port Arthur. Some people are sitting or standing at the top of the slope where the ground levels out. The area behind them is decorated with pennant flags and contains a couple of booths. Many festival visitors are walking around this area. Several other people are standing or sitting close to the bottom of the slope. A few people are sitting on the lettering.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bird's Eye View of Drummer]

Description: Bird's eye photograph of the drummer of Jackie Callier and the Rambling Aces, a Cajun band from Port Arthur, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The drummer is playing at the back of a wooden stage and wearing black pants, a white short-sleeved shirt, and a red hat. Instrument cases and some cables are strewn around the drum set. Two people are sitting on the back of the stage in the top right of the photograph. A trash can is located offstage right behind the drummer.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Cart of Cascarones]

Description: Bird's eye view photograph of a red cart containing cascarones, colorful confetti-filled eggshells, in the Mexican market at the Texas Folklife Festival. A woman and small boy are leaning over the cart, looking through the collection of painted eggshells. Two signs reading, "Cascarones" are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Chilympiad Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the food booth of the Republic of Texas Chilympiad, from San Marcos, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two festival visitors, a man and a woman both dressed in yellow, inquire about items at the booth. The man working the booth is wearing a red shirt, and a red construction helmet. A large white sign with black letters hangs overhead reading, "Chilympiad". Other smaller signs are displayed describing a product for sale entitled, "Sweet n' Hot Chili Jelly", which is packaged in small jars and displayed next to the signs. In the back of the booth, two other workers are visible, wearing red shirts and white aprons.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Corn Crib and Corn Sheller]

Description: Photograph of a corn crib and a corn sheller at the Texas Folklife Festival. A sign explains that the crib, which looks like a small log cabin with no roof, was originally built on site at Canyon Lake. Ears of corn are piled up inside the crib. On either side of the doorway are burlap bags. Two young girls are in front of the crib, one turning a crank to operate the sheller, the other gathering corn.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Costumed Hostesses in Gilmer Yamboree Booth]

Description: Photograph of three costumed hostesses at the Yamboree booth, representatives of the Gilmer Yamboree, selling slices of yam pie at the Texas Folklife Festival. The women are dressed in pioneer style dresses and are standing behind a counter talking to a female festival visitor. Two women, also in pioneer costumes, are visible near the back of the booth. A small sign on the right side of the booth is displayed on a post and says, "Eat More Possum".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Coupon Booth on the Veranda]

Description: Photograph of a coupon booth on the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures and the first annual Texas Folklife Festival. Numerous people are walking around on the veranda. One man has stopped at the coupon booth where two women are working. The booth has a red, yellow, and orange, umbrella covering with a sign that says "Coupons twenty-five cents"
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Cowboy Grilling Beef]

Description: Photograph of a cowboy cook flipping large cuts of beef in Cattle Drive Corral at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is flipping the beef with a pitchfork over an open pit grill. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a bandana, a white shirt, and brown chaps. Behind him is a red chuck wagon.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Display of Paintings]

Description: Photograph of artist Leona Davis, from Elgin, at her booth of oil and acrylic paintings at the Texas Folklife Festival. She and another woman are sitting in the booth, which displays a large variety of paintings of Texas landscapes. Smaller paintings are arranged on the table in front of them with a sign that reads "Special $7.50." Behind them, larger paintings are hung with a sign that says "Leona Davis." A small group of people have stopped to look at her paintings. They are standing on the left side of the booth.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Dr. Horace Allison Performing with 27 Foot Cypress Horn]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Horace Allison, from Carthage, playing his 27 foot long cypress horn onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The stage, which is a long flatbed trailer, contains a piano and bench at the right end. Allison is sitting on the bench, facing away from the piano and playing his cypress horn, which stretches across the entire length of the stage. Two horns lay on the stage not being played. One of them is almost as long as the 27 foot horn. The other sits at Allison's feet and is about three feet long. A sign on the stage denotes it as stage 4. In the foreground, festival visitors sit on the grass, facing the stage. On the far side of the stage, many more festival visitors are standing and watching the performance. In the background, other festival booths and tents are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Drummer of Jackie Callier and the Rambling Aces]

Description: Photograph of the drummer of Jackie Callier and the Rambling Aces, a Cajun band from Port Arthur, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The drummer is playing a golden-colored drum set and wearing a white, short-sleeved, button-up shirt and black tie. Behind him, large yellow letters reading "Cajun Country" are displayed on a hill. To the right of him, a black net is stretching from the ground up to some point not visible in the photograph.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Entrance to Polish Area]

Description: Photograph of the entrance to the Polish area outside of the Institute of Texan Cultures building at the Texas Folklife Festival. The entrance is denoted by a large archway of paper decorations: red, blue, and white flowers. Visible through the arch, there are red letters hanging from a string of banners that read, "Texas Polonia". Under that another sign reads, "Polish". The Institute of Texas Cultures Building is visible on the left. Festival visitors are sitting and walking through the area. A few Polish flags are scattered throughout the area.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Entrance to the Mexican Market]

Description: Photograph of the entrance sign to the Mexican Market at the Texas Folklife Festival. The market is a small sampler of the Mexican area at 'Night in Old San Antonio', an annual Fiesta San Antonio event sponsored by the San Antonio Conservation Society. The photograph shows crowds of people walking around and mingling in the foreground, all the way into the background. In the middleground, a green banner is hanging over the crowd that reads "Mexican Market" in white letters, outlined in red. Below the banner and to the left, two white patio umbrellas are visible. Spanning across the middleground of the photo are four tall posts which are sustaining strings of fiesta flags and a large mesh shading cover which hangs over the whole area.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Frontier Children's Toyland Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Frontier Children's Toyland booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is displaying pioneer era toys. A sign at the top of the booth reads, "Children's Frontier Toyland, Games, Puppets, Hay Wagon". On the left side of the booth a few women and children are gathered, talking to the booth workers. On the right side, toys are laid out on a table. In the background, a hay wagon and other festival booths are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

["Grandma's Workshop" Booth]

Description: Photograph of "Grandma's Workshop" in which Emma Oettinger is displaying her rag dolls, afghans, and quilts at the Texas Folklife Festival. Oettinger, from San Antonio, is on the right side of the photograph, explaining how to make rag dolls to two visitors. To the left, a group of people are looking at the variety of quilts, dolls, pillows, and afghans on display. The booth has a sign overhead in the foreground that displays information about the booth, as well as paper cut-outs of rag dolls. In the background against the wall, a sign that reads "Grandma's Workshop" is hanging above the full display of textiles.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Holding the Banner for Houston Highlanders Pipe Band]

Description: Photograph of girls holding the title banner for the Houston Highlanders Pipe Band, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two girls wearing plaid skirts, white shirts, and fitted black vests each stand on one side of the banner holding it between them. The banner is plaid, about five feet long, two feet tall, and displays the words, "Houston Highlanders Pipe Band" in white block lettering. The two girls hold the banner at their waists and are looking behind them at three other costumed girls. In the left foreground a man is dressed in traditional Scottish clothing: a kilt and horsehair sporran. He holds a bagpipe under his arm. Crowds of festival visitors are visible behind the banner.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Irene Stephan Kneeling Onstage]

Description: Photograph of Irene Stephan performing a Japanese classical dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is a young girl, dressed in a traditional Japanese gown with large sleeves and a sash around the waist. The dress is white with a floral pattern. Stephan is performing on a large outdoor stage, dancing with Japanese fans. One fan is raised above her head while she twirls the other at her waist. She is kneeling down on one knee. To her right on the side of the stage is a large white sign that reads, "Stage 3".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Irene Stephan Performing Japanese Classical Dance]

Description: Photograph of Irene Stephan performing a Japanese classical dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is a young girl, dressed in a traditional Japanese gown with large sleeves and a sash around the waist. The dress is white with a floral pattern. Stephan is performing on a large outdoor stage at dusk. Her arms are extended out to her sides, revealing the long hanging sleeves of the dress.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Irene Stephan Performing Japanese Classical Dance with Fans]

Description: Photograph of Irene Stephan performing Japanese classical dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is a young girl, dressed in a traditional Japanese gown with large sleeves and an orange sash around the waist. The dress is white with a floral pattern. Stephan is performing on a large outdoor stage at dusk. One fan is raised over her head while the other is out in front of her chest. A white sign to her right reads, "Stage 3". The photograph is taken from below, looking up at the performer.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Irene Stephan Twirling Japanese Fans]

Description: Photograph of Irene Stephan performing a Japanese classical dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is a young girl, dressed in a traditional Japanese gown with large sleeves that ties at the waist. The dress is white with a floral pattern. Stephan is performing on a large outdoor stage, dancing with Japanese fans. One fan is raised above her head while she twirls the other at her waist. To her right on the side of the stage is a large white sign that reads, "Stage 3".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Irish Folk Dancers Performing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of Irish folk dancers from Houston, performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The stage is just a platform, raised a couple feet off of the ground. The dancers are dressed in orange, green and white, traditional Irish clothing. The men have fabric draped over their shoulder and are wearing kilts. There are three men and three women, lined up by gender and facing one another. The two lines of dancers appear to weaving through one another. The photo is taken from several feet away from behind the stage. In the foreground a grassy space near the stage contains several red chairs, some stacked and some single. One person on the right is seated in a red chair and holding up a yellow umbrella to block the sun. On the left end of the stage is a sign denoting the stage number. In the background, crowds of festival visitors have gathered to watch the performance.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Irish Guard Salutes]

Description: Photograph of the Houston Irish Pipes and Drums group, performing on a stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The guards are arranged in a semi-circle facing the audience, dressed in traditional Irish guard costumes of orange kilts, black coats, and dark green hats. The bagpipe players are lined up on the left side of the stage while the drummer is on the right. The band leader stands center stage, heavily ornamented, holding a baton and wearing an orange cape and a tall black bearskin cap. Wearing white gloves, he proudly salutes the audience. The front of the stage terraces down to the ground. Many small children are sitting on the terraces looking intently toward the stage. There is lettering on the bass drum that reads, "Irish Pipes and Drums, Houston".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph