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[Glenn A. Myers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Glenn A. Myers, a folk musician from Washington on the Brazos at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, Glenn is seated at a stool with a guitar resting on his lap. He leans into a microphone, wearing a short-sleeved shirt underneath overalls. Several men watch the performance.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Glenn Myers Performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Color photograph of A. Glenn Myers, a Washington-on-the-Brazos folk musician, performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas in August of 1975. Glenn is playing the guitar while seated, and singing into a microphone. He is wearing a burgundy shirt underneath denim overalls and a harmonica around his neck. Several people watch as he performs.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Gospel Singing]

Description: Photograph of Black Gospel, directed by Amelonee Whitaker and from Nacogdoches, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Two musicians are standing and singing into microphones. In the background, another musician is seated at a piano; a woman is standing by the piano, bending over slightly. A sign that reads, "Gospel Singing," hangs on the wall behind them.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]

["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]

[Greek Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Kali Parea Greek folk dancing group performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival. In the photograph, six girls are holding hands as they raise their right leg into the air. The girls are dancing on a large stage surrounded by a crowd of festival participants. Each girl is wearing various pieces of traditional Greek dress, including white blouses with loose, draping sleeves, suspenders, embroidered skirts with plaid or floral aprons, dark tights and heavy leather shoes. Translated, Kali Parea means "good crowd" in English.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Grete Benedict selling hotdogs]

Description: Photograph of Grete Benedict selling hotdogs for the Danish Society of Texas Booth at the 24th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Benedict wears a white dress, hat, and name tag. She stands next to an open stove.
Date: [1995-08-03..1995-08-06]
Creator: Informedia

[The Grobes Serving Sausage at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Grobe family from Fredericksburg, Texas, making German sausage at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is holding a knife in one hand and a pair of tongs with the other, preparing to slice the sausage. A girl standing to the left of him is giving a piece to a participant. A smoker is visible behind the cooking booth.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of The Gulf Coast Scandinavian Dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features a man holding hands with two women, one on each side of him. Both women have one foot raised in the air mid-step as they spin around, wearing tradition Scandinavian dress featuring puffy-sleeved white shirts underneath vests, long skirts, and aprons. The man dancing in the center is also wearing a white shirt with gathered long-sleeves, a double-breasted sleeveless vest, and pants that tie just below the knee. Several other groups of Scandinavian dancers are visible behind the central group, as are festival booths and participants.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of three Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the three women are linking elbows and raising their left leg into the air. Each girl is wearing a light-colored blouse with embroidered suspenders and striped skirts. Three women in similar poses are visible behind the group, facing the opposite direction toward the crowd. A canopy of streamers covers the pavilion where the group is dancing.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of two Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two young boys appear to be performing a skit. The boy to the left is leaning in towards the other boy with his right arm fully extended toward the other boy's head. The boy to the right is leaving away from his hand. Both children wear unbuttoned vests over long-sleeve white shirts with puffy sleeves, pants that button below the knee, dark-colored socks and leather shoes.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of two Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two young boys are standing and facing each other, making faces at one another. The boy to the left places one thumb on his nose while his other 4 fingers are fully extended, and his second hand is directly behind the first. His tongue is stuck out at the other boy, who has his thumbs in his ears and is waving his fingered back and forth. Both of the boys are wearing long-sleeve collared white shirts underneath vests with round buttons, loose-fitting pants that gather at the knee, colored socks, and leather shoes.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of two Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man and a woman wearing traditional Scandinavian clothing are facing each other and holding hands. The man is wearing a striped vest over a white long-sleeve shirt with gathered sleeves, knee -length pants, and black socks from the hemline of the pants to his heeled leather shoes. The woman is wearing an embroidered cap and shawl over a similar long-sleeve shirt with gathered sleeves, a long striped skirt and apron, dark-colored hose and heeled leather shoes. The woman is in the process of swinging her left foot forward as the man swings his right foot backward. Other members of the group are visible behind the couple.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Coast Scandinavian Folk Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the dancers are grouped in rows of three, consisting of a male leader and two female members who place their arms on the shoulders of the member in front of them. The individual groups form a circle on the pavement in front of an audience of fair-goers.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]

[Hal Evans the Saddle Maker]

Description: Photograph of Hal Evans, a saddle maker, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is standing in front of a wall with a painted tree and a banner that says "International Bank of Commerce" is visible in the background.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia

[Handmaid Toy Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a young girl and man in the Children's Toyland and Barnyard section at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is holding a small hammer; the man is holding the toy, which appears to be the beginning of an animal's head. Other festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]

[Harry Schneider Drawing Caricatures]

Description: Slide of Joe Bowman, a precision fast draw expert from Houston, Texas, dressed as a cowboy and holding a gun in each hand so as to strike a pose. Harry Schneider is drawing a caricature of Bowman in this position. Behind Bowman is a variety of caricatures clothes pinned on a netting. . This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]

[Hat Making]

Description: Photograph of a hat-maker steaming a hat at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in front of the steamer and looking over his shoulder at the camera. He is wearing an apron and holding the brim of a hat that has just been steamed. Lots of steam is billowing up from the area. Overhead there is a light and a steam vent, on which is attached a Texas license plate that says "HAT BOX."
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]