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[Melody Porter in Lye Soap Booth]

Description: Photograph of Melody Porter standing in the pioneer lye soap booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in pioneer clothing, complete with a red bonnet. At the top of the booth two signs read, "Dorothy Buchanan, Pioneer Lye Soap, Bryan, Texas" and, "Evelyn Johnson, Pioneer Lye Soap, Mesquite, Texas". At the front of the booth a basket of soaps is on display. All kinds of soap making materials are visible on a table inside the booth. Hanging at the back of the booth is a painted scene of the inside of a pioneer house, looking out to see desert scenery.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Miss Galveston Building a Sand Castle]

Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is wearing a bikini and sitting behind a sandcastle. Another woman is sitting to her left and is also wearing a bikini. Both women are smiling.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston in a mermaid costume posing on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is laying on a fisherman's net on the sand next to some pails, shovels, driftwood, and a beach umbrella. Behind her the words "Galveston Island" are displayed on fisherman's net draped across some posts. On the fence in the background, a sign reads "Galveston Beach".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

Description: Photograph of the "Galveston Beach" area, sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Miss Galveston, dressed as a mermaid, is sitting beside two boys playing in the sand in the area for sand castle building. She is wearing a green mermaid costume, a sash denoting her title, and a tiara, sitting on a pile of old fish nets. The whole area is covered with sand, and there are shovels and pails around where the two boys are playing. Behind them, a few festival visitors survey the area. A woman with two small children has a big smile on her face. In the foreground, a small fence made of fishing net sections off the area. Attached to it a sign reads, "Shrimp Festival, Sand Castle Building".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Open Pit BBQ]

Description: Photograph of beef cooking on an open pit grill in Cattle Drive Corral at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pit grill is in the foreground. A large metal grill panel is positioned over the pit, resting on two support beams which reach across the width of the pit. About twenty large cuts of beef lay out on the grill panel. Behind the pit grill is a red covered wagon. To the left of the pit grill, a dutch oven is hanging from a cross bar. In the right background, a log fence is visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Description: People are walking by a coupon booth where a woman is selling coupons at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is positioned next to a large sidewalk and has a large umbrella with a sign on top. Three people have stopped to buy coupons at twenty-five cents each. The Institute of Texan Cultures is visible in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[A Pair of Tigua Indian Dancers]

Description: Photograph of two Tigua Indian dancers, male and female, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is on the left and wearing white pants, a black shirt, and knee-high, orange moccasins with fringe. Around his head and his waist is a red sash. He is holding some sort of shaker or maraca. The woman stands on the right of him and is wearing a cream-colored, tea-length dress with a red and blue stripe at the hem. She is also wearing a decorative shawl and tan boots. She is holding what appears to be brown feathers.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[People Dancing to Cajun Music]

Description: Photograph of Jackie Callier and the Rambling Aces, a Cajun band from Port Arthur, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band is playing on a wooden outdoor stage with a sign displaying their band name. To the left of the stage a couple is dancing. Two people on the left in the foreground are watching the band. Large yellow letters reading "Cajun Country" are displayed on a hill behind the band.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[People Viewing Irish Artifacts]

Description: Photograph of people looking at the display of Irish artifacts in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The green-painted booth has two signs overhead reading, "Artifacts" and "Irish". In the foreground, a man and a woman under the 'artifacts' sign are perusing the objects on display. The photograph is taken at an angle to the booth and shows the whole length of the booth, receding into the background. In the middleground and background, other people gathered in front of the booth are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Piñatas at the Mexican Market]

Description: Photograph of the piñata booth in the Mexican market at the Texas Folklife Festival. The front of the booth has a decorative arch, covered in colorful paper flowers. In the middle of the arch is a sign that reads, "Piñatas". On the left of the arch, a colorful piñata is hanging. Two women and two children are standing in front of the booth looking at the piñatas. The woman in the foreground is wearing sunglasses, a blue floral dress, and a curly blonde updo.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Polish St. Nicholas Cake]

Description: Photograph of St. Mikolaj (St. Nicholas) cake, made by a Polish nun of the Seraphic Order in San Antonio, in the Polish Christmas display at the Texas Folklife Festival. The cake is molded to form St. Nicholas sitting in a sleigh. The cake looks to be covered in chocolate icing, with white icing for decoration and detail. In front of the cake is a small sign written in Polish. Behind the cake a sign reading, "Polish Festival Flags" is displayed on a container of small flags.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[San Antonio Square Dance Association Performing]

Description: Photograph of the San Antonio Square Dance Association performing at night on an outdoor stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are partnered up, the men twirling the women around the stage. The men are wearing light-colored shirts and dark pants. The women are wearing-knee length dresses with multi-layered petticoats. The photo is taken from amongst the audience and the back of spectators' heads are visible in the foreground.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Scottish Society of Texas booth]

Description: Photograph of the Scottish Society of Texas food and information booth at the Texas Folklife festival. In the foreground there is an informational display about the culture and heritage of Scotland. Behind that, there is a sign for "Scottish Highland Games". Several people are standing around the booth, some men are wearing traditional Scottish attire.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Sign for Corn Shucking and Shelling Demonstrations]

Description: Photograph of a sign informing festival visitors that the corn shucking and shelling demonstrations occur every fifteen minutes at the Texas Folklife Festival. The sign is written on notebook paper and safety pinned to the back of a young girl's shirt. The girl is wearing pioneer clothng, and has her back to the camera.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Soap Making Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Evelyn Johnson, from Mesquite, explaining how to make lye soap in the pioneer lye soap booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is dressed in a pioneer bonnet and hat, holding two glass jars. In front of her are two large ceramic mixing bowls containing ingredients for soap making.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Soul Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. A sign above the booth that is partially covered with pennant flags reads, "Soul Food". A woman in a red outfit and a man standing to her right are waiting at the booth. On the left, two young boys are walking toward the woman in red. Through the booth in the background, other booths and festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Steam Whistles]

Description: Photograph of two young girls, dressed in long skirts and bonnets, standing under the steam whistles at the Texas Folklife Festival. The steam whistles, sponsored by Ken Wimberley of Austin, are situated atop an A-frame structure, under which the girls are standing. On one side of the A-frame, a sign reads "Steam Whistles". Behind the steam whistles is a fence and behind the fence, a street is visible. Off to the right, a man and woman are sitting under a tree.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Sugar Cane Mill]

Description: Photograph of Travis W. Kuykendall operating a sugar cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mill is powered by two horses walking in a circle. The horses are attached to a big log which rotates as they walk. The log is attached to the grinding mechanism which grinds the sugar cane into sugar. Strings of pennant flags decorate the area. A man is standing with the horses and another man is at the grinder, putting in the sugar cane. Kuykendall is walking toward the horses from the right. In the foreground, some spectators are partially visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Syrup Cooking Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of the syrup cooking demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. The syrup is cooked in a large trough, over a stone furnace fueled with wood. At one end is a small chimney where smoke from the furnace is released. The whole thing has similar dimensions to a twin size bed, the small chimney being equivalent to a headboard. In the center of the photograph, a man is bending over to put more wood in the furnace, inside of which, flames are visible. To the right of him, two men stand next to the syrup cooker, watching him add wood to the furnace. The structure built over the cooker contains a sign reading, "Jerry Young, Syrup Cooking, Devine". In the right foreground, a large pile of wood is visible. On the left side of the photograph, festival visitors are gathered to watch the demonstration.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Tamale Stand at Mexican Market]

Description: Photograph of the tamale stand in the Mexican market at the Texas Folklife Festival. A large white sign that reads "Tamales" in red letters, hangs overhead with colored paper flowers. Hanging from the sign are two smaller signs that say "3 for 25 cents" on blue paper. Three members of the San Antonio Conservation Society are behind the stand selling tamales which are being kept in two large silver canisters. In the background, other booths in the Mexican market are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Crawfish Race]

Description: Photograph of Texas crawfish racing commissioner Jim Braud starting a crawfish race in Port Arthur, Texas. In the photograph, Jim leans over the racing table, reaching towards a basket to release the crawfish. A large audience watches from behind green and red barricades.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Jazz Festival All-Stars]

Description: Photograph of M.C. Happy Shahan, from Brackettville, performing with the Texas Jazz Festival All Stars, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band represents Buccaneer Days in Corpus Christi. The performers are set up on the night stage which has fluorescent lighting. Shahan is standing at the front of the stage in the right foreground, holding a microphone and looking toward the guitar player. A female vocalist stands in the foreground on the left side of the stage in front of the guitarist. Behind Shahan, the drummer and bassist are visible. A banner hangs on the curtain behind all of them and reads, "Texas 'Jazz' Festival All Stars representing Buccaneer Days, Corpus Christi, Texas."
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Jazz Festival All-Stars Being Introduced]

Description: Photograph of M.C. Happy Shahan, from Brackettville, introducing the Texas Jazz Festival All Stars at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent 'Buccaneer Days' in Corpus Christi. The band is set up on the night stage which has fluorescent lighting. Shahan is standing at the front of the stage holding a microphone while the band stands behind him with their instruments: guitarist, bass guitarist, pianist and drummer. A female vocalist sits on the right side of the stage in front of the pianist. A banner hangs on the curtain behind all of them and reads, "Texas 'Jazz' Festival All Stars representing Buccaneer Days, Corpus Christi, Texas".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Longhorn Cattle Sign]

Description: Photograph of the sign for the Texas Longhorn Breeder's Association's cattle corral, supervised by Walter Scott of Goliad, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The legible type on the sign reads, "Texas Longhorn Cattle" at the top and, "Texas Longhorn Breeders Assn. of America, Box 770, Goliad, Texas" at the bottom. In between is a paragraph of small type with a watermarked longhorn behind it. It is posted on a six foot ranch fence, made of stacked wooden logs. A man in a cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses stands to the right of the sign.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph