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.
Item Type: Photograph