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[Alamo Bobbin Lacers Making Lace]

Description: Photograph of Sue Daeschner, of the Alamo Bobbin Lacers, making lace at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting on the right in the foreground with a large round cushion on the table in front of her. The piece that she is working on is attached to the cushion. She is using several bobbins to make the design, about 25 or so, each loaded with purple string. They are roughly the size and shape of pencils. The string from each bobbin has already been worked into the lace, and she is crossing them over one another to carefully weave the intricate design. To the left of Daeschner, another woman, Col. Lois MacTaggart (US Army, Ret.), is also making bobbin lace. In the left foreground, some finished pieces on display are partially visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Lebanese Dancer Performing]

Description: Photograph of an Ameleb Lebanese Dancer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a silver belly dancing outfit, with a sheer blue skirt. She is dancing onstage alone with a few spectators visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. Five men are side-by-side onstage with hands on each other's shoulders, kicking their feet. They are wearing green v-neck shirts, gold sashes around their waists, dark pants, and brown boots. Behind them, hanging across the back of the stage is a Lebanese flag. Offstage to the right, Lebanese women in traditional clothing are visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Anne Marrou Speaking to Visitors at a Chuckwagon]

Description: Photograph of Anne Marrou at a chuck wagon speaking to festival visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a purple pioneer dress with a matching bonnet, facing the visitors who are on the right. On display on the chuck wagon's fold down table are three different kinds of rope, an antique rolling pin and wooden bowl, an iron rod, and a few types of barbed wire. Other festival booths are visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ardy Feike Preparing Sausage in Smokehouse]

Description: Photograph of Ardy Feike preparing sausage in the smokehouse booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Working atop a wooden table, he has packed ground meat into a metal chamber and is lowering a press to squeeze the meat out into casing to form sausages. To the left of him, prepared sausages are visible. On the right is a tray of ground meat, ready to be stuffed into sausages.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Arnold Griffin with Antique Tools]

Description: Photograph of Arnold Griffin with antique tools at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing behind a booth that has several axes and other woodcutting tools displayed on the counter. He is wearing a leather vest, a leather cowboy hat, a western shirt, khaki pants and black-rimmed glasses. He is holding a large axe that has a blade much longer than its head. The booth's counter curves back behind him and is covered with several other antique tools.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Basil Garcia Hammering Hot Metal Over an Anvil]

Description: Photograph of blacksmith Basil Garcia at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is in the foreground wearing jeans, suspenders, a navy t-shirt, and a black cap. He is standing behind an anvil, hammering a hot piece of metal over it. On the stand with the anvil is a variety of blacksmithing tools: different hammers, and tools for holding and shaping the metal. Behind Garcia to the right is the forge, which has flames emanating from it. Standing behind the forge is a woman wearing a blue shirt and a confederate flag bandana on her head.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bayou City Attic Singers]

Description: Photograph of the Bayou City Attic Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Six women are lined up onstage behind microphones all wearing the same pink shirt and navy skirt except the woman on the very right who is wearing pink pants and a white shirt. This woman is holding a songbook and singing into a microphone. The woman to the left of her is also singing. The other women are not singing.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Beverly Houston Performing with Breezin']

Description: Photograph of Beverly Houston performing with her band "Breezin'" onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is standing in the middle of the stage singing into a microphone. To the left of her are two guitar players. To the right, a man is playing a shaker and another man is standing behind a microphone. Three of the band members are wearing a "Breezin'" t-shirt. The two musicians on the right and Houston are wearing "Breezin'" baseball caps. A drum set and several amplifiers sit at the back of the stage. A large banner that says, "HICKORY" is hung across the back of the stage.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bill Clark Making a Shingle]

Description: Photograph of Bill Clark making a shingle at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is straddling a work bench with the piece of wood in front of him. He is using a drawknife to shave the piece down to the proper shape. He is wearing overalls, sunglasses, and a straw cowboy hat.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bill Clark Making Shingles]

Description: Photograph of Bill Clark making shingles at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is straddling a wooden work bench shaving a flat piece of wood with a drawknife. He is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, a brown shirt, and overalls.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Blacksmith Shaping Metal]

Description: Photograph of blacksmith Al Morgan shaping a piece of metal at the Texas Folklife Festival. Using a hammer and chisel, he is working on a piece of metal atop an anvil. Several tools are visible on the work surface in front of him. A man is standing on the left, looking over his shoulder. The forge is visible a few feet behind Morgan.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bob and Sylvester Duckens of the Duckens Family Singers]

Description: Photograph of Bob Duckens and Sylvester Duckens Jr. at the Texas Folklife Festival. Standing behind a microphone, Bob is on the left and Sylvester is on the right. Bob is wearing a blue shirt and navy pants, Sylvester is wearing a blue "Dodgers" baseball shirt and khaki pants. A canopy of greenery is hanging overhead.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Riding on Plane Swing]

Description: Photograph of a boy on a tree swing in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wooden swing has been made to look like an airplane. The boy is in full swing, holding on to the handles built into the plane. The tree trunk is visible on the right. Behind the boy swinging, another boy stands and watches.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Swinging Stick at Piñata]

Description: Photograph of a piñata party at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the center, a small boy is trying to hit a piñata with a stick while blindfolded. The piñata is purple, and made to look like a bear. Other children are standing around, watching the boy try to hit the piñata. A woman on the left is cautiously watching the boy, leaning back slightly to avoid the swinging stick.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Butch Struck Carving a Gourd]

Description: Photograph of Butch Struck, from Oakland, Texas, carving a gourd at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a white shirt, a red bandana, and jeans as he sits straddling a wooden bench. One side of the bench has a raised platform which he is using as a work surface.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Cadence Cloggers Dancing In-Line]

Description: Photograph of the Cadence Cloggers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Men and women in costume are lined up on the dance floor all of them facing the front of the line. They have their knees bent and their hands on their waist. The women are wearing knee-length skirts with bibs and thick petticoats which give their skirts a lot of volume. The men are wearing dark pants and light shirts. All dancers are wearing bandanas around their necks. Spectators are visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Cadence Cloggers Performing for Audience]

Description: Photograph of the Cadence Cloggers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Men and women in costume are spread out on the dance floor. In the foreground two men are facing the left stomping their feet and swinging their arms. Two women are in the middle ground doing the same while holding their skirts and large fluffy petticoats. A crowd of spectators is visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Calvary Boys Gospel Singers]

Description: Photograph of the Calvary Boys Gospel Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four men, all dressed alike in khaki pants, white shirts, and red ties, are performing onstage. All of them are holding microphones and singing except the second man from the right who is playing a red bass guitar and singing into a microphone held by a stand. A canopy of greenery is hanging over the stage.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Child Swinging Stick at Piñata]

Description: Photograph of a piñata party at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the center, a child is trying to hit a piñata with a stick while blindfolded. The child is swinging the stick with all their might. The piñata is purple, and made to look like a bear. Other children are standing around, watching. Two women are in the background, smiling and cheering.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Chilean Folklorico Group of Houston Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Chilean Folklorico Group of Houston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Five male dancers are visible lined up side-by-side dancing with a rope or whip held up over their heads. They are wearing wide-brimmed hats, horizontal-striped panchos, dark pants, and over-the-knee boots with long fringes on the sides. Other dancers and musicians are visible onstage behind them.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Construction of Mexican Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Mexican Food Booth being constructed at the Texas Folklife Festival. It has been made to look like Mission Concepcion. A man and a woman are standing on a ladder, hanging up a sign on the front of the booth. Many paper flowers have been hung on the facade for decoration. Two children and a man are standing on the ground watching the two on the ladder. Another sign on the front of the booth reads, "Concepcion Mission Founded in 1731."
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Country Cloggers and Buck Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Country Cloggers and Buck Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Girls in short skirts and suspenders are dancing and clapping. They are all wearing star-spangled neck ties. Two girls near the center are dancing around each other making a lassoing gesture while the others are lined up at the back of the dancefloor clapping.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground, a couple is dancing. The woman is on the right, wearing a knee-length blue skirt with a thick red petticoat. Her blouse has a red bandana pattern. The man is on the left wearing a red shirt with the same bandana pattern and jeans. In the background other couples from the group are visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph