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[Baca Dulcimer Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Baca Dulcimer Band, a Czech band from Houston, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band is playing on an outdoor stage at night. There are five musicians in the photograph, starting from the left: a vocalist holding a microphone, Ray Baca in the foreground playing the hammer dulcimer, a drummer in the background, a tuba player, and a some sort of reed player, most likely a clarinetist. The stage's backdrop is a pale yellow curtain. Some decorative colored ribbons are hanging in front of the curtain.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band, from San Antonio, performing on an outdoor stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The stage, which is a long flatbed trailer, contains a piano, bench and loudspeaker at one end. The band is set up to the right of the piano. There is a mandolin player, guitarist, acoustic bass player, banjo player and steel guitarist. The former three are gathered around one microphone and the latter two are gathered around another. A few spectators are visible in the foreground, sitting on the grass in front of the stage. Behind the stage in the background is a grassy field containing a few lounging festival visitors.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet de Los Niños Performance]

Description: Photograph of the Ballet de Los Niños from San Antonio, performing a Mexican folk dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four boys and four girls are visible onstage. The boys are wearing black pants, colored sashes, and solid color shirts, each one a different color. The girls are wearing traditional dresses, either blue or red.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet de Los Niños Performing a Spanish Dance]

Description: Photograph of the Ballet de Los Niños from San Antonio performing a Spanish dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. All of the dancers onstage are female, dressed in black and white polka dotted dresses with red trim. Each one also wears a red flower on her head. They are spread out on the stage, grasping their skirts and swinging them around. Spectators have gathered on all sides of the stage to watch the performance.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio]

Description: Photograph of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio performing a Spanish dance onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night. There are six women dressed in midriff tops and long colorful skirts, dancing in front of two men who are playing classical guitar. Several people have gathered in front of the stage to watch. Women are (left to right) Dolly Mendez, Brenda Wheeler, Teresa Champion, Rosalina "Chayito" Champion, and Sylvia Davis. Guitarist on right is Willie "El Curro" Champion.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Foklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of two children performing El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)at the Texas Folklife Festival. A girl and boy are dancing around a sombrero that rests on the stage. The boy is wearing a traditional black and silver charro costume and the girl is wearing a green and red skirt with a white short-sleeved peasant blouse. Other dancers are partially visible behind the couple. The performance is in the evening and the silhouette of spectators can be seen in the background against the darkening sky.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of children performing El Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance) at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two boys and two girls are onstage, each facing their partner. The boys have knelt down in front of the girls, handing off their sombreros to their partner. The girls are putting the sombreros on. The boys are wearing traditional charro costumes: black with silver trim. The girls are wearing green and red skirts with short-sleeved white blouses. The photograph is taken from the back of the stage, looking out toward the audience. Several spectators are visible in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of three female Mexican-American dancers performing Flamenco at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are dancing onstage, lined up in a row. They are all wearing the same dress: yellow with black trim, with a large ruffled skirt. Each one also has a yellow flower on her head. Each dancer has her left arm raised up over her head. The photograph is taken from the back corner of the stage, looking out toward the audience. In the background, several spectators sit on a hill.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of six children performing "La Raspa" onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three boys stand in the back with their hands behind their backs wearing traditional black and silver Mexican charro costumes with matching sombreros. The girls are in front, twirling their red, green and white dresses around. A crowd is visible in the background, behind the stage.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of dancers performing dances from the Mexican Revolution onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two girls dressed in white pants and shirts, portraying "Adelitas" stand in front, wearing sombreros and holding rifles over their shoulders. Behind them, a group of female dancers in traditional clothing dance and twirl their ruffled skirts around.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of four female Mexican-American dancers (in foreground: Dolly Mendez (left) and Patsy Gonzalez) performing a Spanish dance at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are standing on stage, two in front and two behind. They are all wearing the same dress: knee-length, orange with a pink, white and green floral pattern, with a large ruffled skirt. Each one also has a pink flower on her head.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorio de San Antonio Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of a three junior members of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio, dancing Flamenco onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two on the left are wearing the same sleeveless lime-green dress with ruffled skirt and white petticoat. The one on the right has a similar dress but in pink with blue trim. Each of them is grasping their skirts with both hands and waving them from side to side. Several spectators are visible in the background, behind the stage.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Band With Young Drummer Performs]

Description: Photograph of the Boerne Village Band, directed by Dr. Kenneth Herbst, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four band members are playing on a stage with a beige curtain and colored ribbons hanging in the background. The drummer is a very young boy but the other three members are elderly men. All of the members are dressed alike in white short-sleeved shirts, dark pants and dark vests. Starting from the left is a tuba player, then the young drummer, then two clarinet players.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Basket-Making Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Alice Battise demonstrating Alabama-Coushatta basket-making in Indian Village at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in a chair, wearing Native American necklaces, and a purple dress with white and green trim. She has started weaving a small basket which is resting in her lap.
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

[Berm Sliding]

Description: Photograph of children berm sliding at the Texas Folklife Festival. Some children are sliding down a grassy hill while others climb to the top. Two tall buildings and the Institute of Texan Cultures are visible 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

[Bird's Eye View of the Institute of Texan Cultures]

Description: Bird's eye photograph of the Institute of Texan Cultures during the first Texas Folklife Festival. The building and all the surrounding festival grounds are visible. In the left foreground in front of the building, there is a parking lot that is mostly full. The Institute of Texan Cultures building is in the middle of the photograph. Many people are visible, scattered all over the festival grounds. Behind the building is a highway that recedes to the back of the photograph. Trees and buildings are visible in the background of the photo, receding to the horizon.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Blacksmith Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a man holding a piece of metal in a coal forge as part of a blacksmith demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. The forge is in the foreground and the man, wearing black glasses and and a cowboy hat, is in the middle ground. A few feet behind him, an anvil and hammer are visible. In the background, a few festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Blacksmith Filing Horses Hoof]

Description: Photograph of a blacksmith demonstrating how to file a horse's hoof at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the rear of a white horse, facing the opposite direction. He has the horse's back right foot turned bottom up and held steady on a short, metal stand. He is bending over, scraping the bottom of the horse's hoof with a large file. Several spectators are gathered around to watch.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Blacksmith Nailing on Horseshoe]

Description: Photograph of a blacksmith demonstrating how to put on a horseshoe at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the rear of a white horse, facing the opposite direction. He has the horse's back right foot turned bottom up and held steady over his lap. He is bending over, hammering in the nails that attach the shoe to the horse's hoof. Spectators have gathered around to watch.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bluegrass Band Performs]

Description: Photograph of the Backwoods Volunteers Bluegrass Band, from San Antonio, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Starting from the left there is a female guitarist, a female string bassist, a male banjo player and a male slide guitarist. The men are wearing brown pants and yellow shirts. The women are wearing brown skirts and light brown shirts. The performance is outdoors on a grassy field with the Institute of Texan Cultures visible in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boerne Village Band Performing on Outdoor Stage]

Description: Photograph of the Boerne Village Band, directed by Dr. Kenneth Herbst, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph, taken onstage with the band, shows the semi-circle of musicians from the side. They are seated and facing the audience who is to the right, outside of the photograph. The backdrop of the stage has a beige curtain and colored ribbons. All of the band members are dressed alike in dark vests and white shirts. Two tuba players are in the foreground facing away while two trumpet players on the far side of the stage face forward.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph