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[Woman Displaying Woven Wall Hangings]

Description: Photograph of Catherine King, from San Antonio, showing her woven pillows to a visitor at the Texas Folklife Festival. In front of her are a few pillows, woven with an image of a tree. Behind her are large woven wall hangings of nature and landscapes.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Oxen for Log Wagon]

Description: Photograph of Jethro Holmes and J.W. Broom with a red eight wheel log wagon, loaned by the W.T. Carter family of Houston, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wagon resembles a trailer and has two supports for logs to be laid across. Behind it, Jethro is sitting on one of the oxen not yet harnessed to the wagon. J.W. Broom is standing to the right of them. To the right of the wagon the other ox stands patiently. In the background, the tower of the Americas is visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man With Jumping Jack]

Description: Photograph of a man playing with a jumping jack at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is sitting in a wheelchair and holding a thin wooden dowel attached to a white, wooden figure with a black top hat. The man bounces a flat wooden paddle below the figure's feet, causing it to bounce and "jump".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Displays Knife]

Description: Photograph of Don Hastings, from Palestine, displaying a knife that he made at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a plaid shirt, a brown apron, and a black cap. He is looking at the finished knife which he is holding in his left hand.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Explaining How to Make Horsehair Ropes]

Description: Photograph of Bill Brett, from Hull, making a horsehair rope at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is sitting on a small bale of hay, wearing a beige cowboy hat, sunglasses, jeans, and a short-sleeved beige button-up shirt. He is showing his horsehair rope to a woman standing next to him. She holds part of it in her hand.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Whittling]

Description: Photograph of Joe McMordie, from Austin, whittling a wooden caricature at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is seated, wearing glasses and a blue button-up shirt. He has a moustache and a pipe in his mouth. He is looking down at the piece he is working on, which he holds in his lap.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Women With Doll]

Description: Photograph of two women in a booth displaying a doll and old family photographs at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two women are talking to each other and the woman on the right is about to pick up the doll. In the background, more photographs and posters are on display on the back wall of the booth. Several people are perusing the objects on display.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Showing Her Batik and Stitchery]

Description: Photograph of Winnie M. Lay, from San Antonio, showing her batik and stitchery to visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. On the left, three female visitors are leaning on the orange counter of the booth, looking at a piece that Lay is holding on the right. One visitor is holding a bunch of peacock feathers. In the background, a variety of Lay's colorful work is on display. The pieces have subjects of animals and nature, including a turtle, a sun, a bird and a mushroom.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[29 Club Members Singing and Dancing]

Description: Photograph of 29 Club members, representing Fox Hunt Follies festival in Center, Texas, performing songs and dances of the 1920's at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night on an outdoor stage; the photograph is taken from out in the audience. Men and women are dressed colorful costumes. Most of the women are wearing solid, brightly-colored, dresses with bloomers that cover the knee. Each woman has a white shoulder sash. Two men are in suits and are wearing 1920's style bowler hats. Two other men are wearing shorts and polo shirts with 1920's style skimmer hats. Many of the performers are making some gesture with their arms, either raised, out in front, or gesturing toward the audience.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Representatives of Fox Hunt Follies]

Description: Photograph of two representatives of the Fox Hunt Follies Festival in Center, Texas, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two men are standing behind a microphone on an illuminated stage at night. On the right is Hinkle Shillings, the director of the fox hound chorus. On the left is the director of the 29 Club performers, dressed in a vintage tuxedo with pinstripe pants and a red vest.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Men Playing Dominoes]

Description: Photograph of two men sitting at a square wooden table, playing a game of dominoes at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are black dominoes placed in the center of the table and tally marks written in chalk on two corners of the table.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Dorothy Buchanan Making Lye Soap]

Description: Photograph of Dorothy Buchanan, from Bryan, making lye soap in an iron cauldron over a fire pit at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a green dress, white apron, and newspaper bonnet, stirring the cauldron with a wooden oar. In the background an open grassy hill and the Institute of Texas Cultures is visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Operating Grist Mill]

Description: Photograph of Tim Wimberly operating a grist mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mill was installed by his father, R. K. (Ken) Wimberly, from Austin. The mill is made mostly of wood with a few metal parts. It is powered by a belt that appears to be connected to a nearby tractor axle. Tim is bending over to tend to the area where the cornmeal is dispersed. He is wearing a cowboy hat. In the right foreground, a young girl is partially visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Member of the 29 Club]

Description: Photograph of a 29 Club member, from Center, Texas, sitting in a chair outside at the Texas Folklife Festival. The woman, who is advanced in years, is dressed in a red ruffled dress with bloomers that come down over the knee. With one leg crossed over the other, she seems to be adjusting the ribbons on her slipper.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Playing in the Sand]

Description: Photograph of a boy playing in the sand with a shovel and pail on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. A woman holding a small child is standing behind him and several people are in visible the distant background. "Galveston Beach" is sponsored by Galveston Shrimp Festival.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[29 Club Members Performing]

Description: Photograph of 29 Club members, representing Fox Hunt Follies festival in Center, Texas, performing songs and dances of the 1920s at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night on an outdoor stage; the photograph is taken from out in the audience. Men and women are dressed colorful costumes. Most of the women are wearing solid, brightly-colored dresses with bloomers that cover the knee. Each woman has a white shoulder sash. The men are wearing suits and 1920's style bowler or skimmer hats. One man is dressed in 1920's striped swimwear and playing a guitar.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Arm Wrestling Contest]

Description: Photograph of festival participants competing in an arm wrestling contest at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The two men are sitting at a table and are clasping hands; one man has pinned his competitor's arm to the table. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph

[Singers from the Engelkinder Choir Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of Rosemarie Doyle directing the Engelkinder Choir, representing New Braunfels Wurstfest, at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The musicians are standing on the stage, which is the back of a flatbed trailer. The musicians are wearing what appears to be traditional German clothing. Performing into microphones, they are singing and clapping. A man is holding an umbrella over the accordionist, who is also on the stage. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph

[Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Czech-Moravian Beseda Dancers from SPJST Lodge 84 of Dallas, Texas, performing at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Representing Czechfest, the young dancers are performing on a small stage and are wearing what appear to be traditional Czech garments. The dancers have formed two lines and are facing each other; the dancers are holding hands with the person beside them.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph

[Arm Wrestling Contest]

Description: Photograph of young festival participants competing in an arm wrestling contest at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The two young boys are sitting at a table; they are currently grasping hands and appear to be even at this point. Other festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph

[Arm Wrestling Contest]

Description: Photograph of young festival participants competing in an arm wrestling contest at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The two young boys are sitting at a table; the boy on the right is grimacing as his hand is about to hit the table. Festival participants are visible in the background.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Item Type: Photograph

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Description: Photograph of exhibit floor tour guides preparing to release balloons at the opening of the first Texas Folklife Festival. Eight tour guides, both male and female, are lined up on an outdoor walkway side by side, each holding up a cluster of colorful balloons. A big portion of the sky is included in the image, and the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background.
Date: September 7, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band Marches]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish band, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are in formation and dressed in traditional Scottish clothing as they march through the festival. Crowds of festival visitors are visible behind and beside the band.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Making Fry Bread]

Description: Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta woman preparing Native American fry bread at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a green dress and a white apron with red flowers. She is lifting a finished fry bread out of the fryer with a carving fork. Two other Alabama-Coushatta women are visible behind her.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph