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[Hawaiian Club Dancer Performing with Fire]

Description: Photograph of a member of the Hawaiian Club Dancers of San Antonio performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is twirling a fire baton that is lit at both ends. He is shirtless, wearing only a short skirt, decorative fringe bands around his arms and one leg, a head band, and a tribal necklace. Some spectators are visible in the left background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ukranian Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Ten female dancers are lined up onstage side-by-side holding hands in a criss-cross fashion. They are all kicking their right leg out in front of them. Their costumes are traditional folkwear: peasant blouses, floral skirts, aprons, headbands made of flowers, and knee-high boots. Attached to the back of the headbands are long ribbons.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Houston Romanian Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Houston Romanian Dancers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. A line of dancers are side-by-side, hands joined at shoulder level. Four women are on the left and four men are on the right, all dressed in traditional clothing. The women are wearing tea-length layered skirts, peasant blouses, and head scarves. The men are wearing long tunics tied at the waist with sashes, pants, boots, and Russian-style fur hats. Some audience members are visible in the left background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Standing in Polish Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Polish booth and exhibit at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man, visible through an open doorway, is standing in a room that has been temporarily constructed as part of the Polish exhibit. He is wearing a light-colored shirt and pants, a long vest, and a brimmed hat. Visible inside the room is a wooden table and two chairs, a surface covered with a decorated tablecloth, a chandelier, and a window on the far wall. Outside the room, small leaves have been painted above and on the doorway.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Patsy Anderson Making Bobbin Lace]

Description: Photograph of Patsy Anderson making bobbin lace at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting down with a cushion in her lap. 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 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. Another woman making bobbin lace is sitting to the left of her.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Storytellers Bill and Judith Sallee]

Description: Photograph of storytellers Judith and Bill Sallee at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are sitting in rocking chairs onstage. Bill is on the right, speaking into a microphone. Judith is on the left, watching him. A whip is wound up around the armrest of her rocking chair. Behind them is a painted backdrop of the front of a wooden house, so that they appear to be sitting on a porch.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing Performing with Live Music]

Description: Photograph of dancers from the Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are paired off into two couples, each partner dancing across from one another with their hands at their side. They are all wearing modern-day clothing except one man who is wearing a kilt and knee-high socks. Behind them on a stage, a band is playing music while they dance.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Nancy Lou Webster Making Treenware]

Description: Photograph of Nancy Lou Webster making treenware, or hand-carved wooden kitchenware, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Using a hammer and chisel, she is working on a piece of wood held study by a vice. Several tools are visible on the work surface in front of her. She is wearing a work glove on one hand.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Hawaiian Club Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Hawaiian Club Dancers of San Antonio performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Four female dancers are visible lined up front to back dancing with their arms out in front of them. They are wearing tribal costumes: triangle-patterned tops with thin straps, knee-length beaded skirts and patterned headbands. A crowd of spectators is visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Male Dancer of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas Performing]

Description: Photograph of one of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is leaning back on his right hand, kicking his legs out in front of him toward the crowd which is on the right side of the photograph. He is wearing a light-colored shirt, loose, flowing pants, and boots. Behind him onstage, a line of female dancers is partially visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Posada Procession Arrives at Mission]

Description: Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. The procession has stopped in front of a facade made to look like a mission. A sign on it reads, "Concepcion Mission founded in 1731." The people in the posada are dressed in different costumes: some are dressed in biblical-era clothing, some are dressed as wise men, and one man at the front is wearing a sombrero. Large paper flowers and decorations are hanging on the facade and in the adjacent tree. One person in the crowd is holding up a dome-shaped frame covered in long colorful ribbons and attached to the end of a pole.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Rocky Tays Holding German Sausage]

Description: Photograph of Rocky Tays holding a German sausage he stuffed at the Texas Folklife Festival. Standing near the center of the photograph behind a wooden table, he is dressed in traditional German clothing with a non-traditional patterned vest and a red and white striped apron. On the table is a sausage stuffer, a bowl of ground meat, and several jars of spices. On the left, a man is standing in front of the table pointing to the sausage and smiling.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[E. P. Pak Standing at Korean Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of E. P. Pak at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional clothing including a straw hat with a wide brim and a tall crown that is flat on top. He is standing in front of the Korean food booth, holding a sword in a scabbard and posing with a woman working behind the booth. She is wearing a white kimono and holding a red floral fan. Other workers are visible behind the booth. Bamboo shades are hanging in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Making Alabama Coushatta Fry Bread]

Description: Photograph of an American Indian woman making Alabama-Coushatta Fry Bread at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting in front of an outdoor stove placing pieces of rolled-out dough into a cast iron frying pan full of oil. To the left on a small table is an industrial-sized silver kitchen bowl filled with finished fry breads, ready to be served. The woman is wearing a red shirt with rainbow zig-zag stripes on the sleeves.
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

[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

[Las Posadas Procession]

Description: Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. A crowd of people are walking together down a pathway led by a police officer. Some of the people are dressed in white robes and wearing rosaries. Others are dressed in biblical-era clothing. Near the front two girls are carrying dome-shaped frames. Each frame is about the size of a small umbrella and is attached to the end of a long stick. Several colorful ribbons are hanging down from the rim. A few visitors are visible standing on the far side of the procession, watching as it passes.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Richard Rast Standing Next to Pelts]

Description: Photograph of Richard Rast, of the Texas Fur Bearers, standing next to hanging animal pelts at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing near the center of the photograph, wearing overalls, a blue shirt, and a straw cowboy hat. He has a dark beard with some gray around his chin. To the right of him, several animal pelts are hanging from a rope strung across the booth. Some identification tags are visible, including one that says "red fox."
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Joseph Kaspar, Czech Accordionist]

Description: Photograph of Czech accordionist Joseph Kaspar at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is sitting with his red accordion in front of two microphones. He is an elderly man, wearing a brown fedora, white shirt with floral trim, and navy pants. He has blue eyes and is wearing glasses.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Frontier Soldiers with Rifles]

Description: Photograph of frontier soldier reenactors at the Texas Folklife Festival. One officer is standing on the right across from two soldiers on the left. They are wearing black coats, black hats with yellow cords, gray pants and black boots. The officer has yellow stripes on the sleeve of his coat. They are all holding their rifles in front of them with their left hand on tip and right hand on bottom, near the trigger area. Behind them on the right, a boy is standing alone, watching them.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[O.T. Baker Speaking to Woman at Smokehouse]

Description: Photograph of O.T. Baker speaking to a female festival visitor while sitting behind the Smokehouse booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baker is wearing a blue shirt and a tan cowboy hat, and is sitting at the corner of the booth on the right side of the photograph. He is speaking to a woman outside the booth on the left. She is grabbing a small wicker basket and looking inside of it. In the left foreground some small squash are on the booth's counter and some are in a wicker basket. In the background other festival visitors and other booths are visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Making Tortillas]

Description: Photograph of a woman making tortillas in the Mexican food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing sunglasses, a hot pink dress with puffy sleeves and a dark blue apron with thin, horizontal, multi-colored stripes. She is standing in front of a large flat-top grill, flipping tortillas with a spatula. A large tank of propane is on the other side of the grill. In the background, other women at the booth are visible.
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

[A Couple from 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. Their right hands are joined and they are kicking back their right foot. In the background other couples from the group are visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Item Type: Photograph