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[O. T. Baker Speaking to Festival Visitors]
Photograph of O. T. Baker at smokehouse speaking to festival visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding the jawbone of some animal and is standing in front of a wooden shack that has a couple of cow skulls hanging on it. A sign on the shack says, "O. T. Baker, Smokehouse, Austin."
[Three Ukrainian Folk Dancers Performing with Swords]
Photograph of three men from the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of Houston performing onstage with swords at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are standing side by side, leaning forward and pointing their sword on the stage floor. They are wearing loose white shirts, loose dark pants, boots, and sashes tied around their waist. In the background, a crowd of spectators is gathered at the edge of the stage.
[Three Ukrainian Folk Dancers with Swords]
Photograph of three men from the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of Houston performing onstage with swords at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are side by side, leaning back on their right foot with their swords drawn, preparing to leap forward and strike. They are wearing loose white shirts, loose dark pants, boots, and sashes tied around their waist. In the background, a crowd of spectators is gathered at the edge of the stage.
[Tom Nall Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]
Photograph of Tom Nall, member of the East Texas String Ensemble from Nacogdoches, playing banjo at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, glasses, and a button-up striped shirt. He is singing into a microphone as he plays. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
[Two Female Argentine Folk Dancers]
Photograph of two Argentine folk dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two girls are posing with their fists up in the air, each clutching a stick and crossing arms with each other. They are wearing white shirts, dark vests, scarves around their necks, and decorative headbands. Their pants are cut diagonally from the mid-thigh on the outside down to the inseam near the knee, to reveal long white bloomers that come down to mid-calf. They are also wearing boots with spurs and long pieces of cloth draped over their left shoulders. An animal skin drum is on the ground in front of them.
[Two Members of the Chili Appreciation Society International]
Photograph of two members of the Chili Appreciation Society International at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are two women, looking at a spoonful of chili. The woman on the right is wearing sunglasses, and a straw hat covered with pins and charms, including a mini beer can. The woman on the left has short hair and is wearing big glasses.
[Two Ukrainian Dancing Couples]
Photograph of the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of Houston performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The men and women are dancing in couples, standing side by side but facing opposite directions. Their inside arms are on their partner's waist and their outside arms are up in the air as they twirl around counter-clockwise. The men are wearing loose white shirts, loose dark pants, boots, and sashes tied around their waist. The women are wearing floral wreaths on their heads, white blouses under long vests, and multi-layer checkered skirts. In the background, a crowd of spectators is gathered at the edge of the stage.
[Cecil Overstreet in Front of Chimney]
Photograph of Cecil Overstreet, chimney maker from Kountze, Texas, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, black frame glasses and a button up shirt. Behind him is a log cabin with a pioneer-style chimney. A sign hanging on the chimney says, "Cecil Overstreet, Chimney Maker, Kountze."
[Charles Gardner Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]
Photograph of Charles Gardner, member of the East Texas String Ensemble from Nacogdoches, playing fiddle at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, glasses, and a button-up short-sleeved shirt. A microphone is set up in front of him for the fiddle. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
[Chicken Flying Contest]
Photograph of a man holding up a chicken at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is about to place it into a mailbox raised high in the air, from which it will fly out of as part of the chicken flying contest. Another man standing behind him is holding a plunger and a piece of cardboard. The only thing visible in the background is the partially cloudy sky.
[Children Jumping Off Giant Log]
Photograph of children jumping off of a giant log into a pile of hay in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. A line of kids has formed on top of the log. One child is in mid jump, about to land in the hay. A girl in the foreground is standing and watching the action.
[Corn Shucking Contest]
Photograph of a boy participating in a corn shucking contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The boy holds a kernel of corn against his chest as he pulls the shuck away with his left hand. Festival participants stand behind the boy, watching the progress of the competition.
[Woman Preparing Wendish Noodles]
Photograph of a woman making Wendish noodles at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a bonnet, sunglasses, a shawl, and a checkered skirt. She is scooping up some noodles out of a large pot in front of her. Other pots and pans are also visible on the table.
[Woman Singing in Audience at Gospel Stage]
Photograph of an African-American woman singing in the audience at the gospel stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has short curly hair and is wearing a sleeveless blouse. Other audience members are visible in the background.
[Women of the Ukrainian Dancers of Houston Performing]
Photograph of the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of Houston performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Seven women are in a circle formation with their hands joined, facing outward as they rotate clockwise. They are wearing floral wreaths on their heads, white blouses under long vests, multi-layer checkered skirts, and knee-high boots. In the background, a crowd of spectators is gathered at the edge of the stage.
[Roberta Griffin Chinking Log Cabin]
Photograph of Roberta Griffin chinking a log cabin at the Texas Folklife Festival. Wearing a pioneer dress, she is filling in the gaps between the logs with a type of sealant. The chinking material is all over her hands. She is cocking her head toward the camera and smiling.
[Cow Chip Tossing Contest at Chili Appreciation Society Booth]
Photograph of woman participating in the cow chip tossing contest at the Chili Appreciation Society booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a cowboy hat with a raccoon tail, a bandana, a tattered blouse, a tattered skirt, an apron, and black cowboy boots. She is on the right, tossing the cow chip to the left. A man on the left is taking a photograph of her. Other spectators are gathered around the area.
[Daisy Potter Feeding Yam Pie to a Visitor's Dog]
Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," feeding a yam pie to a visitor's dog at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is kneeling to the left of a large black and white spotted dog presenting it with a small piece of pie on a napkin.
[Daisy Potter Presenting Raul Jimenez with Yam Pie]
Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," presenting a yam pie topped with Jimenez peppers to Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is standing in the center, handing the pie to Jimenez on the left. Jack F. (Spot) Baird is on the right, speaking into a microphone.
[Daisy Potter with Raul Jimenez]
Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," being escorted by Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and is carrying an open parasol. The couple is walking between two tables filled with yam pies in Gilmer Yamboree.
[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]
Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is looking to the right and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Playing String Bass]
Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is smiling and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
[Drummer with Carroll Gilley Southern Comfort Band]
Photograph of the drummer with Carroll Gilley Southern Comfort Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He has short hair and a mustache, and is wearing a long-sleeved patterned shirt. His drums are set up in front of a velvet curtain.
[Entrance Gate 4]
Photograph of entrance gate 4 at the Texas Folklife Festival. People are lined up waiting to get into the festival. Festival staff are taking tickets at the turnstiles. A poster advertising the 1978 festival is hanging on the fence.
[Female Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancers]
Photograph of female Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are standing side by side just outside of the covered booth area, wearing pioneer skirts and blouses, decorated with Indian jewelry and sashes. They all have their hair in long pigtails but the two women on the right have theirs in braids whereas the two younger girls on the left do not. All of them are holding square woven baskets. In the right background, an Indian man in a headdress is playing a large drum. Behind the women on the left, festival visitors are gathered to watch.
[Female Gospel Singer Perfomring]
Photograph of a female gospel singer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a light-colored floral blouse and has sunglasses on her head. She is holding the microphone close to her mouth. Two other microphones on stands are visible, as well as a man off to the right.
[Female Ukrainian Dancers Performing]
Photograph of the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of Houston performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Seven women are in a circle formation facing outward as they bend down toward their pointed right leg. They are wearing floral wreaths on their heads, white blouses under long vests, multi-layer checkered skirts, and knee-high boots. In the background, a crowd of spectators is gathered at the edge of the stage.
[Gerry Doyle Giving Handwriting Instruction]
Photograph of Gerry Doyle, from Beaumont, giving handwriting instruction at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the front corner of a small schoolroom with wood-paneled walls and four-paned windows. He is holding up a small chalkboard tablet with cursive letters on it, showing it to the "students" who are sitting at a desk on the right. A female student also has a chalk tablet on the desk in front of her. Outside of the windows, other festival visitors are visible.
[Girl Holding Bananas]
Photograph of a girl holding bananas in the Filipino booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a checkered dress with a white collar, holding a bunch of bananas in each hand. She has shoulder-length dark hair and is standing in front of a tree.
[Bill Leftwich Engraving Leather]
Photograph of Bill Leftwich, western artist from Lubbock, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. With a mallet he is hammering a shaping tool into the leather to leave an impression. Hanging behind him are two portraits he has completed. His greased hair is partied in the middle and he is wearing black frame glasses and a dark shirt.
[Brooks D. Baker Holding A Handful of Hominy]
Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a handful of raw hominy he scooped up from a ceramic jar in front of him. He is wearing brow-line glasses, a plaid shirt and plaid pants. Next to the ceramic jar is a bottle of lye and a container of Morton salt.
[Brooks D. Baker Holding Spoonful of Hominy]
Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a wooden spoon full of hominy up toward the camera. He is wearing brow-line glasses and has a crooked smile on his face.
[San Antonio Lion Dance Association Chinese Dancers]
Photograph of Chinese Dancers from the San Antonio Lion Dance Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers are performing in traditional Chinese lion costumes.
[Archeology Training on Kid's Day by The Southern Texas Archaeological Association]
Photograph of four young girls learning about archeology from the Southern Texas Archaeological Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are kneeling around a black tarp covered with bowls, colanders, and a brown rectangular box filled with rocks. Bystanders, chairs, and sandboxes are visible in the background.
[Mixteco Ballet Folklorico Aztec Dancers]
Photograph of Aztec dancers of the Mixteco Ballet Folklorico at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A dancer performs on stage wearing gold, black, and red decorated costume pieces. On the left he holds a four tiered prop and on the right a brightly colored shield with blue feathers. Behind the dancer sits a pink and orange background with a multicolored decoration hanging from the upper left hand corner and a "[Ba]nk of [America]" sign hanging on the right. Visible in front of the background is another performer and equipment on the right.
[Lone Star County Fair Area]
Photograph of a woman and boy riding the carousel at the Lone Star County Fair at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The boy is sitting on a white carousel horse while the woman stands next to him. Lit bulbs on the ceiling and other carousel horses are visible in the background.
[Lone Star County Fair Area]
Photograph of a carousel at the Lone Star County Fair at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The carousel is sitting lit surrounded by metal gates and multiple spectators. A wooden sign and red trash can are visible in the foreground.
[Charlotte Galloway Serving Waffles at the Belgian Booth]
Photograph of Charlotte Galloway serving waffles at the Belgian booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing a red apron and a white head covering while holding tongs and a plate of waffles. Multiple waffle makers and a window are visible behind her.
[Serengeti Fusion Jazz Band Member]
Photograph of a band member of Serengeti, a fusion jazz band, performing on a stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is playing the saxophone directly in front of a microphone held up by a stand. He is wearing black sunglasses, a blue and yellow printed shirt, and a black badge around his neck with "Yama[ha]" printed on the front. A second man and the white roof of the tent are visible in the background.
[Mixteco Ballet Folklorico Mexican Folk Dancers]
Photograph of Mexican folk dancers of the Mixteco Ballet Folklorico at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Four dancers perform on stage wearing blue costume with black, gold, and red decoration. They wear red and yellow feather headdresses, ankle decorations, and hold long green vines in their hands. A red and orange background sits behind them with a multicolored decoration in the upper left hand corner and a "Bank of [America]" logo hanging on the right. Surrounding the dancers sits audio equipment, instruments, and two figures in costume on the left side of the stage.
[San Antonio Lion Dance Association Chinese Dancers]
Photograph of Chinese Dancers from the San Antonio Lion Dance Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two dancers perform wearing a pink and white lion costume in the center of the stage. Visible behind them is an audience of spectators in front of a white building and a multicolored backdrop with a "CocaCola" logo to the right.
[St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Food Booth]
Photograph of the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man is standing behind a counter preparing food for another stand standing on the other side of the counter. A woman and a red refrigerator are visible behind the counter as well.
[Mixteco Ballet Folklorico Aztec Dancers]
Photograph of Aztec dancers of the Mixteco Ballet Folklorico at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Four dancer performs on stage wearing gold, black, and red decorated costume pieces each holding a sword and a shield. Visible behind them sits a drum set, audio equipment, and a "Bank of America" banner hanging on a pink background. There are spectators standing off stage to the left.
[Visitors Playing with Lee Haile's Folk Toy Display]
Photograph of visitors playing with "climbing bear" at Lee Haile's folk toy display at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas.
[Fish Printing]
Photograph of a young girls fish printing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is standing in behind a red table and holding a paint brush while applying pink paint to a fish. Other people are visible surrounding her.
[Lee Haile and Folk Toys]
Photograph of Lee Haile and his folk toys at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is holding up a wooden toy to a young boy. Other people and a wooden table are visible in the background.
[Clayton Walters Demonstrating Iron Branding with the Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Association]
Photograph of Clayton Walters demonstrating iron branding with the Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Association at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is standing behind a pile of iron brands, and other people and bales of hay are visible in the background.
[Nigerian People's Association Booth]
Photograph of a man standing next to a large piece of carved wood at the Nigerian People's Association booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The roof of the tent, hanging textiles, and two bead covered gourds are visible in the background.
[Visitor at Gary Oswald's Hand Carved Carousel Horses]
Photograph of a female visitor at Gary Oswald's hand carved carousel horses booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is sitting on top of a white carousel horse and a man is visible in the background.
[Frontier Playland]
Photograph of a girl standing on wooden stilts at Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man is standing behind her and other people and yellow and red tents are visible in the background.