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[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

[Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band Performs Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish band, performing at night at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members, dressed in traditional Scottish clothing, are lined up onstage. Drummers are on the right and bagpipe players on the left. The photograph, taken from amongst the audience, shows many festival visitors sitting in front of the stage.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Stripping Leaves from Sugar Cane]

Description: Photograph of Travis W. Kuykendall with others, stripping leaves from sugar cane for the pioneer cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. Three men and four children are helping with the work. Piles of dead stripped-off leaves cover the ground around them. Kuykendall is down on one knee working on the right side of the photograph. The children are in the middle and the other two men are on the left, one standing and one sitting. Right behind the stripping area is a chain-link fence.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Releasing Balloons]

Description: Photograph of a female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. She is holding a cluster of colorful balloons that form an arch over her head. She is looking upwards and smiling. In the background another woman is holding another cluster of balloons.
Date: September 7, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[German Folk Dancing Couple]

Description: Photograph of the Cameron German Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man and woman dressed in traditional German clothing are dancing together outside. The colors of their clothing are red, yellow, black, gray, and white. In the background, pennant flags and spectators are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Coupon Booth on the Veranda]

Description: Photograph of a coupon booth on the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures and the first annual Texas Folklife Festival. Numerous people are walking around on the veranda. One man has stopped at the coupon booth where two women are working. The booth has a red, yellow, and orange, umbrella covering with a sign that says "Coupons twenty-five cents"
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man and Woman Holding Balloons]

Description: Photograph of a male tour guide and female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. The man is in the foreground clutching several strings of balloons and the woman is slightly behind him. Both are surrounded by colorful balloons as they smile at the camera.
Date: September 7, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya with one leg outstretched and her arms in the air, wearing a long flowing dress with a beaded hem and waist. Other Lebanese dancers are standing behind her, leaning against a room partition. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance to the left of the pavilion.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of members of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features two female dancers stepping in and out of poles controlled by two women holding opposite ends of the poles. The dancing women are waving large fans and wearing fitted dresses with rich sequin embroidery.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[74th Highland Regiment of Foot at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the 74th Highland Regiment of Foot, also known as the Argyll Highlanders performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Members of the regiment are walking in rows of two wearing historical military dress. The man in the front left is holding a flag, while the man in the right is playing the drums. Other members of the group are carrying bayonets on their shoulders.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Jewish Folk Dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Jewish folk dancers performing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, four women are holding hands as they dance around a circle. They are wearing matching dresses with floral embroidery around the neck, sleeves, and the hem. The dancers are barefoot as they prance around the stage. Participants of the festival watch from a grassy hill behind the stage.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Lebanese Folk Dancer Tanya Zwan Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. The photograph features Tanya resting on bent knees as she pushes her stomach forward and bends her head and shoulder backward. Her long hair swings back and brushes the ground. Many participants from the festival are watching the performance behind her.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Nutria Demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of O.D. LaBove handling a nutria for a demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, O.D. is holding a metal cord that appears to be attached to a harness on the nutria. The nutria has its' front legs raised on the edge of a large container of water.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Laredo Bayanihan Dancers Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of members of the Laredo Bayanihan Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features some dancers kneeling on the ground around a young boy managing the long poles involved in the dance. A male member of the group stands behind the boy managing the poles as many people watch the performance.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man with Pot of Food]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man at the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is lifting a pot lid to reveal the contents of a large pan of food that is resting on a table. He is wearing sunglasses, looking toward the camera and smiling.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

["Bongo Joe" Plays Piano]

Description: Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing on the piano outside at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is seated, playing a light wood-colored piano. He is visible from the waist up. He is wearing a yellow shirt, a red bandana, a large chain necklace and a military helmet. Behind him at the end of the piano, two young girls are trying to get his attention.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

["Bongo Joe" Performs for Festival Visitors]

Description: Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the left foreground wearing a light-blue collared shirt and a military helmet. The photo is cropped near his waist. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the right foreground. He is singing into a silver microphone that is held by a microphone stand that extends over the drums. Another military helmet hangs from the join of the microphone stand. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Holds Polish Sausage]

Description: Photograph of a Jo Ann Witek, co-chairman of the Polish food booth, holding up Polish sausage at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is smiling, wearing a pink outfit, and holding up a large meat fork on which a long Polish sausage is skewered. She is standing next to a table that has two dishes of Polish food on it. In the background, more kitchen and serving ware is visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

["Bongo Joe" Sings and Plays his Drums]

Description: Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the foreground wearing a light-blue collared shirt and a military helmet. The photo is cropped near his waist. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the right foreground. He is singing into a silver microphone held by a microphone stand that reaches over the drums. Another military helmet hangs from the join of the microphone stand. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman in Polish Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of two women preparing food in the Polish food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. One woman is in the foreground, the other one behind her. In the background, festival visitors outside of the booth are waiting to be served.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Soul Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. A sign above the booth that is partially covered with pennant flags reads, "Soul Food". A woman in a red outfit and a man standing to her right are waiting at the booth. On the left, two young boys are walking toward the woman in red. Through the booth in the background, other booths and festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph