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[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

[Two Female Polish Dancers]

Description: Photograph of two members of the the Polish National Alliance Dancers, from Houston, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two female dancers, dressed in traditional Polish folk dresses, are standing on stage behind a microphone with their hands on their hips. They are wearing black skirts and black vests with peasant-style white blouses, multi-colored striped aprons, and colorful necklaces. The woman on the right is wearing white lace-up knee-high boots while the woman on the left wears brown knee-high boots. Both women have red flowers in their hair. The woman on the right has a long blonde braid that reaches down to her waist. Many festival visitors are visible in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man with Plate of Food]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man at the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is eating black-eyed peas from a plate of food he is holding. In the background, some tables and chairs at the booth are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

["Bongo Joe" Performs]

Description: Photograph of George Coleman, "Bongo Joe", performing with his oil barrel drums at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in the right foreground wearing dark blue pants, a light blue shirt and a military helmet. He is playing his orange, green, and pink neon colored drums located in the left foreground. Part of a microphone stand reaches over the top of the drums and holds a microphone in front of Coleman's face. People are standing close by in the background, watching intently.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[People Watching Sheaf Toss]

Description: Photograph of the sheaf toss sponsored by the Scottish Society of Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. Several spectators stand around the sheaf toss area while a man tosses the sheaf up in the air, trying to clear it over a high horizontal bar.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Irish Folk Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas folk dancers, from Houston, performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground a man and a woman are dancing together. The woman is wearing a short white dress and a brown cape or shawl with fringe trim. The man is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, a green sash and a brown kilt. Other dancers are partially visible in the background, as well as some spectators offstage.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Pehl's Oompah Band Performs]

Description: Photograph of Pehl's Oompah Band, from Fredericksburg, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are seated outdoors in a circle, facing one another. They are dressed in traditional German lederhosen and hats, playing trumpets, a tuba, a saxophone, an accordion and a drum set. Many people are standing around them, watching the performance.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Wendish Choir Performing]

Description: Photograph of a Wendish choir performing outdoors during the day at the Texas Folklife Festival. Approximately fifteen choir members, mostly women, stand together holding music while singing in front of a backdrop of a partly cloudy sky and the Tower of the Americas. The women are wearing traditional dresses, with red and white patterned shawls and matching bonnets.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[People Watching a Polka Band Perform]

Description: Photograph of Pehl's Oompah Band, from Fredericksburg, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are seated outdoors in a circle, facing one another. They are dressed in traditional German lederhosen and hats, playing trumpets, a tuba, a saxophone, an accordion and a drum set. Many people are standing behind them and watching.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Watercolor Artist at Mexican Market]

Description: Photograph of Caroline Shelton, watercolor artist and member of the San Antonio Conservation Society, seated at a booth decorating cascarones in the Mexican Market at the Texas Folklife Festival. Her booth is on the left side of the photo, covered with colorful paper flowers and a sign that says "Cascarones". These are hollowed-out eggshells filled with confetti and decorated on the outside. The cascarones are displayed on the table in front of her. On the right of the photo, festival visitors are perusing the booths of the market.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Mexican-American Dancers Twirling Their Skirts]

Description: Photograph of a two Mexican-American girls, members of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio, dancing in costumes onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are young, but not children. They are grasping their long traditional ruffled skirts twirling them about. The girl in the left foreground is wearing a green dress, the girl in the right background is wearing a blue dress.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph