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[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

[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston in a mermaid costume posing on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is laying on a fisherman's net on the sand next to some pails, shovels, driftwood, and a beach umbrella. Behind her the words "Galveston Island" are displayed on fisherman's net draped across some posts. On the fence in the background, a sign reads "Galveston Beach".
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

[Chilympiad Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the food booth of the Republic of Texas Chilympiad, from San Marcos, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Two festival visitors, a man and a woman both dressed in yellow, inquire about items at the booth. The man working the booth is wearing a red shirt, and a red construction helmet. A large white sign with black letters hangs overhead reading, "Chilympiad". Other smaller signs are displayed describing a product for sale entitled, "Sweet n' Hot Chili Jelly", which is packaged in small jars and displayed next to the signs. In the back of the booth, two other workers are visible, wearing red shirts and white aprons.
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

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Description: People are walking by a coupon booth where a woman is selling coupons at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is positioned next to a large sidewalk and has a large umbrella with a sign on top. Three people have stopped to buy coupons at twenty-five cents each. The Institute of Texan Cultures is visible in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
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

[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

[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