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[Trinidad and Tobago Fish Costume]

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a Trinidad and Tobago Carnival costume at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The elaborate costume consists of three fish enclosing the woman's head and arms. The fish are made of a heavy cord woven in and out of metal caging.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Czech Folk Dancers of the West]

Description: Photograph of the Czech Dancers of the West performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The men and women wear traditional Czech clothing as they perform in front of a large audience. The men stand in a tight circle, supporting the female dancers in their arms as they spin.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Carnival Parade at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Celebration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two women and a man stand in the center of the street wearing elaborate seashell costumes strapped to their heads and neck. Crowds of festival participants watch the parade from both sides of the street.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

Czech Folk Dancers of the West

Description: Photograph of the Czech Dancers of the West performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Male and female couples twirl around a wooden stage wearing traditional Czech clothing. A large audience watches the performance from below the raised stage.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Performance]

Description: Photograph of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival performance at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A large banner reading "Trinidad and Tobago present to you the Carnival Sea Fantasy, costumes made and designed by Henry Thompson, D.J. Tall Boy." A woman carrying a large costume stands in front of the sign.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Vicki Fowler and Friends Performance]

Description: Photograph of Vicki Fowler and Friends performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Vicki stands on a raised stage, wearing a long dress and sandals as she sings into a microphone. Her four band members stand in a semicircle around her, playing the acoustic and electric guitars, and the trumpet.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Parade]

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a Trinidad and Tobago Carnival costume during the Carnival parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman stands in the center of a large metal fish on rolling wheels. A man stands behind her in the procession, carrying a large leaf shape strapped to his back. A crowd of festival participants line the street, watching the parade.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Alamo Poultry Club]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo Poultry Club at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two men are standing behind a row of cages containing several different kinds of poultry. The names of the animals are listed on the tops of their cages.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Polish Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Polish food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman lean out of open windows of a booth decorated with painted flowers and vines. A sign reading "Polish Village" was attached to the top of the booth.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Sam Richardson, Master of Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of Sam Richardson at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Sam, the master of ceremonies for the festival, stands on an indoor stage wearing a long sleeve white shirt with denim jeans, a light-colored fedora, and a leather belt. He speaks into a microphone in front of a large audience of festival participants.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Texas SouthernUniversity Step-Dance Team]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Southern University step-dance team, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dance team wears shirts with Greek letters sewn onto the left side, shorts, and athletic shoes. The group performs on a stage in front of a large audience of festival-participants.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Mexican Paper Flower Making]

Description: Photograph of Carmen Ortiz demonstrating Mexican paper flower making at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Carmen sits on a stool in front of a crowd of children. She holds a piece of tissue in her hands as she speaks into a microphone. The children sit on the floor in front of her, following her directions in order to make a paper flower.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Beverly Houston & Breezin']

Description: Photograph of the Beverly Houston & Breezin' performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The band, consisting of two women and five men, performs on a stage wearing jeans and short-sleeved shirts. A Confederate flag hangs against the backdrop of the stage.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Polish Needlework and Craft Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Polish needlework and craft booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, the booth is decorated with two wooden models dressed in traditional Polish clothing. A woman leans over a shelf holding various Polish historical items, wearing a sleeveless shirt and white shorts.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[The Duckens Family Singers]

Description: Photograph of the Duckens Family Singers performing at the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The band performs on a raised blue stage underneath a canopy made of vines and flowers. The women wear brightly-colored dresses as they sing into shared microphones.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Dansul Tejas Performance]

Description: Photograph of the dance group Dansul Tejas performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The group consists of men and woman wearing traditionally Czech clothing. Two men hold hands as they jump forward, while four women stand behind them, also holding hands and performing the same action. A multicolored backdrop decorates the stage.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]

[Jean Schnitz Playing the Hammer Dulcimer]

Description: Photograph of Jean Schnitz playing her grandmother's hammer dulcimer at the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Jean sings into a microphone as she plays the musical instrument, wearing a white dress and a straw hat. A blue backdrop painted with clouds, a rainbow, and a blue canopy decorate the stage.
Date: [1986-07-31..1986-08-03]