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[Folk Toy-Maker Lee Haile]

Description: Photograph of Lee Haile, folk toy-maker, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a plaid shirt and a cowboy hat, holding up a flute-like toy to his mouth. On the table beside him a few clothespins and wooden spools are visible. Festival visitors are partially visible in the foreground and to the left of him.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Hat Making]

Description: Photograph of a hat-maker steaming a hat at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing in front of the steamer and looking over his shoulder at the camera. He is wearing an apron and holding the brim of a hat that has just been steamed. Lots of steam is billowing up from the area. Overhead there is a light and a steam vent, on which is attached a Texas license plate that says "HAT BOX."
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Harp and Shamrock Singers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Harp and Shamrock Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The director is standing on the left, facing the singers on the right. The women are wearing long dresses with aprons and holding folders of sheet music. The men are standing behind the women and wearing light-colored pants, dark shirts, suspenders, and touring caps. In the background, a woman is accompanying the singers on piano. In the middle ground, three microphones are set up in front of the singers.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bruce Roark Playing a Banjo]

Description: Photograph of Bruce Roark, instrument maker from Devine, Texas at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a light-colored button-up shirt and glasses as he plays a banjo. Other stringed instruments are visible on the table in front of him. In the right background, an acoustic stand-up bass is leaning against a tree.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de Navarro Performs]

Description: Photograph of Ballet Folklorico de Navarro performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph is taken from a distance and shows an entire stage of male and female dancers, all wearing traditional Latin American clothing. The men are in the front of the stage kneeling down while the women are in the back twirling their skirts. Crowds of festival visitors are gathered at the front and the sides of the stage. Stacks of speakers are visible at the two front corners of the stage. A shade canopy is hanging over the area.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Shearing a Sheep]

Description: Photograph of Perfecto Cervantes shearing a sheep at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a plaid shirt, overalls, and a baseball cap, leaning over the sheep which is lying down on a wooden platform. In the background, several festival visitors are gathered around to watch.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Margaret Rasnick Making a Stencil]

Description: Photograph of Margaret Rasnik stenciling at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting at a table painting through a stencil onto a small basket. She is wearing a Texas-themed shirt, Texas earrings, and glasses. Paintbrushes, paint, and stencils are visible on the table.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Making Tool Handle]

Description: Photograph of the Marilyn Barton making a wooden tool handle at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting across from a young girl who is helping her. They are both straddling a log bench and holding the wooden handle in between them. The young girl is holding some kind of tool in her right hand.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Spins Tops]

Description: Photograph of a young boy playing with tops at Lee Haile's folk toy display at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is wearing a straw cowboy hat and is pulling back on the string to release the top to begin spinning. The top is contained in a depressed area so that it does not spin off the table. A few other tops are visible lying on the table.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Linda Draper Making a Basket]

Description: Photograph of Linda Draper making a basket at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing pioneer dress and apron, and a woven straw hat. She sitting and weaving a basket that she holds in her lap.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Men and a Woman at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby, festival director Jo Ann Andera, and an unnamed man at the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival. Andera is on the left, wearing a woven summer hat with a large brim and flowers on top. She is wearing a sleeveless dress and is holding a large pair of scissors. To the right of her in the center is Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby who is shaking the hand of the unnamed man on the right. Hobby is wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants. The man on the right is wearing a suit and tie.
Date: August 3, 1989
Item Type: Photograph

[Milking Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a milking demonstration at the dairy goat booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dairy goat is standing on a small platform in the middle of the photograph, while a young boy and girl are milking it. The boy is on the right side of the goat while a man stands behind him, showing him how to milk it. A girl on the left is also milking the goat while a woman helps her. Several other festival visitors are gathered around to watch.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Professional Gunfighters Performing ]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Professional Gunfighters performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. A crowd of festival visitors forms a circle around the performance area where three gunfighters, dressed in western wear, are performing. In the right foreground one gunfighter is on the ground, appearing to have been shot. In the left foreground another gunfighter is surrendering to the third gunfighter who is on the far side of the circle. In the background behind the crowd, a small wooden cabin is visible.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Two Men Serving Food in Soul Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of two men serving food inside the Soul Food booth operated by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at the Texas Folklife Festival. A young man is on the right side of the photograph wearing a t-shirt and a bowler hat. Another man beside him is also wearing a bowler hat and is putting food from a large crock pot onto a piece of foil.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Professional Gunfighters Pose for a Photo]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Professional Gunfighters posing in character at the Texas Folklife Festival. Six gunfighters dressed in authentic western wear are lined up facing the camera. Most of them are wearing cowboy hats but one is wearing a sombrero. Two men are wearing chaps and one man is carrying a rifle instead of a pistol. All of them have mustaches. Behind them a western building facade is visible.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Sarita Rodriguez Plays Guitar]

Description: Photograph of Sarita Rodriguez playing guitar and singing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has very curly dark hair and is wearing a short-sleeved white shirt with decorative embroidery around the neck and sleeves. She is picking at her guitar and singing into a microphone. Behind her, a few other microphone stands and a piano are visible.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Charlie Currer and Dairy Goat]

Description: Photograph of Charlie Currer and a dairy goat at the Texas Folklife Festival. Currer is on the right, petting the goat. He is wearing a striped, short-sleeved shirt. The goat is in the middle, standing on a platform. It has a chain with a bell around its neck. On the left a young boy is petting the goat. A woman is standing behind the boy.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Tommy Tijerina with Retired Refugio County Cowboys]

Description: Photograph of Tommy Tijerina (from Louise O'Connor Historical Group and Wexford Publishing Co.) with retired Refugio County cowboys at the Texas Folklife Festival. These cowboys were featured in the Cryin' For Daylight photograph exhibit on display during the festival. Eight men are pictured, most of them African-American. Six of them are standing behind a table but two are sitting down at it. Seven of them are wearing cowboy hats and western wear. In the background a wrought iron fence is visible.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Cooking in Soul Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of a man cooking inside the Soul Food booth operated by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is in the foreground, wearing a bowler hat and an apron and is removing food from a crock pot using tongs. In the middle-ground to the right, another booth worker is visible. He is wearing the same hat and apron. In the background, several festival visitors are visible outside of the booth.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Sid Owens Whittling]

Description: Photograph of Sid Owens whittling at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph, taken from the side, shows him sitting in a chair as he whittles. He has a beard and is wearing a straw hat, a plaid shirt, and glasses.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Rev. Mack Williams Standing Next to his Portrait]

Description: Photograph of Rev. Mack Williams standing next to his portrait in the "Cryin' for Daylight" photograph exhibit in ITC Gallery at the Texas Folklife Festival. The exhibit was photographed by Louise O'Connor. He is wearing a light-colored cowboy hat, a white button-up shirt, dress pants, glasses, a bow-tie, and a belt buckle with a star on it. A large portrait of himself in similar clothing is hanging on the wall to the right of him. He is speaking with some festival visitors that are standing to the left of him.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Alsatian Dancers of Texas]

Description: Photograph of the Alsatian Dancers of Texas posing for a photo at the Texas Folklife Festival. A group consisting of women, children, and a man, all wearing traditional Alsatian clothing are gathered together facing the camera. The women are wearing the traditional giant bow bonnet with their folk dresses and aprons. The man and boys are wearing dark, flat-brimmed hats with vests, and string bow-ties.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Native American Tools at Smokehouse]

Description: Photograph of the Native American tools displayed on a table at the Texas Folklife Festival. Materials such as wood, stone, and feathers are arranged on the table. A group of young festival visitors are gathered around the table while a man speaks to them about the tools.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Cowboy Jesse Jones]

Description: Photograph of Jesse Jones, a cowboy featured in the "Cryin' for Daylight" photograph exhibit in ITC Gallery at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a light-colored cowboy hat, a long-sleeved button-up western shirt and a name badge. He is standing in front of a wood-paneled wall.
Date: [1989-08-03..1989-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph