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[Performance of the Alamo Area Square Dancers]

Description: Slide of the Alamo Area Square Dancers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are boys and girls and young men and women dancing. They are all in folk outfits and the boys of the Texas flag on the backs of their vests.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Potter using Spinning Wheel]

Description: Slide of David Cholis (left) helping a young girl throw pots at the Texas Folklife Festival. Cholis is straddling a table with a spinning wheel where an unfinished tall vase stands. The young girl is playing with a bowl of slip, a liquid of made of part clay and part water.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Knife Maker Selling Blades]

Description: Slide of Jim Barbee (left) is a knife maker from Fort Stockton, Texas. He is selling knives at the Texas Folklife Festival. There is a man leaned over the table to look at all of the knives on the table, some of which are simply laid out while others are in wooden cases. There are also other people around the table looking at the knives.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest]

Description: Slide of a girl competing in the watermelon seed spitting contest that was sponsored by Lulling Watermelon Thump. People surround the girl. She is sticking out her folded tongue and making a bubble in her cheeks to launch the seed. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Demonstration of Rope Making]

Description: Slide of Bill Brent, from Hull, Texas, making rope using a piece of equipment at the Texas Folklife Festival. There is a young boy watching him.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Holding a Plate of Watermelon for a Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest]

Description: Slide of a woman holding a plate of cut watermelon for a watermelon seed spitting contest that was sponsored by Lulling Watermelon Thump. There are many people around and behind her for the contest, including a man with a microphone who is announcing for the contest. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Making Cascarones]

Description: Slide of Vivian Hamlin (right) making cascarones, which are painted eggshells filled with confetti, at the Texas Folklife Festival. On her worktable, there are egg cartons, painted eggs, paint brushes and finished cascarones. There is also a young girl holding a cascaron in her hand and Hamlin is reaching for the girl's hand.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Participants in Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest]

Description: Slide of a girl in a long sleeved red shirt spitting a watermelon seed out for a contest sponsored by the Lulling Watermelon Thump. There are people behind her to watch. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest]

Description: Slide of a girl competing in the watermelon seed spitting contest. People surround the girl and a plastic tarp on the ground that is the intended landing place for the seeds. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Coppersmith Working on a Piece]

Description: Slide of Michael Davenport, a coppersmith from Leander, Texas, using a tool to modify an unfinished copper piece. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Demonstration of Log Splitting]

Description: Slide of a demonstration log splitting techniques at the Texas Folklife Festival. One man is holding a froe, which is partly in a log that is standing vertically on a stump, and another is pushing it further in using a mallet. There are a few people around who are watching.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Sliding Down a Hill]

Description: Slide of a boy sitting on a piece of cardboard or berm sliding at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is sliding the side of a hill. There are people in the background on the right.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Polish Dancers Peformance]

Description: Slide of Polish dancers from San Antonio, Texas dancing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. All of the dancers are dressed in Polish folk outfits. Jan Marcinowski and Genny Kosub Kraus can be seen in the foreground on the right.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Gilmer Yamboree Representatives]

Description: Slide of two women who are representing the Gilmer Yamboree at the Texas Folklife Festival. Both of them are holding yam pies. The table in front of them also has a pile of yams, cooking tools and other items.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Young Girl Competing in Watermelon Spitting Contest]

Description: Slide of a young girl just before she spits out a watermelon seed in a competition sponsored by Lulling Watermelon Thump. There are some other young children behind her and a woman holding a paper plate of watermelon pieces. In the background here is a person holding a microphone, announcing the contest. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[The Hoboes Band Performance]

Description: Slide of the Hoboes Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are five members of the band, four men and one woman.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Writing in Chinese Script]

Description: Slide of a man siting down at a table writing in Chinese on a piece of paper with a calligraphy brush. There are people behind the wall of his booth looking at his work. There is a bowl of ink with an ink stone in it on the table in front of the man. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Young Boy Competing in Watermelon Spitting Contest]

Description: Slide of a young boy about to spit out a watermelon seed over a green tarp to see how far he can spit it. There are people around the tarp and behind the boy, including a man with a microphone who is announcing the contest. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio]

Description: Slide of members of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio performing a dance called "El Son de la Negra" at the Texas Folklife Festival. There are four female dancers onstage, all in white dresses and boots. They are swinging their dresses. The dancers are (left to right) Terry Narvaiez, Edna Perez, Lulu Chavez, and Boni Ramos.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Austin Polish Folk Dancers Performing]

Description: Slide of the Austin Polish Folk Dancers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. There is one female dancer for each male and they are all dressed in Polish folk outfits.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio performing]

Description: Slide of members of the Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio performing on stage at the Texas Folklife Festival. (Left to right) Terry Narvaiez, Edna Perez, Lulu Chavez,and Boni Ramos. They are performing a Mexican folk dance called "La Negra." The four female dancers are all in white dresses and boots. They are waving colored cloths over their heads as part of their dance.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Competes in Corn Shucking Contest]

Description: Slide of a man kneeling over a metal tub to catch corn kernels and husks as he shucks the corn for the Hondo Champion Corn Shuckin' Contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the tub, there are corn husks and a layer of corn kernels. The man has an ear of corn in his hands and is working to take the husk completely off.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph