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[Cisco Civic League Selling Rush Candles]

Description: Photograph of the Cisco Civic League selling Rush Candles at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two women wearing gingham aprons stand in a booth, pulling the long candles out of a large bucket on top of a table. A sign reading "Cisco Civic League" hangs across the back of the booth.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[Philippine Dance Ensemble]

Description: Photograph of the Philippine Dance Ensemble performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The barefoot dancers wear striped sarongs with headdresses as they perform acrobatic moves.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[Tobacco Spitting Contest]

Description: Photograph of a tobacco spitting contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man leans backward as he raises his fingers to his mouth, preparing to spit. Several man stand behind him, preparing to take their turn.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[German Musician]

Description: Photograph of a German musician performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The musician is sitting in a chair and playing a clarinet with a woman sitting to his right. The man wears a white collared shirt and shorts with floral embroidery, a dark-colored hat, and a watch on his wrist.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[Cadence Cloggers]

Description: Photograph of the Cadence Cloggers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The eight dancers stand in rows of four, holding hands as they dance. The women wear short dresses with large petticoats underneath, while the men wear long-sleeve shirts decorated with tassels.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[Louis Herrick Caning a Chair]

Description: Photograph of Louis Herrick caning a chair at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Louis is standing behind the chair, wearing a striped short-sleeved shirt and jeans. He holds the individual fibers used to weave the pattern with both hands.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Joe Newton]

Description: Photograph of Joe Newton, former train robber, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Joe stands with his arm outstretched, tipping his hat to the photographer. He wears a long-sleeve collared shirt tucked into denim jeans, secured with a wide leather belt.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Joe Newton and Roger Sackett]

Description: Photograph of Joe Newton, former train robber, and Roger Sackett, Institute of Texas Cultures Docent, at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the photograph, Joe, standing to the left, wears a long-sleeve collared shirt tucked into denim jeans, secured with a wide leather belt. To his right, Roger wears a short-sleeved shirt with a patch sewn on the pocket with dark pants and a watch.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Dr. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Smoky, pictured left, and Malcom, pictured right, are speaking to the audience in microphones. Smoky wears denim overalls over a long-sleeve floral shirt. Malcom wears a white jacket with black trim and a black hat.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Virginia Monroe Weaving a Basket]

Description: Photograph of Virginia Monroe creating a basket at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, another woman is leaning over Virginia, showing her how to properly weave the basket. Both women are wearing historical clothing. Other female weavers are visible behind them, also working on baskets.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Italian Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the members of the Italian food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The three women are wearing white ruffled shirts tucked into red skirts as they stand behind a table covered with pans of pizza. Other Italian members prepare food on the other tables that form the booth.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[Trinidad and Tobago Dancers]

Description: Photograph of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Three women and three girls are wearing brightly-colored dresses as they dance around a paved street. Two small buildings painted purple and red are visible in the background.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[German Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of two members of the German food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman stand side by side in front of a table covered in a large tray of sausages and buns. The woman wears a blue shirt underneath a black vest, and a white apron around her waist. The man stands next to her wearing a black hat, white shirt, and a white apron covering it.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Lying Down in the Grass]

Description: Black and white photograph of a man lying down in the grass to rest at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. His cowboy hat is resting on the side of his head, which is in turn resting on a cardboard box. A few people passing by are walking behind him.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Nancy Lou Webster, Treenware Maker]

Description: Black and white photograph of Nancy Lou Webster using various tools to make treenware, a term used by pioneers to describe small, handcrafted wooden items. She is a participant of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Robert Boyd, Playing Guitar in Bluegrass Kinfolk]

Description: Black and white photograph of Robert Boyd, who is playing the acoustic guitar with the band, Bluegrass Kinfolk, at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. A stand-up bass player is visible behind him. A banjo player is on his right.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Virge T. "Cowboy" Williams with a Child and a Dog]

Description: Black and white photograph of Virge T. Williams, also known as Cowboy, kneeling on the ground next to a "hog dog" at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding the dog by the collar while a young girl standing to his left pets the dog on the head.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph

[Joel Nelson from Big Bend Saddlery in Alpine]

Description: Photograph of Joel Nelson from Big Bend Saddlery in Alpine at the Texas Folklife Festival. Wearing a yellow western shirt and a black ten gallon hat, he is carving out a pattern on a piece of leather. An assortment of tools are visible on the table next to him.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Splitting Shingles with a Froe]

Description: Photograph of a man splitting shingles at the Texas Folklife Festival. With a froe he is separating a block of wood with the direction of the grain into long flat pieces. Kneeling on the ground, he is wearing overalls and a peach-colored shirt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Dr. John M. Hales Making Bread]

Description: Photograph of John M. Hales demonstrating how to knead dough as part of his bread-making school at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a chef's hat, black frame glasses, a blue plaid shirt and a white apron. He is handling a large batch of dough on the table in front of him.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[James Ander Installing Chair Seat]

Description: Photograph of James Ander installing a chair seat at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is on the right, weaving a rope around the four wooden posts of the seat as a few festival visitors watch on the left. He has white hair and is wearing a dark blue shirt and black-rimmed glasses.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Jussie Stutes Playing the Pedal Steel Guitar]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Cajun Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a blue plaid shirt and a white hat with a blue and red stripe, Jussie Stutes plays the pedal steel guitar. Two members of the band guitars behind him.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph

[John Henry Faulk, Storyteller]

Description: Photograph of John Henry Faulk at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. John, a storyteller, sits on a wooden bench, holding a microphone as he tells a story to an audience. John wears a tan cowboy, white shirt, and tan pants.
Date: [1984-08-02..1984-08-05]
Item Type: Photograph