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[Trinidad and Tobago Dancers]

Description: Photograph of Trinidad & Tobago dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A woman standing in front of the other two dancers is wearing a light-blue dress decorated with pink flowers, a silver belt, and a tan and brown scarf around her head as she stretches her arms out in dance. A woman stands to her left holding her white, pink and black dress as she spins in a circle. A third woman is visible behind the second woman, wearing a sleeveless blue dress.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]

[Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Dancers]

Description: Photograph of Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two girls are wearing matching dresses made of patterned fabric and purple trim. Three women stand to the left of the dancers wearing colorful dresses. A red and orange backdrop hangs to the left of the dancers as they perform.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]

[Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Association Performance]

Description: Photograph of the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Association performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A girl wearing a black and white dress decorated with red and orange flowers and purple trim bends at the waist as she walks under a low bar set on pegged stands. Another girl wearing a matching dress stands behind her, waiting her turn. Several drummers sit in a group behind the performers, playing music for them. A large audience of festival participants watches from the left side of the stage.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[Hawaiian Club Dancer Performing with Fire]

Description: Photograph of a member of the Hawaiian Club Dancers of San Antonio performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is twirling a fire baton that is lit at both ends. He is shirtless, wearing only a short skirt, decorative fringe bands around his arms and one leg, a head band, and a tribal necklace. Some spectators are visible in the left background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]

[Ukranian Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Ten female dancers are lined up onstage side-by-side holding hands in a criss-cross fashion. They are all kicking their right leg out in front of them. Their costumes are traditional folkwear: peasant blouses, floral skirts, aprons, headbands made of flowers, and knee-high boots. Attached to the back of the headbands are long ribbons.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]

[Houston Romanian Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Houston Romanian Dancers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. A line of dancers are side-by-side, hands joined at shoulder level. Four women are on the left and four men are on the right, all dressed in traditional clothing. The women are wearing tea-length layered skirts, peasant blouses, and head scarves. The men are wearing long tunics tied at the waist with sashes, pants, boots, and Russian-style fur hats. Some audience members are visible in the left background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]

[Man Standing in Polish Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Polish booth and exhibit at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man, visible through an open doorway, is standing in a room that has been temporarily constructed as part of the Polish exhibit. He is wearing a light-colored shirt and pants, a long vest, and a brimmed hat. Visible inside the room is a wooden table and two chairs, a surface covered with a decorated tablecloth, a chandelier, and a window on the far wall. Outside the room, small leaves have been painted above and on the doorway.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]