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[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

[4-H Clubs of Medina County Sponsored Corn Crib]

Description: Slide of 4-H Clubs of Medina County sponsored a corn crib, which was used to dry and store corn. On the left is a crowd of people facing three people in the background. On the left is a girl sitting on a structure built with logs. This was taken at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Husking and Shelling Corn]

Description: Slide of 4-H Clubs of Medina County sponsored corn husking and shelling at the Texas Folklife Festival. There is a young boy and girl husking corn. The boy is standing behind a trash can that is filled with corn husks. There are also corn husks all over the ground.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Men Compete in Corn Shucking Contest]

Description: Slide of two men kneeling over a metal tub to catch corn kernels and husks as they shuck corn for the Hondo Champion Corn Shuckin' Contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. Both men have an ear of corn in their hands and are working to finish as quickly as possible.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of Older Women Table Playing Bien]

Description: Slide of a group of four older women at the Texas Folklife Festival sitting at a table playing the card game called Bien. They are from the San Antonio Belgian Community. All of the women hold a hand of cards and each have a hand on the table. The woman in the foreground on the right is in the process laying down a few cards in the middle of the table.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Men's Division in Corn Shucking Contest]

Description: Slide of three men kneeling over a metal tub to catch corn kernels and husks as they shuck corn for the Hondo Champion Corn Shuckin' Contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. All of the men have an ear of corn in their hands and are working to finish as quickly as possible. There is a crowd in the background watching the contest take place.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Playing Accordion]

Description: Slide of a Buck Schirmer playing the accordion outside of the Alstian booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the background to the left are people outside the booth waiting for food.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Attempting to Launch Sack in Sheaf Toss]

Description: Slide of a man participating in the Scottish sport of the sheaf toss at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is using a pitchfork to hurl a straw-filled burlap sack over a bar overhead. The sack hasn't left the pitchfork yet for the man is still in motion in the image.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph

[Performance by the Walker-Ford Singers]

Description: Slide of the Walker-Ford Singers, from San Antonio, Texas, at the Texas Folklife Festival. They were directed by Oscar Ford. The singers are all African American and the singers in the front row are all wearing red.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Item Type: Photograph