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[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[Booth Serving Aguas Frescas]

Description: Slide of a booth that serves aguas frescas in the Mexican Market section of the Texas Folklife Festival. There are three large clear containers, each filled with a different colored liquid. There are three women in the booth. There are also stacks of cups on the counters.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]

[Man Tending Food]

Description: Slide of a food booth in the Mexican Market section of the Texas Folklife Festival. There is a man with a large knife who is tending a large piece of meat that is standing vertical on a metal skewer. The meat is in front of red hot coals. There is also a piece of pineapple on top of the meat on the skewer.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]

[San Antonio Scottish Society]

Description: Slide of a man performing a Scottish sport called sheaf tossing, as sponsored by the San Antonio Scottish Society, at the Texas Folklife Festival. People are scattered around a man holding a pitchfork that he used to toss a burlap sack stuffed with hay.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]

[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 who is standing on the right with his back turned. There is a male soloist at the microphone performing and a choir behind him. The choir is clapping as they sing.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio]

Description: Slide of members of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio holding fans in front of their chests at the Texas Folklife Festival. The girls are all in Mexican folk dresses for performing dances from Veracruz, Mexico. All the dresses have white skirts and each girl has a different colored top to their dress. They also have hair accessories in matching colors. Betty Silva is second from left, Wanda Balmos is fifth from left, and Cynthia DeHoyos is sixth from left.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]