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[Sugar Milling]

Description: Photograph of Jethro Holmes and his oxen working the sugar cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The black oxen are harnessed to the sugar cane mill, walking in circles to give the machine its' power. Behind Jethro, Jerry Young leads the second ox around the post.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Sugar Processing Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Jethro Holmes and his oxen working the sugar cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The black oxen are harnessed to the sugar cane mill, walking in circles to give the machine its' power. Jethro stands to the left of one of his ox, holding its' reins and guiding it around the circle.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Suzann Thompson Crocheting A Blanket]

Description: Photograph of Suzann Thompson crocheting at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Suzann is sitting by a table covered in blankets, wearing a white dress with a name-tag attached to it. She holds on crochet needle with her right hand while feeding the yarn with her left hand. A boy, her brother Van Thompson, sits behind her at a different table, holding a crochet needle and a piece of paper.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[O.T. Baker Outside His Makeshift Smokehouse]

Description: Color photograph of a man named O.T. Baker seated outside his makeshift smokehouse that he shares with another man, Austin Taylor, at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. The smokehouse is made of rustic wood; its door is open and a man is visible in the doorway, bent over. O.T. Baker is seated right outside the doorway with his hand out-stretched. Several cow skulls are hung around the area as decoration. Two signs hang from the roof of the smokehouse. The one on the left reads, "O.T. Baker, Smokehouse, Austin" while the sign on the right reads, "Austin Taylor, Smokehouse, Lake Hills."
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Tom Bingham Demonstrating Woodcarving]

Description: Photograph of Tom Bingham demonstrating wood carving at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Tom sits on a wooden chair, holding a block of wood with one hand, and a carving tool in another. A boy in front of Tom, holding a balloon and watching Tom work. Behind them, another man is standing and carving a piece of wood. Tom is a member of the Woodcarvers of Houston.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Tonya Zwan Performing Lebanese Folk Dance]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is demonstrating a Lebanese folk dance and wearing a black and white outfit with silver embellishments. She is using gold finger cymbals and performing on an outdoor stage. People are visible in the background. Tanya Zwan is from Tyler, Texas.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Tonya Zwan Performing Lebanese Folk Dance]

Description: Photograph of Tanya Zwan at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. She is demonstrating a Lebanese folk dance and wearing a red and yellow outfit with gold embellishments. She is performing on an outdoor stage. People are visible in the background. Tanya Zwan is from Tyler, Texas.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Treadle Lathe Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Chester Knight, from Conroe, demonstrating a treadle lathe at the Texas Folklife Festival. The piece of wood to be carved is fixed upon a rotating axle, powered by a foot pedal. Knight is sitting at the lathe, holding a carving tool against the rotating piece to shape it. He has gray hair, dark eyebrows and glasses. He is wearing a blue shirt and brown plaid pants. Some festival visitors have gathered around to watch him work.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Trick Roper Bruce Montague]

Description: Photograph of Bruce Montague roping a child at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Bruce stands in a grassy clearing, wearing a cowboy hat, a blue shirt, khaki pants, and brown leather boots. He leans forward, balancing on one foot as he holds a rope with his hands. A child stands in front of him, wrapped in rope from his chest to his knees. A crowd of adults and children sit at the edge of the clearing, watching the roping demonstration.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Two People Sawing a Log]

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman sawing logs for the log kitchen at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are on either side of a log using a two-man crosscut saw. Visible on the right is the partially constructed log kitchen with logs stacked up to about six feet.
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[A View Inside the Irish Flat]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Sean Burke, Eleanor Patrick, and an unidentified girl holding a poster reading, "Ireland's Treasures" at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are standing inside the structure representing a traditional 19th century Irish Flat; the inside of the flat features exhibit items loaned by members of the Harp and Shamrock Society.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Voices of the Mainland]

Description: Photograph of Voices of the Mainland performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The group is five African-American men: one drummer and four singers, one of which is also playing guitar. Three singers are standing in a row behind microphone stands and one is out in front, holding the microphone in his hand. The drummer is in the back, next to a piano.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Walker-Ford Gospel Singers of San Antonio]

Description: Photograph of the Walker-Ford Gospel Singers of San Antonio at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The members are dressed casually and are performing on an outdoor stage. In the foreground, a man is playing a piano. Behind him, a group of men and women are lined up singing. On the right, in front of the singers, Oscar Ford is directing the choir. A young boy is standing by Ford. Several microphones are placed on the stage.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman at Spinning Wheel]

Description: Photograph of Ruffin Hill, from Austin, operating a spinning wheel at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wheel is in the foreground and Hill is sitting at a chair on the other side of it, in the middle ground. She is pulling a string of spun fiber out and is showing it to a little girl. Another little girl is on the right, holding a piece of thread.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Demonstrating How to Make Cascarones]

Description: Photograph of a woman demonstrating how to make cascarones at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is standing in a booth decorated with red, green and white garland, and several different piñatas. Rows of colorful cascarones (confetti-filled eggs) with tiny cone-shaped party hats are lined up on the table in front of the woman. Two signs, one for cascarones and one for piñatas, are hanging across the top of the booth.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman making Corn Tortillas]

Description: Color photograph of a woman named Teresa Zertuche demonstrating how to make corn tortillas at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is placing little tortillas on a metal pan set atop a grill from which smoke is emanating. At her lap she is holding a stone board where remnants of the corn flour are visible. A tortilla-warming basket and a single ball of dough rest on a sheet of fabric to the left.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Women Quilting]

Description: Photograph of two women quilting at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are seated at a table on which a quilt is spread out. The woman on the right is elderly and is wearing a thimble on her middle finger and pushing a needle through one square on the quilt. The woman on the left is pulling a thread taut. A pair of scissors, a spool of thread, and a pair of sunglasses are laying on top of the quilt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[The Woodrome Family Singers]

Description: Photograph of the Woodrome Family Singers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman stand on stage, playing guitar and singing into separate microphones. The woman wears a purple and white sundress and white sandals, while the man wears long overalls and a calico shirt.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Woodworking Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a girl participating in woodworking school at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio Texas. The girl wears a blue shirt and denim jeans as she sands a piece of wood. A festival volunteer stands behind her, working on a larger piece of wood.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Woodworking School]

Description: Photograph of a woodworking school at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two festival participants assist a festival volunteer with wood carving. They sit on hay bales around a short wooden sawhorse covered with wood carving supplies.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Workers Serving Crawfish]

Description: Photograph of Ann Oliver serving crawfish in Cajun Country at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. She is using tongs to transport the peeled crawfish into a small cup. The workers are all wearing red tops and white aprons; two of the workers are wearing red and white "Cajun Country" caps.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Young Mule Skinner Operating Hay Baler]

Description: Photograph of a young mule skinner operating a hay baler at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The young boy is holding on to a mule; hay covers the ground. Some of the young participants are sitting on bales of hay.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Youth Singing Alliance of San Antonio]

Description: Photograph of the Youth Singing Alliance of San Antonio at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. The group is on a wooden stage outside. In the foreground, a woman is playing the piano. Behind the piano, two men and three women are lined up, standing behind microphones. In the background, a man is playing the tambourine.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Item Type: Photograph

[Belgian Mast Game at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Color photograph of a young girl participating in the Belgian Mast game at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph features a rough wooden pole planted in the ground and two rough pieces of plywood affixed to the top at different angles. The girl has her arms and legs wrapped around the pole near the top of it. According to the accompanying information, the Belgian Mast game consists of participants climbing a greased pole to ring a bell at the top.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Snyder, Chuck
Item Type: Photograph