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[Accordionist at Polish Booth]

Description: Photograph of a male accordionist performing in the Polish booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is looking at the camera and leaning backwards as he plays his black and white accordion. He is wearing a patterned head wrap and a black vest with red, green and yellow detail. A sign behind him says, "Only 6 tickets, Polish Sausage".
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph

[Alabama-Coushatta Dancers]

Description: Photograph of a group of Alabama-Coushatta dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Standing on the left are three boys in traditional clothing: fluffy fur boots, red and orange shirts and skirts, beaded sashes, and fans of feathers on their backs. A young girl is standing in the middle wearing pigtails, and a brown blouse and skirt with yellow and orange trim. On the right is a woman in a green dress with orange and yellow trim, wearing a beaded crown and a sash that says, "Pow Wow Princess".
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph

[American Honey Princess at Beekeeper's Booth]

Description: Photograph of the American Honey Princess giving samples of honey in the beekeeper's booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is standing in the left foreground giving a spoonful of honey to a festival visitor to sample. She is wearing a white dress, a tiara, and a sash displaying her title. An assortment of honey jars are displayed on the table in front of her. In the middle ground, another woman behind the booth is giving a sample to another visitor.
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph

[Claudia Ball with O. T. Baker at Smokehouse]

Description: Photograph of festival director Claudia Ball with former director O. T. Baker at the Smokehouse at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Ball is on the left wearing a wide-brim hat and shirt patterned with an old packaging label for "hominy grits." Baker, on the right, is wearing a cowboy hat, big glasses and a button-up shirt.
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph

[David Beck in Castroville Alsatian Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of David Beck slicing sausage in Castroville Alsatian food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is wearing a Castroville trucker hat, a white shirt with a patterned vest, and an apron.
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph

[Jack Pirtle, Whitling Instructor]

Description: Photograph of Jack Pirtle, whittling instructor from Cherokee County, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He has curly hair and a mustache, and is wearing round glasses and a t-shirt that says, "Whittling is fun!"
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph

[Brooks D. Baker Holding A Handful of Hominy]

Description: Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a handful of raw hominy he scooped up from a ceramic jar in front of him. He is wearing brow-line glasses, a plaid shirt and plaid pants. Next to the ceramic jar is a bottle of lye and a container of Morton salt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bruce Montague Doing Roping Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of Bruce Montague, roping expert from Bandera, doing a roping demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is on the left, swinging his lasso around as he gets ready to lasso a group of children standing on the right. Montague is wearing a cowboy hat, western shirt, dark pants, and black boots. Several spectators are gathered in the background. A sign posted to a tree says, "Bruce Montague, Roping Expert, Bandera."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bruce Montague Lassoing Children]

Description: Photograph of Bruce Montague, roping expert from Bandera, lassoing a group of children at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is on the left, holding the rope with which he has lassoed a group of five young children who are on the right. Montague is wearing a cowboy hat, western shirt, dark pants, and black boots. Several spectators are gathered in the background. A sign posted to a tree says, "Bruce Montague, Roping Expert, Bandera."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd Watching Ameleb Lebanese Dancers]

Description: Photograph of a crowd watching the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers perform at the Texas Folklife Festival. Rows of festival visitors are seated on the grassy hill in front of the stage. Several people are also watching from the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures building in the background. The stage is in the middle ground and contains about ten female dancers in red and green costumes.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Daisy Potter Feeding Yam Pie to a Visitor's Dog]

Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," feeding a yam pie to a visitor's dog at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is kneeling to the left of a large black and white spotted dog presenting it with a small piece of pie on a napkin.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Daisy Potter Presenting Raul Jimenez with Yam Pie]

Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," presenting a yam pie topped with Jimenez peppers to Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is standing in the center, handing the pie to Jimenez on the left. Jack F. (Spot) Baird is on the right, speaking into a microphone.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Daisy Potter with Raul Jimenez]

Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," being escorted by Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and is carrying an open parasol. The couple is walking between two tables filled with yam pies in Gilmer Yamboree.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Girl on See-Saw]

Description: Photograph of a girl sitting on a see-saw in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. The see-saw is made of a raw branch of wood and a flat panel with a handle. Only her end is visible. She is wearing a large red hat with a wide brim and a yellow patterned dress repeating the word, "Love."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Institute of Texan Cultures Kiosk]

Description: Photograph of the Institute of Texan Cultures Information and Souvenirs booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The square booth has t-shirts and hats hanging up inside of it. Two visitors are standing on one side talking to one of the four booth workers. At the top on each side is a sign that reads, "Kiosk, Souvenirs & Information."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Standing Next to Bear Carving]

Description: Photograph of a man standing next to a bear carving at the Texas Folklife Festival. Below the carving is a sign that says, "Wildlife Prints." The man is to the right of it, wearing a peach shirt and a straw cowboy hat. In the image, the bear has just killed a deer and is looming over it in a mountainous landscape.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Men Exhibiting Possum Diagram]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird educating visitors about possums in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baird is holding a diagram that illustrates the various cuts of possum meat. Potter is pointing these out to the crowd and talking about them via microphone. Most of the cuts are similar to that of beef but that names have been changed slightly in a comical way. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Putting Jimenez Peppers on a Yam Pie]

Description: Photograph of Jack F. (Spot) Baird and Dick Potter adding Jimenez peppers to a yam pie at Gilmer Yamboree at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baird is in the middle putting the peppers on the pie; Potter is on the right slicing the peppers. Both of them are wearing overalls and the same floral print shirt. Baird is wearing a safari style hat; Potter is wearing a straw cowboy hat. Daisy Potter "The Possum Queen" is on the left, wearing a sash denoting her title and pointing to the jar of peppers.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[O. T. Baker Speaking to Festival Visitors]

Description: Photograph of O. T. Baker at smokehouse speaking to festival visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding the jawbone of some animal and is standing in front of a wooden shack that has a couple of cow skulls hanging on it. A sign on the shack says, "O. T. Baker, Smokehouse, Austin."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Tony Fill Fenoglio Posing for Photo]

Description: Photograph of Tony Fill Fenoglio, coordinator of the Montague Texas Italian Bocce Club games, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He has medium-length wavy hair and a gray goatee. He is wearing sunglasses, a Texas Folklife Festival t-shirt, a red bandana tied around his neck, and a denim cap with no brim. The cap is covered with badges and patches, one of which says, "Texas-Italian Bocce Club." A patch on his shirt says, "Hello! I'm Fenoglio."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
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 Doing Calligraphy]

Description: Photograph of a woman doing Calligraphy at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is sitting at a drafting table writing a word with a thick felt-tip pen. On the table there is a sign that reads, "Your name lettered." She is wearing a white, peasant-style blouse and has short, dark hair.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Helping Visitors at Souvenir and Information Booth]

Description: Photograph of a woman helping festival visitors at the Institute of Texan Cultures Information and Souvenirs booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dark-haired woman is behind the booth, across from three festival visitors who are visible from behind. Hats, festival t-shirts, and buttons are hanging up all over the booth. Small signs are displaying price information for each item.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[1929 Club Members of Fox Hunt Hollies]

Description: Color photograph of the 1929 Club Members of the Fox Hunt Hollies, a musical performance group, singing at the Texas Folklife Festival in September of 1975. Three women and two men are wearing historical dress from the 1920's, including flapper dresses, beaded headbands, and polka-dotted bow ties. Each member of the group is playing a ukulele.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Gonzalez, Jesse
Item Type: Photograph