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[Czech Dancers]

Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. Their costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing dresses with peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, and blue vests, tied with red ribbon. In the foreground, two men are dancing, facing one another. Behind them on the left, one woman is clapping. Directly behind the two men, a woman has one hand in the air and one near her hip. Behind the men to the right, one woman is standing, facing the back of the stage. The other performers are only partially visible.
Date: September 8, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[Czech Folk Dancers]

Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. The costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing blue dresses with aprons, peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, blue vests, and black bow ties. The eight dancers are paired off male and female, standing beside but facing the opposite direction of their partner and holding their right hands together up at eye level while their left hands are on their hips. The couples are arranged on stage in a cross pattern. A few heads of spectators are visible in the foreground at the bottom of the photograph.
Date: September 8, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[Czech Folk Dancing]

Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. Their costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing dresses with aprons, peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, blue vests, and black bow ties. The eight dancers are paired off male and female, forming four couples who are all dancing around a circle, counterclockwise.
Date: September 8, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[29 Club Members Performing]

Description: Photograph of 29 Club members, representing Fox Hunt Follies festival in Center, Texas, performing songs and dances of the 1920s at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night on an outdoor stage; the photograph is taken from out in the audience. Men and women are dressed colorful costumes. Most of the women are wearing solid, brightly-colored dresses with bloomers that cover the knee. Each woman has a white shoulder sash. The men are wearing suits and 1920's style bowler or skimmer hats. One man is dressed in 1920's striped swimwear and playing a guitar.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[29 Club Members Singing and Dancing]

Description: Photograph of 29 Club members, representing Fox Hunt Follies festival in Center, Texas, performing songs and dances of the 1920's at the Texas Folklife Festival. The performance is at night on an outdoor stage; the photograph is taken from out in the audience. Men and women are dressed colorful costumes. Most of the women are wearing solid, brightly-colored, dresses with bloomers that cover the knee. Each woman has a white shoulder sash. Two men are in suits and are wearing 1920's style bowler hats. Two other men are wearing shorts and polo shirts with 1920's style skimmer hats. Many of the performers are making some gesture with their arms, either raised, out in front, or gesturing toward the audience.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Crawfish Racing Track]

Description: Photograph of crawfish racing track from taken from above at the Texas Folklife Festival. Close to the center of the photograph is a square white table painted with concentric red and blue circles. People are crowded around waiting for the start of the crawfish race, sponsored by Texas Champion Crawfish Races in Port Arthur. In the top portion of the photograph there are large yellow letters displayed on a grassy hill that read, "Port Arthur". Directly below that, smaller orange letters read, "Texas Greatest Corner".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[African-American Singer Performs Onstage with Pianist]

Description: Photograph of Amenolee Whitaker, African-American singer from Stephen F. Austin University, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a summer dress with a quilt pattern and white sandals, performing onstage with a pianist. She stands behind a microphone stand to the right of the seated piano player who is facing away from the audience and wearing a green dress. In the background, a beige curtain and colored streamers are hanging.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[African-American Singer Performs with Pianist]

Description: Photograph of Amenolee Whitaker, African-American singer from Stephen F. Austin University, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a summer dress with a quilt pattern, performing outdoors during the day on a grassy field. She is standing behind a microphone stand to the right of a seated piano player who also has a microphone set up. The Institute of Texan Cultures visible in the distant background as well as the base of the Tower of the Americas.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Alabama-Coushatta Basket Display]

Description: Photograph of the Alabama-Coushatta baskets being displayed in Indian Village at the Texas Folklife Festival. On a table in the foreground are a variety of tan baskets. Some are small and some large, but all are woven. On the other side of the table, women and children are surveying the baskets. In the center, a woman with large red sunglasses is looking at the display.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancer Performing]

Description: Photograph of an Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancer performing for a crowd at the Texas Folklife Festival. His clothing is traditional: brightly-colored yellow, red and black, and heavily decorated with feathers. He is wearing knee-high cream-colored animal fur boots, a black loin cloth, a yellow shirt and a dark-colored headdress. Attached to his back are two large bunches of red, yellow, and black feathers, arranged like a fan in a semi-circle. He is dancing on the grass in front of a crowd of spectators.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band Marches]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish band, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members are in formation and dressed in traditional Scottish clothing as they march through the festival. Crowds of festival visitors are visible behind and beside the band.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band Performs Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish band, performing at night at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members, dressed in traditional Scottish clothing, are lined up onstage. Drummers are on the right and bagpipe players on the left. The photograph, taken from amongst the audience, shows many festival visitors sitting in front of the stage.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band Performs Onstage at Night]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band, a Scottish band, performing at night at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band members, dressed in traditional Scottish clothing, are lined up onstage. Drummers are on the right and bagpipe players on the left. The photograph is taken from the right side of the stage, showing the performers at an angle.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Booth Preparing Lebanese Shish Kabobs]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese food booth, sponsored by the Ameleb Club of San Antonio, at the Texas Folklife Festival. The food booth is set up beside a stage that is part of an amphitheater. The rows of the amphitheater are filled with festival visitors. In the foreground behind the food booth, men are cooking Lebanese shish kabobs on large, open-flame grills. Behind them, festival workers are tending to the customers at the counter of the booth. In the background, the Institute of Texas Cultures building is visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Dancer in Purple]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photograph features a dancer in profile view with long light-brown hair, wearing a purple belly dancing costume and smiling. She is forming part of a circle in which dancers and audience members are holding hands. She is holding hands with a man in a light purple shirt who is standing on the far side of her. Other dancers are partially visible in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Dancers Amongst the Audience]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing in the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the right foreground, a dancer in a red belly dancing outfit is holding hands with someone out of the frame. She is also holding hands with a dancer in a blue belly dancing outfit who is in the center of the image looking at the camera. Children and adults are standing very close to the chain of dancers on all sides. Everyone is watching intently. In the background, several people are lined along the balcony of the Institute of Texan Cultures.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Dancers and Volunteers Forming a Line]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers are lined up holding hands and all facing the front of the dance floor, which is wet and shiny. The photograph is taken from one end of the line, closest to an audience member who's hair and shirt is wet. Next to him in the line, a girl is skipping forward. The line stretches to the other side of the dance floor, about fifteen people. Behind the dance floor is a large Lebanese flag, white with a red top and bottom stripe and a green cedar tree in the center.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Dancers Dance in a Circle with Audience Volunteers]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers, about eight total, form a circle holding hands on the brown dance floor which is sectioned off by lines into small rectangles. The photograph is taken from outside of the circle, at the dancers' hip level. Everyone looks enthusiastic and dancing with one foot off the ground and their adjoined hands raised up in the air. Covering the dance floor is a mesh tarp for shade.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Dancers Dancing and Singing with Volunteers from Audience]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, Texas, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers form a circle holding hands on the brown shiny dance floor which is sectioned off by lines into small rectangles. The photograph is taken from one side of the circle, looking across to the other side. Everyone is enthusiastic and dancing with their right leg extended out toward the middle of the circle. Some dancers have their mouths open and appear to be singing or shouting. Spectators in the background line the edge of the dance floor.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Dancers Dancing with Audience Members]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with audience members at the Texas Folklife Festival. The photo is taken from an elevated perspective and at a distance from the dance floor. Dancers dressed in purple, yellow and red outfits hold hands and form circles with men from the audience. Several pennant flags hang overhead near the stage and also in the upper foreground. A couple rows of festival visitors are seated in front of the dance floor. Behind the dance floor the flag of Lebanon hangs, white with a top and bottom red stripe and a green cedar tree in the middle.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ameleb Club Dancers Dancing with Volunteers from Audience]

Description: Photograph of the Lebanese-American Ameleb Club dancers from San Antonio, dancing with volunteers from the audience at the Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers and volunteers form a circle as they hold hands on the brown shiny dance floor which is sectioned off by lines into small rectangles. The photograph is taken from the corner of the dance floor, looking across to the other side. In the foreground is a group of about six people in a circle, but more are visible dancing in the background. Spectators line the edge of the dance floor. A mesh net hangs over the dance floor to provide some shade.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Announcer Holding Up Preparation H Ointment]

Description: Photograph of an announcer at the crawfish races holding up a box of Preparation H ointment at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing sunglasses, a blue shirt with a small black tie, and a black beret. In the background, spectators of the race are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Antique Grinding Wheel]

Description: Photograph of a young girl and boy looking at an antique grinding wheel at the Texas Folklife Festival. The children are in the foreground of the photograph. The boy has his hand on part of the machine and the girl is standing beside him. A group of men are visible in the middle ground and a log cabin is being assembled in the background.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph

[Baca Dulcimer Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Baca Dulcimer Band, a Czech band from Houston, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. The band is playing on an outdoor stage at night. There are five musicians in the photograph, starting from the left: a vocalist holding a microphone, Ray Baca in the foreground playing the hammer dulcimer, a drummer in the background, a tuba player, and a some sort of reed player, most likely a clarinetist. The stage's backdrop is a pale yellow curtain. Some decorative colored ribbons are hanging in front of the curtain.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph