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[Biscuits O'Bryan Storyteller]
Photograph of Biscuits O'Bryan, a storyteller, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is standing on stage holding a microphone. A sign that reads "Story Tellers" is visible in the background.
[Deecee Cornish the Storyteller]
Photograph of Deecee Cornish, a storyteller, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is wearing a geometric printed shirt, a beaded necklace, and a hat. A building, a wooden beam, and a table with papers and a plant are visible in the background.
[Deecee Cornish the Storyteller]
Photograph of Deecee Cornish, a storyteller, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is standing in front of a white building wearing a black, white, and yellow printed shirt, a black and white beaded necklace, and a gold hat. A purple table and a blue table are visible behind him with papers and potted plants displayed on top.
[Vietnamese Lion Dance
Photograph of Vietnamese Lion dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Several dancers support a large dragon head of many different colors on their shoulders. They parade around in front of festival participants, celebrating Vietnamese culture.
[Vietnamese Lion Dancers]
Photograph of Vietnamese Lion dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers, wearing white shirts and black pants, hold large replica dragons with long streamers of fabric trailing behind them. Festival participants watch the performance from a grassy area around the dancers.
[Vietnamese Lion Dancers]
Photograph of Vietnamese Lion dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A dancer stands on another dancer's shoulders as he operates the dragon. Each performer wears a white shirt and black pants. Festival participants stand around the presentation, watching the dancers move.
[Vietnamese Lion Dance]
Photograph of a Vietnamese Lion dance at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers hold large replica dragons with long streamers of fabric trailing behind them. Festival participants watch the performance from a grassy area around the dancers.
[Vietnamese Lion Dancers]
Photograph of Vietnamese Lion dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Several dancers support a large dragon head of many different colors on their shoulders. Several other dancers perform individually, without the dragon heads. They parade around in front of festival participants, celebrating Vietnamese culture.
[Woman Weaving on Loom]
Photograph of Sandy Booth in a blue bonnet and a pioneer dress weaving on a table-top loom at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is a member of the Brazoria Militia reenactors showing Texas life in 1832.
[United Fiddlers Association Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]
Photograph of members of the United Fiddler's Association performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a young boy, Jay Schodts, is playing the fiddle in front of Irving Ballard playing the guitar. Festival participants stand behind the group, watching the performance.
[Steve Hartz Playing Violin with Kirk Hunter]
Photograph of Steve Hartz, from Old Time String Shop, playing violin with a member of Lone Star Fiddlers outside of Frontier Fort at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing overalls, Hartz is on the left while Kirk Hunter, wearing a poet shirt and a straw hat, is on the right. They are sitting in an area surrounded by tables of stringed instruments containing guitars, banjos, and mandolins.
[Steve Hartz Building a Dulcimer]
Photograph of Steve Hartz building a mountain dulcimer at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Steve demonstrates the art of instrument making on behalf of the Old Time String Shop.
[Texas Cajun Playboy Band]
Photograph of Texas Cajun Playboy Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man wearing a red cap and shirt plays the guitar and sings into a microphone. Other musicians are visible behind the pair, performing for festival participants.
[Texas Cajun Playboy Band]
Photograph of Texas Cajun Playboy Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man wearing a red cap and a white shirt with denim jeans sings into a microphone. To his right, a man wearing a cowboy hat, white collared shirt, and denim jeans, plays the accordion. Other musicians are visible behind the pair, performing for festival participants.
[Texas Folklife Festival Annual Parade]
Photograph of the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Members of the parade, wearing clothing unique to his or her own culture, carry balloons as they walk along the gravel parade route. The Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band leads the parade. Members wear kilts with tan shirts, yellow sashes, and black hats.
[Texas Folklife Festival Annual Parade]
Photograph of the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Members of the parade, wearing clothing unique to his or her own culture, carry balloons as they walk along the gravel parade route.
[Texas Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of Jack Maguire, the executive director at the Institute of Texas Culture, introducing Governor Dolph Briscoe at the Texas Folklife Festival. Jack stands in front of a large audience wearing a navy pinstripe suit and a plaid tie.
[Texas Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony]
Photograph of Governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janey, inside the Institute of Texas Cultures during the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The governor and his wife stand beneath a painted portrait of the governor himself.
[Texas Folklife Festival Opening Parade]
Photograph of Roger Bourne leading the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band in the opening parade of the Texas Folklife Festival. Roger and his band wear tan shirts with yellow sashes, red plaid kilts, white leather boots and tall black hats. The parade walks along a gravel road outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures. Behind the band, a group of women wearing traditional Dutch clothing carry balloons.
[Texas Folklife Festival Opening Parade]
Photograph of the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Members of the parade, wearing clothing unique to his or her own culture, carry balloons as they walk along the gravel parade route.
[Texas Folklife Festival Parade]
Photograph of the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band lead the parade, wearing kilts with tan shirts, yellow sashes, and black hats. Roger Bourne in foreground.
[Texas Folklife Festival Ribbon Cutting Ceremony]
Photograph of Governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janey, cutting the opening ceremonies ribbon at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Governor Briscoe wears a navy suit with a striped tie, while Janey wears a peach-colored dress and gold necklace. A man wearing a green shirt decorated with various patches and a red bandanna shows his elaborate straw hat to the governor.
[Virge T. Williams with Hog Dog]
Photograph of Virge T. "Cowboy" Williams and Hog Dog at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Virge wears a green shirt with jeans and a tan cowboy hat. He holds his dog, Hog Dog, in his lap.
[Woman Serving Baklava]
Photograph of a woman serving baklava in the Greek booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She wears a white and black striped shirt, large gold medallion earrings with a black beaded necklace, and large brown sunglasses. A festival-participant wearing a straw hat leans over the trays of baklava, sampling a piece.
[Flamenco Dancers]
Photograph of members of Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancing Flamenco at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers wear white halter tops and black skirts with floral ruffled embroidery along the seam. The dancers perform on a raised stage in front of other dancers wearing colorful dresses.
[Frontier Playland]
Photograph of a child bouncing on a metal drum in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The drum is covered with a horse saddle. Four metal coils are attached to the four corners of the drum, making the drum bounce up and down as the child holds onto the saddle.
[German Musical Performance]
Photograph of a German musician performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He wears a denim shirt with flowers embroidered across the chest, dark pants, and a black hat. Festival participants watch the celebration from two sides of the raised stage.
[German Sausage]
Photograph of a woman preparing German sausage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman, wearing a pink floral dress with white lace trim wraps a piece of sausage in a paper towel. She stands in front of a table covered with a vinyl tablecloth and a pressure cooker.
[Glass Crafting]
Photograph of Joe Pyle from Odessa, Texas, demonstrating glass crafting at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Joe wears a red shirt and jeans as he holds an intricate piece of glass in his hands, directing it around a mounted blowtorch, stretching and forming the design.
[Governor Dolph Briscoe Opening Ceremonies]
Photograph of the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Governor Dolph Briscoe is speaking to a large audience outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures, wearing a navy suit and a striped tie.
[Governor Dolph Briscoe Opening The Festival]
Photograph of the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Governor Dolph Briscoe is speaking to a large audience outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures, wearing a navy suit and a striped tie. Several reporters hold microphones and tape recorders towards Governor Briscoe as he speaks.
[Greek Souflaki Food Booth]
Photograph of a woman serving souflaki in the Greek booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman wears a red scarf covering her hair, a white blouse with red embroidery, and khaki pants as she holds a stick of souflaki.
[Guacamole Preparation]
Photograph of a woman preparing guacamole at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman, wearing a brown and white shirt and a brown headband, slices the top of a tomato into a bowl of guacamole. A pile of tomatoes and avocados is placed to the right of the bowl of guacamole.
[The Hoboes Czech Band]
Photograph of the Czech musical group, the Hoboes, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The five members of the band sit and stand onstage wearing jeans decorated with various patches and plaid shirts. Three of the men play the trumpet, one man plays the guitar. The fifth man plays a bass box, which is played by rubbing a broomstick across a wooden box covered with salt.
[The Hoboes Musical Performance]
Photograph of the Czech musical group, the Hoboes, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The five members of the band sit and stand onstage wearing jeans decorated with various patches and plaid shirts. Three of the men play the trumpet, one man plays the guitar, and the fifth man holds a red broom in his hand.
[Horsehair Rope Spinning]
Photograph of Bill Brett, a horsehair rope spinner, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas, Bill wears a tan hat with a denim shirt and jeans as he weaves a rope spinner. A young festival participant watches Bill as he examines Bill's supplies.
[Institute of Texas Cultures Parade]
Photograph of Roger Bourne leading the Alamo City Highlanders Pipe Band in the opening parade of the Texas Folklife Festival. Roger and his band wear tan shirts with yellow sashes, red plaid kilts, white leather boots and tall black hats. The parade walks along a gravel road outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures.
[Irish Tenor John Donahue]
Photograph of Irish tenor John Donohue performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. John wears a green vest over a shirt with a decorative shamrock pattern, a green hat, and dark pants. A woman playing the piano accompanies him.
[Irish Tenor Performance]
Photograph of Irish tenor John Donohue performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. John wears a green vest over a shirt with a decorative shamrock pattern, a green felt hat, and dark pants.
[Italian Folk Dance Performance]
Photograph of the Italian folk dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers wear white shirts with lace-up vests, long skirts with green ribbon and white aprons. The dancers perform on a raised stage outside of the Institute of Texas Cultures.
[Italian Food Booth]
Photograph of a woman preparing a pizza in the Italian booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman wears a green cardigan over a white shirt with dark sunglasses and white beaded jewelry. She holds an unfinished pizza in her hand and she spread cheese over the dough.
[Japanese Food Booth]
Photograph of the Japanese food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The women in the booth wear traditional Japanese clothing as they prepare and serve culturally significant dishes. A line of festival participants wait their turn to sample the fares.
[Japanese Food Food Booth]
Photograph of Teruyo Colver and Sydney Sako preparing wantons in the Japanese food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Teruyo wears a traditional kimono of white fabric with delicate blue flowers, a yellow sash, and a white flower and feather comb in her hair. She fries the wantons in a large deep pan as Sydney holds a bowl out for Teruyo.
[Jerry Young Processing Cane]
Photograph of Jerry Young visiting the cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Jerry stands next to his two white mules yoked to work at the cane mill. His Texas Folklife Festival name tag is attached to the top of his cowboy hat. He is also wearing a denim shirt, khaki pants, and a leather belt. Crowds of festival participants are visible behind the mules, watching the cane being processed.
[Jesse Jones Explaining Toy Making]
Photograph of Jesse Jones, with O'Connor Historical Group, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is sitting at a table, demonstrating to two children how toys were made on ranches during his childhood. He is wearing a cowboy hat and a white western shirt as he pulls string from a spool. In the background, other booths and festival visitors are visible.
[Jethro Holmes and His Ox]
Photograph of Jethro Holmes and his ox at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Jethro wears a denim shirt and denim pants, a blue bow tie and a cowboy hat. He leans on his black ox, surrounded by a bed of straw.
[Jethro Holmes with His Oxen]
Photograph of Jethro Holmes showing his oxen at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Jethro wears a straw hat with a long-sleeve shirt and denim pants. He holds the ropes attached to each yoke of his oxen as he walks around festival grounds.
[Jewish Folk Dance Performance]
Photograph of a group of Jewish folk dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The women wear pink, yellow and green dresses with gold trim along the hemline and wrists, holding hands as they move in a circle. A festival participant who was pulled on stage to dance wears a white dress with blue embroidery. A large crowd of festival participants watch the performance in front of the grey concrete stage.
[Jewish Folk Dance Performance]
Photograph of a group of Jewish folk dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The women wear pink, yellow and green dresses with gold trim along the hemline and wrists, holding hands as they move in a circle. Festival participants dance on stage with the Jewish performers. A large crowd of festival participants watch the performance in front of the grey concrete stage.
[Jewish Folk Dance Performance]
Photograph of a group of Jewish folk dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The women wear pink, yellow and green dresses with gold trim along the hemline and wrists, holding hands as they move in a circle. A large crowd of festival participants watch the performance in front of the grey concrete stage.