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[Wine Making Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of Alvin Sueltenfuss showing a child how to use antique wine making equipment at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Alvin stands behind the child, directing his hands toward the large wheel used to crush grapes and sort of the seeds and stems.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]

[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

[Possum Queen Daisy Potter]

Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, the Possum Queen of the Gilmer Yamboree, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Daisy wears a long dress with a plaid bodice and pink skirt. She carries a white lace umbrella and examines a potato in her hand in the Gilmer Yamboree Booth.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim

[Possum Cooking]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. Baird, also known as Spot, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Dick holds the lid of a pot for Spot, who inspects a cooked possum inside of the pot. Both men wear denim overalls with long-sleeve patterned shirts underneath.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim

[San Antonio Maliuhay Dancers]

Description: Photograph of the San Antonio Maliuhay Dancers teaching FIlipino Tinikling at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman stand onstage, jumping in and out of two poles operated by two women from the dancing club. The dancers wear white blouses with floral skirts and yellow sashes. A large group of festival participants watches the demonstration.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim

[The Harris Family Singers]

Description: Photograph of the Harris Family band singing gospel under the Brush Arbor at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. On the stage, two girls wearing matching green and blue dresses sing with father, wearing a blue shirt and plaid pants. Behind them, a boy plays the electric guitar, wearing an orange shirt and jeans.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim

[Alabama-Coushatta Dance Regalia]

Description: Photograph of women preparing Alabama-Coushatta Indian dance regalia at the Texas Folklife Festival. The women sew red and purple feathers onto large headresses. One woman sits in the grass weaving string in and out of a cardboard circle, while another sits in a chair working on a yellow and green headdress.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim

[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

[Blue Grass Kinfolk]

Description: Photograph of the band Blue Grass Kinfolk performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The four male members of the band play either the banjo, the guitar, or violin as they stand towards the front edge of the stage. A woman playing the base stands behind them. She wears a red checkered dress.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Creator: Smith, Jim

[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]

[Woman Displaying Polish Costumes and Needlework]

Description: Photograph of a woman displaying Polish costumes and needlework at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Polish American Center in San Antonio. The woman is wearing traditional clothing: a white peasant blouse with embroidered sleeves and trimmed with lace, a fitted black vest with embroidery and trim, and a floral headband. Out on display are pillows, aprons, and an assortment of decorative needlework.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]

[Laura Bretzke Holding Cloth Flowers]

Description: Photograph of Laura Bretzke in the Polish American Center booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing traditional folk wear: a white peasant blouse under a sleeveless green dress with floral embroidery. She has long dirty-blonde hair and is holding a bouquet of cloth flowers.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]

[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]

Description: Photograph of Malcolm Derden and Smoky Wilson performing on stage at the Texas Folklife Festival as part of Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show. Smoky is wearing a coonskin cap and a red bandanna over a floral shirt, jeans, and suspenders. Malcolm plays the role of Dr. Millard, wearing a white vest, shirt, black pants, black bow tie, and a black cowboy hat.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Creator: Derden, Winston

[Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]

Description: Photograph of the Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show. In the photograph, Smoky stands on the far left of the stage , wearing a coonskin cap and red bandanna on top of a floral shirt, denim pants, and suspenders. To the right of Smoky, Malcolm Derden plays the role of the Doctor in the show, while Glenda White performs a dance for the audience.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Creator: Derden, Winston

[Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas Performing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Ukrainian Dancers of Dallas, Texas, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The male dancers are holding long metal spears and wearing white shirts with loose red pants and black cummerbunds. Two of the men are squatting on the ground with their spears extending underneath the feet of the other two dancers, who are jumping in the air with their spears raised.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Creator: Wheeler, Ed

[Child Sliding Down Berm at Institute of Texas Cultures]

Description: Color photograph of a young girl sliding down the berm at the Institute of Texas Cultures during the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. The girl in the photograph is tumbling out of a cardboard box and down the grass hill. She is wearing a navy shirt, pale blue shorts, and tan leather sandals.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Snyder, Chuck

[Smoky Wilson Announcing the Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medical Show]

Description: Photograph of Smoky Wilson announcing a performance of Dr. Millard J. Dresden's Old Time Medicine Show at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, Smoky is wearing a coonskin cap and bandanna over a floral shirt, jeans, and suspenders. A large crowd sits on the grassy hill around him as they prepare to watch the performance.
Date: [1983-09-07..1983-09-10]
Creator: Smith, Jim

[Dancer Teresa Champion]

Description: Photograph of Teresa Champion performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Teresa, a member of Los Flamencos de San Antonio, wears a floor-length floral dress with many layers of tulle ruffles. She holds the layers of her dress with both hands as she twirls around on the stage.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]

[Jethro Holmes Sugar Mill 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