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[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of two Mexican folk dancers performing "La Raspa" at the Texas Folklife Festival. A young girl and boy in traditional Mexican costume are dancing together onstage. The boy is wearing black pants with white piping, a red sash, and a white shirt. The girl is wearing a red skirt with a white hem and colorful stripes near the hem. She is also wearing a white peasant blouse with stripes on the collar. Her hair is done in pig tails and decorated with ribbons. Several spectators are visible seated on the steps in the background.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bill Brett Spinning Horsehair Rope]

Description: Photograph of Bill Brett, postmaster from Hull, Texas, spinning horsehair rope and telling stories at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a gray collared shirt, a gray cowboy hat, and big glasses as he clutches a bundle of light-colored horsehair. He is looking up from his chair at someone or something.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bill Brett with Horsehair Rope]

Description: Photograph of Bill Brett, postmaster from Hull, Texas, spinning horsehair rope at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a gray collared shirt, a gray cowboy hat, and big glasses as he clutches a bundle of light-colored horsehair and a completed rope.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bill Leftwich Engraving Leather]

Description: Photograph of Bill Leftwich, western artist from Lubbock, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. With a mallet he is hammering a shaping tool into the leather to leave an impression. Hanging behind him are two portraits he has completed. His greased hair is partied in the middle and he is wearing black frame glasses and a dark shirt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bill Leftwich Engraving Scene on Leather]

Description: Photograph of Bill Leftwich, from Lubbock, Texas, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. Using a mallet he hammers a shaping tool into the leather. It is apparent he is making a portrait of some kind.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[ Black Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]

Description: Photograph of a black chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The woman is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The man is holding a piece of cardboard over the open back to keep the chicken from coming out that side. The chicken is mid-flight, just having flown out of the front of the mailbox. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bob Ramsey Holding Antlers]

Description: Photograph of of Bob Ramsey of Hunt, Texas at the Texas Wildlife booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a purple shirt and a straw cowboy hat. Ramsey is holding a pair of antlers. He is partially smiling and squinting.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Carving Wood]

Description: Photograph of a boy with long hair working in Charles Winans Woodworking Studio at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is using tools to carve a piece of wood that is on the surface before him. He is wearing a maroon and lavender floral-print shirt. His dark hair comes down to his shoulders.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Holding Chicken on the Ground]

Description: Photograph of a boy holding a light-brown rooster, entry for the chicken flying contest, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is kneeling down on the ground, holding the chicken still between his legs. A woman is standing behind him to the right and a man to the left. A small chicken cage is partially visible to the right of the boy. Festival visitors are visible standing around the area.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Petting Mule]

Description: Photograph of a boy petting a mule from the cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is standing on the right petting the white mule on the left. The mule is craning its neck around toward the boy who is wearing a red cap, glasses, and a cream-colored fishing vest.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Using Manual Drill]

Description: Photograph of a boy drilling a hole in a log as part of the log house construction at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is using a manual drill that looks like a large corkscrew with wooden handles at the top. With a good amount of effort, he is attempting to rotate the handles and drive the corkscrew into the log to carve out a hole. He has blonde hair and is wearing a navy striped t-shirt and jeans.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
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

[Brooks D. Baker Holding Spoonful of Hominy]

Description: Photograph of Brooks D. Baker, from Deer Park, at Hominy Making School at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is holding a wooden spoon full of hominy up toward the camera. He is wearing brow-line glasses and has a crooked smile on his face.
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

[Cecil Overstreet in Front of Chimney]

Description: Photograph of Cecil Overstreet, chimney maker from Kountze, Texas, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, black frame glasses and a button up shirt. Behind him is a log cabin with a pioneer-style chimney. A sign hanging on the chimney says, "Cecil Overstreet, Chimney Maker, Kountze."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Charlene Perryman Making Corn Dolls]

Description: Photograph of Charlene Perryman making corn dolls at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is painting a corn husk that is has been formed to look like a doll's body, complete with bangs and pigtails. A finished doll with clothing is on display in front of her.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Davis Making a Woodcarving]

Description: Photograph of Charles Davis working on a woodcarving at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is crouched over a large block of wood from which he is carving. A scene of a log cabin next to a forest is becoming visible. Davis is wearing a brown cowboy hat and a pearl-snap shirt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Gardner Peforming with the East Texas String Ensemble]

Description: Photograph of Charles Gardner, member of the East Texas String Ensemble from Nacogdoches, playing fiddle at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, glasses, and a button-up short-sleeved shirt. A microphone is set up in front of him for the fiddle. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Chester Knight Demonstrating Treadle Lathe]

Description: Photograph of Chester Knight, from Conroe, demonstrating a treadle lathe at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wooden piece to be carved is fixed on the lathe, spinning quickly as he holds a carving tool to it. He is wearing a white shirt with thin brown stripes, brown plaid pants, and glasses.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Chicken Flying Contest]

Description: Photograph of a man holding up a chicken at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is about to place it into a mailbox raised high in the air, from which it will fly out of as part of the chicken flying contest. Another man standing behind him is holding a plunger and a piece of cardboard. The only thing visible in the background is the partially cloudy sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]

Description: Photograph of a black and white chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The man is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The woman has her hand on the front flap of the mailbox which has been flipped open. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Children Jumping Off Giant Log]

Description: Photograph of children jumping off of a giant log into a pile of hay in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. A line of kids has formed on top of the log. One child is in mid jump, about to land in the hay. A girl in the foreground is standing and watching the action.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Children Riding on Cow]

Description: Photograph of two children riding on a cow in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. On the right, a girl and a younger boy are sitting atop a cow, the girl in front and the boy in the back. A young man on the left wearing a cowboy hat is holding the reins of the cow.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph