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[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

[Cindy Hickok with Doll]

Description: Photograph of Cindy Hickok, a doll maker from Houston, at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is posing next to a life size doll she made that looks like an old woman. Hickok has short brown hair and is wearing glasses and overalls. The doll's hair is made of yarn and is gathered into a bun. Its dress has a collar of white lace, with a lace flower at the front.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of festival director Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. Zachry is standing on the left and Ball is on the right. They are shaking hands as Ball hands something off to Zachry. Ceremony spectators are seated behind them.
Date: August 4, 1977
Item Type: Photograph

[Corn Shucking Contest]

Description: Photograph of a boy participating in a corn shucking contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The boy holds a kernel of corn against his chest as he pulls the shuck away with his left hand. Festival participants stand behind the boy, watching the progress of the competition.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Cow Chip Tossing Contest at Chili Appreciation Society Booth]

Description: Photograph of woman participating in the cow chip tossing contest at the Chili Appreciation Society booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a cowboy hat with a raccoon tail, a bandana, a tattered blouse, a tattered skirt, an apron, and black cowboy boots. She is on the right, tossing the cow chip to the left. A man on the left is taking a photograph of her. Other spectators are gathered around the area.
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 Holding Yam Pie]

Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter the "Possum Queen" holding a yam pie sold by the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a pioneer dress with an orange sash that says, "Possum Queen," and a home-made crown with an image of a possum.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Daisy Potter Holding Yam Pie]

Description: Photograph of Eliese "Liz" Deike, wife of "Trapper Max," with her coon oil cookies at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has red hair and is wearing a maroon gingham apron over a white shirt. She is holding a spatula with two cookies on it. The rest of the cookies are on the cookie sheet that is sitting on the table before her.
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