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[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

[Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with Boiled Possum]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with a boiled possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is holding the possum while Baird speaks to the crowd through a microphone. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Dick Potter Holding Pot of Baked Possum]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter holding a pot of baked possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pot contains a whole possum atop several yams. Potter is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, overalls, and a floral-patterned shirt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Doris Riedel Making Lye Soap]

Description: Photograph of Doris Riedel making lye soap at the Texas Folklife Festival. The soap is in a cauldron which she is stirring with a wooden stick. She is wearing a floral dress and a red apron as she scoops out some of the mixture with a small silver container.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Playing String Bass]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is smiling and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Dr. John M. Hales Making Bread]

Description: Photograph of John M. Hales demonstrating how to knead dough as part of his bread-making school at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a chef's hat, black frame glasses, a blue plaid shirt and a white apron. He is handling a large batch of dough on the table in front of him.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Drummer with Carroll Gilley Southern Comfort Band]

Description: Photograph of the drummer with Carroll Gilley Southern Comfort Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He has short hair and a mustache, and is wearing a long-sleeved patterned shirt. His drums are set up in front of a velvet curtain.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Ed J. Kadlecek, Jr. and Children Performing]

Description: Photograph of Ed J. Kadlecek, Jr. and children, from New Braunfels, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Ed is on the right playing an accordion. His three children, two girls and one boy all wearing gray lederhosen, are on the left sharing a microphone as they sing.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Entrance Gate 4]

Description: Photograph of entrance gate 4 at the Texas Folklife Festival. People are lined up waiting to get into the festival. Festival staff are taking tickets at the turnstiles. A poster advertising the 1978 festival is hanging on the fence.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Female Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancers]

Description: Photograph of female Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are standing side by side just outside of the covered booth area, wearing pioneer skirts and blouses, decorated with Indian jewelry and sashes. They all have their hair in long pigtails but the two women on the right have theirs in braids whereas the two younger girls on the left do not. All of them are holding square woven baskets. In the right background, an Indian man in a headdress is playing a large drum. Behind the women on the left, festival visitors are gathered to watch.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph