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[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

[Female Gospel Singer Perfomring]

Description: Photograph of a female gospel singer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a light-colored floral blouse and has sunglasses on her head. She is holding the microphone close to her mouth. Two other microphones on stands are visible, as well as a man off to the right.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Female Ukrainian Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of Houston performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. Seven women are in a circle formation facing outward as they bend down toward their pointed right leg. They are wearing floral wreaths on their heads, white blouses under long vests, multi-layer checkered skirts, and knee-high boots. In the background, a crowd of spectators is gathered at the edge of the stage.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Filipino Dancers]

Description: Photograph of a Filipino folk dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a pink dress with sequins and pearls around the neckline, gold earrings, and a metallic gold headband. She is holding two fans with pink feathers.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Former Governor Allan Shivers Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing on the right while a man standing to the left holds the ribbon for him. The ribbon is actually a group of ribbons, one of each color of the rainbow. People are visible sitting onstage behind him.
Date: August 4, 1977
Item Type: Photograph

[Former Governor Allan Shivers Speaking at Podium]

Description: Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers speaking at the opening ceremonies at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing behind a wooden podium, under a colorful shade canopy. He is wearing a light blue shirt, a striped tie, and black-rimmed glasses. Some spectators are visible offstage behind him, as well as two large bundles of balloons.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Gerry Doyle Giving Handwriting Instruction]

Description: Photograph of Gerry Doyle, from Beaumont, giving handwriting instruction at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the front corner of a small schoolroom with wood-paneled walls and four-paned windows. He is holding up a small chalkboard tablet with cursive letters on it, showing it to the "students" who are sitting at a desk on the right. A female student also has a chalk tablet on the desk in front of her. Outside of the windows, other festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Girl Competing in Arm Wrestling Contest]

Description: Photograph of a girl participating in an arm wrestling contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is on the left and her competitor is on the right, outside of the frame. She has shoulder-length straight black hair, a short-sleeved patterned shirt, braces, and a big smile on her face.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Girl Drawing with Pastels]

Description: Photograph of a young African-American girl drawing with pastels in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a rainbow-colored jumper and is smiling at the camera. A set of assorted pastels is on the table in front of her. She appears to be drawing butterflies.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Girl Holding Bananas]

Description: Photograph of a girl holding bananas in the Filipino booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a checkered dress with a white collar, holding a bunch of bananas in each hand. She has shoulder-length dark hair and is standing in front of a tree.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph

[Girl Holding Piñata]

Description: Photograph of a girl holding a piñata at a booth where they are being sold at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has log brown hair and is wearing a traditional Mexican blouse with colorful crosstiching. The piñata is a yellow burro with pink ears and a blue halter. In the background, several piñatas are visible.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph