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Actors at HemisFair '68

Description: Photograph of actors acting out a play at HemisFair '68. All of the actors are female. There are two adult actors standing to the left, one of them wearing a tiger-like costume. The other standing actor is dressed in an oriental-patterned robe. There is a small group of child actors kneeling in the background, and some are wearing Oriental-type dresses.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial photo of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial photo looking straight down on the HemisFair site before it opened. The roofs of the circular United States Exhibit Pavilion and of the Confluence Theater are visible right of center. The roof of the Texas Pavilion is in the back middle ground, and the roofs of the Convention Center, Theater, and Arena buildings are visible just to the left of the photo center. Squarely in the center of the photograph only the top of the Tower of the Americas is visible with the tower itself casting a long shadow. A San Antonio public housing development is visible across the highway from the Texas Pavilion.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of downtown San Antonio, Texas

Description: A view of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Visible in the background are the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas (without the tophouse) and the HemisFair Arena. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena were constructed for HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: View from a helicopter of HemisFair '68 in San Antonio, Texas, a few weeks from opening day. Prominent structures and buildings that can be seen include the 622 foot high Tower of the Americas, the United States Confluence Theater and United States Exhibit Pavilion at left foreground, and the Convention Center, Arena, and Theater in mid-ground. Downtown San Antonio buildings can be seen behind the fairgrounds.
Date: March 12, 1968
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial view of the HemisFair '68 site. In the center the 622 foot Tower of the America rises. To the right are the 10,500 seat Arena, the Convention Center, and Theater. Left of the Tower, the circular United States Confluence Theater and Exhibit Pavilion can be seen. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas are in the background to the right.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 site. The 622 foot Tower of the Americas is still under construction but is nearing completion. The circular buildings are the Arena, at center, and the United States Exhibit Pavilion, at left foreground. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial view of the HemisFair '68 site. In the center the 622 foot Tower of the America rises. To the right are the 10,500 seat Arena, the Convention Center, and Theater. Left of the Tower, the circular United States Confluence Theater and Exhibit Pavilion can be seen. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas are in the background to the right.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial view of HemisFair '68 with downtown San Antonio, Texas behind it. At the center stands the 622 foot Tower of the Americas, and among other buildings, the circular Arena can also be prominantly seen.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena are the two prominent structures in the center, both not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Institute of Texan Cultures, the Tower of the Americas, and the HemisFair Arena are the three prominent structures in the center, all three not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Beethoven Hall

Description: An artistic illustration of Beethoven Hall. It was originally built in 1895 as the concert hall of the Beethoven Mannerchor. A fire destroyed the original structure in 1913 and the choir members built a new Beethoven Hall, which stands on the grounds where HemisFair '68 was held. During the fair the Hall was occupied by the "Laterna Magika".
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Boat tour

Description: This image is of the LaSalle’s Riverboat Adventure at Six Flags over Texas. The picture is of the large concrete dry dock showing passengers embarking and disembarking two wooden looking riverboats. The waiting area is designed like an old wooden outpost and is decorated with palm trees and wooden barrels. The background of the outpost is overflowing with trees and lush foliage.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Canada Pavilion Interior

Description: A colorful conceptual sketch of the interior of the Canadian Pavilion. In the illustration, a kayak is shown on display, and in the lower left corner is a native Canadian dressed in winter clothing. Canada was one of almost thirty countries participating in HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968~
Item Type: Photograph

Canopies over a sidewalk at a park

Description: Image of a rest area at a park. This area features triangular "canopies", probably made from a canvas-like material, that are arranged in a semi-verticle, artistic sail-like fashion over a paved walk area with seating benches. The canopies are suspended by wires and central poles. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966
Item Type: Photograph

Carlos Merida at work on the design of a mosaic glass tile

Description: Photograph of famed Guatemalan artist Carlos Merida at work in his Mexico City studio on the design of the spectacular mosaic glass tile that will grace part of a wall in the Exhibit Hall of San Antonio's new civic center, a three-building complex that will be an important part of HemisFair 1968.
Date: 1966~
Item Type: Photograph

Clearing land for HemisFair '68

Description: Land is being cleared for the HemisFair construction site. In the center of the photograph a worker operates a bulldozer. Around him are bare trees, some of which have been uprooted. A lone shack can be seen in the background.
Date: 1966~
Item Type: Photograph

Coca-Cola Pavilion

Description: An artistic illustration of the Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68. The pavilion featured a 500 seat theater and presented the puppets of Sid and Marty Krofft in a special play called Kaleidoscope. In this picture one of the lagoon cruise boats can be seen at the right.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph

Coca-Cola production Sid & Marty Krofft “Kaleidoscope”

Description: A graphic illustration of a scene from Sid and Marty Krofft's puppet production, Kaleidoscope. The scene shows a cow dressed as a ballerina jumping over the moon, and several other unusual looking characters. Kaleidoscope was presented in the Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph