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El Abrazo Sept/Oct/Nov 1967

Description: El Abrazo journal issue devoted to HemisFair '68. The cover relates to David Bowen's work in the planning for the 1968 World’s Fair and especially the Youth Pavilion. HemisFair ’68, was held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: September 1967
Item Type: Text

The Bell System pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Photograph of a model of Southwestern Bell's pavilion at HemisFair '68. Inside the pavilion, visitors had the opportunity to play games with some of the most advanced telephone equipment that existed at the time.
Date: 1967?
Item Type: Photograph

Calypso

Description: "Calypso, one of nearly 20 fantastic rides that dot the landscape of Fiesta Island and the areas about the Tower of the Americas. Many of these are imported; many to be shown here for the first time."
Date: 1967
Item Type: Postcard

Carlos Merida mural

Description: "Abstract, impelling symbolism of Carlos Merida mural in San Antonio Convention Center captures the spirit of the HemisFair '68 theme: Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas."
Date: 1967
Item Type: Postcard

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints exhibit hall

Description: A colored print/painting of the entrance to the exhibit hall of the Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, with people coming and going from the exhibit. It is a one story stone building with the main entry being both entry and exit. This print was published in the Souvenir book of HemisFair.
Date: 1967?
Item Type: Photograph

The Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: A color drawing 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: 1967?
Item Type: Artwork

Construction of the Tower of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas

Description: Photograph of the HemisFair construction site dominated by the shaft of the Tower of the Americas. The tower's tophouse has not yet been put in place. In front of the tower, three carriages of the Swiss Skyride can be seen suspended by cables. Also visible is the construction of one of the water canals that were featured at HemisFair '68.
Date: 1967?
Item Type: Photograph

El Encanto de un Pueblo

Description: Exhibit hall with brightly colored exterior walls, one red with a geometric sun, one orange and one blue with a light blue crescent moon with a face. This is where the Alexander Girard Foundation collection of folk art, with over 10,000 pieces of Latin American folk art was exhibited. The mini-monorail can be seen just at the right edge.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Postcard

Flags of Various Countries

Description: Image of downtown Broadway St. lined with flags of various countries. More than twenty countries participated in HemisFair '68 and had pavilions.
Date: August 1967
Item Type: Photograph

Flags of Various Countries

Description: Image of flags of the various countries lined on Broadway St. at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: August 1967
Item Type: Photograph

HemisFair '68 advertisements

Description: Six graphic advertisements for HemisFair '68. The two largest show a group of Latin dancers and a Punch and Judy puppet show. The text on all of the advertisements says "Visit HemisFair 1968 World's Fair, San Antonio, Tex. Apr 6-Oct 6, '68".
Date: 1967
Item Type: Artwork

HemisFair '68 advertisements

Description: 6 graphic advertisements for HemisFair '68. The two largest ones show the Tower of the Americas, amusement rides and people visiting some of the cultural exhibits. The text on all of the advertisements says "Visit HemisFair 1968 World's Fair, San Antonio, Tex. Apr 6-Oct 6, '68".
Date: 1967
Item Type: Artwork

HemisFair '68 billboard

Description: A billboard sign advertised for the HemisFair'68 alongside of the road inviting citizens to the HemisFair'68 event. The billboard design includes a picture of the San Antonio Tower of the Americas, flags, and the U.S. Pavilion. "Dietz McLean Optical Co." is prominently displayed at the top of the billboard.
Date: September 1967
Item Type: Photograph

HemisFair '68 headquarters

Description: Photograph of the headquarters of HemisFair '68. The headquarters were in the former German-English School, a more than 100 year-old building that was restored.
Date: 1967?
Item Type: Photograph

HemisFair '68 souvenir booklet

Description: Souvenir booklet for HemisFair'68. The text is printed in both English and Spanish. The colorful cover illustration shows smiling characters representing many different nations dressed in national costumes. More than 20 countries participated in HemisFair '68. The booklet is colorfully illustrated with views of the many attractions the world's fair has to offer visitors.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Text

HemisFair construction site.

Description: Photograph showing some of the construction site of HemisFair '68. In the background at left is the not yet completed Convention Center/Civic Center. In the foreground two workers are maintaining a construction fence.
Date: 1967?
Item Type: Photograph

Humble Pavilion

Description: "The old Schultze Store, restored to its Victorian charm, has become the Humble Pavilion. Within, at the Touring Center, fairgoers can find answers to all travel questions."
Date: 1967
Item Type: Postcard