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Amusement rides

Description: Photograph from the 1968 World's Fair of people lining up for amusement rides which includes a roller coaster, shown in the background.
Date: October 1968

An announcement for the next water ski show at HemisFair '68

Description: Photograph of a woman and a man riding in a small motorized boat in the three-acre lake at Fiesta Island, at HemisFair '68. The man is wearing clown-like face paint, and is holding a sign announcing the next water ski show at 12 o'clock. The free show was sponsored by Mercury Outboard.
Date: 1968

Architectural drawing of the Tower of the Americas

Description: An aerial drawing of the Tower of the Americas and HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. At the center stands the 622 foot Tower of the Americas, and among other buildings, the circular Arena can also be prominantly seen. Photo has a description at the bottom.
Date: 1965

Arena at HemisFair '68

Description: Image of the Arena at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968

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?

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?

Bicycle riders in downtown San Antonio

Description: Photograph of girls riding bicycles on the street in front of an entrance to HemisFair '68, in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Many of the people standing outside of the fair's gates are watching the riders pass by. The central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background.
Date: 1968

Boat ride near the Texas Pavilion

Description: Image of Boat rides near the Texas Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1968

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

Bolivia Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Image of Bolivia Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968

Bolivia Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Image of the Bolivia Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968

Broadway and Jones

Description: Image of Broadway and Jones before street renovations.
Date: August 1967

The Calypso, HemisFair's amusement park ride

Description: Brightly colored carnival ride called the Calypso, that has both heart shaped windows and curls with vanity lights. The ride is made of round containers that are large enough for 4 people with an umbrella in the center. They revolve independently while going up and down at angles for the length of the ride.
Date: 1968

Canada Pavilion

Description: An artistic illustration of the Canada Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. Canada was one of more than 20 nations to have pavilions at HemisFair '68. This illustration shows the exterior of the pavilion, with some abstract sculptures.
Date: 1968~

Canada Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Image of the Canada Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968

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~

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

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~

The Cave

Description: Photograph of a boy walking into the Cave amusement ride at Six Flags Over Texas. The entrance to the ride is simulated like a cave entrance with rockery surrounding the opening. The ride was opened in 1964 and featured floating through a dark tunnel inhabited by creatures called Spee-Lunkers. This photograph was taken during a planning trip for HemisFair '68.
Date: October 1966

[Chapter of the Links, Inc., Group Portrait During Formal Event]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified women, gathered together for a group picture inside a home residence. They belong to the 1961 San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., a service organization advocating cultural and economic empowerment for African-American women. They wear elegant formal attire and stand in a long row. A cloth-covered table with cut-out lace trim is in the middle. A large punch bowl, a floral arrangement, candles, and stacked dishes have been placed on top.
Date: 1961
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

Choir members posing in formation

Description: Black and white photograph of choir members posing outdoors on a grassy field. The choir members, possibly from the First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, are all wearing their choir robes and are standing in the formation of a treble clef. The reverse of the photograph has the detailed information of the organizations pertaining to the photograph stamped on to a sheet of paper: D. Neil Darnell First Baptist Church and Jimmie Collier's Studio.
Date: 1968?

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?

The Church of Latter-Day Saints Pavilion

Description: An architectural illustration of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints pavilion at HemisFair '68. The Morman Church was among the earliest group to announce participation in HemisFair'68.
Date: 1968?