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'68 Sweaters' stage production

Description: Three women on a stage with their backs to the camera are wearing dark sweaters with the numbers "68" on them. They are standing immediately in front of five flags, with the American flag being in the middle. A stage mural is painted with an amusement park design with fireworks and a large ferris wheel.
Date: 196u
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Pinata booth

Description: Two ladies are standing in front of a HemisFair '68 booth selling pinatas. The booth is attended by two men and another lady. Pinatas are placed on the booth table and are also hanging above the booth. Two signs say that the booth also sells souvenir postcards.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors passing by the Coca Cola Pavilion at the HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. A sign on the building for the Kaleidoscope show, by puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft is also visible. Barely visible in the background are several Swiss Skyride cars that carried passengers 80 feet above the ground.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors making its way around the waterway that winds through the HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. In the background is one of the Swiss Skyride cars that carries visitors 80 feet above the ground.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Land area covered by HemisFair 1968

Description: This photograph shows the area occupied by HemisFair '68 highlighted before construction began. Houses, streets and other buildings that had to be demolished are faintly visible. The HemisFair site occupied 92.6 acres and was located on the edge of downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1962~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Alamo City Jazz Band

Description: Photograph of a jazz quintet performing on a stage in front of a small group of people who are seated at three small tables. The name of the quintet is "Alamo City Jazz Band". Most of the people visible in the foreground are drinking beer, and a woman is taking a photograph of the people that are sitting at one of the tables.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Even an old grouch like you would like HemisFair '68

Description: A comical folding postcard with a grinch-like frowning face printed on the front with the words "Even an old grouch like you". The message continues on the other side "...would like HemisFair '68". The side of the card for writing addresses includes a picture of the Tower of the Americas with an idealized view of downtown San Antonio. with "HEMISFAIR' 68" at the bottom of the card. A HemisFair'68 held from April to October.
Date: 1968~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico

Description: A photograph of people watching The Danza de los voladores de Papantla (Dance of Papantla's flyers) who performed an ancient dramatic rituals dance from Veracruz, Mexico at HemisFair '68. Five men representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb to the top of a pole, one of them stays, playing a flute and dancing while 4 others descend the pole with a rope tied to one of their feet. The rope unwraps itself 13 times for each of the four flyers representing the 52 weeks of the year. This photograph shows the four performers dangling upside down by the ropes with the fifth performer remaining at the top of the pole.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Rainbo Puppet Theater

Description: Children gather around watching the puppet show at the Rainbo Theatre prior to HemisFair ’68 in San Antonio, Texas. A puppet is leaning over the edge of the stage window. A small pennant with the word "HemisFair" written on it is hanging from it's mouth. A girl in the audience is reaching up to hold the pennant. The event was sponsored by Rainbo bread. Printed below the stage window is “Preview of the HemisFair ’68 Apr.6-Oct.6 1968 World Fair - San Antonio, Texas.”
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[200 Lafitte Lot. No. 351]

Description: One black and white photograph, attached to an index card, of a two story stone schoolhouse at 200 Lafitte, San Antonio. The school is surrounded by a chainlink fence with children playing in the school yard. The school was located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: [1968-04..1968-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

301 North Lot No. 312- Garcia’s Tire Shop close-up

Description: There are 3 views of the tire store. The top photograph shows the front of the store with hubcaps, inner tubes and tires displayed. Two signs include the words "selling out". The back view of the shop also shows discarded tires and inner tubes. The third photograph shows the store from the side. Two large signs take up most of the wall space. One says "Drink hippo size beverages" and the other says "Garcia's Tire Shop, selling out tires". The store is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

300 North Lot no. 313 - 2 story house/business

Description: Two black and white photographs of a large clapboard house with an attached addition occupied by a business. The house is surrounded by large plants and trees and the second story has a porch. Beside the house, partially visible, is a separate garage. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The HemisFair monorail

Description: An artistic drawing of the "Monorail", which provided transportation around HemisFair '68. From the monorail, visitors could have a "bird's eye view" of the pavilions, the fair, the Tower of the Americas and downtown San Antonio.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

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
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Los Voladores de Papantla

Description: Painting of one of Los Voladores de Papantla (the Flying Indians of Papantla) who performed ancient dramatic rituals at HemisFair '68. One of five performers danced atop a 114-foot pole on a 20 inch disk; then, four flyers leaped and spiraled downward with ropes secured to their waists to make 32 turns around the pole. The performance was presented by Frito-Lay/Pepsi-Cola. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a mountain top dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of skulls and feathers.
Date: 1967?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Fiesta Island, HemisFair '68

Description: A color drawing of Fiesta Island, part of HemisFair '68. It is where most of the games and amusement rides were located. The drawing shows visitors enjoying a boat ride, taking the mini monorail, riding a ferris wheel, and walking in park-like surroundings.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Stunt car

Description: Photograph of a car performing a stunt. The car is at about a 45 degree angle to the ground with just two of the four wheels touching the ground. On the side of the car visible to the eye the words "Hurricane Hell Drivers" "World Champions" are visible. Some dust or dirt is being churned up from the wheels that are touching the ground. Dan Fleenor's Hurricane Hell Drivers performed at HemisFair '68.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Bonnie and Charlie Porter posing with water skis

Description: Black and white photograph of show skiers Bonnie and Charlie Porter, posing for a publicity photograph. Charlie Porter is propping up a single water ski on his left side, and Bonnie Porter is propping up a single water ski on her right side. The words "Joe Cash Ramp King" are visible on the skis. Charlie Porter is wearing a dark suit and tie; Bonnier Porter is wearing a one-piece bathing suit and a small tiara.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections