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[Opening Ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, young women dressed in historically Dutch clothing of blue dresses, white caps, and aprons, lead a parade of cultures down a street in front of the Institute of Texas Cultures. Each woman carries a broom she uses to sweep the sidewalk as they walk. A trail of festival participants is lined up behind them as part of the parade.
Date: July 31, 1980
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Balloon Release]

Description: Photograph of the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Three women release dozens of yellow balloons into the air as crowds of festival participants dressed in historically significant clothing watch the display. The Institute of Texas Cultures building is visible in the background.
Date: July 31, 1980
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Carnival Costumes]

Description: Photograph of a woman participating in the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Celebration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman wears a white dress with red embroidery on the sleeves and neckline. The skirt of the dress has Hawaiian flowers printed on it. She wears a large round hat secured with a string across her chest. Several dancers are visible to the right and behind her.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Carnival Costumes]

Description: Photograph of the colorful costumes in the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Celebration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man wearing a loose white shirt decorated with red and blue shapes and silver rhinestones carries a large, round hat strapped across his shoulders. A woman to his left wears a similar costume with a different colored hat.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Tanya Zwan Signing an Autograph]

Description: Photograph of Middle-Eastern Dancer Tanya Zwan signing an autograph at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Tanya wears an elaborate costume consisting of a bra top embroidered with many sequins, a floor-length skirt made of rich fabric, and a draped piece of fabric draped from her shoulder to her opposite hip. She signs an autograph for a man wearing a baseball cap, a collared white shirt, and denim jeans.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ukrainian Dancers from St. Seraphim's Orthodox Cathedral]

Description: Photograph of Ukrainian dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers, from St. Seraphim's Orthodox Cathedral Church in Dallas, Texas, wear traditional Ukrainian clothing including elaborate dresses, crowns made of flowers, and decorative cloth as they perform on-stage.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Wood Carving]

Description: Photograph of a child playing with toys at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The child wears a blue dress as she plays with a wooden figurine. A man and a woman smile as they watch her play.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Singing Performance]

Description: Photograph of Linda Jean Grubb performing an Irish song at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Linda wears a white shirt with a plastic green clover pin attached to it. She wears matching green earrings and a green beaded headband. A woman wearing a similar outfit sings in the background.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[John Henry Nobles On Stage With Hickory]

Description: Photograph of John Henry Nobles singing with the band, Hickory, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio. John, also known as "Bones," sings into a microphone as he holds a pair of rib bones, a folkloric musical instrument. He wears a leopard print hat and a colorful shirt with a large gold chain.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Rush Candle Making]

Description: Photograph of a boy learning how to spin wool at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Ruffin Hill sits next to the boy, showing him how to use the machine. The demonstration is part of the spinning and weaving school within the festival.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mexican Folk Dancers]

Description: Photograph of Mexican folk dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The two performers embrace in front of a large crowd of festival participants. The woman wears a red shirt with a green gingham skirt, while her dance partner wears a blue shirt with white denim pants.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Morris Dancers from Houston]

Description: Photograph of the Morris Dancers from Houston performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancers wear white shirts with yellow and green ribbons across their chests. Each dancer raises his hands in the air, grasping white handkerchiefs. Festival participants stand on a hill behind the dancers, watching the demonstration.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Norwegian Leikarringen Dance Performance]

Description: Photograph of the Norwegian Leikarringen dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Both the male and female dancers wear red vests over white shirts, with either a black skirt or black pants. They perform on a stage covered with burlap fabric.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Norwegian Society of Texas President Carl Sorenson]

Description: Photograph of Robert Thonoff and Carl Sorenson at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Robert, the festival's emcee, is introducing the Norwegian Society of Texas President, Carl Sorenson, on-stage. Robert wears a red vest over a white shirt and black-rimmed glasses as he introduces Carl, who wears a green felt hat with a pale blue shirt secured with a red tie underneath a grey vest covered in buttons and patches.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Pat Shelton Weaving on a Loom]

Description: Photograph of Pat Shelton weaving on a loom at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Pat holds her hair back in barrettes, wearing a white shirt with a long plaid skirt. She rests part of the loom in her lap as she works.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Polish Krakowiak Dancers with Audience Members]

Description: Photograph of Krakowiak Polish Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The dancing pairs of men and women wear historical Polish dress. Members of the audience were called to the stage to participate with the Polish dancers.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ray Baca Playing the Hammer Dulcimer]

Description: Photograph of Ray Baca playing the hammer dulcimer at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Roy wears a white shirt underneath a black vest with floral embroidery. He sits on a stage behind the hammer dulcimer, playing it for the audience.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Roofing a Log Cabin]

Description: Photograph of a man roofing a log kitchen at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The log cabin building demonstration features volunteers building an entire cabin by hand, to demonstration how shelter was built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the photograph, a man in a blue cap and shirt prepares the roof of the cabin to be shingled.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mexican Folk Dancer]

Description: Photograph of Mexican folk dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A woman stands in the center of the stage wearing an orange dress with layers of fabric in many different colors underneath the main skirt. A man and woman dance behind her, also wearing traditional Mexican dress.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mexican Folk Dancing]

Description: Photograph of Mexican folk dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Several women wearing bright yellow, orange, and green dresses perform onstage in front of festival participants. Each girl wears a bright white bow in her hair and large gold earrings.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Mike Mosel Building Toys]

Description: Photograph of Mike Mosel building a toy at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He wears a suede hat with leather trim, a collared shirt, and an apron. He holds the finished toy in his hand, demonstrating how the handmade joints move.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Norwegian Loom Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a child learning how to use a Norwegian loom at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The girl, wearing a white shirt and shorts with blue stripes and a blue headband, sits in front of the loom. She clutches the wooden supports of the loom. Festival volunteers stand nearby to assist the girl.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Pat Shelton Teaching Drop Spinning]

Description: Photograph of Pat Shelton giving drop spinning lessons at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Pat sits in a chair next to a young boy, who is standing as he holds the drop spinner close the the ground.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections