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[Man Spitting Watermelon Seeds in a Contest]

Description: Slide of people spectating a man participating in the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest as sponsored by Lulling Watermelon Thump at the Texas Folklife Festival. The man is standing on the grass behind a plastic tarp on the ground and spitting watermelon seeds over it.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[First Annual Baby Contest in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a group of people and babies, from the First Annual Baby Contest in Port Arthur. There is handwriting identifying each person, and the baby on the far left is labeled as the winner of the contest. The baby is wearing a while outfit and bonnet, and is in the lap of a man in a suit. The image is dated March 6, 1955.
Date: February 6, 1955
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Madisonville pants presser rises at 3 a.m. to buy first ticket

Description: Clipping from the Houston Post about Tucker Johnson, pants presser of Madisonville, who won the Houston Post Tournament prize for being the first person to buy the ticket to watch the game. He was the second straight winner of the prize. At head of title: "Tucker Johnson is champion again."
Date: unknown
Creator: Frank, Morris
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Chicken Flying Contest]

Description: Color photograph of a chicken flying contest, wherein a live chicken is put into a mailbox and pushed out with a plunger. A large crowd is gathered to watch. A small boy sits atop the shoulders of an adult in the foreground. This spectacle is a traditional event at the Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Hill Sliding]

Description: Photograph of children sliding down the grassy berm at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, one child walks up the hill carrying large pieces of cardboard in his hands. An adult is helping a young girl prepare to slide in the top right corner, and a third child slid off of his cardboard into the grass at the bottom of the berm.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Berm Sliding]

Description: Photograph of children sliding down the grassy berm at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, two children slide down the hill on one piece of cardboard. Other festival participants are visible at the top of the hill, preparing their cardboard mounts before taking off.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of two women from the Miss Universe pageants. Both women are wearing fancy dresses as they stand by a standalone microphone. In the background there are three children sitting down on a pool diving board.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Marfa Junior Historians

Description: Paper by Lee Bennett about the Junior Historians in Marfa, Texas. It explains what they do, projects and papers the have written and awards they have won. She discusses how history helps young people build relationships with their parents and living relatives through interviews, projects and oral history and how they learn to appreciate the Big Bend area by researching things about it.
Date: 1977~
Creator: Bennett, Lee
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[News Clip: Spam-o-Rama]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: April 10, 1994, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[American Legion Rodeo Advertisement]

Description: Reproduction of a flyer advertising contests at an event hosted by Travis Post 76 of the American Legion at Lake Austin Ball Park. It has an illustration in the center of a young man riding a bucking bronco and a hat flying behind him. Events include "Broncho Busting" with a $25 prize and a goat-roping contest.
Date: unknown
Creator: American Legion. Department of Texas.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Picture Memory Contest Bulletin: 1989-1990 and 1990-1991]

Description: Booklet providing information about the Picture Memory Contest, open to fourth and fifth grade students in the University Interscholastic League. It includes information about the contest rules, artwork composition notes and lesson plans, with descriptions of relevant artists.
Date: 1989~
Creator: Krehbiel, Susan & Hill, Bessie May
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Winner of Cow Calling Contest]

Description: Photograph of Arnold Griffin, from Devine, Texas, at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Winner of the festival's cow calling contest, Griffin is speaking into a microphone. Contest director, Happy Shahan, is standing to the right, smiling. Both men are wearing cowboy hats; Griffin's clothes appear to be covered in dirt.
Date: [1973-09-07..1973-09-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections