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[Vietnamese Lion Dancers]

Description: Photograph of Vietnamese Lion Dancers at the opening parade of the Texas Folklife Festival. In front, a man is wearing a large, colorful lion head, which looks similar to the dragon costume used in other Asian celebrations. Men wearing black pants and white shirts with red Asian characters are flanking the lion. The parade is going through the food booth area of the festival.
Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lithuanians in Texas at the Opening Parade]

Description: Photograph of Lithuanians in Texas in the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a woman are holding a banner with the group's title while a woman walks behind it holding two Lithuanian flags. They are all dressed in traditional clothing. The women are wearing patterned skirts, aprons, and vests with white blouses. The man is wearing plaid pants and a brown vest. Following them in the parade are the Polish Folk Dancers of San Antonio.
Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Klompendancers of Houston at the Opening Parade]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Klompendancers of Houston in the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A young man in front is carrying a banner displaying the group's name. Another man and three women are walking in the group; they are all wearing traditional clothing. The women are wearing patterned shawls tucked into long plaid skirts and white bonnets. The men are wearing plaid shirts, dark caps, and red bandanas tied around their necks. The man on the left has a large white beard.
Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Danish American Society at the Opening Parade]

Description: Photograph of the Danish American Society in the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Three members, two men and a woman, are walking together. The woman is in the center, wearing a red skirt with blue stripes, a matching jacket, and a kerchief. She is holding a red and white umbrella printed with a heart-shaped Danish flag. The man on the left is dressed in a Danish military uniform and is carrying two small Danish flags. The man on the right is wearing traditional Danish clothing: beige pants cropped below the knee, a white shirt, a red vest with vertical stripes, and a red cap. Following them in the parade are the Fire on the Mountain Cloggers.
Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Polish Folk Dancers at the Opening Parade]

Description: Photograph of Polish Folk Dancers in the opening parade at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Three women dressed in traditional Polish clothing are walking together with a sign denoting their group's title. They are wearing colorful sequined vests over white peasant blouses with lace trim. On their heads are colorful floral wreaths.
Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Retort Hydrocarbon-Burner.

Description: Patent for improvements in retort-burners, to be used for any suitable and desired purposed and for any kind of oils by providing a "direct-combustion retort-burner that the combustion will be perfect and complete and the oil and air may be supplied thereto under a uniform pressure of high or low degree." (Lines 20-27) The retort-burner will be "readily assembled without the necessity of having special machinery for their manufacture or skilled workmen to put them together." (Lines 31-34) Illustration is included.
Date: June 17, 1902
Creator: Duncan, Alfred D. & Wafer, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Operating Means

Description: Patent for a mechanism to operate jail doors. The mechanism is "operated with a single movement of the hand to open and close a plurality of doors simultaneously" (14-19). Illustrations included.
Date: June 25, 1912
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[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

[Children Holding Balloons at the Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of children holding clusters of balloons at the opening ceremonies at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are facing the right on the right side of the photograph. On the left a group of girls are wearing traditional Dutch bonnets and dresses.
Date: August 6, 1981
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Procession at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of the opening ceremony procession at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Led by a woman in highland dress playing bagpipes, a crowd of people are coming down the walkway from the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures building. Pennant flags are strung from the roof of the building down to the sides of the walkway.
Date: August 6, 1981
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ribbon Cutting at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a man cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Scissors in hand, he has just split the ribbon while three other festival officials are standing beside him. To the left of him, a woman in highland dress is holding bagpipes. To the right is a woman wearing a sun hat, and a man smoking a pipe.
Date: August 6, 1981
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Yellow Balloons at Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of children holding clusters of yellow balloons at the opening ceremonies of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are part of a crowd of festival participants standing in front of the Institute of Texan Cultures building.
Date: August 6, 1981
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Aerial View of the Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph taken from the roof of the Institute of Texan Cultures building during the Texas Folklife Festival opening ceremonies in San Antonio, Texas. In the foreground is a walkway leading from the building to the rest of the festival grounds. In the background is a group of flag poles. The area is filled with people walking around.
Date: August 6, 1981
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections