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Coca-Cola production Sid & Marty Krofft “Kaleidoscope”

Description: A graphic illustration of a scene from Sid and Marty Krofft's puppet production, Kaleidoscope. The scene shows a cow dressed as a ballerina jumping over the moon, and several other unusual looking characters. Kaleidoscope was presented in the Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Sidewalk troubadors

Description: An artistic illustration of three performers playing guitars standing on a stage designed like a wheeled cart. The performers are dressed in traditional Latin American clothing. Strolling mariachis and other performers entertained HemisFair '68 visitors as they waited to enter pavilions and exhibits.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico

Description: Photograph 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. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a platform dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of feathers.
Date: 1968~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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

Description: One story clapboard building with an awning covered entry housing a tire shop. Hubcaps decorate the entrance to the shop. The building is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Overview of the waterways in HemisFair

Description: An artistic bird's-eye view illustration of the HemisFair '68 waterways. In the center of the illustration is a ferris wheel, one of the amusement rides at the fair. Boats can be seen making their way around the waterways.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

William Cameron Fountain

Description: An artistic illustration of the William Cameron Fountain at HemisFair '68. The fountain, designed like a dandelion, was donated by Flora Cameron Kampmann and the KAMKO Foundation.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico

Description: Photograph of a Voladores De Pazeantla performer showing the elaborate and colorful mask and costume worn. The fearsome mask is decorated with different types of feathers and the performer wears traditional ornaments. The Voladores De Pazeantla performed at HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Restaurant interior

Description: An artistic illustration of the interior of a restaurant. Most of the restaurant guests are single men sitting at small tables. A cocktail waitress is serving drinks on a tray. Three members of a band perform on a stage at the right-side of the illustration. The establishment looks more like a cocktail lounge or bar.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Tower of the Americas

Description: A color photograph of the Tower of the Americas, which was part of HemisFair '68 in San Antonio. The photograph is taken from a worm's eye view looking up at the tower. Two adults and two children are shown looking out from a podium. One of the children, a girl, is holding some flowers and the woman is taking a photograph.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Mariachis performing at HemisFair '68

Description: A mariachi band performing outdoors in front of a crowd at HemisFair '68. The photograph is taken from behind the mariachis, thus the crowd is facing the viewer.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

People at HemisFair '68

Description: Foreground features a man and a lady walking at HemisFair '68, each carrying a child on their shoulders. A few more children and adults walking, and a portion of the monorail are visible in the background. One of the kids in the background is wearing a Mexican-style hat, called a sombrero.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Publicity release for Les Poupées de Paris

Description: A publicity release from Bill Doll and Company of New York, N.Y. to accompany the photograph of the celebrity puppet of Liberace from Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupées de Paris show. The release mentions the names of other celebrity puppets in the show, which was part of the entertainment at the New York World's Fair.
Date: 196?
Creator: Bill Doll and Company
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Actors at HemisFair '68

Description: Photograph of actors acting out a play at HemisFair '68. All of the actors are female. There are two adult actors standing to the left, one of them wearing a tiger-like costume. The other standing actor is dressed in an oriental-patterned robe. There is a small group of child actors kneeling in the background, and some are wearing Oriental-type dresses.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Performers at HemisFair '68

Description: A small scattered crowd watching a male and female perform an acting, or dance type routine next to the U.S. Pavilion at HemisFair '68. The male performer is utilizing a sword and is dressed in old English country style clothing.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

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?
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

HemisFair '68 sign

Description: Photograph of HemisFair '68 sign. The smaller wording reads, World Exposition April 6-October 6, 1968 San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Lagoon boat ride alongside the monorail

Description: Image of the lagoon boat ride alongside the Mini-Monorail as they pass by the Plaza of Flags at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio