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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