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[Playing Card: Eight of Hearts]

Description: Single playing card from a deck of cards commemorating the Texas Centennial. The design on the back is split diagonally with the text "Texas Centennial 1936" in the upper-left, red triangle; the lower-right triangle is a black background containing the Texas state flag and an image of the Alamo at the bottom. This card is an eight of hearts.
Date: 1936
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Playing Card: Ten of Clubs]

Description: Single playing card from a deck of cards commemorating the Texas Centennial. The design on the back is split diagonally with the text "Texas Centennial 1936" in the upper-left, red triangle; the lower-right triangle is a black background containing the Texas state flag and an image of the Alamo at the bottom. This card is a ten of clubs.
Date: 1936
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Playing Card: King of Clubs]

Description: Single playing card from a deck of cards commemorating the Texas Centennial. The design on the back is split diagonally with the text "Texas Centennial 1936" in the upper-left, red triangle; the lower-right triangle is a black background containing the Texas state flag and an image of the Alamo at the bottom. This card is a king of clubs.
Date: 1936
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Playing Card: Three of Diamonds]

Description: Single playing card from a deck of cards commemorating the Texas Centennial. The design on the back is split diagonally with the text "Texas Centennial 1936" in the upper-left, red triangle; the lower-right triangle is a black background containing the Texas state flag and an image of the Alamo at the bottom. This card is a three of diamonds.
Date: 1936
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Soldiers Playing Cards]

Description: Photograph of four soldiers playing a card game while in the field. There is money on the cardboard box they use as a table.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Belgian Bolls Game]

Description: Photograph of festival participants playing Belgian bolls at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is leaning towards a target wearing a white collared shirt and plaid pants, throwing a ball towards a small box in the corner of a booth.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Onion Bobbing Contest]

Description: Photograph of an onion bobbing game at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a boy stand behind a yellow bathtub filled with water and onions. A boy sits in front of the bathtub next to a sign reading "Onion Bobbing Here."
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Onion Bobbing Contest]

Description: Photograph of an onion bobbing game at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A man and a boy stand behind a yellow bathtub filled with water and onions. A boy sits in front of the bathtub next to a sign reading "Onion Bobbing Here."
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cow Chip Tossing Contest at Chili Appreciation Society Booth]

Description: Photograph of woman participating in the cow chip tossing contest at the Chili Appreciation Society booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a cowboy hat with a raccoon tail, a bandana, a tattered blouse, a tattered skirt, an apron, and black cowboy boots. She is on the right, tossing the cow chip to the left. A man on the left is taking a photograph of her. Other spectators are gathered around the area.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Participating in the Cow Chip Tossing Contest]

Description: Photograph of woman participating in the cow chip tossing contest at the Chili Appreciation Society booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing jeans, a light-colored blouse, a bandana and sunglasses. She is on the right, tossing the cow chip to the left. Several spectators are gathered around the area. A trash bag of cow chips is on the ground next to her.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Child Sliding Down Berm at Institute of Texas Cultures]

Description: Color photograph of a young girl sliding down the berm at the Institute of Texas Cultures during the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. The girl in the photograph is tumbling out of a cardboard box and down the grass hill. She is wearing a navy shirt, pale blue shorts, and tan leather sandals.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Snyder, Chuck
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Buckin' Barrel Game]

Description: Photograph of a child playing on the buckin' barrel at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The buckin' barrel consists of horse saddle secured to a hollowed out log. Four thick ropes secured underneath the log. Two men move the ropes up and down, in an attempt to buck the festival participant off his mount.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frontier Playland]

Description: Photograph of Frontier Playland Park at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, children are playing on a large, upturned tree trunk. Towards the rear of the trunk, a woman is helping a baby balance on it. A fence mounted with many picture frames is visible in the background.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frontier Playland Park]

Description: Photograph of Frontier Playland Park at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a blindfolded child is pushing a wheelbarrow with the help of an adult. Two boys watch the girl with the wheelbarrow as festival participants watch.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Chili Apprecation Society Games]

Description: Photograph of contest at the Chili Appreciation Society Booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A line of women attempt to push a ball towards the finish line without using their hands. The Chili Appreciation Society Truck is visible in the background.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frontier Playland Park]

Description: Photograph of Frontier Playland Park at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, four boys wearing cowboy hats crowd around a covered wagon. A metal fence behind the wagon is decorated with streamers and flags.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Photographs of Sam and his Beloved Mules and Two Teams Rope Pulling]

Description: These are two separate photographs on the front and back of the same sheet. The photograph on the front is of a man, identified as Soren (Sam) Brodsgaard, holding the reins of two mules. One of the mules is facing the man; the other is facing the camera. The man is wearing denim overalls over a light-colored tank top and a hat. They stand on an empty, dirt road. A single-story structure is off to the left in the background, and a short fence is in the distance. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph reads, "Sam and his beloved mules". The photograph on the back is of a group of children in a rope pulling contest. They are separated by gender, with the boys' team on the left side and the girls' team on the right side. A smaller child appears to be acting as a mediator between the two. They are standing barefoot in an empty lot with short grasses in the background and a broken-down fence in the far distance. The silhouette shadows of a few other people are seen in the foreground. Hand-written text in pencil on the front of the photograph is not easily legible, but part of the text reads, "...to see which is the strongest"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[A Game of Croquet at Andrew Berndt's Home]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of several people gathered on the lawn of Andrew Berndt's home for a game of croquet. The group is gathered under the shade of the house; some are seated and some are standing. Behind them, the wood-sided house is visible, as well as its screened-in porch. A few croquet balls are scattered on the lawn. A man wearing a hat is standing in the foreground with his back to the camera.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Men Playing Cards Outdoors

Description: Copy negative of a group of five men wearing hats, sitting on the grass outside playing cards with trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Boys Playing Table Game

Description: 1 copy negative of a group of boys playing a table game. One of the boys is shown holding an ice cream cone.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Military Men Playing Cards

Description: Copy negative of four miltary men sitting around a table playing cards at Colonel Old's party. One man is smoking. There are stacks of quarters on the table with the cards.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Children in Rope Pulling Contest]

Description: Copy print of a photograph of two teams of unidentified children in a rope pulling contest, also known as tug of war. The team on the left is made up of eight boys of various ages, and the team on the right is made up of six girls, also of various ages. There are six hats on the ground in front of the children.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Childen at the 1945 Mayfest Celebration]

Description: Photograph of a group of children at a 1945 Mayfest celebration inside Danevang Community Hall. No information has been provided concerning the event, but according to accompanying records, it involved games and the Danish ethnic culture. The children are holding streamers that have been attached to a pole. While holding on to them, they appear to be walking in unison in two concentric circles in opposite directions. Several seated adults can be seen in the background watching them. Names have been provided. From left to right, starting with the girl on the far left in the background whose face is visible: Sybil Bram, Leona Gann (the girl with the bob haircut), Betty Lykke, Darlene Juhl, Pauline Gann, Ralph Petersen, Grace Hicks, Luella Andersen (presumably the girl with the large bow in her head).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society