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[Alamo City Highlander]

Description: Photograph of a member of the Alamo City Highlanders performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The man wears a plaid beret with a feather and a metal insignia attached to it. He plays a large snare drum attached to his chest with the words, "Alamo City Highlanders," printed on the side.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Alamo City Highlanders]

Description: Photograph of the opening parade of the 9th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio Texas. Members of the Alamo City Highlanders play the bagpipes as they walk along a wide street in front of the Institute of Texas Cultures. The men wear tan shirts with red plaid kilts, red socks, and black leather boots as they perform for the audience.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
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

[20th Annual Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of festival director Jo Ann Andera with former directors Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at the opening ceremony of the 20th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Festival directors are lined up in front, backed by clusters of colorful balloons. On the left, a man is playing a large drum next to a man who is playing an accordion.
Date: August 1, 1991
Creator: Informedia
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

[English Peasants at the Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of three English peasants wearing off-the-shoulder dresses and mob caps at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman in the center is holding an umbrella printed with the British flag.
Date: August 5, 1982
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Clayton and Pat Thatcher at Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of Texas House Speaker Bill Clayton with ITC exhibit floor manager, Pat Thatcher, at the Texas Folklife Festival opening ceremony. Clayton is on the right, standing next to a few other men. Thatcher is standing just to the left of him, wearing a dress from the early 20th century and a wide-brimmed hat decorated with flowers.
Date: August 2, 1979
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Clayton Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of Texas House Speaker, Bill Clayton, cutting a red and yellow ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He has short gray hair and is wearing a white shirt with a tie. Standing next to him on the left is a woman wearing a white Kentucky Derby-style dress and hat. She is waving with her hand up in the air. Standing to the right of Clayton is a tall man with a dark beard wearing an off-white shirt and beige pants. The Institute of Texan Cultures building is visible in the background.
Date: August 2, 1979
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

[Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of festival director Claudia Ball and H. B. Zachry at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. Zachry is standing on the left and Ball is on the right. They are shaking hands as Ball hands something off to Zachry. Ceremony spectators are seated behind them.
Date: August 4, 1977
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

[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

[Jo Ann Andera with Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of festival director Jo Ann Andera with former directors Claudia Ball and O. T. Baker at the opening ceremony of the 20th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Wearing a homemade crown with purple and white flowers, Andera is standing in between the former directors with Ball on the left and Baker on the right. Several festival participants, some holding balloons, are visible in the background.
Date: August 1, 1991
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

[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

[Former Governor Allan Shivers Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing on the right while a man standing to the left holds the ribbon for him. The ribbon is actually a group of ribbons, one of each color of the rainbow. People are visible sitting onstage behind him.
Date: August 4, 1977
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Former Governor Allan Shivers Speaking at Podium]

Description: Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers speaking at the opening ceremonies at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing behind a wooden podium, under a colorful shade canopy. He is wearing a light blue shirt, a striped tie, and black-rimmed glasses. Some spectators are visible offstage behind him, as well as two large bundles of balloons.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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

[Woman Releasing Balloons]

Description: Photograph of a female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. She is holding a cluster of colorful balloons that form an arch over her head. She is looking upwards and smiling. In the background another woman is holding another cluster of balloons.
Date: September 7, 1972
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Singer Linda Jean Grubb]

Description: Photograph of Linda Jean Grubb performing an Irish song at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Linda plays the acoustic guitar as she sings into a microphone. Her white shirt is decorated with a green plastic clover pin. She wears matching green hoop earrings as she performs.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Irish Singing Performance]

Description: Photograph of Linda Jean Grubb performing an Irish song at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Linda wears a white shirt with a plastic green clover pin attached to it. She wears matching green earrings and a green beaded headband. A woman wearing a similar outfit sings in the background.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections