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[Boiled Possum]

Description: Color photograph of two men, Dick Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, checking whether a possum is done after boiling it in a large pot. They are holding the boiled carcass up with a stick that is attached to a stethoscope. A crowd has gathered around to watch this spectacle at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Possum Lecture]

Description: Photograph of Sherman Yoakum displaying a possum diagram at the 19th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Sherman, a "Professor of Possumology," wears a safari-style hat and overalls as he gives a possum lecture.
Date: [1990-08-02..1990-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Richard "Dick" Potter with Jack F. "Spot" Baird Holding Pan of Baked Possum and Yams]

Description: Photograph of Richard "Dick" Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, the "Professor of Possumology," in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. With one arm around Baird, Potter is holding a pan of baked possum and yams. Both men are wearing overalls and floral printed shirts. Potter, on the left, is wearing a straw hat and glasses. Baird, on the right, is wearing a safari hat.
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Richard "Dick" Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird Examining Cooked Possum]

Description: Photograph of Richard "Dick" Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, the "Professor of Possumology," in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Potter is holding a cooked possum as Baird uses a stethoscope to examine doneness. Both men are wearing overalls and floral printed shirts. Potter, on the left, is wearing a straw hat and glasses. Baird, on the right, is wearing a safari hat.
Date: [1979-08-02..1979-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Possumology Lecture]

Description: Photograph of "Dr." Richard Potter, director of research in "possumology" giving a lecture at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Richard wears a tattered cowboy hat with overalls and a pink and white shirt. He holds a microphone with his left hand, and a cooked possum in his right hand.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with Boiled Possum]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird with a boiled possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is holding the possum while Baird speaks to the crowd through a microphone. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dick Potter Holding Pot of Baked Possum]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter holding a pot of baked possum in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The pot contains a whole possum atop several yams. Potter is wearing glasses, a straw cowboy hat, overalls, and a floral-patterned shirt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Men Exhibiting Possum Diagram]

Description: Photograph of Dick Potter and Jack F. (Spot) Baird educating visitors about possums in the Gilmer Yamboree booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baird is holding a diagram that illustrates the various cuts of possum meat. Potter is pointing these out to the crowd and talking about them via microphone. Most of the cuts are similar to that of beef but that names have been changed slightly in a comical way. Both men are wearing overalls, floral patterned shirts, and beige hats. Some festival visitors are visible in the background on the left.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Holding Skinned Possum]

Description: Photograph of Gilmer Yamboree representatives Spot Baird, professor of possumology, and Dr. Dick Potter, director of possumology research and taste deflector, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Baird is on the left, holding a skinned possum by the tail over a large silver pot. Potter, on the right, is tilting a small brown glass jar over the pot as if to add some ingredient. In the background, several festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Holding Tray of Possum and Yams]

Description: Photograph of Gilmer Yamboree representative Spot Baird, professor of possumology, holding a tray of possum and yams at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing overalls, a long-sleeved shirt and a safari-style white hat, standing in front of the Yamboree booth. In the background to the left, a log cabin is being built.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Cooking Possum]

Description: Photograph of Gilmer Yamboree representative Dr. Dick Potter, director of possumology research and taste deflector, showing a possum cooking in a pot at the Texas Folklife Festival. He has removed the lid and is holding it in his left hand. With his other hand, he is holding a utensil with which he is stirring the contents of the pot. Four festival visitors are gathered closely around the large silver pot, leaning in and looking down into it.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections