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[Miss Texas USA Cutting Ribbon at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of Miss Texas USA cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing loose striped pants, a black tank top, and a sash denoting her title. An older man wearing a shirt and tie is standing to the left of her.
Date: August 5, 1982
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Wence Shimek Polka Band]

Description: Photograph of the Wence Shimek Polka Band, from Lavaca County, performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Starting from the left there is a clarinet player named Louis (denoted on his music stand), a guitarist, Wence singing at center stage, a drummer in the background, and another guitarist on the right. All members are male except for the guitarist on the right. The back of the music stand in front of her reads, "Helen." A sign on the right reads, "Wence Shimek and the All Star Sounds."
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Spitting Tobacco]

Description: Photograph of a man competing in the State Tobacco Spitting Contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a paper "Red Man" bib, he is forcefully spitting to achieve the highest distance possible.
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Making Wooden Toys]

Description: Photograph of a man making toys at the handmade wooden toys booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing glasses and a plaid shirt he is sitting at a small table with a sign on the front that says, "Handmade Wooden Toys by Fred & Jim Sutton, Pleasanton, Texas."
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Musicians Performing on Irish Stage]

Description: Photograph of a band performing on the Irish stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Gathered at a microphone on the left are two violinists and a guitarist. Sitting in front of them is a woman playing with a jumping jack, bouncing a paddle to make its legs dance. Gathered around a microphone on the right are three more musicians: a tambourine player who is singing, a small flute player, and a banjo player. One man is standing in front of the stage, watching the performance. A sign above the stage reads, "Irish Flats."
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections