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[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

[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

[Female Alabama-Coushatta Indian Dancers]

Description: Photograph of female Alabama-Coushatta Indian dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are standing side by side just outside of the covered booth area, wearing pioneer skirts and blouses, decorated with Indian jewelry and sashes. They all have their hair in long pigtails but the two women on the right have theirs in braids whereas the two younger girls on the left do not. All of them are holding square woven baskets. In the right background, an Indian man in a headdress is playing a large drum. Behind the women on the left, festival visitors are gathered to watch.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Filipino Dancers]

Description: Photograph of a Filipino folk dancer at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a pink dress with sequins and pearls around the neckline, gold earrings, and a metallic gold headband. She is holding two fans with pink feathers.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Girl Competing in Arm Wrestling Contest]

Description: Photograph of a girl participating in an arm wrestling contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is on the left and her competitor is on the right, outside of the frame. She has shoulder-length straight black hair, a short-sleeved patterned shirt, braces, and a big smile on her face.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Girl Holding Piñata]

Description: Photograph of a girl holding a piñata at a booth where they are being sold at the Texas Folklife Festival. She has log brown hair and is wearing a traditional Mexican blouse with colorful crosstiching. The piñata is a yellow burro with pink ears and a blue halter. In the background, several piñatas are visible.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Girl on See-Saw]

Description: Photograph of a girl sitting on a see-saw in Frontier Playland at the Texas Folklife Festival. The see-saw is made of a raw branch of wood and a flat panel with a handle. Only her end is visible. She is wearing a large red hat with a wide brim and a yellow patterned dress repeating the word, "Love."
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Guitarist and Singer with Carroll Gilley Southern Comfort Band]

Description: Photograph of a guitarist with Carroll Gilley Southern Comfort Band performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. He has dark shaggy hair and a mustache, and is wearing a long-sleeved western shirt. He is also singing into a microphone.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Hazel Bowen Giving a Wagon Ride]

Description: Photograph of Hazel Bowen giving wagon rides at the Texas Folklife Festival. Wearing a cowboy hat, she is driving a green wagon being pulled by two horses. A young boy is sitting in the front next to her. A small group of children and adults are riding in the back. The horses are walking along a dirt pathway next to which two young girls are standing.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Inga Lisa Calissendorf Wearing Large Straw Bonnet]

Description: Photograph of Inga Lisa Calissendorf, member of the Gulf Coast Scandinavian Dancers, at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a large woven straw bonnet tied with red ribbon at her neck. She has fair skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jethro Holmes Eating Biscuits and Honey]

Description: Photograph of Jethro Holmes eating biscuits and honey at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a straw cowboy hat, a blue shirt, a shiny bow-tie, and black frame glasses as he shovels a bite of honey-covered biscuit into his mouth with a spoon. He is holding another biscuit in his other hand.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[John A. Karger with Falcon]

Description: Photograph of John A. Karger, a professional falconer, posing with his falcon at the Texas Folklife Festival. He has dirty-blonde curly hair and a full beard. He is wearing a yellow t-shirt and rainbow suspenders. The brown and white falcon is over a foot tall and is perched on his left arm where he is wearing a protective covering. The Institute of Texas Cultures building is visible in the right background.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Daisy Potter Presenting Raul Jimenez with Yam Pie]

Description: Photograph of Daisy Potter, "The Possum Queen," presenting a yam pie topped with Jimenez peppers to Raul Jimenez, president of Jimenez Food Products, at the Texas Folklife Festival. Potter is wearing a pioneer dress, a sash denoting her title, and a homemade crown with the image of a possum on it. She is standing in the center, handing the pie to Jimenez on the left. Jack F. (Spot) Baird is on the right, speaking into a microphone.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT 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]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dr. Francis E. Abernethy Playing String Bass]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Francis E. Abernethy, member of the East Texas String Ensemble, playing string bass at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is smiling and wearing a straw cowboy hat and a striped shirt. A microphone is set up to the left of him. A shade canopy is hanging overhead.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ed J. Kadlecek, Jr. and Children Performing]

Description: Photograph of Ed J. Kadlecek, Jr. and children, from New Braunfels, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. Ed is on the right playing an accordion. His three children, two girls and one boy all wearing gray lederhosen, are on the left sharing a microphone as they sing.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Female Gospel Singer Perfomring]

Description: Photograph of a female gospel singer performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a light-colored floral blouse and has sunglasses on her head. She is holding the microphone close to her mouth. Two other microphones on stands are visible, as well as a man off to the right.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
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

[Allan Shivers with Jack Maguire]

Description: Photograph of former Texas governor Allan Shivers and his wife, with Institute of Texan Cultures Executive Director Jack Maguire at the Texas Folklife Festival. They are walking out from the Institute of Texan Cultures building. The governor and his wife are on the left, and Maguire is in the center. A crowd of people is walking behind them.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ameleb Lebanese Dancers Performing Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Ameleb Lebanese Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the background, rows of festival visitors are seated on the grassy hill in front of the stage. A circle of girls are dancing with their hands joined in the foreground. They are wearing long red skirts with dark polka dots, fitted green tops, and round hats with flat tops that have a train of white fabric extending down their backs.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ballet Folklorico de San Antonio dancers at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of two Mexican folk dancers performing "La Raspa" at the Texas Folklife Festival. A young girl and boy in traditional Mexican costume are dancing together onstage. The boy is wearing black pants with white piping, a red sash, and a white shirt. The girl is wearing a red skirt with a white hem and colorful stripes near the hem. She is also wearing a white peasant blouse with stripes on the collar. Her hair is done in pig tails and decorated with ribbons. Several spectators are visible seated on the steps in the background.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Leftwich Engraving Leather]

Description: Photograph of Bill Leftwich, western artist from Lubbock, engraving a scene on leather at the Texas Folklife Festival. With a mallet he is hammering a shaping tool into the leather to leave an impression. Hanging behind him are two portraits he has completed. His greased hair is partied in the middle and he is wearing black frame glasses and a dark shirt.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bob Ramsey Holding Antlers]

Description: Photograph of of Bob Ramsey of Hunt, Texas at the Texas Wildlife booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a purple shirt and a straw cowboy hat. Ramsey is holding a pair of antlers. He is partially smiling and squinting.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Petting Mule]

Description: Photograph of a boy petting a mule from the cane mill at the Texas Folklife Festival. The boy is standing on the right petting the white mule on the left. The mule is craning its neck around toward the boy who is wearing a red cap, glasses, and a cream-colored fishing vest.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections