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[Chicken Flying Contest]

Description: Black and white photograph of a chicken flying contest, wherein a chicken trapped in a mailbox is prodded out by a man holding a plunger at the open end. The mailbox is unusually large to accommodate the chicken and even has a graphic of a chicken on its side. A large crowd is gathered around to watch the spectacle, a traditional event, at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony

Description: Color photograph of a man, identified as former Texas governor John B. Connally, standing behind a wooden podium at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival's opening ceremony. On the front of the podium is a sign that reads, "Institute of Texas Cultures, University of Texas at San Antonio." A few people are seated in fold-up chairs behind him.
Date: August 3, 1978
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[John B. Connally and Wife Nellie Connally Cutting a Ceremonial Ribbon]

Description: Color photograph of a man identified as John B. Connally, former Texas governor, cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival's opening ceremony. His wife Nellie is standing to his left while the festival's director Claudia Ball stands to his right. A few on-lookers are visible in the distance.
Date: August 3, 1978
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony]

Description: Color photograph of a man, identified as former Texas governor John B. Connally, standing behind a wooden podium at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival's opening ceremony. On the front of the podium is a sign that reads, "Institute of Texas Cultures, University of Texas at San Antonio." A few people are seated in fold-up chairs behind him.
Date: August 3, 1978
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Railroad Spike Driving]

Description: Color photograph of a man driving a railroad spike in a live demonstration at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is using a large hammer to drive a nail through the wooden rails that have been set in the grass. Two men stand nearby; one of them is also holding a large spiking hammer and is wearing overalls and a train conductor's cap.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Dutch Festival Participants]

Description: Color photograph of a group of women standing in a line while holding brooms in order to sweep the area before the ribbon cutting at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are all wearing traditional Dutch dresses and aprons.
Date: August 3, 1978
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony]

Description: Color photograph of a man speaking into a microphone at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is identified as John B. Connally, the former Texas governor. He is wearing a navy pinstriped suit and has gray hair.
Date: August 3, 1978
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Former Texas Governor John B. Connally at the Opening Ceremony]

Description: Color photograph of John B. Connally (a former Texas governor) speaking into a microphone at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a navy pinstriped suit and has gray hair.
Date: August 3, 1978
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Morris Dancers]

Description: Color photograph of a group of men performing a "Morris dance," an English folk dance, at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are lined up in two facing rows. A crowd of onlookers is visible behind them.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[A Young Boy Working on a Loom]

Description: Color photograph of a young boy seated at a wooden loom, courtesy of the Austin Weavers Co-op, a group that has its own booth at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He has both hands situated on either side of strings that are held taut in the loom. Festival-goers are partially visible behind him.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Speaking at the Opening Ceremony]

Description: Color photograph of a man standing behind a podium with a microphone pointed at him. He is identified as Jack Maguire, the executive director of the Institute of Texan Cultures; he is speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Behind him is a partially visible crowd of people.
Date: August 3, 1978
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Portrait of Cheryl Pleasants, Grace Roy, and David Morse Kersh at Salute to Youth Awards Presentation]

Description: Photograph of three people stopping to take a picture during the Salute to Youth Awards Presentation. The young woman on the far left, identified as Cheryl Pleasants through the plaque that she is holding, wears a bib dress with lace trimming and gold jewelry. The man in the middle, identified as David Morse Kersh, is wearing a navy suit and striped tie. On the far right is Grace Roy, also identified through her plaque. She wears a dark salmon colored blouse that ties at the neck. Large curtains or wall partitions can be seen behind them.
Date: 1978
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Grace Roy Receiving Award at Salute to Youth Presentation]

Description: Photograph of Grace Roy receiving a plaque at the Salute to Youth Awards Presentation. She is smiling and looking at the camera while holding her Young Achiever Award with both hands. Her presenter, an older woman wearing a jacket and a carnation pinned to her chest, is also holding the plaque and facing the camera. A wooden podium and tall curtains can be seen behind them.
Date: 1978
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cheryl Pleasants Receiving Award at Salute to Youth Presentation]

Description: Photograph of Cheryl Pleasants receiving a plaque at the Salute to Youth Awards Presentation. She is smiling in the direction of her presenter, an older woman with short curly hair who is handing her the award and shaking her hand. A female speaker can be seen in the back, behind a wooden podium. A fourth person can be seen just to the left of Cheryl, behind a set of curtains.
Date: 1978
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Grace Roy Receiving Award from Presenter at Salute to Youth Presentation]

Description: Photograph of a young woman identified as Grace Roy receiving a plaque at the Salute to Youth Awards Presentation. She is smiling in the direction of her presenter, an older woman with short curly hair who is handing her the award and shaking her hand. On this particular occasion, Cheryl received the Young Achiever Award. A wooden podium and sets of curtains can be seen in the back.
Date: 1978
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Links Women at Hotel Luncheon]

Description: Photograph of several women of the San Antonio Chapter of the Links, Inc., gathered together for a group picture. Accompanying information indicates that they were participating in a Links luncheon at La Mansion del Norte Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. They are dressed in formal attire and appear to be standing in the hotel courtyard. Identified women include Debra Crawford, who stands in the front row third from left, and Agusta Whittier, second from the right in the front row as well. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists when and where the event took place.
Date: 1978
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Making Crafts at the Frontier Playland]

Description: Color photograph of a young girl learning how to make crafts from yarn at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. A woman wearing a floral-patterned bonnet on her head is helping her. Their workspace is atop a bale of hay where there are several more balls of yarn and a glue bottle.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Needlework Display

Description: Black and white photograph of a young woman and an older woman standing near a display of impressive, pastoral-themed needlework on pillows. They have a booth in the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Making Bread]

Description: Color photograph of a man identified as Dr. John M. Hale, standing behind a table where a ball of dough sits on the surface. He is working a bread-making booth at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a shirt that reads "Chief loafer" as evidence. A few people are gathered around watching the demonstration. Behind him, a few other workers are standing underneath the tent.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Preparing Greek Food]

Description: Black and white photograph of a man named John Mozakis preparing Mezzeh, or an appetizer, at the Greek food booth, one of many at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is scooping out the Mezzeh from a small pan that he is holding.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Stretching Hides]

Description: Color photograph of a man identified as Max "Trapper Max" Deike, seated amongst bales of hay at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is stretching hides using wooden boards and a metal tool. A few hides hang behind him.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Stuffing German Sausage]

Description: Color photograph of a man identified as Rocky Tays, who is affiliated with New Braunfels Wurstfest. He is wearing a Bavarian hat, a festive vest, and an apron. He is holding up a sausage that he has just finished preparing. On the table before him are more finished sausages and a cast iron sausage maker. A few people are visible gathered behind him to watch under the tent overhead, which is made of vibrant red, yellow, and orange cloths. His live demonstration is one of many at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Working on Log House Construction]

Description: Color photograph of a man carving out the corner of a log house, which he is helping to construct as a live demonstration at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is using an axe. Another man sits on the adjacent corner of the unfinished structure. The shingled roof of a nearby structure is visible in the background.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Members of St. Seraphim's Ukrainian Dancers]

Description: Color photograph of a young woman and a young man performing with St. Seraphim's Ukrainian Dancers, a performing group at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are wearing traditional Ukrainian attire. The young woman is wearing an embroidered white blouse and a patterned skirt with an apron over it. The young man is wearing a white shirt with embroidery at the neck and cuffs, as well as wide, voluminous red pants known as sharovary pants. They are both wearing black boots. A large crowd seated on the lawn watches them perform.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections