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[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

[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 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

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

[Opening Ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the opening ceremony of the 15th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a man is standing in the middle of a large crowd of people, holding a pair of scissors and a blue ribbon in his hand. People in the crowd behind him are raising umbrellas in the air and clapping.
Date: July 31, 1986
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

[Two Men and a Woman at Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby, festival director Jo Ann Andera, and an unnamed man at the opening ceremony at the Texas Folklife Festival. Andera is on the left, wearing a woven summer hat with a large brim and flowers on top. She is wearing a sleeveless dress and is holding a large pair of scissors. To the right of her in the center is Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby who is shaking the hand of the unnamed man on the right. Hobby is wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants. The man on the right is wearing a suit and tie.
Date: August 3, 1989
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Opening Ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the opening ceremony of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, young women dressed in historically Dutch clothing of blue dresses, white caps, and aprons, lead a parade of cultures down a street in front of the Institute of Texas Cultures. Each woman carries a broom she uses to sweep the sidewalk as they walk. A trail of festival participants is lined up behind them as part of the parade.
Date: July 31, 1980
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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Group Gathered on Veranda for Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of a group of people gathered under the veranda of the Institute of Texan Cultures at the opening ceremonies of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Some girls on the right are holding bunches of yellow balloons.
Date: August 6, 1981
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Yellow Balloons at Opening Ceremonies]

Description: Photograph of children holding clusters of yellow balloons at the opening ceremonies of the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are part of a crowd of festival participants standing in front of the Institute of Texan Cultures building.
Date: August 6, 1981
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections