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William Sinkin

Description: Photograph of William "Bill" Sinkin signing a HemisFair document at his desk. Sinkin served as President of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc. from April 1963 to November 1964.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lt. Gov. Preston Smith visit to HemisFair site

Description: Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith viewing cleared land in March 1966 for HemisFair '68. Buildings of downtown San Antonio are visible in the background.
Date: March 1966
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing document

Description: A photograph of President Lyndon Johnson signing a document in an informal office, surrounded by several dignitaries including Henry B. Gonzalez and Henry Zachry.
Date: 1966?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Marshall T. Steves and a concept model of HemisFair '68

Description: Marshall T. Steves (far left) and four other unidentified men looking at an early concept model of HemisFair '68 at an indoor formal event. Steves was President and member of the planning committee for HemisFair '68.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

'68 Sweaters' stage production

Description: Three women on a stage with their backs to the camera are wearing dark sweaters with the numbers "68" on them. They are standing immediately in front of five flags, with the American flag being in the middle. A stage mural is painted with an amusement park design with fireworks and a large ferris wheel.
Date: 196u
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Marshall T. Steves and a concept model of HemisFair '68

Description: Marshall T. Steves (third from right) and several other unidentified men and women looking at an early concept model of HemisFair '68 at an indoor formal event. Steves was President and member of the planning committee for HemisFair '68.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

General Electric Pavilion

Description: Image of the General Electric Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

G. E. Theaterama Opening

Description: Image of the General Electric Theaterama, show hostess Margye Burleson performs one of five new songs in a two act musical entitled " The Wonderful World of Progress." The musical employs a variety of op-art techniques as the on-stage show hostess sings and intracts with filmed "GEnie of the Southwest" at the 1968 World’s Fair known as HemisFair ’68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Kinky & Nandos Grill

Description: A photograph of Kinky & Nandos Grill located on S. Alamo, San Antonio. The building in which the restaurant and bar is located was originally built as a domestic residence. It has the commonly seen style of a front sheltered porch supported by four thin columns. The restaurant's name is displayed on the front of the building, with round Coca Cola medallions on either side of the restaurant sign. Two cars are parked in front of the establishment. It is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

440-442 East Commerce floor plans

Description: Image of floor plans of two buildings at 440 and 442 East Commerce, San Antonio. The building at 440 East Commerce is described as a one story masonry residence. The area in square feet is given and the dimensions of each side of the house are given in feet and inches. The building at 442 East Commerce is described as a two story masonry store with the area given in square feet for each floor as well as for the building's length and width in feet and inches. Many residences and buildings in the area occupied by HemisFair '68 were demolished to make way for the fair.
Date: 196u
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Tower of the Americas construction

Description: A view of the bottom portion of the Tower of the Americas under construction. The steel frame of the floor for the tophouse is being constructed, suspended several feet above the ground and surrounding the concrete shaft.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Aerial view of downtown San Antonio, Texas

Description: A view of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Visible in the background are the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas (without the tophouse) and the HemisFair Arena. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena were constructed for HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Aerial view of the Tower of the Americas construction site

Description: A view of the Tower of the Americas construction site. The 622 foot Tower of the Americas is still under construction but is nearing completion. In this photograph the tophouse has been attached to the top, but is clearly lacking its interior structures.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Pinata booth

Description: Two ladies are standing in front of a HemisFair '68 booth selling pinatas. The booth is attended by two men and another lady. Pinatas are placed on the booth table and are also hanging above the booth. Two signs say that the booth also sells souvenir postcards.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Tower of the Americas construction

Description: Photograph of the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas under construction. Workers, trucks, and a mechanical crane are at the base of the tower, and another crane is at the top of the concrete shaft.
Date: 1967~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Tower of the Americas construction

Description: The early stages of construction of the Tower of the Americas. In this photograph the wedge-shaped concrete support structures for the tower have been constructed at the base, with rebar and a mechanical crane directly on top. Three signs are situated along the wire fence surrounding the construction site. One of the signs reads "Tower of the Americas - Darragh & Lyda, San Antonio, Texas / H.A. Lott, Houston, Texas - (a joint venture) general contractors".
Date: 1966~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena are the two prominent structures in the center, both not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Institute of Texan Cultures, the Tower of the Americas, and the HemisFair Arena are the three prominent structures in the center, all three not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Tower of the Americas construction

Description: Worm's eye view of the Tower of the Americas being constructed. In this photograph only the central concrete shaft has been completed and a segment of the steel frame for the tophouse is shown at the base. A mechanical crane is visible at the top of the concrete shaft.
Date: 1967~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections