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[Balloons Released at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a large mass of multicolored balloons being released from the entrance bridge at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival opening ceremony. They block the view of a tall, narrow structure that is partially visible in the background. A crowd of people are seated along the side of the entrance boulevard. A child wearing a jersey with the number 60 on the back stands in the foreground, watching the balloons go up. A few people in the background are also standing and watching the balloons.
Date: August 7, 1975
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Lanie Karam, Ameleb Club Dancer]

Description: Photograph of Lanie Karam, a dancer and member of the San Antonio Ameleb Club, performing in a covered pavilion on a wide, white floor. A covered fabric tent is visible behind her. She is costumed in a bedlah suit (a bra and a sheer skirt) that is heavily trimmed with gold accents. Audience members are visible in both the foreground and the background.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Snyder, Chuck
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jo Ann Andera, Dancer with the San Antonio Ameleb Club]

Description: Photograph of Jo Ann Andera, a dancer and member of the San Antonio Ameleb Club, and an employee of the Institute of Texas Cultures. She is performing in a covered pavilion on a wide, white floor. A covered fabric tent is visible behind her. She is costumed in a bedlah suit (a bra and a sheer skirt) that is heavily trimmed with gold accents. She is dancing with her arms out while her face is mid-exclamation. Audience members are visible in both the foreground and the background.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Creator: Snyder, Chuck
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Czech Dancers]

Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. Their costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing dresses with peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, and blue vests, tied with red ribbon. In the foreground, two men are dancing, facing one another. Behind them on the left, one woman is clapping. Directly behind the two men, a woman has one hand in the air and one near her hip. Behind the men to the right, one woman is standing, facing the back of the stage. The other performers are only partially visible.
Date: September 8, 1972
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Czech Folk Dancers]

Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. The costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing blue dresses with aprons, peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, blue vests, and black bow ties. The eight dancers are paired off male and female, standing beside but facing the opposite direction of their partner and holding their right hands together up at eye level while their left hands are on their hips. The couples are arranged on stage in a cross pattern. A few heads of spectators are visible in the foreground at the bottom of the photograph.
Date: September 8, 1972
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Cynthia Van de Walle at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Color photograph of Cynthia Van de Walle from San Antonio, Texas, holding items for a Belgian rice pudding contest at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. Cynthia balances three bowls between her two hands. She is wearing a yellow shirt, denim overalls with orange buttons, and gold hoop earrings. Blindfolded people wrapped in protective coverings are visible behind her.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Master of Ceremonies at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of W. T. Oliver, Master of Ceremonies at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Oliver, who is from Port Arthur, is standing before a microphone stand to conduct the festival's opening ceremony. He has one hand on his hip while the other holds a piece of paper down at his side. A small crowd of people are gathered in the background, standing a few feet behind Oliver with their backs to a wall. The guitarist of a mariachi band is visible to the right of Oliver in the middleground.
Date: August 7, 1975
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Los Conquistadores Playing at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of a mariachi band known as Los Conquistadores performing at the opening ceremony of the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival. Their director is Jose Morantes. Miguel Acosta, the guitarist in the foreground, is playing the guitarrĂ³n, or large guitar as he stands near the other band members, including a violinist and two more guitarists. A small crowd is visible in the background.
Date: August 7, 1975
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Festival Participants Walking Through the Mud]

Description: Photograph of festival participants following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The people are holding on to each other as they walk, through the puddles and mud, back to their booth in Cattle Drive Corral. Tom Perini is pictured in the center. The gentlemen are wearing denim shirts and leather chaps, while the women are wearing colorful shirts and slacks.
Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Festival Participants Falling in the Mud]

Description: Photograph of festival participants following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Several people, including chuck wagon cooks, Tom Perini (left) and Robert Williams, are falling into the puddles and mud, causing water to splash up. Festival booths are visible around them.
Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Opening Ceremonies Balloon Release]

Description: Photograph of exhibit floor tour guides preparing to release balloons at the opening of the first Texas Folklife Festival. Eight tour guides, both male and female, are lined up on an outdoor walkway side by side, each holding up a cluster of colorful balloons. A big portion of the sky is included in the image, and the Tower of the Americas is visible in the background.
Date: September 7, 1972
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man and Woman Holding Balloons]

Description: Photograph of a male tour guide and female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. The man is in the foreground clutching several strings of balloons and the woman is slightly behind him. Both are surrounded by colorful balloons as they smile at the camera.
Date: September 7, 1972
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Woman Releasing Balloons]

Description: Photograph of a female tour guide about to release balloons at the opening ceremony of the first Texas Folklife Festival. She is holding a cluster of colorful balloons that form an arch over her head. She is looking upwards and smiling. In the background another woman is holding another cluster of balloons.
Date: September 7, 1972
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Festival Participants Drying Off]

Description: Photograph of chuck wagon cooks drying off in their food booth following a rain shower from Hurricane Delia at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. Tom Perini is on the left and Robert Williams is on the right. The gentlemen, wearing denim shirts, cowboy hats, and leather chaps, are standing with their arms around each other. A green tarp covers the food booth.
Date: September 7, 1973
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Musicians Performing on Opening Day]

Description: Photograph of the East Texas String Ensemble performing on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The four band members are playing a variety of instruments, such as the upright bass, violin, guitar, and banjo. Each of the four men are wearing cowboy hats, shirts, and slacks. They are singing into microphones and are performing on a concourse as festival participants stand around the band, listening to the performance.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Club Members Performing a Lebanese Dance]

Description: Photograph of Ameleb Club members performing a Lebanese dance following the rain shower on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The dancers are holding hands and dancing on a designated dance floor. The dancers are not dressed in traditional Lebanese garments, though several of the dancers are wearing rain ponchos. Tarps cover other areas in the background.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Rain Sinks Balloons to be Released]

Description: Photograph of the floor guides handling balloons after their attempted release on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The balloons were grounded due to the rain from Hurricane Delia. A bunch of balloons are on the ground while the floor guides are trying to untangle a different bunch. Children are playing with the balloons while other festival participants are also picking them up. A cameraman is filming the action.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Floor Guides Carrying Balloons to be Released]

Description: Photograph of several floor guides each carrying a bunch of balloons in a variety shapes, sizes, and colors at the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The East Texas String Ensemble is playing instruments and standing in front of microphones as the floor guides are bringing out the balloons to be released around them. Festival participants are standing all around the band and balloons.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Girl Running With Balloons in the Rain]

Description: Photograph of Miss Stephens, a daughter of an employee of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival, running through the muddy grounds after the opening ceremony. She is carrying three balloons from the failed balloon release. Hair in pigtails, she is barefoot and wearing a white t-shirt with black pants.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Wagon Cook Surveying Festival]

Description: Photograph of chuck wagon cook, Cliff Teinert, surveying the muddy festival grounds on opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a denim long sleeve shirt, a cowboy hat, a red bandanna around his neck, a leather belt, and what appears to be leather chaps over his jeans. He is leaning to the side with a hand on his hip.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Czech Folk Dancing]

Description: Photograph of SPJST Lodge 47 Seaton Star Hall Beseda Dancers of Temple at the Texas Folklife Festival. They represent the New Braunfels Czech Fest. Four men and four women dressed in traditional Czech costumes are performing on an outdoor stage at night. Their costumes are white, black and blue with red trim. The women are wearing dresses with aprons, peasant blouses and small white bonnets. The men are wearing black pants, white shirts, blue vests, and black bow ties. The eight dancers are paired off male and female, forming four couples who are all dancing around a circle, counterclockwise.
Date: September 8, 1972
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections