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[Perfecto Cervantes Shearing a Sheep]

Description: Photograph of Perfecto Cervantes shearing a sheep at the Texas Folklife Festival. The sheep is lying on the ground while Cervantes and another man hold it still. With his other hand he uses electric shearers to remove the sheep's wool. He is wearing striped overalls and a cowboy hat. Festival visitors are visible in the background, watching.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Two Men Holding a Sausage]

Description: Photograph of two men at the German Wurstfest booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The men are facing each other talking and holding the same sausage. The man on the right is wearing a dark fedora and white apron. The man on the left is wearing a light-colored polo shirt and jeans. They are standing in front of a backdrop painted to look like a wall with a window.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[A Couple from Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers Performing]

Description: Photograph of the Country Cloggers & Buck Dancers performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground, a couple is dancing. The woman is on the right, wearing a knee-length blue skirt with a thick red petticoat. Her blouse has a red bandana pattern. The man is on the left wearing a red shirt with the same bandana pattern and jeans. Their right hands are joined and they are kicking back their right foot. In the background other couples from the group are visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frontier Soldier Shoeing a Horse]

Description: Photograph of a frontier soldier reenactor at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is dressed in period clothing: blue pants, a white shirt, suspenders and a black, wide-brimmed hat with a yellow cord around the base of the crown. He is bending over holding the back hoof of a dark brown horse up over his lap. In the background, a white horse and a stone house are visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jonas Perkins Working on a Sculptor]

Description: Photograph of Jonas Perkins making a sculpture at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing to the right of his sculpture, wearing a brown cowboy hat, a blue button-up shirt and jeans. The sculpture is of a man in western wear, and is about three feet tall. It is a dark color and could be made of either wood or metal.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Goodie Di Raddo Making a Basket]

Description: Photograph of Goodie Di Raddo making a basket at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is standing up, working on a basket she is holding near her waist. She is wearing glasses and a pioneer dress, with an apron and bonnet.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Anne Marrou Speaking to Visitors at a Chuckwagon]

Description: Photograph of Anne Marrou at a chuck wagon speaking to festival visitors at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a purple pioneer dress with a matching bonnet, facing the visitors who are on the right. On display on the chuck wagon's fold down table are three different kinds of rope, an antique rolling pin and wooden bowl, an iron rod, and a few types of barbed wire. Other festival booths are visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Clark Making a Shingle]

Description: Photograph of Bill Clark making a shingle at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is straddling a work bench with the piece of wood in front of him. He is using a drawknife to shave the piece down to the proper shape. He is wearing overalls, sunglasses, and a straw cowboy hat.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Butch Struck Carving a Gourd]

Description: Photograph of Butch Struck, from Oakland, Texas, carving a gourd at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a white shirt, a red bandana, and jeans as he sits straddling a wooden bench. One side of the bench has a raised platform which he is using as a work surface.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jo Ann Andera with Hans Mark and Others]

Description: Photograph of festival director Jo Ann Andera with U.T. Chancellor Hans Mark, Lt. General John McGiffert, and two others at the Texas Folklife Festival. Starting from the left is a man dressed in western clothes. He is wearing red jeans, an orange shirt, a navy vest, a red bandana, a brown leather gun holster with a pistol, and a tan cowboy hat. He also has a white beard. Standing to the right of him is Andera, wearing a white cotton dress. To the right of her is Mark, the tallest of the group, wearing a white shirt and gray dress pants. To the right of him is a man wearing a light blue shirt and light gray dress pants. Standing on the right side of the whole group is McGiffert, dressed as a Hispanic cowboy. He is wearing a very old, worn-out sombrero, a blue shirt, a black bandana, a black leather vest, jeans, and black chaps. He also has a curly moustache. Other people are visible standing around in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Doris Riedel Making Soap]

Description: Photograph of Doris Riedel making lye soap at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a maroon pioneer dress and a blue apron, and sitting in a chair to the right of a cauldron hanging from a tripod over a coal fire. She is stirring the cauldron with a large wooden stick. A large pile of wood is behind her in the middle ground of the photograph. In the background, crowds of festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[People Walking in the Posada]

Description: Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. A crowd of people are walking together down a pathway from the left to the right. A man in the foreground is dressed in biblical-era clothing. Walking on the other side of him is a woman also dressed in biblical clothing. The couple appears to be Mary and Joseph. Walking in front of the man is a girl carrying a pole with several colorful ribbons attached to a dome-shaped frame at the top of it. Several other people in a variety of costumes and clothing are also walking in the procession.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Female Reenactors in Costume Doing Laundry]

Description: Photograph of USAA volunteers portraying fort laundresses at the Texas Folklife Festival. The two women are dressed in pioneer clothing, kneeling down at a silver wash bucket pretending to do laundry. The woman on the left is wearing a blue dress with red-checkered trim and a red-checkered apron. The woman on the right is wearing a gray blouse and white skirt. Both of their bonnets are not being worn but instead tied around their necks. They are part of a larger scene of reenactors, some of whom are visible in the background. Behind them on the right is a porch of an old house. Some people are standing on the porch at a table covered in a red checkered tablecloth. Behind the women on the left, more reenactors and festival visitors are standing around, and a woman on a horse is visible.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Standing in Polish Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Polish booth and exhibit at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man, visible through an open doorway, is standing in a room that has been temporarily constructed as part of the Polish exhibit. He is wearing a light-colored shirt and pants, a long vest, and a brimmed hat. Visible inside the room is a wooden table and two chairs, a surface covered with a decorated tablecloth, a chandelier, and a window on the far wall. Outside the room, small leaves have been painted above and on the doorway.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Le P'tit Blanc Performing]

Description: Photograph of Le P'tit Blanc performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. A group of musicians are seated onstage. In the right foreground, a man is standing at a microphone playing a recorder. Sitting to the left of him is an accordion player, then a violinist, then a man playing an instrument similar to a guitar but with a teardrop-shaped body. Finally to the left of him is a woman seated with a drum on the ground in front of her. Behind them, red and orange streamers decorate the back of the stage.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Young Boy Participating in Watermelon Spitting Contest]

Description: Photograph of a young boy competing in the watermelon spitting contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing at the edge of a tarp marked with numbers to denote distance. He is leaning forward, puckering his lips to spit a watermelon seed. A woman standing behind him is holding a broom. A crowd of spectators is gathered around closely.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Two members of Cajun Playboys]

Description: Photograph of two members of the Cajun playboys performing at the Texas Folklife Festival. A violinist is on the right standing next to a microphone and wearing a flat cap, suspenders, and pin-stripe pants. He is smiling at the camera. Next to him on the left is a man wearing a washboard on his chest. Hanging on his ear is a spoon used to play the washboard.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Women Preparing Food at Khmer Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of women preparing food in the Khmer food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the foreground a woman in an ethnic fuchsia skirt and yellow top is spooning something into a deep fryer. To her right is a woman wearing a yellow top and a red skirt. On the counter in front of them are two bunches of bananas and a dish of food covered in foil. Behind them, two other women stand watching.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Swinging Stick at Piñata]

Description: Photograph of a piñata party at the Texas Folklife Festival. In the center, a small boy is trying to hit a piñata with a stick while blindfolded. The piñata is purple, and made to look like a bear. Other children are standing around, watching the boy try to hit the piñata. A woman on the left is cautiously watching the boy, leaning back slightly to avoid the swinging stick.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Female Vocalist and Drummer Performing with Expresiones Argentinas]

Description: Photograph of a female vocalist and a drummer performing with Expresiones Argentinas at the Texas Folklife Festival. The woman is on the left, wearing a long orange skirt, a long-sleeved white blouse, and a scarf around her head and neck, topped with a gray bowler hat. She is leaning toward a microphone. On the right, a man wearing Argentine clothing is playing a large drum that is strapped over his shoulder.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Posada Procession Arrives at Mission]

Description: Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. The procession has stopped in front of a facade made to look like a mission. A sign on it reads, "Concepcion Mission founded in 1731." The people in the posada are dressed in different costumes: some are dressed in biblical-era clothing, some are dressed as wise men, and one man at the front is wearing a sombrero. Large paper flowers and decorations are hanging on the facade and in the adjacent tree. One person in the crowd is holding up a dome-shaped frame covered in long colorful ribbons and attached to the end of a pole.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Las Posadas Procession]

Description: Photograph of a posada at the Texas Folklife Festival. A posada is a ceremonial procession representing the search of Mary and Joseph for lodging just before the birth of Christ. A crowd of people are walking together down a pathway led by a police officer. Some of the people are dressed in white robes and wearing rosaries. Others are dressed in biblical-era clothing. Near the front two girls are carrying dome-shaped frames. Each frame is about the size of a small umbrella and is attached to the end of a long stick. Several colorful ribbons are hanging down from the rim. A few visitors are visible standing on the far side of the procession, watching as it passes.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[E. P. Pak Standing at Korean Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of E. P. Pak at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is wearing traditional clothing including a straw hat with a wide brim and a tall crown that is flat on top. He is standing in front of the Korean food booth, holding a sword in a scabbard and posing with a woman working behind the booth. She is wearing a white kimono and holding a red floral fan. Other workers are visible behind the booth. Bamboo shades are hanging in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Romanian Couple Dancing]

Description: Photograph of two of the Houston Romanian Dancers performing onstage at the Texas Folklife Festival. A man and a woman dressed in traditional Romanian clothing are dancing together. The woman is wearing a tea-length floral skirt, fitted vest, peasant blouse, boots, and a decorative headband. The man is wearing a long white tunic with boots, a vest, and a fedora-style hat with a wide decorative band. Some audience members are visible in the background.
Date: [1985-08-01..1985-08-04]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections