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The cabin book: or, sketches of life in Texas

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864 & Mersch, Ch. Fr.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Verbands-Bote.

Description: This is a bound volume of newspapers published primarily in German, although there is significant English-language content as well. The publication was the official newsletter of the Katholischen Staats-Verbands (Catholic State Association of Texas) and contains many articles about association business and events, editorials, and letters to the editor. The publication contains information about the association's history and bylaws as well as yearly listings of association officers.
Date: 1919
Creator: Catholic Staats-Verband of Texas.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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

[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 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

[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

[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

[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

[Belgian Rice Pudding Contest at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of participants competing in a Belgian rice pudding contest at the Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a blindfolded woman is raising a spoon of rice pudding towards her partner's head. The man is also blindfolded. Both partners are wearing plastic covers over their clothes while they stand on a stage.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bluegrass Kinfolks at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of the Bluegrass Kinfolks, from Tuscola, playing at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, the members of the band are standing on a stage, playing their instruments into microphones. The man in the foreground plays the violin, followed by a guitar behind him. A string bass is partially visible at the left of the photograph.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Buckin' Barrel Game at the Texas Folklife Festival]

Description: Photograph of a child playing on a buckin' barrel at the 4th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in August of 1975. In the photograph, a child is straddling a large long with a saddle attached to the top. Her feet are in the stirrups and her hands hold onto the post of the saddle as it rolls off of the log. A man is standing behind her, managing the ropes that hold the log in the air.
Date: [1975-08-07..1975-08-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Miss Galveston Building a Sand Castle]

Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is wearing a bikini and sitting behind a sandcastle. Another woman is sitting to her left and is also wearing a bikini. Both women are smiling.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Miss Galveston on "Galveston Beach"]

Description: Photograph of Miss Galveston in a mermaid costume posing on "Galveston Beach" at the Texas Folklife Festival. The booth is sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Festival. She is laying on a fisherman's net on the sand next to some pails, shovels, driftwood, and a beach umbrella. Behind her the words "Galveston Island" are displayed on fisherman's net draped across some posts. On the fence in the background, a sign reads "Galveston Beach".
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Sign for Corn Shucking and Shelling Demonstrations]

Description: Photograph of a sign informing festival visitors that the corn shucking and shelling demonstrations occur every fifteen minutes at the Texas Folklife Festival. The sign is written on notebook paper and safety pinned to the back of a young girl's shirt. The girl is wearing pioneer clothng, and has her back to the camera.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Soul Food Booth]

Description: Photograph of the African-American food booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. A sign above the booth that is partially covered with pennant flags reads, "Soul Food". A woman in a red outfit and a man standing to her right are waiting at the booth. On the left, two young boys are walking toward the woman in red. Through the booth in the background, other booths and festival visitors are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[People Viewing Irish Artifacts]

Description: Photograph of people looking at the display of Irish artifacts in the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. The green-painted booth has two signs overhead reading, "Artifacts" and "Irish". In the foreground, a man and a woman under the 'artifacts' sign are perusing the objects on display. The photograph is taken at an angle to the booth and shows the whole length of the booth, receding into the background. In the middleground and background, other people gathered in front of the booth are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Polish St. Nicholas Cake]

Description: Photograph of St. Mikolaj (St. Nicholas) cake, made by a Polish nun of the Seraphic Order in San Antonio, in the Polish Christmas display at the Texas Folklife Festival. The cake is molded to form St. Nicholas sitting in a sleigh. The cake looks to be covered in chocolate icing, with white icing for decoration and detail. In front of the cake is a small sign written in Polish. Behind the cake a sign reading, "Polish Festival Flags" is displayed on a container of small flags.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections