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'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

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

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors passing through Fiesta Island during one of the entertainment water shows. Many of the fair's attendees are shown in the background sitting in bleachers or standing on the balcony of a nearby building watching the water show which consists of professional water skiers jumping off ski ramps. Also visible in this photograph is the HemisFair Arena, which was constructed for HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors passing by the Coca Cola Pavilion at the HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. A sign on the building for the Kaleidoscope show, by puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft is also visible. Barely visible in the background are several Swiss Skyride cars that carried passengers 80 feet above the ground.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors making its way around the waterway that winds through the HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. In the background is one of the Swiss Skyride cars that carries visitors 80 feet above the ground.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Land area covered by HemisFair 1968

Description: This photograph shows the area occupied by HemisFair '68 highlighted before construction began. Houses, streets and other buildings that had to be demolished are faintly visible. The HemisFair site occupied 92.6 acres and was located on the edge of downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1962~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Mexican folk dancers

Description: Two men and two women dancing indoors in front of several spectators. The men are wearing Mexican charro-style attire, and the women are wearing traditional Mexican folklorico dresses.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The Calypso, HemisFair's amusement park ride

Description: Brightly colored carnival ride called the Calypso, that has both heart shaped windows and curls with vanity lights. The ride is made of round containers that are large enough for 4 people with an umbrella in the center. They revolve independently while going up and down at angles for the length of the ride.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Tower of the Americas

Description: A color photograph of the Tower of the Americas, which was part of HemisFair '68 in San Antonio. The photograph is taken from a worm's eye view looking up at the tower. Two adults and two children are shown looking out from a podium. One of the children, a girl, is holding some flowers and the woman is taking a photograph.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Alamo City Jazz Band

Description: Photograph of a jazz quintet performing on a stage in front of a small group of people who are seated at three small tables. The name of the quintet is "Alamo City Jazz Band". Most of the people visible in the foreground are drinking beer, and a woman is taking a photograph of the people that are sitting at one of the tables.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Even an old grouch like you would like HemisFair '68

Description: A comical folding postcard with a grinch-like frowning face printed on the front with the words "Even an old grouch like you". The message continues on the other side "...would like HemisFair '68". The side of the card for writing addresses includes a picture of the Tower of the Americas with an idealized view of downtown San Antonio. with "HEMISFAIR' 68" at the bottom of the card. A HemisFair'68 held from April to October.
Date: 1968~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

William Cameron Fountain

Description: An artistic illustration of the William Cameron Fountain at HemisFair '68. The fountain, designed like a dandelion, was donated by Flora Cameron Kampmann and the KAMKO Foundation.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Restaurant interior

Description: An artistic illustration of the interior of a restaurant. Most of the restaurant guests are single men sitting at small tables. A cocktail waitress is serving drinks on a tray. Three members of a band perform on a stage at the right-side of the illustration. The establishment looks more like a cocktail lounge or bar.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Sidewalk troubadors

Description: An artistic illustration of three performers playing guitars standing on a stage designed like a wheeled cart. The performers are dressed in traditional Latin American clothing. Strolling mariachis and other performers entertained HemisFair '68 visitors as they waited to enter pavilions and exhibits.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico

Description: A photograph of people watching The Danza de los voladores de Papantla (Dance of Papantla's flyers) who performed an ancient dramatic rituals dance from Veracruz, Mexico at HemisFair '68. Five men representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb to the top of a pole, one of them stays, playing a flute and dancing while 4 others descend the pole with a rope tied to one of their feet. The rope unwraps itself 13 times for each of the four flyers representing the 52 weeks of the year. This photograph shows the four performers dangling upside down by the ropes with the fifth performer remaining at the top of the pole.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico

Description: Photograph of one of Los Voladores de Papantla (the Flying Indians of Papantla) who performed ancient dramatic rituals at HemisFair '68. One of five performers danced atop a 114-foot pole on a 20 inch disk; then, four flyers leaped and spiraled downward with ropes secured to their waists to make 32 turns around the pole. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a platform dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of feathers.
Date: 1968~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Rainbo Puppet Theater

Description: Children gather around watching the puppet show at the Rainbo Theatre prior to HemisFair ’68 in San Antonio, Texas. A puppet is leaning over the edge of the stage window. A small pennant with the word "HemisFair" written on it is hanging from it's mouth. A girl in the audience is reaching up to hold the pennant. The event was sponsored by Rainbo bread. Printed below the stage window is “Preview of the HemisFair ’68 Apr.6-Oct.6 1968 World Fair - San Antonio, Texas.”
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[200 Lafitte Lot. No. 351]

Description: One black and white photograph, attached to an index card, of a two story stone schoolhouse at 200 Lafitte, San Antonio. The school is surrounded by a chainlink fence with children playing in the school yard. The school was located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: [1968-04..1968-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

301 North Lot No. 312- Garcia’s Tire Shop close-up

Description: There are 3 views of the tire store. The top photograph shows the front of the store with hubcaps, inner tubes and tires displayed. Two signs include the words "selling out". The back view of the shop also shows discarded tires and inner tubes. The third photograph shows the store from the side. Two large signs take up most of the wall space. One says "Drink hippo size beverages" and the other says "Garcia's Tire Shop, selling out tires". The store is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections