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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

HemisFair '68 souvenir booklet

Description: Souvenir booklet for HemisFair'68. The text is printed in both English and Spanish. The colorful cover illustration shows smiling characters representing many different nations dressed in national costumes. More than 20 countries participated in HemisFair '68. The booklet is colorfully illustrated with views of the many attractions the world's fair has to offer visitors.
Date: 1967
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Souvenir book of HemisFair '68

Description: The souvenir book for HemisFair '68. The contents includes information about the countries participating, corporate and industrial exhibits, amusements, and food. The Tower of the Americas dominates the cover illustration.
Date: 1967
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Los Voladores de Papantla

Description: Painting 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. The performance was presented by Frito-Lay/Pepsi-Cola. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a mountain top dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of skulls and feathers.
Date: 1967?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Actors at HemisFair '68

Description: Photograph of actors acting out a play at HemisFair '68. All of the actors are female. There are two adult actors standing to the left, one of them wearing a tiger-like costume. The other standing actor is dressed in an oriental-patterned robe. There is a small group of child actors kneeling in the background, and some are wearing Oriental-type dresses.
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

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

Choir members posing in formation

Description: Black and white photograph of choir members posing outdoors on a grassy field. The choir members, possibly from the First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, are all wearing their choir robes and are standing in the formation of a treble clef. The reverse of the photograph has the detailed information of the organizations pertaining to the photograph stamped on to a sheet of paper: D. Neil Darnell First Baptist Church and Jimmie Collier's Studio.
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

Fiesta Island, HemisFair '68

Description: A color drawing of Fiesta Island, part of HemisFair '68. It is where most of the games and amusement rides were located. The drawing shows visitors enjoying a boat ride, taking the mini monorail, riding a ferris wheel, and walking in park-like surroundings.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Group portrait of a dance company

Description: Group portrait of a dance company. The men are wearing western-style attire, with dark pants and longsleeve shirts with bow ties. The women are wearing American-style dresses. The two people at the center are holding a large certificate titled "HemisFAIR".
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

HemisFair hostess

Description: A HemisFair hostess modeling one of the fair uniforms. She is wearing a two-piece patterned outfit with gloves and a hat as accessories. She is posing in front of some shrubbery and cactus.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

HemisFair hostesses

Description: Three hostesses posing in uniform at HemisFair. Two of the hostesses are wearing patterned dresses with hats as accessories. The hostess sitting on a small round table is wearing a white outfit with a striped apron. In the background the United States Pavilion and several Swiss Skyride gondolas can be seen.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The HemisFair monorail

Description: An artistic drawing of the "Monorail", which provided transportation around HemisFair '68. From the monorail, visitors could have a "bird's eye view" of the pavilions, the fair, the Tower of the Americas and downtown San Antonio.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections