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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

[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

300 North Lot no. 313 - 2 story house/business

Description: Two black and white photographs of a large clapboard house with an attached addition occupied by a business. The house is surrounded by large plants and trees and the second story has a porch. Beside the house, partially visible, is a separate garage. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
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

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

Bob Hope

Description: A close-up profile view of Bob Hope speaking to or entertaining a group of people. Bob Hope was one of the entertainers who performed in the convention center theater at HemisFair '68.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Bonnie and Charlie Porter posing with water skis

Description: Black and white photograph of show skiers Bonnie and Charlie Porter, posing for a publicity photograph. Charlie Porter is propping up a single water ski on his left side, and Bonnie Porter is propping up a single water ski on her right side. The words "Joe Cash Ramp King" are visible on the skis. Charlie Porter is wearing a dark suit and tie; Bonnier Porter is wearing a one-piece bathing suit and a small tiara.
Date: 196?
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

Clown puppets

Description: A group of seven Sid & Marty Krofft clown puppets. Two of the puppets are in the backseat of a tricycle being driven by a clown puppet facing in the wrong direction. Another puppet appears suspended in the air by balloons.
Date: 196?
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 '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

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