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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

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

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

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

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

People at HemisFair '68

Description: Foreground features a man and a lady walking at HemisFair '68, each carrying a child on their shoulders. A few more children and adults walking, and a portion of the monorail are visible in the background. One of the kids in the background is wearing a Mexican-style hat, called a sombrero.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Performers at HemisFair '68

Description: A small scattered crowd watching a male and female perform an acting, or dance type routine next to the U.S. Pavilion at HemisFair '68. The male performer is utilizing a sword and is dressed in old English country style clothing.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

People walking the grounds at HemisFair '68

Description: Overhead view of people walking a stretch of paved walkway that passes between the U.S. Pavilion (the building at the right-hand side) and the monorail (on the left-hand side) at HemisFair '68. Some people are sitting on circular benches at the base of the trees that are placed at frequent intervals along the walkway.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Stunt car

Description: Photograph of a car performing a stunt. The car is at about a 45 degree angle to the ground with just two of the four wheels touching the ground. On the side of the car visible to the eye the words "Hurricane Hell Drivers" "World Champions" are visible. Some dust or dirt is being churned up from the wheels that are touching the ground. Dan Fleenor's Hurricane Hell Drivers performed 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

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

Water-ski show at HemisFair '68

Description: Black and white photograph of performers at the HemisFair '68 water-ski show which took place in the 3-acre lake at Fiesta Island. The show was sponsored by Mercury Outboard. Professional water skiers jumped off of ski ramps. In this photograph the performers are shown in mid-air.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Sid & Marty Krofft's puppets

Description: Artisans at a worktable creating puppets for puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft. The photograph shows the workers fashioning the puppet bodies. In the background painted puppet heads are hanging from a crossbeam.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Sid Krofft and Liberace puppet

Description: Puppeteer Sid Krofft with a puppet of Liberace dressed in a sparkling suit at the piano, one of the celebrity puppets from Les PoupeĢes de Paris variety show, created by him and his brother Marty Krofft. The Krofft brothers presented an original show, Kaleidoscope, at HemisFair '68.
Date: 196?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Texas tourism map

Description: A pictorial map showing some of the tourist attractions in the state of Texas. For example, the Alamo and Tower of the Americas are shown for San Antonio and some attractions in the cities of Dallas and Ft. Worth, Houston, and Corpus Christi are also pictured. The Mexican Olympics '68 is also mentioned.
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

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

Major purposes of the Hemis-Fair : speech by William Sinkin.

Description: Text of a speech given by William Sinkin who served as President of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc. from April 1963 to November 1964. He outlines the major purposes of HemisFair '68 in five points: how it will benefit San Antonio, build community leadership, promote ties between San Antonio and Latin America, economic advantages for staging the fair, and leaving a heritage of permanent facilities and institutions for San Antonio.
Date: 196?
Creator: Sinkin, William, 1913-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections