Folk Art in Texas

Folk Art in Texas

Date: 1985
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular folk art of Texas, including basket weaving, hat-making, yard art, sculptures, murals, cemetery art, quilt-making, tattoo art, and other miscellaneous folk art. The index begins on page 198.
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[Administrators pose in front of a mural at the Cesar Chavez School]

[Administrators pose in front of a mural at the Cesar Chavez School]

Date: March 24, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Description: Part of the administrative team of the Cesar Chavez elementary school of Fort Worth, from left to right: Alicia Menchaca, Christine Gardiner, Lina Aguillon, Lourdes Martinez, Mary Jane Cantu, Teresa Brown, Nora Barron, and Betty Delarosa.
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[Mural]

[Mural]

Date: April 21, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Description: A mural in downtown Fort Worth depicting the city's past.
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[Staff of the Chavez School pose in front of a mural honoring Cesar Chavez]

[Staff of the Chavez School pose in front of a mural honoring Cesar Chavez]

Date: March 24, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Description: Photograph of the eight women staff members of the Cesar Chavez School standing in front of a mural honoring the labor organizer.
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[Two women and a boy pose in front of a mural honoring Cesar Chavez]

[Two women and a boy pose in front of a mural honoring Cesar Chavez]

Date: March 24, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Description: Two women and a boy pose in front of a mural honoring Cesar Chavez in the Cesar Chavez School in Fort Worth, Texas.
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[News Script: Mystery of missing mural is revealed]

[News Script: Mystery of missing mural is revealed]

Date: July 8, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the new mural in the Dallas public library being dismantled and removed.
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[News Script: Children's room is "Wonderland"]

[News Script: Children's room is "Wonderland"]

Date: January 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the mother of two young girls, Mrs. Bobbie Summers of Fort Worth, painting a fairytale-themed mural in the bedroom of her daughters.
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[News Script: Indian drawings]

[News Script: Indian drawings]

Date: August 6, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Paint Rock, a Texas landmark of stone pictograph paintings along the Concho River, created by various American Indian tribes over many years.
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[News Script: Central airline murals]

[News Script: Central airline murals]

Date: February 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Central Airlines passenger plane operating in the region featuring murals painted on the ceiling of the cabin depicting the history of flight.
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[News Script: Boneheads]

[News Script: Boneheads]

Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Bonehead Club of Dallas, an organization of pranksters, presenting a variety of absurd abstract art murals to a new library in the city.
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[Couple in front of mural]

[Couple in front of mural]

Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a couple standing in front of a mural wall. The woman wears a straw hat, white shirt, and dark colored blazer with matching skirt. The man wears a bomber jacket, white shirt with bow-tie, and dark-colored trousers. The mural depicts a charro rider lassoing a bull from his horse. Written on back: "Bruno and Helen - Plaza 1944."
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[Plaza Cafe exterior]

[Plaza Cafe exterior]

Date: 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Plaza Cafe exterior in 1940. The exterior walls of the Plaza cafe have potted cacti and agave plants painted in all corners. The signs "Plaza Cafe, Drink Coca Cola, Delicious Mexican Food, Enchiladas and Tortas" are displayed around the top ledges of the exterior. The mural with a charro rider lassoing a bull can be seen on the right side between the paintings of the agave plants. Written on back: "Plaza 1940."
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