The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – LBJ and Lady Bird Visit the San Antonio World’s Fair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]

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The Crews Family Films – Los Voladores at HemisFair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair and Los Voladores de Papantla Flying Indians Spectacular performing their flying acrobatic show. This ritual is traditionally performed by the Totonac and Olmeca Indians in Mexico as an act of worship. Also included is footage of the Tower of Americas and a stage performance […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 7 – Los Voladores de Papantla at the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair

This film of the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair features the highly popular Mexican showcase, Los Voladores de Papantla Flying Indians Spectacular. Also shown are scenes of the fairgrounds, including many of the international pavilions and the view from the Swiss Sky-Ride.

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