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

Video:


Date:
1968

Creator:
Emil Wesselsky



Archive/Collection:
Texas Archive Of The Moving Image, The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection

Source URL:
http://texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2012_01107



Description:
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 the construction of the Tower of the Americas, views of the Hilton Palacio del Rio -- an achievement in modular construction techniques, and scenes of Los Voladores de Papantla Flying Indians Spectacular.

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Location(s):
San Antonio Tx
Sound/Silent:
Silent

Archive:
Texas Archive of the Moving Image



Inquiries regarding this film should contact:
512-485-3073, Info@texasarchive.org

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