• American exhibit

    The American exhibit at the That Luang festival features a model of the space capsule from America's first moonwalk.

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  • County Fair judges

    Benke, Hermann C., 1869-1946

    "A judging committe Manitowoc County Fair" by Hermann C. Benke features five women and a man near the quilt display.

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  • DARE Interview: Moorefield, West Virginia; Primary Informant WV008

    Informant Data: WV008: White; male; age: 60 (old); education: some schooling; community type: rural WV009: White; male; age: 22 (young); education: high school; community type: village Media Files: Ar…

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  • That Luang fair: Israeli exhibit

    Two presumably Israeli women surrounded by a display of Israel's industrial and cultural achievements.

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  • Gambling: New Year's

    Gambling often occurs in concert with religious festivals in Southeast Asia. Here women participate with men. This is a prosperous urban setting.

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  • That Luang fair

    The gateway to the That Luang festival is lit up in neon lights in this image taken at dusk.

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  • Boat races: Ferris wheels

    A view from the banks of the Mekong looking up toward the fair.

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  • Race track

    Race track at the Manitowoc County Fairgrounds.

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  • That Luang fair: British exhibit

    Part of the British exhibit selling English goods.

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  • That Luang fair: beer and whiskey stands

    This stand sells a brand of whisky called "Ta Khao," meaning "white eyes." The sign says it is made by a local company called Lao Viang.

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  • That Luang fair: bilingual Lao-English sign

    This sign says the same thing in both English and Lao. However, it does not specify whether it addresses the veterans of any particular country. It appears to depict a veteran, with a crutch, having a…

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  • That Luang fair: night--sidewalk merchant

    While the younger of these two women looks after their operation's money, the elder is attending to a child.

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  • That Luang fair: night--sales counter

    This actually appears to be a gaming counter, where the prizes are inexpensive consumer products. This is common at festivals in Southeast Asia.

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  • Grandstand

    Crowd in the grandstand at the fair.

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  • That Luang fair: bandstand (at night)

    This is one of the many musical performances that take place at the That Luang festival. This appears to be in the big band style.

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  • That Luang fair: Japanese exhibit

    The entrance to the Japanese (in Lao, "Nyipun") exhibit is a papier mache mockup of Mount Fuji.

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  • Ice cream concession

    According to the Lao writing on the sign, this ice cream stand is a branch of a business belonging to a Vietnamese named Bac My Chau. "Bac" is the Vietnamese word for uncle. In Southeast Asia, kinship…

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  • That Luang fair: sidewalk vendors--candles

    The vendor on the right of the screen is selling the candles and flowers that Lao people use in religious offerings.

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  • General view of That Luang

    A panoramic shot of the entranceway to the That Luang shrine.

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  • That Luang fair: silversmith exhibit

    This is a Lao booth set up to promote traditional Lao arts and crafts. There are pictures of the king and queen on the table, as well as some fine examples of Lao silverwork.

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