HP Wells Family Films – Junior League of Abilene Rummage Sale

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of the Junior League of Abilene preparing for a rummage sale. Women hang up clothes and display housewares, shoes, toys, and sporting equipment. The footage ends with a crowd rushing into the store to begin hunting for bargains.

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HP Wells Family Films – Birthday Party (1958)

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of women and dressed-up children eating cake, waving to the camera, and playing with presents and party favors at a birthday party in 1958.

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Quanah Parker Family Collection – Birthday party, M & M Playground

This home movie from the 1950s captures scenes of a birthday party, the family’s two boys playing at a playground, playing with the family pets, learning to build a fire and encountering snow. It also includes footage of a family visit to a graveyard to visit a loved one’s grave site. Donor Quanah Parker’s great-grandfather […]

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Moore Family Films, no. 3 – The Moore Family Home (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of the Lamar and Dixie returning home from a cross-country road trip, happily crossing the Texas border and arriving in Abilene. Scenes follow of the Moore’s neighborhood and home, notably capturing images of a miniature oil derrick in the front yard adorned with the Moore name and house number.

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Moore Family Films, no. 1 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

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Moore Family Films, no. 2 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

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