The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 2 – Baby and Peggie (c. 1925)

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family visits citrus groves, visits a Seminole tribe, meets a chimpanzee, and spends a good amount of time in downtown Miami and on the bayfront. The family also visits the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables […]

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 19 – Tigua Reservation Housing Dedication (1976)

This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief Jos

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Cory Welch Family Films, no. 1 – Trip to California, 1978

This home movie captures scenes of the Welch family’s trip to Disneyland where they ride a carousel and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, then meet Disney characters. Also caught on film is the family’s drive into San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge.

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The Cummings Collection, no. 3 – Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial (1949)

This home movie captures scenes of the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, attended by El Paso’s Cummings family in 1949. The Ceremonial is an annual event that brings together Native American tribes from across the nation for a celebration of Native American culture with four days of parades, powwows, and rodeos. Scenes of rodeo events and […]

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 6 – New York World’s Fair, Part I (1964)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Between visiting the many exhibits, the family catches a Native American dance performance and a parade with marching bands.

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The Ewen Collection, no. 3 – Backyard Birthday, Winter Snow (1959-60)

This home movie captures scenes of Billy, Mike, and Jimmy Ewen from 1959-60 celebrating a birthday in their Midland backyard, where they play Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Scenes of the boys riding bikes in the neighborhood and playing in the snow in the front yard are also included.

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The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 12 – Pioneer Amphitheater

This home movie captures scenes of a camping trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park, where the family goes to see “Texasâ€ the musical at Pioneer Amphitheatre during its 1973 season. The family enjoys the scenic Red River and a campfire, then goes to the Pioneer Amphitheatre to see the musical. “Texasâ€ is produced annually […]

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