This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., documents the city circa 1960. Footage includes the kiddie train at Brackenridge Park, the downtown skyline from a moving car, and the Pearl Brewery and distribution trucks practicing parking maneuvers. Mr. Bedell made these films to publicize his business, Bedell Trailer Company, which […]
The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)
This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Cruz family spending the day at Western Playland amusement park in Sunland Park, NM, a neighboring town of El Paso, as part of the Head Start Program. The young children in the program enjoy riding the carousel, park train, teacups, and other kiddie rides. The Head Start Program […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family visiting the original Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The family rides in canoes, on log rides and roller coasters, and sees a dolphin water show.
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.
This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. The family takes in views of the Unisphere and the surrounding fair park from the vantage point of the observation towers of the New York State Pavilion, then enjoys the international exhibits. Brief scenes of Pennsylvania State University during […]