The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

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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, […]

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 22 – Monsignor Alois Morkovsky’s 50th Anniversary, 1974

This home movie from the Morkovsky collection mainly captures the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Monsignor Alois Morkovsky’s ordination to the priesthood. Held on June 2, 1974, the event took place at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn, Texas; Alois was ordained on June 1, 1924 at St. John’s Seminary in San […]

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The Murphy Family Collection – Outdoor Fun and Foley’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (1953)

This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family having fun outdoors in 1953. They play with their pets in their yard, watch cattle in a pasture and an air show, get a haircut in the yard, visit the beach in Galveston, celebrate a birthday, and rake leaves. Great scenes of […]

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The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 2 – Holidays and HemisFair

This home movie features several Wittenborn family events, including shots of their soon-to-be new home in the Briarcliff Area of Austin, Christmas 1967, a family vacation to Acapulco, both children’s birthdays, and footage of HemisFair Park in San Antonio and the Ringling Brothers Circus. The Wittenborn Family hails from Austin, Texas and the films of […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 45 – Minister’s Anniversary (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of Thomas F. Freeman and his family being honored on the 22nd anniversary of Freeman’s years as minister at Mt. Horem Baptist Church. The Freemans and the congregation enjoy a special service and lunch where speakers honor the Freemans and present gifts to the family.

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The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 2 – Texas Centennial and WWII Scrap Metal Drive (1930-43)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burtons throughout the 1930s and early 40s at work, on vacation, and at home. Notable footage includes a sandstorm in Andrews, Texas, a trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition at the World’s Fair in Dallas, and a scrap metal drive for the war effort in Freeport in 1943.

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