The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 19 – Galveston Vacation (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans’ vacation on the Texas coast in 1970. The family first goes to Galveston, eating at the Cafeteria at the Jack Tar Hotel, then leisurely spends time on the beach swimming and sunbathing. Later they take a ride on a ferry, The Texas Queen, in Seabrook.

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 18 – Houston and Galveston (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans entertaining a visiting family friend by taking her to see tourist attractions in Galveston and Houston. Footage from a ferry ride that portrays the Port of Galveston and Seawolf Park, as well as scenes shot at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, are included.

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