This student film, made by Charlie Sanchez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore the experience of growing up with family on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. The film examines how the border divides two societies, but Sanchez, through the experience of getting to know his family in […]
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 […]
This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. While much of the reel is of the family and children, footage also includes construction of a home and building the docks and boat shelters in the harbor near Fort Point. These films are part of the collection courtesy […]
This home movie from the Chavira-Estrada collection captures the El Paso-based family on a camping trip in Ruidosa, New Mexico.
This home movie from 1965 captures scenes of the Gonzalez family at home celebrating birthdays. Cristela Gonzalez hosts a slumber party, and keeping with strict slumber party tradition, she and her friends break out into a pillow fight. Her older sister then celebrates her birthday at a party where she and her friends dance enthusiastically, […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family members enjoying themselves at an outdoor party before visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. In addition to the various rides, the family watches the Mercury Outboard waterski show where three water skiers going off a jump at the same time!
This home movie captures scenes of the Agrasanchez family spending July 4th in the hill country. The family spends time at a friend
This home movie captures scenes of a Figueroa family wedding in the 1960s, complete with enthusiastic dancing, a live band, and the groom throwing the garter. Also included are images of the family at home with a new baby and Ruben getting a shiny, new bike for his birthday.
This home movie captures idyllic scenes of a Texan family in the 1950s. They swim and picnic together, camp out on the beach, play horseshoes, and dance in the sand, all in beautiful locations.