This clip, salvaged from a larger damaged home movie reel, captures the Withers family at leisure – playing in the yard, at a baseball game, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico in the shadow of an oil well, and being entertained by a pair of ducklings, possibly on Easter morning.
This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family celebrating Christmas in a festively decorated home. They open presents, eat, drink, and laugh with each other in front of a lovely Christmas tree. A baby takes some of his first steps, a boy gets loving kisses from his dog, and a […]
This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly […]
In this home movie from 1986, Luz and Jesus Herrera edit together a montage of their family videos by creating a mock television show, “I Love Luz.”
This student film, made by Hunter Rowe, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to tell the story of a man reflecting on his death and life after a fatal car crash. The film uses picturesque home movie scenes as the narrator speaks about his life–what he did and what he […]
This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942 […]
This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s […]
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 […]