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 […]
This home movie from the Arch Campbell Collection captures Arch’s birthday party, celebrated in the backyard of his family’s home.
This home movie from the 1960s captures the Graham family’s visits to Ascarate Park in El Paso, as well as several birthday and holiday celebrations. At the park, family members engage in all sorts of recreational activities, from water skiing to fishing to camping. Later in the footage, individuals test the ground with explosives and […]
This home movie from the 1950s captures scenes of a birthday party, the family’s two boys playing at a playground, playing with the family pets, learning to build a fire and encountering snow. It also includes footage of a family visit to a graveyard to visit a loved one’s grave site. Donor Quanah Parker’s great-grandfather […]
This home movie from 1970 features scenes of a birthday party for two Gonzalez women. They blow out the candles, pass around the cake, and dance happily for the remainder of the night.
This home movie features a couple of Frye Family Christmases, swinging into a swimming hole, neighborhood kids jumping into the swimming pool, and a birthday party.
This home movie compilation from El Paso’s Chavira-Estrada family documents the life and events of the family in 1977. Captured are an Easter celebration, complete with multiple Easter egg hunts and a cascarone fight in which even the dog isn’t safe. Also on the reel are Mother’s Day, Bobby Chavira’s graduation from a middle school […]
The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 5 – Birthdays and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Final Review (1957)
This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family celebrating birthdays, dancing at home, visiting with friends and family, and going swimming. In one scene, two of the Mitchell girls dress in flapper dresses and dance the Charleston in the living room. The family also visits Texas A&M University where they observe the Corps of […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. The family rides around the park, enjoying a view of the attractions from the Tower of the Americas before watching a performance of the highly popular Mexican showcase, Los Voladores de Papantla, a ritualistic dance originating with the Totonac […]
This home movie captures scenes of the donor, Cristela Gonzalez, celebrating her quincea