The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 7 – San Antonio (c. 1960)

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 […]

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The Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 4 – Texas Open, 1950

This home movie from the Arch Campbell collection captures footage of the 1950 Texas Open Golf Tournament, now known as the Valero Texas Open. The tournament began in 1922 and over the decades has been played at a number of San Antonio area golf courses. The 1950 Texas Open was held February 9-12 and played […]

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The Baylor Family Collection, no. 25 – 1978

In this home movie, the Baylor family celebrate baby Darin’s second birthday, hunt for Easter eggs, and take a trip to San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park where they ride on the train and Skyride.

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