This home movie captures an El Paso family’s travels to San Juan County, Utah to visit family friend Charlie Steen. Steen was a graduate of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso) who owned Utex Exploration Company and several mines in Utah. Charlie takes the family to […]
Part of the Robert H. Frye Collection, this film contains home movie footage of a trip to New York City, including a trip across the Verrazano Bridge and a view of the World Trade Center. Also included is black and white footage shot from a car, primarily of African-Americans on their front stoops and porches. […]
This reel from the Orris D. Brown Collection contains footage from a number of events. The first part includes examples of early film credit techniques, footage of a then-modern, diesel electric streamlined train at Houston’s Railway Post Office, fireworks over Houston’s Buffalo Stadium, and scenes of Clara Mae Brown, Orris D. Brown’s mother, visiting family […]
This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family on a road trip, where they make a trip to the beach and boardwalk, then attend a dressy event.
This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family vacationing in Kentucky. The family watches horsesraces at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, visit the Kentucky State Capitol Building in Frankfort, and Brownwood Farm in Lexington.
This home movie captures scenes of the Great Houston Flood of 1935, primarily of the flooded downtown district, including Main, Milam, Prairie, and Texas Streets. Houstonians are seen rowing canoes down these metropolitan streets, alongside submerged storefronts and homes. Brown then includes before and after shots of the downtown district. The flood began on December […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Flores family at Lake Travis in Mansfield Dam Park in Austin. Images of the dam, motor boats, sail boats, men fishing, and the family enjoying the scenery are included.
This home movie captures scenes of the first annual Aqua Festival parade and rodeo in Austin in 1962. The Aqua Festival was founded in 1962 to promote Austin and the surrounding region as a destination and to boost the local economy during its slow season. This film documents one of the festival’s parades, where floats […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family vacationing to the ocean on the coast of California. There, they visit the site of the Golden Gate International Exposition, a part of the World’s Fair. Back home in El Paso, the family goes to Fort Bliss where they watch the Cavalry Parade.