This student film, made by Sharon Bahr, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, paired with an audio interview, to document her parents
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 1940s captures scenes of a Wells family day at the lake, likely Moss Lake near Gainesville. The family spends time on the porch of their lake house, where Margie and Harris Peyton Wells play with a dog, then play a lively game of poker. Later, the couples travel to a […]
This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]
This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]
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 Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, attended by El Paso’s Cummings family in 1949. The Ceremonial is an annual event that brings together Native American tribes from across the nation for a celebration of Native American culture with four days of parades, powwows, and rodeos. Scenes of rodeo events and […]
This home movie captures scenes of Margie Sears Wells and Harris Peyton Wells, Jr. on a trip in Texas, Louisiana, and Cuba in March of 1950. It captures scenes of a construction site, a Louisiana plantation, and Cuban beaches.
This home movie captures scenes of family Christmas in 1964, featuring a beautifully decorated tree, Christmas dinner, and Tinker Toys! Also included are scenes of children grooming and feeding horses and children dressed up for Halloween.
This home movie captures scenes of downtown Austin in 1965. While his cousin Chato Serrano was visiting Austin, donor Ramon Galindo filmed significant buildings and the skyline of Austin. Included are images of the University of Texas campus; downtown Austin as seen from the UT Tower; the Texas State Capitol Building from Congress Avenue; the […]