This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family visits citrus groves, visits a Seminole tribe, meets a chimpanzee, and spends a good amount of time in downtown Miami and on the bayfront. The family also visits the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables […]
This home movie from March of 1961 captures scenes of the Jung family’s trip to Dallas and New Orleans. Footage includes shots of the iconic Statler Hilton Hotel, later renamed the Dallas Grand Hotel, and the flagship Neiman Marcus store. In New Orleans, the family visits St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and Canal Street and […]
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 Coltman family visiting the original Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The family rides in canoes, on log rides and roller coasters, and sees a dolphin water show.
This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family camping in Hunstville State Park near the Sam Houston National Forest and swimming in Lake Raven. Footage of the beautiful pine forests of Southeast Texas is included.
This home movie captures scenes of Mt. Horem Baptist Church’s 1969 trip by bus to Conroe, Texas where they camp on Lake Conroe, enjoying time swimming and boating, then join Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for Sunday service and a reception.
This home movie captures footage of Dr. Freeman visiting Ghana in the mid 1970s. Included are scenes of Dr. Freeman at the University of Ghana, the city market in Accra, Cape Coast and the Cape Coast Castle, Accra’s National Liberation Circle, and close ups of Dr. Freeman’s Ghanaian traveling companion, most likely a translator.