Home movies occupy an enormous part of our Texas film heritage. Since the 1920s, popular formats like 16mm, 8mm, Super 8 and video have captured our private events and public moments and helped us channel our creative impulses as amateur filmmakers. But they do more than just document our lives; our home movies continually reveal […]
This home movie captures the scenery of the Nelson’s drive through Mexico.
The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. This film features baby Claire at 20 months old as she plays in the front yard with her […]
This home movie from the David Popp collection captures family members taking part in a variety of activities. The camera pans around their neighborhood, taking in scenes of construction and of children playing, and later documents a large gathering at a park that includes a volleyball match.
This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family road tripping across the south to Florida. With an Air Stream in tow, they visit Silver Springs, the Castillo de San Marcos, a theme park called “Jungle Land” and, of course, the beach.
The J.R. Nelson, Jr. Collection, no. 10 – American West Road Trip, Carlsbad Caverns and Grand Canyon
This multi-reel home movie captures the Nelson family as they take a road trip across the American Southwest, headed to California via Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon.
The home movie captures the Nelson family on a road trip to Zion, Utah where they explore the national park’s canyons.
In this home movie, the Nelson family ends their road trip through the American West and arrives home once again.
This home movie captures sites and scenes from a Nelson family trip to San Francisco.