1968 Summer: Chicago River Cruise with Godmans & Howensteins

This is footage of the Godman and Howenstein families boarding and taking a riverboat cruise along the Chicago river. David Godman (age: 3 1/2) and Andy Godman (age: 1 1/2) are seen on the boat. Iconic buildings of the Chicago skyline, such as the Hancock building, are seen.

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s […]

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 4 – Galveston (c. 1939)

Filmed in 1939 by an unknown Galveston family, this home movie captures scenes of daily life on the island. Footage includes family and children, ship activity in the harbor, and even a calf-roping event at a small rodeo. These films are part of the collection courtesy of native Galvestonian and current Austin resident Richard Eisenhour, […]

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