The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 8 – Leisure Time

This clip, salvaged from a larger damaged home movie reel, captures the Withers family at leisure – playing in the yard, at a baseball game, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico in the shadow of an oil well, and being entertained by a pair of ducklings, possibly on Easter morning.

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Picón Family Memories – Christmas Singing and Mexican Dancing (1975)

This home movie captures scenes of the Picón Family Christmas celebration in 1975, including daughter Diane singing ‘Jingle Bells’ and dancing to Mexican music. Later, all of the young family members sing ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Silent Night.’

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The Murphy Family Collection – Outdoor Fun and Foley’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (1953)

This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family having fun outdoors in 1953. They play with their pets in their yard, watch cattle in a pasture and an air show, get a haircut in the yard, visit the beach in Galveston, celebrate a birthday, and rake leaves. Great scenes of […]

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The Maxie Davie Family, 1958-1970, no. 1 – Christmases and Vacations

This home movie from the Maxie Davie Family collection captures the family celebrating several Christmases and enjoying a few vacations. Included in the footage are scenes of the family visiting the Davie gravesite at the Woodmen Cemetery in Dekalb, and the seaside in Corpus Christi.

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 3 – Life of the Christmas Tree 1

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures the family at home in the Houston area, complete with puppies and a caged raccoon. The film concludes with footage of Linda and company looking for and cutting down their Christmas tree. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 4 – Life of the Christmas Tree 2

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures the family preparing for the Christmas holiday: Linda and company search for mistletoe and take their newly cut tree home. The film winds up with the family on the porch of their home in the Houston area. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick […]

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The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 2 – Holidays and HemisFair

This home movie features several Wittenborn family events, including shots of their soon-to-be new home in the Briarcliff Area of Austin, Christmas 1967, a family vacation to Acapulco, both children’s birthdays, and footage of HemisFair Park in San Antonio and the Ringling Brothers Circus. The Wittenborn Family hails from Austin, Texas and the films of […]

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