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 Elmore Family Collection – Golf and Baylor Graduation in Waco

This home movie captures scenes of the Waco Municipal Golf Course and a Baylor University graduation ceremony in the 1940s. Scenes of a group of men and one lady practicing driving on the Waco golf course are followed by scenes of family members gathering on the Baylor campus for commencement.

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The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 2 – Texas Centennial and WWII Scrap Metal Drive (1930-43)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burtons throughout the 1930s and early 40s at work, on vacation, and at home. Notable footage includes a sandstorm in Andrews, Texas, a trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition at the World’s Fair in Dallas, and a scrap metal drive for the war effort in Freeport in 1943.

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The Porter Click Family, no. 1 – Battle of Flowers Parade (1941)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle of Flowers Parade in downtown San Antonio on April 25, 1941. Representatives of many community organizations and schools ride on elaborately decorated floats, and military corps and high school marching bands from all over Texas march in uniform. The Battle of Flowers parade began in 1891 and […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 12 – Trip to Europe

In this home movie from 1929, E.B. Hopkins; his wife, Amy; and their two eldest daughters, Amy (known as Mimi) and Jane, travel to Holland and France. In Holland, the Hopkinses visit The Hague and Amsterdam, touring royal palaces and museums. After flying to Paris, the family explores the French capital city, making stops at […]

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