This home movie from 1976 captures scenes from a homecoming event at a church in Nat, a small community northwest of Nacogdoches. At the gathering, a quartet performs a song for the attendees. While the footage does contain sound, the audio is largely absent.
This home movie from the Frick Collection opens at the family home in Houston and then goes to the 1979 Montgomery County Cook-off held in Conroe, where it captures several of the booths and contestants cooking. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, […]
This home movie features silent, black-and-white footage of the Salt Grass Trail Ride in 1956. The kick-off event for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (previously known as the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exhibition), the trail ride began in 1952 after four cowmen decided to reenact the journey of pioneer cattlemen taking their […]
This home movie captures scenes of two of Ross Sterling’s daughters enjoying time at the vacation home at Morgan’s Point. A notable scene documents the sisters dancing the Charleston for the camera. Later, footage of ships on the Galveston Bay are recorded passing by as the Sterlings fish from a small boat.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family attending a community BBQ where men prepare meats in pits dug into the ground. While the meat is cooked, Sterling and his family visit and enjoy their friends’ company.
This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans celebrating the holiday season of 1969. The adults have a dinner party at their house, and Thomas Jr. receives a drum kit as his big Christmas gift. Later, Carlotta and several other young girls go for a bike ride in their winter coats and hats.
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family visiting an airplane hangar in El Paso where they see different types of airplanes. From there, the family takes a private flight in one of the small planes to go on a hunting and fishing trip in the mountains of Colorado where they camp and ride […]
This home movie captures scenes of Ross Sterling at his vacation home at Morgan’s Point with his family. Three young girls, possibly granddaughters or nieces, pick flowers in the garden and present them to Mrs. Sterling, and the mansion staff, in uniform, waves to the camera. Images of Main Street in downtown Houston are also […]
This home movie captures scenes of a candlelight banquet is held at the Ross Sterling Mansion. Scenes of guests in the ballroom, as well as the mansion staff outside of the home during the banquet, are included.
This home movie captures scenes of a camping trip and two boys working in a field and on a tractor on their family farm.