The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 11 – Texas Renaissance Festival 1

This home movie of the Texas Renaissance Festival, held in Plantersville, captures knights in the jousting ring, pillow fights among festival-goers, musicians, face painting, and archery. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to local […]

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Corpus Christi Concert With William Bendix and Peter Palmer

This home movie from the Ryan-Martin Collection captures scenes of a concert in 1960 near Corpus Christi, Texas. Many performers take the stage, including Peter Palmer, William Bendix, Rose Marie, the Holly Twins, and Susan Hall. Scenes include several performances, as well as the acts signing autographs and posing for photos with Sari Martin and […]

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 14 – Texas Folklife Festival, 1977

This home movie from the Morkovsky Collection captures scenes from the 1977 Texas Folklife Festival at HemisFair Park. Held annually since 1972, the event was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in 1968 and is sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures.

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HP Wells Family Films – Junior League of Abilene Rummage Sale

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of the Junior League of Abilene preparing for a rummage sale. Women hang up clothes and display housewares, shoes, toys, and sporting equipment. The footage ends with a crowd rushing into the store to begin hunting for bargains.

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