The Coltman Collection, no. 3 – Ice Skating on Shoal Creek, 1983

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family ice skating on a frozen Shoal Creek, a rare treat for Central Texans. It also shows the family swimming in the creek once it has thawed.

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The Cummings Collection, no. 3 – Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial (1949)

This home movie captures scenes of the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, attended by El Paso’s Cummings family in 1949. The Ceremonial is an annual event that brings together Native American tribes from across the nation for a celebration of Native American culture with four days of parades, powwows, and rodeos. Scenes of rodeo events and […]

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The Coltman Collection, no. 11 – Rocky Mountains and New York (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family’s vacation in the Rocky Mountains and New York in 1962. The family hikes and picnics in the mountains as well as travels to Times Square in the evening when numerous billboards are illuminated. The film’s double exposure, likely accidental, juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Rockies […]

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 7 – A Vacation Junket (1939)

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family on vacation in June 1939. The family first travels to Tennessee, through the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains, then into Washington D.C. where they go sightseeing. Footage of the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Arlington House, […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – From Shiner to Canada

This home movie captures family life in 1960s Shiner, including a fishing trip and a large church picnic. It also features footage of Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Catholic North American pilgrimage sites, such as the Parish in the National Shrine of the North American martyrs in upstate New York, the Oratory of St. Joseph […]

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