The Maxie Davie Family, 1958-1970, no. 2 – Daily Life

This home movie from the Maxie Davie Family collection captures scenes of every day life – the children playing at home, the family attending a community dinner party, men on combines harvesting cotton fields, and a snowman being built in the front yard. Also included are scenes of the family going on rides at a […]

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The Chavira – Estrada Collection, no. 1 – Home Movie Compilation, 1977

This home movie compilation from El Paso’s Chavira-Estrada family documents the life and events of the family in 1977. Captured are an Easter celebration, complete with multiple Easter egg hunts and a cascarone fight in which even the dog isn’t safe. Also on the reel are Mother’s Day, Bobby Chavira’s graduation from a middle school […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 80 – Richmond, VA for Mrs. Freeman’s Birthday (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of the Thomas Freeman family visiting their relatives in Richmond, Virginia in 1973 for Dr. Freeman’s mother’s birthday. The family joyously sits down for a large birthday dinner around the dining room table before gifts are presented and Grandmother Freeman blows out her birthday candles.

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 35 – Dinner with Rice University Students (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman family hosting Dr. Freeman’s students from Rice University in their home for a buffet style dinner. Dr. Freeman visits with the students, one of whom presents a poster to the group.

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