This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. While much of the reel is of the family and children, footage also includes construction of a home and building the docks and boat shelters in the harbor near Fort Point. These films are part of the collection courtesy […]
This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.
This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes from Peter and Felicity’s honeymoon in and around Maputo, Mozambique. It features the couple swimming in the ocean, lying on the beach, taking boat tours and exploring the city. Footage includes ocean views, sailing, fishing, docks and harbors, hippopotamuses in the water, and architectural points of […]
This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of the Ketchum family’s visit to Galveston. First they stop by the harbor to see ships unloading their cargo. Next they walk along the seawall and pose in front of the Hotel Galvez. Later footage also includes scenes of the family at their home in Tulsa. Children […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Great Houston Flood of 1935, primarily of the flooded downtown district, including Main, Milam, Prairie, and Texas Streets. Houstonians are seen rowing canoes down these metropolitan streets, alongside submerged storefronts and homes. Brown then includes before and after shots of the downtown district. The flood began on December […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family in Austin and across United States. Footage includes the University of Texas campus during a sorority and fraternity carnival, swimming at Barton Springs, Hamilton Pool and Town Lake and hiking at Mount Bonnell. The family also travels to Dallas for an AIA conference, the Grand Canyon, […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family visiting the Port Isabel Lighthouse and then going to the beach on Padre Island. At the beach, the Ayalas go fishing, swim, play football, and bury each other in the sand.
This home movie captures picturesque scenes of the Battle family on summer vacation in the 1950s. The family spends time at Williams Bay Beach on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin and other beautiful locales, capturing views of idyllic rural settings. Also included are images of a university campus and flower farm.
This home movie captures a number of sites in the Galveston and Houston areas, most likely filmed in the spring of 1940. Notable footage includes the Mallory steamship docks at 25th Street and Wharf in historic Galveston, air traffic at Scholes Field (now Scholes International Airport), the Galveston Sulfur Export Depot, and the carhops at […]