The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 1 – Family Footage, Claire

The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. This film features baby Claire at 20 months old as she plays in the front yard with her […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 9 – Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff

This home movie of the Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff, held in Marble Falls captures some of the more interesting t-shirts at the event, and a variety of activities, including carnival rides, paddle boats, and of course drinking and eating chili. The tail end of the video leaves Marble Falls and shows short clips of several […]

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HP Wells Family Films – Birthday Party (1958)

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of women and dressed-up children eating cake, waving to the camera, and playing with presents and party favors at a birthday party in 1958.

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The Grimes Family Films – Puppies! (1956-1957)

This home movie from the Grimes Family Films captures scenes of a birthday celebration and two Christmas mornings. It also shows the young Grimes daughter playing with small puppies, and the brother and sister playing together in a backyard pool.

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The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 5 – Birthdays and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Final Review (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family celebrating birthdays, dancing at home, visiting with friends and family, and going swimming. In one scene, two of the Mitchell girls dress in flapper dresses and dance the Charleston in the living room. The family also visits Texas A&M University where they observe the Corps of […]

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The Carolyn Minton Collection – Family Memories and Trip to Galveston

This home movie captures images of a family in Midland in the 1950s, including a Christmas morning, an Easter celebration and the children playing in the backyard on various large toys, such as a hand-propelled model train. Following are picturesque scenes of a family beach vacation to Galveston.

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