The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 4 – The Great Houston Flood of 1935

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 […]

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The Michael Cook, Jr. Collection – Life on Ladd Air Force Base and Back Home in San Antonio

This home movie captures scenes of Michael Cook, Jr.’s time as a U.S. Airman stationed at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. The film also documents his life back home in San Antonio, including images of his family, his wife, and his young daughters growing up in the early 1960s.

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