The Frick 70s Collection, no. 11 – Texas Renaissance Festival 1

This home movie of the Texas Renaissance Festival, held in Plantersville, captures knights in the jousting ring, pillow fights among festival-goers, musicians, face painting, and archery. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to local […]

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 6 – Belton Bicentennial Parade 2

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures various organizations and area schools, horseback riders, twirlers, and clowns participating in Belton’s annual July 4th Parade in 1976. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to […]

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The Dennis Family Films, no. 3 – HemisFair ’68

This home movie from the Dennis Family collection captures the sites and experiences of a day spent at HemisFair ’68 in San Antonio. Footage includes aerial footage of the fairgrounds taken from the cable car ride, the Tower of the Americas, and a number of exhibits and pavillions in HemisFair Park.

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Quanah Parker Family Collection – Birthday party, M & M Playground

This home movie from the 1950s captures scenes of a birthday party, the family’s two boys playing at a playground, playing with the family pets, learning to build a fire and encountering snow. It also includes footage of a family visit to a graveyard to visit a loved one’s grave site. Donor Quanah Parker’s great-grandfather […]

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The Ravel Films, no. 3 – Rita and Jerry Going Western

This home movie from El Paso’s Ravel family captures scenes of Rita and Jerry Ravel participating in what looks like a Go Western Day in the community. The kids pose for the camera in their boots, jeans, and cowboy hats.

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 12 – Texas Renaissance Festival 2

This home movie footage of the Texas Renaissance Festival, held in Plantersville, captures craft display booths, a clip of a small stage production of Twelfth Night, several festival-goers fencing, and a very interesting adaptation of jousting for children. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 8 – Belton Park, 1976

This home movie footage of the art fair at Belton Park during the annual Belton Parade captures visitors perusing quilt and iron works displays, square dancing, and a band playing. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 9 – Family Celebrations and Texas Happenings (1937-38)

This home movie features a number of Hopkins family celebrations and happenings around Texas in 1937 and 1938. The film opens with the wedding of E.B. Hopkins’s eldest daughter, Amy, to Ted Fitch. Next, E.B. Hopkins tours the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas’ Fair Park, focusing on buildings such as the Hall of State, the […]

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