This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family celebrating Christmas in a festively decorated home. They open presents, eat, drink, and laugh with each other in front of a lovely Christmas tree. A baby takes some of his first steps, a boy gets loving kisses from his dog, and a […]
This clip, originally aired as part of the January 7, 1957 episode of “Texas in Review,” features the Seward home, a 24-room plantation mansion and grounds located outside of Independence, Texas. The tour of the property highlights the craftsmanship and interesting points of the house and outbuildings. At the time of filming, the plantation had […]
This home movie captures the Benson family celebrating Christmas with the holiday beverage “syllabub”, stockings, and presents.
This home movie captures the Benson family celebrating Christmas in Houston. Also on the reel is filmed footage of the television as it broadcasts the Apollo 14 space mission.
This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans celebrating the holiday season of 1969. The adults have a dinner party at their house, and Thomas Jr. receives a drum kit as his big Christmas gift. Later, Carlotta and several other young girls go for a bike ride in their winter coats and hats.
This home captures the Benson family celebrating Christmas with a holiday syllabub toast, hanging their stockings and exchanging gifts.
This film captures the Benson family in Blacksburg, Virginia, at Lane Stadium on Virginia Tech campus, and at various historical sites along the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Plateau. It also shows the family celebrating Christmas and Easter in Houston, Texas, as well as footage of a young family member and her newborn sister.