The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 13 – Home Movie Compilation

This compilation of home movies from the Ramon Galindo Collection captures scenes around Austin, a family picnic in the park, Mr. Galindo’s tailor shop, a family trip to Corpus Christi, and its main feature – a number of magic shows featuring Mr. Galindo and his colleagues performing a variety of tricks using everything from cards […]

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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 Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Visiting the Holy Sites Abroad (1965)

This home movie captures Shiner native Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Israel, Rome and Vatican City in 1965. The film captures images of many historical Catholic churches and public sculptures, including the Church of the Beatitudes, the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the Vatican. It also includes […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – LBJ and Lady Bird Visit the San Antonio World’s Fair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]

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The Figueroa Family Collection – Family Party and HemisFair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family members enjoying themselves at an outdoor party before visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. In addition to the various rides, the family watches the Mercury Outboard waterski show where three water skiers going off a jump at the same time!

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 6 – New York World’s Fair, Part I (1964)

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Between visiting the many exhibits, the family catches a Native American dance performance and a parade with marching bands.

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