This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]
This home movie captures scenes of two of Ross Sterling’s daughters enjoying time at the vacation home at Morgan’s Point. A notable scene documents the sisters dancing the Charleston for the camera. Later, footage of ships on the Galveston Bay are recorded passing by as the Sterlings fish from a small boat.
This home movie captures scenes of two of Ross Sterling’s adult daughters picking flowers in the gardens and spending time with their husbands at the family’s vacation home at Morgan’s Point.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling girls at the Ross Sterling Manstion. The sisters gather around a newborn held by a ny on the back porch, then Norma and one of her sisters, likely Mildred, dance together on the porch. The fashion of the time is of particular note.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family spending time with a young grandchild on the porch of their second home overlooking the Galveston Bay. Images of the mansion grounds are included.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family, likely Ross Sterling’s adult children and their spouses, spending leisure time at the family’s vacation home in Morgan’s Point. Family members sunbathe in the gardens, swim in the Galveston Bay, and dive from a gazebo on the water’s edge into the water.
This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwoods spending their winter holiday in Houston in 1958. The family goes to the nearby Galveston Harbor, visits with extended family, and stays in a motel.
This home movie captures scenes of Ross Sterling at his vacation home at Morgan’s Point with his family. Three young girls, possibly granddaughters or nieces, pick flowers in the garden and present them to Mrs. Sterling, and the mansion staff, in uniform, waves to the camera. Images of Main Street in downtown Houston are also […]
This home movie captures scenes of Main Street in downtown Houston in the late 1920s, followed by footage of the Sterlings sailing on the Galveston Bay near their vacation home.
This home movie captures scenes of a toddler playing on the grounds of the Ross Sterling Mansion, followed by the Sterling family taking a drive into town, likely La Porte, Texas. Scenes of the homes and streets in town are included.