[Manley Nelson–home movies] Reel 1

Can Descriptions Date from edge codes on film. // Note in can: ‘Desert of Maine. Nelson family on vacation. Poland Spring House with golf. Fish hatchery (?). Branch Pond in fall foliage. Spirit of Maine train in Augusta. Freedom train. Parade at Branch Mills fall. Memorial dedication.’ // Footage of the Desert of Maine. Golf […]

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[Joshua W. Curtis, Jr. – home movies] Reel 6

Family drives to top of cliff for a picnic. Waves crash against the rock. Woman feeds food to squirrel. This is probably Schoodic peninsula, part of Acadia National Park. Men play golf on green. River. Man loading golf clubs into truck labeled “Northport Golf Club”. Man next to a Christmas tree. Boy plays on new […]

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s […]

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HP Wells Family Films – Texas Cowboy Reunion (1939)

This home movie from the HP Wells Family Films opens on the Stamford Rodeo, also known as the Texas Cowboy Reunion, in 1939. Men and women ride horses in a cloverleaf pattern, and men ride bucking broncos and wrangle calves. The film also includes scenes of a game of golf, a father playing outside with […]

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The Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 4 – Texas Open, 1950

This home movie from the Arch Campbell collection captures footage of the 1950 Texas Open Golf Tournament, now known as the Valero Texas Open. The tournament began in 1922 and over the decades has been played at a number of San Antonio area golf courses. The 1950 Texas Open was held February 9-12 and played […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 13 – Trips to the Wider Caribbean Region

This home movie captures scenes of trips to various South and Central American countries between 1926 and 1934, including Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and the United States Virgin Islands. In addition to sightseeing footage, the film highlights the means of transport to these destinations, from ocean liners to trains […]

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The Elmore Family Collection – Golf and Baylor Graduation in Waco

This home movie captures scenes of the Waco Municipal Golf Course and a Baylor University graduation ceremony in the 1940s. Scenes of a group of men and one lady practicing driving on the Waco golf course are followed by scenes of family members gathering on the Baylor campus for commencement.

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The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 2 – Texas Centennial and WWII Scrap Metal Drive (1930-43)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burtons throughout the 1930s and early 40s at work, on vacation, and at home. Notable footage includes a sandstorm in Andrews, Texas, a trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition at the World’s Fair in Dallas, and a scrap metal drive for the war effort in Freeport in 1943.

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