This home movie contains images of cattle being herded through pens at stockyards.
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 Sterling family attending a community BBQ where men prepare meats in pits dug into the ground. While the meat is cooked, Sterling and his family visit and enjoy their friends’ company.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family on a road trip, where they make a trip to the beach and boardwalk, then attend a dressy event.
This home movie captures scenes of the cattle industry at Sterling’s Chupadera Ranch. Ranch owners Sterling and Dolph Briscoe Sr. often enjoyed bringing colleagues and friends out to the ranch for hunting trips, and this film includes scenes of Sterling’s oil industry colleagues, Walter Fondren and William Stamps Farrish II, visiting Chupadera.
This home movie captures scenes of the 1928 Democratic National Convention held in Houston, Texas. The convention was the first held in any southern state following the Civil War. New York Governor Alfred E. Smith, a strong opponent of prohibition, took the presidential nomination. Ross Sterling was likely attending the convention due to his political […]