This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family celebrating traditional Persian wedding customs at their daughter’s wedding in Addison, Texas. The bride and groom sit under a silk shawl held by family members in front of their wedding spread while the traditional ceremony is performed in both English and Persian.
This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes […]
This home movie from the 1920s captures multiple Ketchum family gatherings in Tulsa and Galveston, from a wedding ceremony to a neighborhood parade of children in prams and floats to a trip to the beach. A portion of the footage takes place at the Ketchum’s Galveston residence, the historic Menard House. Michel B. Menard was […]
This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a graduation held at what appears to be St. Patrick Cathedral. Later scenes of a backyard wedding are also included.
This home movie captures scenes of the reception at an Ayala family wedding. The bride and groom dance alongside their wedding guests, and the wedding part sits to eat a beautifully decorated wedding cake.
This home movie captures scenes of the Bentsen family posing in a thriving flower garden among rose bushes and papaya trees. Views of the house and grounds are also recorded, as well as footage of the children on horseback. Scenes of floats lining up for the Texas Citrus Fiesta parade are later included.
This home movie captures scenes of an Ayala family wedding Mass. The bride and groom observe the customs of a Catholic wedding and all present take communion before the couple exits the church as husband and wife.
This home movie captures scenes of an Ayala family wedding held at a Catholic church. The bride makes her entrance on the arm of her father, then the ceremony begins. The couple exchanges their vows and rings, then the groom presents the Arras to his bride. The Arras is a Catholic wedding tradition prevalent in […]
This home movie captures scenes of a parade in Edcouch, Texas where fire engines, men on horseback, floats, and citizens in costume parade through the streets. Scenes of the Bentsen family visiting the Edcouch Dam are also included.
This home movie captures scenes of a 1940s Citrus Queen Pageant and parade, part of the Texas Citrus Fiesta in Mission, Texas. Pageant contestants and their escorts walk down the stage in their gowns in front of a large grapefruit backdrop. Brief scenes of the Parade of Oranges are also included.