The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of […]

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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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HP Wells Family Films – Birthday Party (1958)

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of women and dressed-up children eating cake, waving to the camera, and playing with presents and party favors at a birthday party in 1958.

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The Cristela Gonzalez Bond Collection, no. 1 – A Stroll in Sombreros

This home movie from the 1960s features mutliple generations of the Gonzalez family strolling the streets of a city, possibly in Mexico. Costumed little boys wear sombreros and play with toy guns. The women of the family wear nice dresses and smile for the camera.

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D’Ascenzo Family Memories, no. 1 – Scenes From Vietnam

This home movie from El Paso’s D’Ascenzo family captures scenes of Vietnam. Soldiers watch as bombs are dropped from planes in the distance, then back at the barracks they play with an animated puppy.

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The Ravel Films, no. 3 – Rita and Jerry Going Western

This home movie from El Paso’s Ravel family captures scenes of Rita and Jerry Ravel participating in what looks like a Go Western Day in the community. The kids pose for the camera in their boots, jeans, and cowboy hats.

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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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