This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.
This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family having fun outdoors in 1953. They play with their pets in their yard, watch cattle in a pasture and an air show, get a haircut in the yard, visit the beach in Galveston, celebrate a birthday, and rake leaves. Great scenes of […]
This home movie features silent footage shot by Philip Bursley of hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters flying over and landing in El Paso in the late 1970s. The airport seen in the footage is the Horizon Airport, formerly known as the West Texas Airport, in Horizon City. In the film, skydivers prepare hot air […]
This home movie captures scenes of the life of a U.S. Airman in 1953 during the last year of the Korean Conflict. Included are images of training, maintece, and test flights on the Goodfellow Air Force Base, focusing on a rescue helicopter crew and a jet plane. Also included in the film is a parade […]
This home movie captures scenes of the first annual Aqua Festival parade and rodeo in Austin in 1962. The Aqua Festival was founded in 1962 to promote Austin and the surrounding region as a destination and to boost the local economy during its slow season. This film documents one of the festival’s parades, where floats […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood family visiting the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair – The Century 21 Exposition. The film focuses primarily on the Space Needle, which was the tallest building west of the Mississippi at the time.
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family visiting an airplane hangar in El Paso where they see different types of airplanes. From there, the family takes a private flight in one of the small planes to go on a hunting and fishing trip in the mountains of Colorado where they camp and ride […]
This home movie captures scenes of February 19, 1983, when the Ku Klux Klan marched to the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin. After the Austin City Council made the controversial decision giving the KKK permission to march in downtown Austin, concerned citizens responded with a peaceful march against the Klan. Seen in this film […]
This film captures soldiers and Vietnamese women at the Freedom Hill Post Exchange at Da Nang.