The Bursley Collection, no. 5 – Day at the Airfield

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 […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 22 – The First Annual Aqua Festival Parade and Rodeo (1962)

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 […]

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The Cummings Collection, no. 12 – Airplane Hangar and Colorado (1968)

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 […]

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 3 – Aerial Footage near Hu?, South Vietnam

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in , this footage captures scenes from a helicopter in flight on the way to Da Nang, including the landscape and buildings.

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 2 – Carrying the Injured to a Helicopter

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures soldiers on the Camp Evans base carrying an injured person to a waiting helicopter. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while serving in the military in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The films […]

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