[Milton Dowe—home movies] Reel 4

Intertitle: “B.M.[Branch Mills] Grange Fair of 1938”;37:30-39.22 View of a horse pull at a county fair. The horses struggle to pull a large boulder. Several teams try, and their handlers variously try whipping and cajoling them. Many pull off the track.;Intertitle: “Hunting 1938”;39:22- 45:20 Sedan with a canoe on top comes down the road toward […]

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Picón Family Memories – Christmas Singing and Mexican Dancing (1975)

This home movie captures scenes of the Picón Family Christmas celebration in 1975, including daughter Diane singing ‘Jingle Bells’ and dancing to Mexican music. Later, all of the young family members sing ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Silent Night.’

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Picón Family Memories – Dancing on Christmas (1976)

This home movie captures scenes of the Picon family dancing in the living room on Christmas of 1976. Members of the family from all generations join in on the dancing to celebrate the holiday.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]

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The Maxie Davie Family, 1958-1970, no. 1 – Christmases and Vacations

This home movie from the Maxie Davie Family collection captures the family celebrating several Christmases and enjoying a few vacations. Included in the footage are scenes of the family visiting the Davie gravesite at the Woodmen Cemetery in Dekalb, and the seaside in Corpus Christi.

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The Maxie Davie Family, 1958-1970, no. 2 – Daily Life

This home movie from the Maxie Davie Family collection captures scenes of every day life – the children playing at home, the family attending a community dinner party, men on combines harvesting cotton fields, and a snowman being built in the front yard. Also included are scenes of the family going on rides at a […]

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The Coltman Collection, no. 6 – Port Aransas and Austin, 1969

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family on vacation in Port Aransas, exploring the dunes and building sand castles. It also shows the family enjoying the river in New Braunfels and visiting Santa’s sleigh outside of Montgomery Ward’s in the Capitol Plaza parking lot in Austin.

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