This home movie captures the Nelson family as they visit a ranch, experience a snowy winter and enjoy a field of blue bonnets.
The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. This home movie documents two of the family’s ranch trips. The first trip to Maudie Carter’s Ranch near […]
The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 5 – Trail Ride and Daily Life
This home movie gives a glimpse into everyday life of the Withers family. A light dusting of snow on the ground, preparation for a trail ride, play alongside shots of the family visiting the beach, riding horses at their ranch, fishing
This home movie provides a look into the lives of the Withers family as they carry on with their routines of work and play. Included amongst these images are cheerleaders practicing or at a small football game and trail riders headed to the Fat Stock Show in Houston. The bulk of the footage is of […]
The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 9 – Daily Life and Races at the Ranch
This home movie captures life at the Withers’ family ranch. The family skeet shoots, fishes, wrestles, and hosts an event that includes races – both on foot and on horseback.
The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 1 – Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Ranch
This footage from the George Withers collection provides a glimpse into the daily routine of a small cattle ranch. Cattle loiter about the property, in their pen and around the house and family vehicles, while ranch hands attempt to wrangle some rambunctious calves.
The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 10 – Vacation in the American West
This home movie captures the Withers family on vacation in the American West. Scenes include a young boy in cowboy hat and boots riding a horse around the yard, the swiftly flowing waters of a river, and some impressive panoramic views of the green and mountainous landscape.
The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 3 – Home and at the Ranch
This home movie captures the Withers family in two aspects of their lives: outside of their home and at their cattle ranch. Footage includes the house’s exterior and the Withers with a dog, as well as wide views of the ranch property with the cattle roaming about the property and in pens.
This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly […]
This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1952. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with […]