The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 5 – Motocross Race

A young motocross competitor is determined to finish a race. The Wittenborn Family hails from Austin, Texas and the films of father August Wittenborn include scenes from numerous family vacations, holiday and birthday celebrations, and important moments in the lives of children, Heidi and Warren.

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

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Corpus Christi Concert With William Bendix and Peter Palmer

This home movie from the Ryan-Martin Collection captures scenes of a concert in 1960 near Corpus Christi, Texas. Many performers take the stage, including Peter Palmer, William Bendix, Rose Marie, the Holly Twins, and Susan Hall. Scenes include several performances, as well as the acts signing autographs and posing for photos with Sari Martin and […]

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The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 6 – Rancho Feliz, 1944

This home movie from the Hunt Family Collection documents life on E.M. Hunt’s Rancho Feliz in Berion, New Mexico, located just northwest of El Paso on the New Mexican side of the Texas-New Mexico border. Featured are the operations and activities of a working farm and ranch in the southwestern United States in the 1940s. […]

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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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The Grimes Family Films – Puppies! (1956-1957)

This home movie from the Grimes Family Films captures scenes of a birthday celebration and two Christmas mornings. It also shows the young Grimes daughter playing with small puppies, and the brother and sister playing together in a backyard pool.

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 15 – Montgomery County Cook-off 3

This home movie from the Frick Collection opens at the family home in Houston and then goes to the 1979 Montgomery County Cook-off held in Conroe, where it captures several of the booths and contestants cooking. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 4 – Life of the Christmas Tree 2

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures the family preparing for the Christmas holiday: Linda and company search for mistletoe and take their newly cut tree home. The film winds up with the family on the porch of their home in the Houston area. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick […]

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