Touring Germany

In the mountains (Alps?). A man and a woman talk before a tree and look at the camera. Several young men smoke and pose for the camera at the foot of a ski slope. Guesthouse. Visiting the traditional frescoed facades of the Bavarian village Oberammergau and the Ettal Monastery. Pan across the mountain landscape and […]

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Ice-skating in prewar Netherlands

The de Groot family ice-skates on a large pond (either Winter 1939-1940 or 1940-1941) in Sonsbeek Park. Rachel is with her classmates, while Louis attempts skating for the first time. There are hundreds skating in the BG as the children struggle to skate with blades strapped to their boots. They drink cocoa or hot anis […]

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The Coltman Collection, no. 3 – Ice Skating on Shoal Creek, 1983

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family ice skating on a frozen Shoal Creek, a rare treat for Central Texans. It also shows the family swimming in the creek once it has thawed.

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The Coltman Collection, no. 11 – Rocky Mountains and New York (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family’s vacation in the Rocky Mountains and New York in 1962. The family hikes and picnics in the mountains as well as travels to Times Square in the evening when numerous billboards are illuminated. The film’s double exposure, likely accidental, juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Rockies […]

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 6 – First Snow!

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family gleefully enjoying a rare snow in South Texas in their coats and pajamas. The family slides down the driveway and street in front of their home, then throws snowballs at each other and at other neighbors that have come outside to see the snow.

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