This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.
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 […]
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.
Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 61 – Christmas at Mt. Horem, Evel Knievel at the Astrodome (1970-71)
This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans celebrating Christmas at Mt. Horem Church in 1970. Also included is footage of Evel Knievel’s historic 13 car jump at the Houston Astrodome in 1971.
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family riding motorcycles and a dune buggy in an off-road in the desert near El Paso. The riders do tricks on the vehicles and jump over hills. These scenes are caught with a variety of film techniques such as slow motion, zoom, and panning.
This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family visiting the original Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The family rides in canoes, on log rides and roller coasters, and sees a dolphin water show.
This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family camping in Buescher State Park, where they enjoy the woods, jump rope, and play in the mud.
This home movie captures scenes of a field day at Wayland Baptist College, now Wayland Baptist University, in Plainview. Students take part in three-legged races, potato sack races, shoulder wars, and an obstacle course set up on campus.
This home movie captures picturesque scenes of teenagers swimming, inner tubing, and diving at a beautiful swimming hole in the 1950s or 1960s.