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 […]
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 […]
This home movie from the 1940s captures scenes of a Wells family day at the lake, likely Moss Lake near Gainesville. The family spends time on the porch of their lake house, where Margie and Harris Peyton Wells play with a dog, then play a lively game of poker. Later, the couples travel to a […]
This home movie from Houston captures scenes of a Gonzalez family wedding and the welcome home parade for the astronauts of Apollo XI following the moon landing of July 20, 1969. Scenes of an exuberant Lucy Gonzalez exiting the church open the film before the ticker tape parade down Main Street in Houston. The parade […]
This home movie captures scenes of two of Ross Sterling’s adult daughters picking flowers in the gardens and spending time with their husbands at the family’s vacation home at Morgan’s Point.
This home movie captures scenes of the life of a U.S. Airman in 1953 during the last year of the Korean Conflict. Included are images of training, maintece, and test flights on the Goodfellow Air Force Base, focusing on a rescue helicopter crew and a jet plane. Also included in the film is a parade […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family vacationing to the ocean on the coast of California. There, they visit the site of the Golden Gate International Exposition, a part of the World’s Fair. Back home in El Paso, the family goes to Fort Bliss where they watch the Cavalry Parade.
This home movie captures scenes of the ceremony and reception of Irene
This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family on a trip to San Antonio where they visit Hemisfair Park. Images of the Tower of the Americas and the Ayala children on a playground at the park are included.