This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942 […]
This home movie captures scenes of two of Ross Sterling’s daughters enjoying time at the vacation home at Morgan’s Point. A notable scene documents the sisters dancing the Charleston for the camera. Later, footage of ships on the Galveston Bay are recorded passing by as the Sterlings fish from a small boat.
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 Sterling girls at the Ross Sterling Manstion. The sisters gather around a newborn held by a ny on the back porch, then Norma and one of her sisters, likely Mildred, dance together on the porch. The fashion of the time is of particular note.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family spending time with a young grandchild on the porch of their second home overlooking the Galveston Bay. Images of the mansion grounds are included.
This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family, likely Ross Sterling’s adult children and their spouses, spending leisure time at the family’s vacation home in Morgan’s Point. Family members sunbathe in the gardens, swim in the Galveston Bay, and dive from a gazebo on the water’s edge into the water.
This home movie captures scenes of Ross Sterling at his vacation home at Morgan’s Point with his family. Three young girls, possibly granddaughters or nieces, pick flowers in the garden and present them to Mrs. Sterling, and the mansion staff, in uniform, waves to the camera. Images of Main Street in downtown Houston are also […]
This home movie captures scenes of Main Street in downtown Houston in the late 1920s, followed by footage of the Sterlings sailing on the Galveston Bay near their vacation home.
This home movie captures scenes of a toddler playing on the grounds of the Ross Sterling Mansion, followed by the Sterling family taking a drive into town, likely La Porte, Texas. Scenes of the homes and streets in town are included.
This home movie captures scenes of a large group of all ages, likely a family reunion, meeting at the Sterling Mansion at Morgan