The Mark Stubbs Collection, no. 1 – Classic Cars & Lion Cub in the Backyard

Home movies occupy an enormous part of our Texas film heritage. Since the 1920s, popular formats like 16mm, 8mm, Super 8 and video have captured our private events and public moments and helped us channel our creative impulses as amateur filmmakers. But they do more than just document our lives; our home movies continually reveal […]

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The Mark Stubbs Collection, no. 2 – Lion Cub at the Service Station

In this footage from the Mark Stubbs collection, a group of men and women, including a police officer, gather round at a service center to see a lion cub. In the footage, the gathered people fawn over and pick up the lion cub which seems just as curious about the people as the people are […]

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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 5 – Lion Cubs

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. In this footage, Claire, her children, and other friends and family play with pet lion cubs in the […]

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A. M. Harper, Fishing Trips

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection contains footage from various fishing expeditions along the Texas Gulf Coast, including a prize sailfish catch at the 19th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament in Port Isabel.

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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 7 – Soccer Fun & Lion Cubs, 1978

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, starring Sean and Whitney, captures one of 8-year-old Sean’s soccer games and footage of the […]

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