This home movie of the Hopkins Family captures the family in a number of situations, from on a trip to the northern United States that includes stops in Sandusky, Ohio, and visiting the Irish Hills Towers in Michigan, to a Christmas morning at home in Dallas. Also on the film are snapshots of daily life, […]
This home movie from the Frick Collection documents the 1981 Great Mosquito Festival held annually in Clute. Captured are folk dancers, the destruction of a car, face painting, and participants generally enjoying the festival. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings […]
This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family visits citrus groves, visits a Seminole tribe, meets a chimpanzee, and spends a good amount of time in downtown Miami and on the bayfront. The family also visits the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables […]
This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman’s visit to the West Africa in 1973. Scenes of village life in Liberia, such as villagers dancing to various percussion instruments, church services, farming, children playing, and village scenery comprise the first half of this video. Of particular interest is footage of villagers performing the […]
The Wittenborn family celebrates several events, including Christmas, Easter, a cowboy themed birthday party, and a family trip to the zoo. The Wittenborn Family hails from Austin, Texas and the films of father August Wittenborn include scenes from numerous family vacations, holiday and birthday celebrations, and important moments in the lives of children, Heidi and […]
James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]
In this home movie, the Baylor family captures their visits to the Gulf Coast and Houston, including a stop at the world famous Shamrock Hotel swimming pool.
In this home movie from 1927, the Hopkins family travels to the Caribbean region, visiting CuraÃ§ao, Venezuela, and Haiti. During their vacation, the family tours the cities of Willemstad and Caracas Bay in CuraÃ§ao before journeying to Puerto Cabello in Venezuela. From there, the Hopkinses board a steamer ship, the S.S. Oranje-Nassau, to take them […]
Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage includes a gun truck (The Kahuna) and a soldier with his pet monkey at the PX compound.