The Frick 70s Collection, no. 10 – Clute Mosquito Festival, 1981

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 […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 2 – Baby and Peggie (c. 1925)

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 […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – LBJ and Lady Bird Visit the San Antonio World’s Fair (1968)

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 […]

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The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 4 – Birthdays and Holidays

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 […]

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 9 – 1968 HemisFair

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, […]

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