The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 5 – Motocross Race

A young motocross competitor is determined to finish a race. 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 Warren.

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The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 8 – Motocross Race

A young motorcycle racer maneuvers over a dirt course. 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 Warren.

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The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 5 – El Ranchotel, El Paso, 1941

This home movie from the Hunt Family Collection captures a 1941 trip to the El Ranchotel, a dude ranch owned by Conrad Hilton. Captured are the grounds of the hotel, where guests don western wear as they hang out around the gleaming white adobe structure and with the horses. Of note is an excursion in […]

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The Horak Family Collection, no. 6 – Home Movie Compilation

This home movie from the Horak Family collection provides a glimpse into the family’s daily life in El Paso. Children on their way to school pose and walk for the camera, as does police officer C.J. Horak on his way to his motorcycle. Also captured is a rodeo parade featuring marching bands, baton twirlers and […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 17 – Westheimer Arts Festival & Texas Girl Chili Cook-off, 1980

This home movie from the Frick collection captures the essence of the pre-oil-bust party culture in the Houston area as it documents scenes from the 1980 Westheimer Arts Festival and Rosenberg’s Texas Girl Chili Cook-off. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and […]

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The Cummings Collection, no. 11 – Moto-Madness in the Dunes

This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family riding motorcycles and a dune buggy in an off-road in the desert near El Paso. The riders do tricks on the vehicles and jump over hills. These scenes are caught with a variety of film techniques such as slow motion, zoom, and panning.

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