The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 1 – Easter and Carlye’s 11th Birthday (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family celebrating Easter in their Easter dresses and suits, as well as Carlye Mitchell’s 11th birthday party. At the birthday party, Carlye and her friends have fun dancing in couples in the living room.

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Moore Family Films, no. 3 – The Moore Family Home (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of the Lamar and Dixie returning home from a cross-country road trip, happily crossing the Texas border and arriving in Abilene. Scenes follow of the Moore’s neighborhood and home, notably capturing images of a miniature oil derrick in the front yard adorned with the Moore name and house number.

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The Ewen Collection, no. 4 – Easter and Summer Vacation (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ewens in the yard of their Midland home donning their best church clothes for Easter Sunday in 1962, including what was likely baby Lynda’s first Easter dress. Scenes of the Ewens visiting Los Angeles’s Exposition Park Rose Garden and the California Museum of Science and Industry while on […]

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The Ewen Collection, no. 1 – Travel in Europe, New York, California, and Texas (1952-53)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ewens as a young couple on several vacations from 1952-53. The visit France and Germany, New York City, Dallas, and the California Coast. Scenes of their first son, Billy, arriving home from the hospital are also included.

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The Ewen Collection, no. 2 – Christening, Jimmy is Born, Cole Park (1955-56)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ewen family in 1955 and 1956, including Mike’s christening in Denton in 1955, Billy and Mike playing in the yard in both summer and winter, the family bringing Jimmy home from the hospital in Midland in 1957, Jimmy’s christening, and the boys attending several birthday parties, including one […]

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