The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 6 – Houston, Henderson, and FDR (1936)

This reel from the Orris D. Brown Collection contains footage from a number of events. The first part includes examples of early film credit techniques, footage of a then-modern, diesel electric streamlined train at Houston’s Railway Post Office, fireworks over Houston’s Buffalo Stadium, and scenes of Clara Mae Brown, Orris D. Brown’s mother, visiting family […]

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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 8 – Berlin Vacation (1963)

This home movie captures scenes of Jon Montgomery when he was stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany in 1963-64. Among footage of landmarks and landscapes in Frankfurt, the base, and military check points are two notable scenes: one of U.S. Senators William Fulbright and John Sparkman arriving at the air base as representatives […]

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The Hackney Family Collection, no. 4 – President Kennedy

In the era before VCRs and DVRs, a person who wanted to record an event off of the television could do so by pointing the film camera towards the screen. Events captured in this manner tend to be significant world events that the filmmaker felt strongly about saving for the future. In this case, the […]

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