A. M. Harper, Scenes from the Gulf Coast

This short home movie from the A.M. Harper collection shot along the Texas Gulf Coast includes scenes of recreational fishing as well as recording imagery of the local shrimping and oil drilling industries.

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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 Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 2 – Texas Centennial and WWII Scrap Metal Drive (1930-43)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burtons throughout the 1930s and early 40s at work, on vacation, and at home. Notable footage includes a sandstorm in Andrews, Texas, a trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition at the World’s Fair in Dallas, and a scrap metal drive for the war effort in Freeport in 1943.

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Moore Family Films, no. 1 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

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Moore Family Films, no. 2 – Moore Drilling Companies (c. 1956)

This home movie captures scenes of operations at oil rigs in Abilene run by Lamar Moore’s two drilling companies, Moore and Moore Drilling Co. and Moutray-Moore Drilling Co. Scenes of the machinery in operation and drilling teams working on the rigs are included.

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