Home movie taken the summer of 1944 in backyard at 5329 Suffield Terrace in the Chicago suburb of Skokie, Illinois. Includes scenes of a father (Homer Henselt Howard) taking photos of his two children (Allan H. Howard and Barbara Howard). A mother (Wilma Howard) and two cocker spaniel dogs are also seen in the film.
The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)
This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]
This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes from Peter and Felicity’s wedding day. Most of the footage is of the reception, where they eat a meal with friends and family, cut the wedding cake and take photos.
This home movie contains footage of a committee meeting and lunch, most likely of faculty and administration of Texas Southern University, at El Chico International Restaurant in Houston, Texas in 1968. Scenes that follow portray commencement ceremonies at TSU that year.
This home movie captures the Nelson family taking a road trip through the American West, including a stop at the Hoover Dam.
This home movie captures scenes of Thomas Freeman presiding over a wedding in 1974. The bride and groom exchange vows and rings, then celebrate with their family and friends.
This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans entertaining a visiting family friend by taking her to see tourist attractions in Galveston and Houston. Footage from a ferry ride that portrays the Port of Galveston and Seawolf Park, as well as scenes shot at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, are included.
This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood children riding bikes in their rural neighborhood with visiting family before taking them to the airport. The family and their visitors arrive at the airport, English Field, where they pose for pictures, the guests board the plane, and the Easterwoods watch the flight take off. The terminal […]
This home movie captures scenes of the congregation of Mt. Horem Baptist Church celebrating Family Day in 1971 where lunch is served and each family has their portrait taken.
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman at Houston’s Rice University on his first day as a professor there in 1972, one of the first African-American professors at the newly desegregated school. Dr. Freeman would go on to teach in Rice’s Religious Studies department for 20 years. Many shots of Rice’s campus […]