This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family attending a funeral for a family member, where they observe the graveside traditions of their Iranian-American community. The mourners take part in prayers and songs led by a clergy member.
This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family celebrating traditional Persian wedding customs at their daughter’s wedding in Addison, Texas. The bride and groom sit under a silk shawl held by family members in front of their wedding spread while the traditional ceremony is performed in both English and Persian.
This home movie from the Amparo Rivera Collection documents a wedding ceremony from the 1970s. The camera focuses on the bride, groom and priest, with a few shots of the guests.
This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. The family rides around the park, enjoying a view of the attractions from the Tower of the Americas before watching a performance of the highly popular Mexican showcase, Los Voladores de Papantla, a ritualistic dance originating with the Totonac […]
This home movie captures scenes of the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair and Los Voladores de Papantla Flying Indians Spectacular performing their flying acrobatic show. This ritual is traditionally performed by the Totonac and Olmeca Indians in Mexico as an act of worship. Also included is footage of the Tower of Americas and a stage performance […]
This home movie captures scenes of Laura Herrera and other children at her church celebrating their First Communion by participating in singing, prayer, and the communion ceremony. The young girls dress in the traditional white dress and veil, and the boys in suits.
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman’s visit to the West Africa in 1973. Scenes of village life in Liberia, such as villagers dancing to various percussion instruments, church services, farming, children playing, and village scenery comprise the first half of this video. Of particular interest is footage of villagers performing the […]
This home movie captures scenes of a group of Native Americans performing a tribal dance for an audience in the 1920s.
This film of the 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair features the highly popular Mexican showcase, Los Voladores de Papantla Flying Indians Spectacular. Also shown are scenes of the fairgrounds, including many of the international pavilions and the view from the Swiss Sky-Ride.