The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 18 – The Sterling Sisters at the Mansion

This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling girls at the Ross Sterling Manstion. The sisters gather around a newborn held by a ny on the back porch, then Norma and one of her sisters, likely Mildred, dance together on the porch. The fashion of the time is of particular note.

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 20 – Fondren and Farrish at Chupadera

This home movie captures scenes of the cattle industry at Sterling’s Chupadera Ranch. Ranch owners Sterling and Dolph Briscoe Sr. often enjoyed bringing colleagues and friends out to the ranch for hunting trips, and this film includes scenes of Sterling’s oil industry colleagues, Walter Fondren and William Stamps Farrish II, visiting Chupadera.

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 1 – The 1928 Democratic Convention

This home movie captures scenes of the 1928 Democratic National Convention held in Houston, Texas. The convention was the first held in any southern state following the Civil War. New York Governor Alfred E. Smith, a strong opponent of prohibition, took the presidential nomination. Ross Sterling was likely attending the convention due to his political […]

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