The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 13 – Trips to the Wider Caribbean Region

This home movie captures scenes of trips to various South and Central American countries between 1926 and 1934, including Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, and the United States Virgin Islands. In addition to sightseeing footage, the film highlights the means of transport to these destinations, from ocean liners to trains […]

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The Ewen Collection, no. 1 – Travel in Europe, New York, California, and Texas (1952-53)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ewens as a young couple on several vacations from 1952-53. The visit France and Germany, New York City, Dallas, and the California Coast. Scenes of their first son, Billy, arriving home from the hospital are also included.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 7 – A Vacation Junket (1939)

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family on vacation in June 1939. The family first travels to Tennessee, through the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains, then into Washington D.C. where they go sightseeing. Footage of the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Arlington House, […]

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 12 – Trip to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico

This home movie captures scenes of the Bentsen family traveling to Mexico, visiting what appears to be the town of Tuxtla Gutierrez. Scenes of tourist sites such as a mission and a monument, as well as street scenes and footage of a park in town center, are included.

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 7 – The Alamo

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family visiting the Alamo in San Antonio. The family takes a tour, poses for photographs in front of the mission, and enjoys Alamo Plaza. Also included are scenes of the family having a picnic and swimming at a park in the area.

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