The Frick 70s Collection, no. 16 – Texas Girl Chili Cook-off

This home movie of the 1980 Texas Girl Chili Cook-off held in Rosenberg, opens with a few attendees testing their skills on a mechanical bull. Also captured are shots of the (sometimes bawdily behaved) crowd and a dramatic sky. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family […]

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The Bursley Collection, no. 5 – Day at the Airfield

This home movie features silent footage shot by Philip Bursley of hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters flying over and landing in El Paso in the late 1970s. The airport seen in the footage is the Horizon Airport, formerly known as the West Texas Airport, in Horizon City. In the film, skydivers prepare hot air […]

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The Michael Cook, Jr. Collection – Life on Ladd Air Force Base and Back Home in San Antonio

This home movie captures scenes of Michael Cook, Jr.’s time as a U.S. Airman stationed at Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. The film also documents his life back home in San Antonio, including images of his family, his wife, and his young daughters growing up in the early 1960s.

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The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 10 – Kite Flying

This home movie captures picturesque scenes of two children flying a kite on a farm in Muleshoe, Texas. The kids stand among rows of crops and fly their kite against a blue sky.

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