LBJ Home Movies – Austin 1943

This home movie captures scenes of life in Austin for Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1943. Narrated by Lady Bird some years later, images include many University of Texas campus buildings, Lake Austin, Mansfield Dam, Lake Bucha, and Mt. Bonnell, as well as scenes of the Johnsons with their close friends. Scenes of LBJ […]

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection – Governor Sterling’s Inauguration (1931)

This home movie captures scenes of Governor Ross S. Sterling’s gubernatorial inauguration on January 20, 1931. Following close-up scenes of the Texas State Capitol Building and grounds are scenes of the large crowd, flag-adorned grandstand, and the motorcade entering for the ceremony. Also of interest are opening scenes of an early ferry carrying cars across […]

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The Alan Frye Collection, no. 23 – Goddess of Liberty Returns

In the mid 1980s, the original zinc statue of the Goddess of Liberty was retired from the Texas State Capitol dome and replaced with a replica cast in aluminum. This clip from a home movie captures the new statue being placed on the State Capitol dome with an aerial crane.

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