The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 6 – Houston, Henderson, and FDR (1936)

This reel from the Orris D. Brown Collection contains footage from a number of events. The first part includes examples of early film credit techniques, footage of a then-modern, diesel electric streamlined train at Houston’s Railway Post Office, fireworks over Houston’s Buffalo Stadium, and scenes of Clara Mae Brown, Orris D. Brown’s mother, visiting family […]

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D’Ascenzo Family Memories, no. 1 – Scenes From Vietnam

This home movie from El Paso’s D’Ascenzo family captures scenes of Vietnam. Soldiers watch as bombs are dropped from planes in the distance, then back at the barracks they play with an animated puppy.

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 12 – Old Tucson

This home movie captures scenes of members of El Paso’s Cruz family on a trip to Tucson with the high school marching band where they watch men reenact frontier life in a recreated street from the Old West at Old Tucson theme park. Old Tucson was built in 1939 for the movie

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