The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes […]

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The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 3 – Parties at Gomez Baptist Church

This home movie captures scenes of various celebrations at Gomez Baptist Church in the rural Panhandle town of Brownfield. Couples dress up for a Valentine’s Day banquet, children wear costumes and play games for Halloween, and the young women at the church take part in a pageant. Also included are scenes of a potluck dinner […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 80 – Richmond, VA for Mrs. Freeman’s Birthday (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of the Thomas Freeman family visiting their relatives in Richmond, Virginia in 1973 for Dr. Freeman’s mother’s birthday. The family joyously sits down for a large birthday dinner around the dining room table before gifts are presented and Grandmother Freeman blows out her birthday candles.

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