The J.R. Nelson, Jr. Collection, no. 14 – Family Footage

This multi-reel home movie from the Nelson family chronicles the building of the house, baby Laura and family at home, and assorted footage from a summer, including a trip to the airport, a stage play, and a workday at the office.

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The Earl & Vera Fridley Collection, no. 5 – Lion Cubs

The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. In this footage, Claire, her children, and other friends and family play with pet lion cubs in the […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 9 – Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff

This home movie of the Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff, held in Marble Falls captures some of the more interesting t-shirts at the event, and a variety of activities, including carnival rides, paddle boats, and of course drinking and eating chili. The tail end of the video leaves Marble Falls and shows short clips of several […]

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The Murphy Family Collection – Outdoor Fun and Foley’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (1953)

This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family having fun outdoors in 1953. They play with their pets in their yard, watch cattle in a pasture and an air show, get a haircut in the yard, visit the beach in Galveston, celebrate a birthday, and rake leaves. Great scenes of […]

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HP Wells Family Films – Texas Cowboy Reunion (1939)

This home movie from the HP Wells Family Films opens on the Stamford Rodeo, also known as the Texas Cowboy Reunion, in 1939. Men and women ride horses in a cloverleaf pattern, and men ride bucking broncos and wrangle calves. The film also includes scenes of a game of golf, a father playing outside with […]

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The Grimes Family Films – Puppies! (1956-1957)

This home movie from the Grimes Family Films captures scenes of a birthday celebration and two Christmas mornings. It also shows the young Grimes daughter playing with small puppies, and the brother and sister playing together in a backyard pool.

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