Texas in Review – Seward Plantation (1957)

This clip, originally aired as part of the January 7, 1957 episode of “Texas in Review,” features the Seward home, a 24-room plantation mansion and grounds located outside of Independence, Texas. The tour of the property highlights the craftsmanship and interesting points of the house and outbuildings. At the time of filming, the plantation had […]

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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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The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 8 – Berlin Vacation (1963)

This home movie captures scenes of Jon Montgomery when he was stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany in 1963-64. Among footage of landmarks and landscapes in Frankfurt, the base, and military check points are two notable scenes: one of U.S. Senators William Fulbright and John Sparkman arriving at the air base as representatives […]

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