The Frick 70s Collection, no. 16 – Texas Girl Chili Cook-off

This home movie of the 1980 Texas Girl Chili Cook-off held in Rosenberg, opens with a few attendees testing their skills on a mechanical bull. Also captured are shots of the (sometimes bawdily behaved) crowd and a dramatic sky. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 10 – Clute Mosquito Festival, 1981

This home movie from the Frick Collection documents the 1981 Great Mosquito Festival held annually in Clute. Captured are folk dancers, the destruction of a car, face painting, and participants generally enjoying the festival. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings […]

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The Coltman Collection, no. 4 – Travels Around Texas, 1962

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family as they travel to historic sites in San Antonio and around Texas. Footage features the Riverwalk, Alamo and Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio, the Dallas skyline and Trinity River, Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas and a walk in Pease Park along Lamar […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 9 – Family Celebrations and Texas Happenings (1937-38)

This home movie features a number of Hopkins family celebrations and happenings around Texas in 1937 and 1938. The film opens with the wedding of E.B. Hopkins’s eldest daughter, Amy, to Ted Fitch. Next, E.B. Hopkins tours the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas’ Fair Park, focusing on buildings such as the Hall of State, the […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – From Shiner to Canada

This home movie captures family life in 1960s Shiner, including a fishing trip and a large church picnic. It also features footage of Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Catholic North American pilgrimage sites, such as the Parish in the National Shrine of the North American martyrs in upstate New York, the Oratory of St. Joseph […]

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