The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 6 – Life on the Ranch

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]

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Picón Family Memories – Family Singing (1975)

This home movie captures images of the Picón Family singing in the 1970s. Most of the scenes are of daughter Diane singing nursery rhymes, Jingle Bells, and Happy Birthday, but there is also footage of adults singing “Oh My Darling Clementine” and a Spanish song. Also includes a scene of Diane dancing along to “Love […]

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Picón Family Memories – Christmas Singing and Mexican Dancing (1975)

This home movie captures scenes of the Picón Family Christmas celebration in 1975, including daughter Diane singing ‘Jingle Bells’ and dancing to Mexican music. Later, all of the young family members sing ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Silent Night.’

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Picón Family Memories – Diane Singing, Dancing, Playing

This 1970s-era home movie filmed by the Picón family in San Angelo depicts moments in the life of their young daughter Diane, starting with a Christmas morning, where she received a microphone, followed by various scenes of her performing with that gift, dancing with her grandmother, and playing with the family dog.

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LBJ Home Movies – Austin 1943

This home movie captures scenes of life in Austin for Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1943. Narrated by Lady Bird some years later, images include many University of Texas campus buildings, Lake Austin, Mansfield Dam, Lake Bucha, and Mt. Bonnell, as well as scenes of the Johnsons with their close friends. Scenes of LBJ […]

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 9 – Springtime in Central Texas (c. 1960)

This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., captures Central Texas in the springtime. Footage includes fields along rural highways blanketed in bluebonnets, Congress Avenue in Austin, and the Texas State Capitol Building. These films are part of the collection courtesy of native Galvestonian and current Austin resident Richard Eisenhour, who […]

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