The Chavira – Estrada Collection, no. 3 – Wedding

This home movie from El Paso’s Chavira-Estrada family documents the events of a family wedding, starting with family members preparing themselves and helping the bride get coiffed and dressed, and continuing with the procession down the church aisle, part of the ceremony, and the newly weds exiting the church under a shower of rice. 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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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 H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 5 – Trip to Galveston

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of the Ketchum family’s visit to Galveston. First they stop by the harbor to see ships unloading their cargo. Next they walk along the seawall and pose in front of the Hotel Galvez. Later footage also includes scenes of the family at their home in Tulsa. Children […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 19 – Tigua Reservation Housing Dedication (1976)

This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief Jos

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The Carolyn Minton Collection – Family 1953-1960

This home movie captures scenes of the three oldest Minton children playing in the backyard of their home in Midland. The film spans from 1953 to 1960 and documents the kids as they grow up, playing on a swing set and with various toys, as well as posing with each other and older members of […]

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