This reel from the Orris D. Brown Collection contains footage from a number of events. The first part includes examples of early film credit techniques, footage of a then-modern, diesel electric streamlined train at Houston’s Railway Post Office, fireworks over Houston’s Buffalo Stadium, and scenes of Clara Mae Brown, Orris D. Brown’s mother, visiting family […]
This home movie features silent footage shot by Philip Bursley of hot air balloons, airplanes, and helicopters flying over and landing in El Paso in the late 1970s. The airport seen in the footage is the Horizon Airport, formerly known as the West Texas Airport, in Horizon City. In the film, skydivers prepare hot air […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family vacationing in Kentucky. The family watches horsesraces at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, visit the Kentucky State Capitol Building in Frankfort, and Brownwood Farm in Lexington.
This home movie captures scenes of the Great Houston Flood of 1935, primarily of the flooded downtown district, including Main, Milam, Prairie, and Texas Streets. Houstonians are seen rowing canoes down these metropolitan streets, alongside submerged storefronts and homes. Brown then includes before and after shots of the downtown district. The flood began on December […]
This home movie captures scenes of El Paso’s Cruz family on the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pac
This home movie captures scenes of El Paso’s Cruz family on a trip to Barranca del Cobre, Copper Canyon, in Chihuahua, Mexico by way of the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pac
This home movie captures scenes of an El Paso family in 1950. Of special note are scenes of the family at the historic Old Juarez Racetrack the day before the first Mexican road race from Juarez to the Guatemala border. In addition to the classic cars seen ready to race, the footage is significant as […]
This home movie captures scenes of a horse race, likely near Dimmitt, followed by images of the Easterwood home and neighborhood decorated for Christmas.