The Mark Stubbs Collection, no. 1 – Classic Cars & Lion Cub in the Backyard

Home movies occupy an enormous part of our Texas film heritage. Since the 1920s, popular formats like 16mm, 8mm, Super 8 and video have captured our private events and public moments and helped us channel our creative impulses as amateur filmmakers. But they do more than just document our lives; our home movies continually reveal […]

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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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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 7 – San Antonio (c. 1960)

This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., documents the city circa 1960. Footage includes the kiddie train at Brackenridge Park, the downtown skyline from a moving car, and the Pearl Brewery and distribution trucks practicing parking maneuvers. Mr. Bedell made these films to publicize his business, Bedell Trailer Company, which […]

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 7 – Belton Bicentennial Parade 3

This home movie of the annual Belton Parade in 1976 captures parade floats, the Corn Festival Queen and Duchesses, and the Kazoo Band. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to local Texas events, including […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 5 – Belton Bicentennial Parade 1

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures Belton’s annual parade in 1976. Shown in this clip is the beginning of the parade, including the mayor of Belton, the Belton High School Marching Band, and the Belton Volunteer Fire Department. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of […]

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