The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 1 – Wedding Ceremony and Pram Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures multiple Ketchum family gatherings in Tulsa and Galveston, from a wedding ceremony to a neighborhood parade of children in prams and floats to a trip to the beach. A portion of the footage takes place at the Ketchum’s Galveston residence, the historic Menard House. Michel B. Menard was […]

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 19 – Galveston Vacation (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans’ vacation on the Texas coast in 1970. The family first goes to Galveston, eating at the Cafeteria at the Jack Tar Hotel, then leisurely spends time on the beach swimming and sunbathing. Later they take a ride on a ferry, The Texas Queen, in Seabrook.

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 32 – Carlotta’s Trip (1971) Thomas F. Freeman

This home movie captures scenes of Carlotta Freeman and her father taking a trip together in 1971 to visit family in Richmond, Virginia. Scenes of their flights, Carlotta gardening and helping her family at their produce market, and the family spending time together at home are included.

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 4 – Music Video Raw Footage, Part I

This amateur film captures multiple scenes for a music video filmed in Austin. The singer dances and twirls a red umbrella with a keyboardist in a park, at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake downtown, and on the University of Texas campus. In this set of takes, the singer performs with the keyboardist in a […]

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