The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 18 – Washington’s Birthday Celebration, Laredo (1963)

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures part of the 1963 Washington’s Birthday celebration held in Laredo, Texas. Footage includes a colorful parade complete with military displays, intricately choreographed marching and dancing, beauty queens, and floats sponsored by familiar brand names such as Lone Star and Busch beers. Following the parade footage is […]

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]

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The Coltman Collection, no. 4 – Travels Around Texas, 1962

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family as they travel to historic sites in San Antonio and around Texas. Footage features the Riverwalk, Alamo and Spanish Governor’s Palace in San Antonio, the Dallas skyline and Trinity River, Davy Crockett National Forest in East Texas and a walk in Pease Park along Lamar […]

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes […]

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The Cristela Gonzalez Bond Collection, no. 4 – Lucy’s Wedding and Apollo XI Parade (1969)

This home movie from Houston captures scenes of a Gonzalez family wedding and the welcome home parade for the astronauts of Apollo XI following the moon landing of July 20, 1969. Scenes of an exuberant Lucy Gonzalez exiting the church open the film before the ticker tape parade down Main Street in Houston. The parade […]

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D’Ascenzo Family Memories, no. 1 – Scenes From Vietnam

This home movie from El Paso’s D’Ascenzo family captures scenes of Vietnam. Soldiers watch as bombs are dropped from planes in the distance, then back at the barracks they play with an animated puppy.

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 21 – In the Bleachers (1975)

This home movie from 1975 captures scenes of students and community members in the stands at a women’s basketball game at Timpson High School in East Texas. Rather than the game, the film focuses on the lively spectators as they hang out with friends and react to the game.

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