Sam Houston Tribute at Texas Centennial

Crowds assemble to celebrate the centennial of Texas independence with the introduction of descendants of signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and stirring speeches of heroism. At least some of the footage appears to be at Sam Houston’s memorial grave in Huntsville.

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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 Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 1 – Leisure Time at Camp Evans

This home movie footage includes soldiers throwing a football around, showing their comics, and heavy smoke in the background. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while serving in the military in Vietnam in the early 1970s. The films document everyday life on his base, capturing […]

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Vera and Will Minter Family Films – Farming and Fun in the Barracks (1945)

This 1945 home movie from the Vera and Will Minter Family collection shows people and livestock on a cattle ranch, then soldiers parading for the camera at the barracks of a military base. It also shows a father, dressed in his soldier

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 21 – Visit to Bao Sanh Orphanage, Vietnam, 1971

Shot in Vietnam in 1971, this film captures a trip to the Bao Sanh Orphanage, with images of children and soldiers standing outside and a view of the road from a moving vehicle. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while serving in the military in […]

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 9 – Long Binh Post Exchange

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage of the Long Binh Post Exchange captures custom painted jeeps in the parking lot and people carrying out their business, including African-American soldiers greeting each other with a special handshake, called a dap.

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 10 – 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage of the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh includes people working, a soldier in civilian clothing buying lunch, as well as socks and boots lined up outside. The Marcellus Hartman Collection consists of over 300 Super 8 films made by Hartman, a Texan, while […]

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