The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 7 – A Vacation Junket (1939)

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family on vacation in June 1939. The family first travels to Tennessee, through the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains, then into Washington D.C. where they go sightseeing. Footage of the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Arlington House, […]

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The Carolyn Minton Collection – Jaycee Parade, Colorado

This home movie captures footage of the parade of state chapters at the 1954 National Convention of the Jaycees (the US Junior Chamber and youth leadership training and civic organization) held in Colorado Springs. The Texas Chapter’s contingent included a line dance. The film also includes images of the Rocky Mountains and other natural features […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – From Shiner to Canada

This home movie captures family life in 1960s Shiner, including a fishing trip and a large church picnic. It also features footage of Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Catholic North American pilgrimage sites, such as the Parish in the National Shrine of the North American martyrs in upstate New York, the Oratory of St. Joseph […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 11 – Trip to the White Mountains

In this home movie footage from 1928, the Hopkins family travels to the White Mountains region in New Hampshire. The family stays at the Ogontz White Mountain Camp, swimming in a lake and golfing at the nearby Maplewood Country Club. After the older children depart on their own trips through the Mountain Range, the remaining […]

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