The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 3 - Texas Centennial Snapshots (1936)

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Date:
1936

Creator:
Houston Metropolitan Research Center



Archive/Collection:
Texas Archive Of The Moving Image, The Orris D. Brown Collection

Source URL:
http://texasarchive.org/library/index.php/The_Orris_D._Brown_Collection,_no._3_-_Texas_Centennial_Snapshots_(1936)



Description:
This film from the Orris D. Brown Collection documents notable locations, battles, and citizens that tell the story of early Texas at the time of its centennial in 1936. Intertittled to introduce each place and its significance, footage is included of statues of La Salle and Sam Houston, the Spanish Governor's Palace and the Alamo in San Antonio, the Battle of Gonzales battlefield, the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Sam Houston's homes in Independence, Texas and Huntsville, Texas, and the graves of the Houston family. Most notably, footage of Sam Houston's slave and personal servant, Uncle Jeff Hamilton, is also included. The digital preservation of this film was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Sound/Silent:
Silent

Archive:
Texas Archive of the Moving Image

Archive contact:
512-485-3073, Info@texasarchive.org

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