Category Archives: A. M. Harper Collection

A. M. Harper, African Safari Part II

Born in Yorktown, Texas in 1901, Albert Morris “A.M.” Harper was a longtime resident of Alice where he owned and operated a successful oil field trucking company. Financial success followed from the early boom in the Texas oil industry and enabled Harper to enjoy a recreational home in Port Aransas and many adventurous pursuits, including […]

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A. M. Harper, Scenes from the Gulf Coast

This short home movie from the A.M. Harper collection shot along the Texas Gulf Coast includes scenes of recreational fishing as well as recording imagery of the local shrimping and oil drilling industries.

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A. M. Harper, Reunion

In this home movie from the A.M. Harper collection, multiple generations of family members gather in an outdoor park-like setting to visit, eat, and swim. Also included are family gatherings at home, footage from Christmas morning, a visit to the state Capitol building, and a croquet game

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A. M. Harper, Hunting Big Horn Sheep and Moose

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection depicts hunting trips for big horn sheep and moose in either Alaska or Canada along with panoramic footage of the surrounding mountains.

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A. M. Harper, Birds in Coastal Habitat

This short home movie from the A.M. Harper collection takes a look at characteristic Gulf Coast beach and grassland habitat and some of the shore birds and waterfowl that reside or migrate through it, including the endangered Whooping Crane.

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A. M. Harper, African Safari Part I

This home movie shot during one of Harper’s African safaris shows life in the well-appointed hunting camps, native animals on the savanna, and hunters posing with their “trophy” kills. Born in Yorktown, Texas in 1901, Albert Morris “A.M.” Harper was a longtime resident of Alice where he owned and operated a successful oil field trucking […]

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A. M. Harper, Bridge Party and Christmas Celebrations

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection opens with scenes from a women’s bridge club and continues with extended footage from family Christmas celebrations for children and adults.

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