Category Archives: The Marcellus Hartman Collection

The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 26 – Trip to West Texas, 1956

Captured in this home movie is the Hartman family’s road trip to West Texas where they take in the historic sites and rugged landscape. They stop along the way in Fort Stockton and El Paso, attend a bullfight in Juarez, Mexico, visit to Sul Ross State College in Alpine, and camp in Big Bend National

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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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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 4 – Da Nang Air Base

This film captures soldiers and Vietnamese women at the Freedom Hill Post Exchange at Da Nang.  

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.

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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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 20 – Typhoon Damage at Camp Evans

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in Vietnam, this footage captures typhoon-damaged structures at Camp Evans.