Tag Archives: Africa

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, 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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The Coltman Collection, no. 2 – Honeymoon in Mozambique, 1955

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes from Peter and Felicity’s honeymoon in and around Maputo, Mozambique. It features the couple swimming in the ocean, lying on the beach, taking boat tours and exploring the city. Footage includes ocean views, sailing, fishing, docks and harbors, hippopotamuses in the water, and architectural points of

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 29 – Dr. Freeman in Liberia and Sierra Leone (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman’s visit to the West Africa in 1973. Scenes of village life in Liberia, such as villagers dancing to various percussion instruments, church services, farming, children playing, and village scenery comprise the first half of this video. Of particular interest is footage of villagers performing the

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 62 – Dr. Freeman in Ghana

This home movie captures footage of Dr. Freeman visiting Ghana in the mid 1970s. Included are scenes of Dr. Freeman at the University of Ghana, the city market in Accra, Cape Coast and the Cape Coast Castle, Accra’s National Liberation Circle, and close ups of Dr. Freeman’s Ghanaian traveling companion, most likely a translator.