The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 3 – Old Mexico Trip, 1940

Captured in this home movie from the Hunt Family Collection is a trip to Mexico City, highlights of which include the Diego Rivera home, the floating gardens of Xochimilco, and a bullfight.

The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 18 – Washington’s Birthday Celebration, Laredo (1963)

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures part of the 1963 Washington’s Birthday celebration held in Laredo, Texas. Footage includes a colorful parade complete with military displays, intricately choreographed marching and dancing, beauty queens, and floats sponsored by familiar brand names such as Lone Star and Busch beers. Following the parade footage is

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 22 – The First Annual Aqua Festival Parade and Rodeo (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the first annual Aqua Festival parade and rodeo in Austin in 1962. The Aqua Festival was founded in 1962 to promote Austin and the surrounding region as a destination and to boost the local economy during its slow season. This film documents one of the festival’s parades, where floats

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The Graham Collection – Charreada (1963)

This home movie captures a Mexican Charreada, an event similar to an American Rodeo. In the footage, charros ride out into the arena on horseback and compete in bull fighting. Later, the Graham family try on sombreros and enjoy a Texas sunset.

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This amateur film from Ramon Galindo is titled