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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 7

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 7: ‘1954 & 55.’ Playing in the snow. Coasting (13:09). Preteen boys with mortarboard (13:40). Singing. In actor costumes too. Gal with parasol. With boat. Bunch in sailor hats saluting (13:40). Bus unloading. trip to Boston?. Picnic at science museum.

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Home Movies: Can 11271: Downtown Detroit, Michigan Scenes, ca. 1962 and 1951

Home movie in two parts. The first, in color, is an impressionistic picture of buildings, streets and people in downtown Detroit, Michigan, presumably shot around 1962. The second, in black and white, shows scenes shot around the 200th anniversary celebration of the city of Detroit, 1951.

The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 20 – Fringes of the Vatican II Council, 1964

Bishop John Morkovsky attended the Second Vatican Council in Rome in 1964. This home movie from a reel labeled “Fringes of the Vatican II Council” captures the site-seeing he did while in Europe for the meeting.

The De la Mora Documentations, no. 1 – Cheech Marin in El Paso (2003)

This home movie documents scenes of museum culture and city events in El Paso in 2003. Footage includes scenes from the Chicano Visions exhibit opening at the El Paso Museum of Art, as well as Cheech Marin speaking at an exhibit opening at Insights El Paso Science Center.

The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 18 – Whittling

This short home movie captures Mr. Truitt whittling a piece of wood in the town square of the East Texas town, Center.

The Frick 70s Collection, no. 11 – Texas Renaissance Festival 1

This home movie of the Texas Renaissance Festival, held in Plantersville, captures knights in the jousting ring, pillow fights among festival-goers, musicians, face painting, and archery. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to local

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life,

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 6 – Belton Bicentennial Parade 2

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures various organizations and area schools, horseback riders, twirlers, and clowns participating in Belton’s annual July 4th Parade in 1976. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 8 – Timpson Hallways (1977)

This home movie from 1977 captures scenes from Timpson High School in East Texas. Some students paint a large picture of bear, the school’s mascot, while others congregate in the hallways, dancing and singing.