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Austin Aquatic Club Goes to Corpus Christi (1966)

An Austin Aquatic Club visit to a Corpus Christi beach is captured in this 1966 home movie footage. The Austin Aquatic Club, now known as Longhorn Aquatics, was coached and directed by former All-American Longhorn water polo swimmer, Wally Pryor from 1953 to 1975. This mob of candid youths mug for the camera and take

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

The Coltman Family No. 19 – The Lonely Beach Ball, Ostrich Farm

This home movie includes the Coltman-made amateur film

The Coltman Family No. 22 – West Texas Travels (1984)

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes of the family traveling around West Texas. Stops include a visit to Langtry, where Judge Roy Bean operated as Justice of the Peace out of a saloon; a hike around Fort Davis; and a swim in the Indian Lodge pool.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 4 – Swimming at Morgan’s Point

This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family, likely Ross Sterling’s adult children and their spouses, spending leisure time at the family’s vacation home in Morgan’s Point. Family members sunbathe in the gardens, swim in the Galveston Bay, and dive from a gazebo on the water’s edge into the water.

HP Wells Family Films – Texas, Louisiana, Cuba (1950)

This home movie captures scenes of Margie Sears Wells and Harris Peyton Wells, Jr. on a trip in Texas, Louisiana, and Cuba in March of 1950. It captures scenes of a construction site, a Louisiana plantation, and Cuban beaches.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 8 – Roller Skating

This home movie captures scenes of children roller skating on the sidewalk outside their home and joyously playing in the sprinkler in the backyard. Also included are scenes of the family camping.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 4 – Scenes of Summer

This home movie captures picturesque scenes of the Battle family on summer vacation in the 1950s. The family spends time at Williams Bay Beach on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin and other beautiful locales, capturing views of idyllic rural settings. Also included are images of a university campus and flower farm.

The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 11 – Trip to the White Mountains

In this home movie footage from 1928, the Hopkins family travels to the White Mountains region in New Hampshire. The family stays at the Ogontz White Mountain Camp, swimming in a lake and golfing at the nearby Maplewood Country Club. After the older children depart on their own trips through the Mountain Range, the remaining

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