Tag Archives: Bell

A. Fokker films: von Richthofen’s “Flying Circus”, WWI aces

Various locations and dates, probably N. France and Belgium, between Autumn 1916 to September 1918. Contains activities of Jagdgeschwader 1 (the Red Baron’s “Flying Circus”), comprising Jagdstaffel (Jasta) 4, 6, 10, 11, which was commanded by Manfred von Richthofen (MvR) until his death April 21, 1918 in a Fokker Dr.1. Hermann Goering became CO of

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Texas in Review – Seward Plantation (1957)

This clip, originally aired as part of the January 7, 1957 episode of “Texas in Review,” features the Seward home, a 24-room plantation mansion and grounds located outside of Independence, Texas. The tour of the property highlights the craftsmanship and interesting points of the house and outbuildings. At the time of filming, the plantation had

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The Murphy Family Collection – Independence, Texas

This home movie captures scenes of the Murphy family in the historic town of Independence, Texas where they visit the original bell donated to the Baptist Church by Mrs. cy Lea, Sam Houston’s mother-in-law. The family also views the ruins of Baylor Female College and the men’s school, Baylor University. Baylor Female College moved to

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 1 – Agriculture and Cemetery Visit

This home movie captures scenes of crop fields, the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and cemetery in Rio Grande City, and workers processing baas.

The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 1 – Agriculture and Cemetery Visit

This home movie captures scenes of crop fields, the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and cemetery in Rio Grande City, and workers processing baas.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 5 – Family in La Porte

This home movie captures scenes of a toddler playing on the grounds of the Ross Sterling Mansion, followed by the Sterling family taking a drive into town, likely La Porte, Texas. Scenes of the homes and streets in town are included.

The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 3 – Texas Centennial Snapshots (1936)

This film from the Orris D. Brown Collection documents notable locations, battles, and citizens that tell the story of early Texas at the time of its centennial in 1936. Intertittled to introduce each place and its significance, footage is included of statues of La Salle and Sam Houston, the Spanish Governor’s Palace and the Alamo

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Bell Family, 1953 Tarheels in Texas

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. In this footage, family members from North Carolina visit the Bell’s home in Gatesville, Texas.