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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 13 – Home Movie Compilation

This compilation of home movies from the Ramon Galindo Collection captures scenes around Austin, a family picnic in the park, Mr. Galindo’s tailor shop, a family trip to Corpus Christi, and its main feature – a number of magic shows featuring Mr. Galindo and his colleagues performing a variety of tricks using everything from cards

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 12 – Release of Racing Pigeons

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo Collection captures the release of racing pigeons at the start of a race between Austin and Dallas. Also featured are skyline and aerial shots of Austin.

LBJ Home Movies – Austin 1943

This home movie captures scenes of life in Austin for Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1943. Narrated by Lady Bird some years later, images include many University of Texas campus buildings, Lake Austin, Mansfield Dam, Lake Bucha, and Mt. Bonnell, as well as scenes of the Johnsons with their close friends. Scenes of LBJ

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A. M. Harper, Reunion

In this home movie from the A.M. Harper collection, multiple generations of family members gather in an outdoor park-like setting to visit, eat, and swim. Also included are family gatherings at home, footage from Christmas morning, a visit to the state Capitol building, and a croquet game

The Alan Frye Collection, no. 7 – “Radiation”

This short film uses rotating items, concentric circles and radial lines to visually represent radiation.

The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 21 – Airplane Rides and Snow in Austin (1963-64)

This intertitled home movie captures scenes of Austin from an airplane in 1963-64 and an unusual snowfall in Austin in 1964. The Galindo family paid $1 to go up in an airplane and fly over Austin. The family took two trips that were filmed in this home movie–one in 1963 and one in 1964. Later

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 9 – Springtime in Central Texas (c. 1960)

This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., captures Central Texas in the springtime. Footage includes fields along rural highways blanketed in bluebonnets, Congress Avenue in Austin, and the Texas State Capitol Building. These films are part of the collection courtesy of native Galvestonian and current Austin resident Richard Eisenhour, who

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 9 – Family Celebrations and Texas Happenings (1937-38)

This home movie features a number of Hopkins family celebrations and happenings around Texas in 1937 and 1938. The film opens with the wedding of E.B. Hopkins’s eldest daughter, Amy, to Ted Fitch. Next, E.B. Hopkins tours the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas’ Fair Park, focusing on buildings such as the Hall of State, the

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 15 – Sideshows, Circuses and Parades

This home movie compilation reel from the Ramon Galindo collection contains footage from a number of colorful events, spanning the years 1966 – 1988. Captured are a carnivals, circuses and sideshows, a trip to Johnson City, a day at Hemisfair, waterskiing performances, and a parades through downtown Austin.

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 5 – Gov. Beauford Jester Inaugural Parade, 1947

This home movie captures the 1947 inaugural parade for Governor Beauford Jester as it makes its way up Congress Avenue to the Texas State Capitol. The end of the film features the Will Rogers Range Riders Special in Amarillo, Texas.