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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.

HP Wells Family Films – Birthday Party (1958)

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of women and dressed-up children eating cake, waving to the camera, and playing with presents and party favors at a birthday party in 1958.

HP Wells Family Films – Moss Lake, Poker, and Gainesville Community Circus

This home movie from the 1940s captures scenes of a Wells family day at the lake, likely Moss Lake near Gainesville. The family spends time on the porch of their lake house, where Margie and Harris Peyton Wells play with a dog, then play a lively game of poker. Later, the couples travel to a

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 8 – Easter Egg Hunt and Cascarones

This home movie from El Paso’s Cruz family captures scenes of a backyard Easter celebration where children and adults both burst cascarones, confetti eggs, on each others’ heads and enjoy guitar music played by the family. Later scenes of the family dancing are also included.

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 6 – A Lively Christmas and Easter Bunny Pi

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of the Cruz family having a lively Christmas celebration where young boys play guitar and couples dance in front of the Christmas tree. Scenes of a birthday party with an Easter Bunny pi

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 3 – Parties at Gomez Baptist Church

This home movie captures scenes of various celebrations at Gomez Baptist Church in the rural Panhandle town of Brownfield. Couples dress up for a Valentine’s Day banquet, children wear costumes and play games for Halloween, and the young women at the church take part in a pageant. Also included are scenes of a potluck dinner

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 74 – Denise’s Wedding (1974)

This home movie captures scenes of Thomas Freeman presiding over a wedding in 1974. The bride and groom exchange vows and rings, then celebrate with their family and friends.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 68 – Wedding in Canada (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of Thomas F. Freeman presides over a wedding in Canada in 1971. His wife accompanies him to the reception where the bride and groom cut the cake and greet their guests.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 3 – Catholic Wedding Ceremony, Part III

This home movie captures scenes of the reception at an Ayala family wedding. The bride and groom dance alongside their wedding guests, and the wedding part sits to eat a beautifully decorated wedding cake.