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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s […]

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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 Grimes Family Films – Puppies! (1956-1957)

This home movie from the Grimes Family Films captures scenes of a birthday celebration and two Christmas mornings. It also shows the young Grimes daughter playing with small puppies, and the brother and sister playing together in a backyard pool.

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 10 – Clute Mosquito Festival, 1981

This home movie from the Frick Collection documents the 1981 Great Mosquito Festival held annually in Clute. Captured are folk dancers, the destruction of a car, face painting, and participants generally enjoying the festival. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings […]

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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 Frick 70s Collection, no. 5 – Belton Bicentennial Parade 1

This home movie from the Frick Collection captures Belton’s annual parade in 1976. Shown in this clip is the beginning of the parade, including the mayor of Belton, the Belton High School Marching Band, and the Belton Volunteer Fire Department. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 1 – Main Street Art Happening, Houston

This home movie documents a Main Street Art Happening, precursor to the International Festival, on Houston’s Main Street, including art displays, stage shows, and clowns. 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 Texas […]

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The Marks Family Films, no. 4 – Rodeo Footage

This home movie contains black-and-white, silent footage of a rodeo in Texas, likely held at E.H. Marks’ ranch, the LH7. The footage highlights the events of the day, beginning with the riders making their entrance onto the rodeo grounds. Several rodeo events are featured, including cattle branding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and […]

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The Chavira – Estrada Collection, no. 1 – Home Movie Compilation, 1977

This home movie compilation from El Paso’s Chavira-Estrada family documents the life and events of the family in 1977. Captured are an Easter celebration, complete with multiple Easter egg hunts and a cascarone fight in which even the dog isn’t safe. Also on the reel are Mother’s Day, Bobby Chavira’s graduation from a middle school […]

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