Tag Archives: hunting

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 19 – Hunting at Chupadera Ranch

This home movie captures scenes of cattle, cowboys, and ranch land, documenting a hunting trip taken by Sterling, Dolph Briscoe Sr., and several guests on the men

The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 20 – Pecan Picking

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River,

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 8 – Birthday Parties (1955-56)

In this 1950s home movie, members of the Hopkins family celebrate two birthday parties. In the first, Dani and his friends enjoy the 1920s-era attractions at what is most likely Kiddie Park in San Antonio. Established in 1925 and renovated in 2009, Kiddie Park is now the oldest children’s amusement park in the nation and

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A. M. Harper, Cloud-Land Elk

In his film Cloud-Land Elk, A.M. Harper elaborated on the standard home movie format by including intertitles and credits along with documentation of a hunting trip in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado.

Bell Family, 1967-1969

Home movies from the Bell clan offer a great look at family life in 1950s Gatesville. In this footage, youngest son Wendell Bell celebrates his 15-17th birthdays and marches with the Gatesville Hornets high school marching band. Also shown is a visit to the maternal grandparents farm in North Carolina with scenes from Blue Ridge

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