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Sam Rafel visits his hometown of Gombin in 1937

Footage depicts a 1937 trip to Gombin, Poland (123 km northwest of Warsaw) shot by Sam Rafel. All identifications are from the website of Ada Holtzman, a member of the Gombin Society. The first shot is a grainy, dark interior shot of a crowd of people. This might be the crowd that assembled for Sam

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The Amparo Rivera Family Collection, no. 2 – Xavier and Gloria’s Wedding

This home movie from the Amparo Rivera collection captures the bride, groom and wedding guests exiting the church where they are treated to a mariachi serenade.

The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 5 – Trip to Galveston

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of the Ketchum family’s visit to Galveston. First they stop by the harbor to see ships unloading their cargo. Next they walk along the seawall and pose in front of the Hotel Galvez. Later footage also includes scenes of the family at their home in Tulsa. Children

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 3 – Children Playing and Circus Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family at their home in Tulsa. Children play on tricycles and a slide in their yard. Later that day, the family makes a trip downtown to watch the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus parade.

The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 2 – Arkansas Air National Guard and Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of Galveston’s Ketchum family in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first portion of footage captures members of the Arkansas Air National Guard at an airfield in Fort Smith. A pilot dances for the camera and demonstrates how to don the proper flight attire while mechanics repair various planes

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 1 – Wedding Ceremony and Pram Parade

This home movie from the 1920s captures multiple Ketchum family gatherings in Tulsa and Galveston, from a wedding ceremony to a neighborhood parade of children in prams and floats to a trip to the beach. A portion of the footage takes place at the Ketchum’s Galveston residence, the historic Menard House. Michel B. Menard was

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The Ravel Films, no. 2 – Rita’s 6th Birthday (1952)

This home movie from El Paso’s Ravel family captures the family posing for a portrait with new baby Elise, followed by scenes of Rita’s 6th birthday party where children sit around a table in the backyard for a meal and cake.

The Coltman Collection, no. 11 – Rocky Mountains and New York (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family’s vacation in the Rocky Mountains and New York in 1962. The family hikes and picnics in the mountains as well as travels to Times Square in the evening when numerous billboards are illuminated. The film’s double exposure, likely accidental, juxtaposes the natural beauty of the Rockies

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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 10 – 25th Anniversary Party

This home movie captures scenes from an African-American family celebrating at a 25th Anniversary party for a senior couple in the family. Multiple generations of the family gather in formal attire to visit, have cake, and congratulate the couple on their years of marriage.

The Mary and Morgan Jones Collection – Family Life

This home movie captures a variety of scenes of the Jones