Tag Archives: Jim-Wells-County

A. M. Harper, African Safari Part II

Born in Yorktown, Texas in 1901, Albert Morris “A.M.” Harper was a longtime resident of Alice where he owned and operated a successful oil field trucking company. Financial success followed from the early boom in the Texas oil industry and enabled Harper to enjoy a recreational home in Port Aransas and many adventurous pursuits, including

Read More

A. M. Harper, Scenes from the Gulf Coast

This short home movie from the A.M. Harper collection shot along the Texas Gulf Coast includes scenes of recreational fishing as well as recording imagery of the local shrimping and oil drilling industries.

A. M. Harper, Hook, Line and Sinker

The home movie Hook, Line and Sinker documents Harper with friends and family as they enjoy a day of fishing and boating off the Texas coast at Port Aransas.

A. M. Harper, Birds in Coastal Habitat

This short home movie from the A.M. Harper collection takes a look at characteristic Gulf Coast beach and grassland habitat and some of the shore birds and waterfowl that reside or migrate through it, including the endangered Whooping Crane.

A. M. Harper, African Safari Part I

This home movie shot during one of Harper’s African safaris shows life in the well-appointed hunting camps, native animals on the savanna, and hunters posing with their “trophy” kills. Born in Yorktown, Texas in 1901, Albert Morris “A.M.” Harper was a longtime resident of Alice where he owned and operated a successful oil field trucking

Read More

A. M. Harper, Bridge Party and Christmas Celebrations

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection opens with scenes from a women’s bridge club and continues with extended footage from family Christmas celebrations for children and adults.

A. M. Harper, Fishing Trips

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection contains footage from various fishing expeditions along the Texas Gulf Coast, including a prize sailfish catch at the 19th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament in Port Isabel.

A. M. Harper, Pescando en Mexico

In Pescando en Mexico, A.M. Harper films his journey through Mexico culminating in a fishing expedition in Mazatlan on the Pacific coast, capturing scenes of the landscape, architecture, and daily life along the way.

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.