Captured in this home movie is the Hartman family’s road trip to West Texas where they take in the historic sites and rugged landscape. They stop along the way in Fort Stockton and El Paso, attend a bullfight in Juarez, Mexico, visit to Sul Ross State College in Alpine, and camp in Big Bend National
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Beginning at a seemingly sparse airfield in El Paso, this footage from the Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, provides a glimpse into a trip by the family that included visiting Fort Bliss for a military review of mounted cavalry, playing golf, and horseback riding. Particularly noteworthy sections of this film include rodeo events, aerial
Can notes: “Trips + Travels;Marion knits at Kidney Pond;Dam on Souadabscook Stream;Falls + Bridge on West Branch;Mt. Katahdin from Foot Bridge;Stuck in Stream – Dam the Beavers.;A. Whitehorse + Guide Lisle at Holeb Falls Camp on Moose River;A. Whitehorse + Guide Russ? [sic] Rapids;Attean Lake Camp;P.W.H. at Attean Lake Camp;Marion and PWH Cross James River
Can notes: “Bill’s Summers at Camp Great East Lodge And Senior Year at Gould Academy;Diving at Camp;Camp Waterfront Scenes;Rifle Range + Mts.;Camping Trip over Presidential Range;Scenes about Camp;Gould Academy, Bethel ME Various Buildings;Foot Ball Game;Bill Graduates. Shots of men diving into lake. Many men and boys gathered on dock watching diving, two men in boat.
Donor notes: “1952 Trip To Alaska PW + MAH’s Travels” Intertitle: Cartoon image of a family on an airplane Intertitle: “Now We Are Off-” Intertitle: “The Old Fellows Come Out At Calgary.” Shot of large, life-sized dinosaur in a field. Sign: Scenes Near Banff including Vancouver, Calgary, Lake Louise, etc. Shot of mountains and clouds.
Boys play on beach dig in sand, stand with boat on shore. View of cottages or beach houses in background. Boy spins around stick in sand. Boy dressed in white waves to camera. Sideways shot of boy playing in sand/shot corrected to vertical. Upside down shot of pushup in sand. View of water plane stationary
Compiled home movie reel including scenes of New York City and the 1940 New York World’s Fair.
A shot of a crowd of men and a few pack animals near an automobile. A shot of several men rolling a log out of the water with poles. A local man weaves a basket. Footage of large birds along a road and atop a peak. Two women climb up the rocks of a valley