City street scenes

Very dark interior shots followed by a brief scene at the beach at Snekkersten and then street scenes in Elsinore (Helsingcr), Denmark. “Spredte Traeck fra Fam. Schermeisters. Tilvaereise.” [Small Notes from the Schermeister Family. Life.] The street scenes show quick cuts of alleys, people in the street on bicycles, shops, a newspaper headline announcing Von

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Nazi propaganda

World War I soldiers celebrate Regiments’ Day in Dusseldorf

Title: “Der 8. Regimentstag des Bundes ehem. 172er am 28-30 Juli 1934 in Dcsseldorf”. Second title frame reads: “Film Aufnahmen von Hans Vosskamp Fritz Jasper”. Animated cards and titles throughout. Two men holding a sign before a newspaper kiosk on a city street. Former soldiers of the 172nd Regiment from World War I gather in

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Olympic event (crew) at Lake Gruenau

Sign, “Olympia Gruenau.” Olympic rings, flags, stadium, civilians. Lake Gruenau (20 km from Berlin) surrounded by spectator stands. Sign, “ZIEL” Crowd awaiting Olympic sporting event, some people with binoculars. Crew boats on lake. CU, sign, “Reihenfolge bei 1000 mtr. ZIEL” Crew race. Spectators reading newspaper. More crew. Larger boat with men and Nazi flag. Man

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 70 – TSU Committee Meeting and Commencement (1968)

This home movie contains footage of a committee meeting and lunch, most likely of faculty and administration of Texas Southern University, at El Chico International Restaurant in Houston, Texas in 1968. Scenes that follow portray commencement ceremonies at TSU that year.

Wallace and Elva Raney Collection – Celebrations in Clarendon

This home movie captures scenes of town life in the 1950s, including parades, picnics, family gatherings, and passersby of the family’s gas station.

The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 9 – Family Life and Festivals (1977-78)

This home movie captures scenes of the Montgomery family in 1977-78 as they celebrate holidays, spend time around the house, and attend festivals in Austin. Of note are scenes of a street fair on the University of Texas’ West Campus, the Montgomery girls dressed in Star Wars costumes for Halloween, and Eeyore’s Birthday festival in

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 4 – The Great Houston Flood of 1935

This home movie captures scenes of the Great Houston Flood of 1935, primarily of the flooded downtown district, including Main, Milam, Prairie, and Texas Streets. Houstonians are seen rowing canoes down these metropolitan streets, alongside submerged storefronts and homes. Brown then includes before and after shots of the downtown district. The flood began on December

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Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 42 – Christmas Celebrations (1971)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans celebrating Christmas in 1971 by opening gifts, enjoying Christmas dinner, and, as is their tradition, making popcorn balls. Scenes of Carlotta and Carter Freeman rolling newspapers and getting a bike ready for a paper route are also included.

The Jon Montgomery Collection, no. 8 – Berlin Vacation (1963)

This home movie captures scenes of Jon Montgomery when he was stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt, Germany in 1963-64. Among footage of landmarks and landscapes in Frankfurt, the base, and military check points are two notable scenes: one of U.S. Senators William Fulbright and John Sparkman arriving at the air base as representatives

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