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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 26 – Trip to West Texas, 1956

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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The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 9 – Daily Life and Races at the Ranch

This home movie captures life at the Withers’ family ranch. The family skeet shoots, fishes, wrestles, and hosts an event that includes races – both on foot and on horseback.

The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 14 ‘Puppet Show in the Park

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection, shot in Cairo, TX, shows all aspects of an outdoor puppet show in the park from families enjoying the show, clips of the show itself, and a behind-the-scenes look at the puppeteer in action. Fred and Judy Donaldson, well-known figures in Austin’s magic community, are believed to

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 13 – Home Movie Compilation

This compilation of home movies from the Ramon Galindo Collection captures scenes around Austin, a family picnic in the park, Mr. Galindo’s tailor shop, a family trip to Corpus Christi, and its main feature – a number of magic shows featuring Mr. Galindo and his colleagues performing a variety of tricks using everything from cards

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The Dennis Family Films, no. 5 – Chronicle of Family Adventures

Using clips from commercially available films to narrate and punctuate the events captured in the home movies, this film from the Dennis Family collection chronicles a family trip and the activities of the children, especially with what appears to be a church youth group. Among the events caught on film are a trip to the

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 6 – Galveston (c. 1939)

This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942

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The Coltman Collection, no. 5 – Corpus Christi and Austin, 1968

This home movie reel from the Coltman Collection captures the family enjoying a vacation in Corpus Christi, swimming and cooking hot dogs on the beach. It also includes footage of the family back in Austin, swimming at Barton Springs and taking in fall foliage.

The Frick 70s Collection, no. 9 – Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff

This home movie of the Howdy Roo Chili Cookoff, held in Marble Falls captures some of the more interesting t-shirts at the event, and a variety of activities, including carnival rides, paddle boats, and of course drinking and eating chili. The tail end of the video leaves Marble Falls and shows short clips of several

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 4 – Family Life (1928)

This home movie of the Hopkins Family captures the family in a number of situations, from on a trip to the northern United States that includes stops in Sandusky, Ohio, and visiting the Irish Hills Towers in Michigan, to a Christmas morning at home in Dallas. Also on the film are snapshots of daily life,

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