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Austin Aquatic Club Goes to Corpus Christi (1966)

An Austin Aquatic Club visit to a Corpus Christi beach is captured in this 1966 home movie footage. The Austin Aquatic Club, now known as Longhorn Aquatics, was coached and directed by former All-American Longhorn water polo swimmer, Wally Pryor from 1953 to 1975. This mob of candid youths mug for the camera and take

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The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 5 – Trail Ride and Daily Life

This home movie gives a glimpse into everyday life of the Withers family. A light dusting of snow on the ground, preparation for a trail ride, play alongside shots of the family visiting the beach, riding horses at their ranch, fishing

The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 8 – Leisure Time

This clip, salvaged from a larger damaged home movie reel, captures the Withers family at leisure – playing in the yard, at a baseball game, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico in the shadow of an oil well, and being entertained by a pair of ducklings, possibly on Easter morning.

The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 12 – Florida Trip in the Airstream

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family road tripping across the south to Florida. With an Air Stream in tow, they visit Silver Springs, the Castillo de San Marcos, a theme park called “Jungle Land” and, of course, the beach.

The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of

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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 Coltman Family No. 19 – The Lonely Beach Ball, Ostrich Farm

This home movie includes the Coltman-made amateur film

The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life,

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The Coltman Collection, no. 6 – Port Aransas and Austin, 1969

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures the family on vacation in Port Aransas, exploring the dunes and building sand castles. It also shows the family enjoying the river in New Braunfels and visiting Santa’s sleigh outside of Montgomery Ward’s in the Capitol Plaza parking lot in Austin.

The Coltman Collection, no. 12 – Trip to Port Isabel

This home movie from the Coltman collection captures scenes of the family enjoying the beach and waves at Port Isabel, where they visit the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.