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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 Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.

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 Family No. 22 – West Texas Travels (1984)

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes of the family traveling around West Texas. Stops include a visit to Langtry, where Judge Roy Bean operated as Justice of the Peace out of a saloon; a hike around Fort Davis; and a swim in the Indian Lodge pool.

The Coltman Collection, no. 2 – Honeymoon in Mozambique, 1955

This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes from Peter and Felicity’s honeymoon in and around Maputo, Mozambique. It features the couple swimming in the ocean, lying on the beach, taking boat tours and exploring the city. Footage includes ocean views, sailing, fishing, docks and harbors, hippopotamuses in the water, and architectural points of

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 4 – Swimming at Morgan’s Point

This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family, likely Ross Sterling’s adult children and their spouses, spending leisure time at the family’s vacation home in Morgan’s Point. Family members sunbathe in the gardens, swim in the Galveston Bay, and dive from a gazebo on the water’s edge into the water.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 19 – Galveston Vacation (1970)

This home movie captures scenes of the Freemans’ vacation on the Texas coast in 1970. The family first goes to Galveston, eating at the Cafeteria at the Jack Tar Hotel, then leisurely spends time on the beach swimming and sunbathing. Later they take a ride on a ferry, The Texas Queen, in Seabrook.

The Railford H. Burton Collection, no. 5 – Outdoor Fun (1945-50)

This home movie captures scenes of the Burton family enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. Scenes of Bettie and her friends playing outside, riding bikes, riding a mule and horses, celebrating birthdays, water skiing, fishing, and going on family road trips are included.

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 8 – Roller Skating

This home movie captures scenes of children roller skating on the sidewalk outside their home and joyously playing in the sprinkler in the backyard. Also included are scenes of the family camping.