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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 3 – Italy Vacation

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family in Italy as they visit the countryside and the beautiful fountains and gardens of Villa d’Este in Tivoli.

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.

Melton Barker Family Film

This home movie captures scenes of itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker and his family as they travel through California, visit family, enjoy the outdoors, and attend celebrations, including a wedding.

The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 21 – Airplane Rides and Snow in Austin (1963-64)

This intertitled home movie captures scenes of Austin from an airplane in 1963-64 and an unusual snowfall in Austin in 1964. The Galindo family paid $1 to go up in an airplane and fly over Austin. The family took two trips that were filmed in this home movie–one in 1963 and one in 1964. Later

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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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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 E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 2 – Baby and Peggie (c. 1925)

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family visits citrus groves, visits a Seminole tribe, meets a chimpanzee, and spends a good amount of time in downtown Miami and on the bayfront. The family also visits the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables

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The Rogelio D. Quinones Collection, no. 3 – Trip to Mexico City (1974)

This home movie from El Paso captures scenes of a family’s 1974 rail trip to Mexico City. Once there, the family visits several attractions, such as the ruins at Teotihuacan and the Palacio de Bellas Artes.