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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 Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 3 – Parties at Gomez Baptist Church

This home movie captures scenes of various celebrations at Gomez Baptist Church in the rural Panhandle town of Brownfield. Couples dress up for a Valentine’s Day banquet, children wear costumes and play games for Halloween, and the young women at the church take part in a pageant. Also included are scenes of a potluck dinner

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 11 – Easterwood Family Scenes (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Carl Easterwood family in 1957. This was the first film the family made with their 8mm camera, and it includes scenes of the Easterwood home and wheat farm, family vacation, a parade, and the family riding horses and in horse carts.

The Fred Napp Collection, no. 4 – Laying Water Pipe with the Water Superintendent

This home movie captures scenes of digging ditches and laying pipes for water in the town of DeKalb, Texas in the mid-1950s. This film was made by Charles P. Napp, the town

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 15 – Wheat Farming and Family Reunion (1959)

This home movie captures scenes of combines in wheat fields, agricultural burning of the wheat fields after harvest, an Easterwood family reunion, and a field of Airstream trailers. Likely double exposed on accident, the film nonetheless has a beautiful aesthetic quality due to the resulting etheral layers of picturesque images of farming and family.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 2 – Wheat Harvest

This home movie captures scenes of a wheat harvest. Combines move in a row down the wheat fields, dispensing the crop into a grain truck.

The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 2 – Amherst 50th Anniversary Parade (1973)

This home movie captures scenes of a parade in downtown Amherst celebrating the 50th anniversary of the town

The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 9 – Camping and Farming

This home movie captures scenes of a camping trip and two boys working in a field and on a tractor on their family farm.

Cat Spring Celebration, Ft. Bend County Farm Bureau Meeting (1956)

This footage captures scenes of a parade held in Cat Spring, Texas and the Ft. Bend County Farm Bureau Meeting in 1956. In Cat Spring, marching bands, pageant royalty, church groups, and agricultural clubs participate in the parade before a community barbecue and pageant. The Fort Bend County Farm Bureau Meeting that follows was held

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