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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 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 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.

Thomas F. Freeman Collection, no. 36 – Beach Camping and Easter (1971)

This home movie includes footage of Dr. Freeman camping with the kids on the beach and church scenes of Easter Sunday at Mt. Horem Baptist Church in 1971.

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

This home movie includes the Coltman-made amateur film

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.

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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