Prewar Jewish life of the Weinlaub (later Vanlaw) family

Scenes shot on the latter part of the Weinlaubs’ trip from Los Angeles to New York, including street scenes in Chicago (see highway sign at 01:01:44) and views of Washington, DC (01:04:13 to 01:05:15). The couple was travelling cross-country because Kurt’s company had transferred him back to New York (see Biographical Notes field for more

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 17 – Morgan’s Point Dancing, Fishing, and Boating

This home movie captures scenes of two of Ross Sterling’s daughters enjoying time at the vacation home at Morgan’s Point. A notable scene documents the sisters dancing the Charleston for the camera. Later, footage of ships on the Galveston Bay are recorded passing by as the Sterlings fish from a small boat.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 6 – Gardens at Morgan’s Point

This home movie captures scenes of two of Ross Sterling’s adult daughters picking flowers in the gardens and spending time with their husbands at the family’s vacation home at Morgan’s Point.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 18 – The Sterling Sisters at the Mansion

This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling girls at the Ross Sterling Manstion. The sisters gather around a newborn held by a ny on the back porch, then Norma and one of her sisters, likely Mildred, dance together on the porch. The fashion of the time is of particular note.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 3 – Family at Morgan’s Point

This home movie captures scenes of the Sterling family spending time with a young grandchild on the porch of their second home overlooking the Galveston Bay. Images of the mansion grounds are included.

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.

The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 7 – A Vacation Junket (1939)

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family on vacation in June 1939. The family first travels to Tennessee, through the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains, then into Washington D.C. where they go sightseeing. Footage of the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Arlington House,

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 12 – Family at Domestic Help at Sterling Mansion

This home movie captures scenes of Ross Sterling at his vacation home at Morgan’s Point with his family. Three young girls, possibly granddaughters or nieces, pick flowers in the garden and present them to Mrs. Sterling, and the mansion staff, in uniform, waves to the camera. Images of Main Street in downtown Houston are also

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Yousefi Family Collection, no. 15

This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family vacationing to Washington DC and visiting the National Mall in 1980. There they see the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, Reflection Pool, and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 14 – Houston and Sailing on Galveston Bay

This home movie captures scenes of Main Street in downtown Houston in the late 1920s, followed by footage of the Sterlings sailing on the Galveston Bay near their vacation home.