The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 14 ‘Puppet Show in the Park

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection, shot in Cairo, TX, shows all aspects of an outdoor puppet show in the park from families enjoying the show, clips of the show itself, and a behind-the-scenes look at the puppeteer in action. Fred and Judy Donaldson, well-known figures in Austin’s magic community, are believed to […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 12 – Release of Racing Pigeons

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo Collection captures the release of racing pigeons at the start of a race between Austin and Dallas. Also featured are skyline and aerial shots of Austin.

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 13 – Home Movie Compilation

This compilation of home movies from the Ramon Galindo Collection captures scenes around Austin, a family picnic in the park, Mr. Galindo’s tailor shop, a family trip to Corpus Christi, and its main feature – a number of magic shows featuring Mr. Galindo and his colleagues performing a variety of tricks using everything from cards […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 16 – Knights of Columbus Procession, 1962

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures a Knights of Columbus procession into Austin’s St. Mary’s Cathedral for Mass, and scenes at home of a young boy, Gary Valdez, playing the piano and children Sam Cesarez and Little Sammy dancing.

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 18 – Washington’s Birthday Celebration, Laredo (1963)

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures part of the 1963 Washington’s Birthday celebration held in Laredo, Texas. Footage includes a colorful parade complete with military displays, intricately choreographed marching and dancing, beauty queens, and floats sponsored by familiar brand names such as Lone Star and Busch beers. Following the parade footage is […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 22 – The First Annual Aqua Festival Parade and Rodeo (1962)

This home movie captures scenes of the first annual Aqua Festival parade and rodeo in Austin in 1962. The Aqua Festival was founded in 1962 to promote Austin and the surrounding region as a destination and to boost the local economy during its slow season. This film documents one of the festival’s parades, where floats […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 4 – Aqua Fest 1963

This footage of Austin’s 1963 Aqua Fest features scenes of the water skiing championship at Festival Beach and the parade up Congress Avenue. Parade footage includes fantastically adorned floats sponsored by local organizations such as Louis Shanks, The Luling Watermelon Thump, and the LCRA.

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