A. M. Harper, African Safari Part I

This home movie shot during one of Harper’s African safaris shows life in the well-appointed hunting camps, native animals on the savanna, and hunters posing with their “trophy” kills. Born in Yorktown, Texas in 1901, Albert Morris “A.M.” Harper was a longtime resident of Alice where he owned and operated a successful oil field trucking […]

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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.

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HP Wells Family Films – Birthday Party (1958)

This home movie from the HP Wells family captures scenes of women and dressed-up children eating cake, waving to the camera, and playing with presents and party favors at a birthday party in 1958.

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The Grimes Family Films – Puppies! (1956-1957)

This home movie from the Grimes Family Films captures scenes of a birthday celebration and two Christmas mornings. It also shows the young Grimes daughter playing with small puppies, and the brother and sister playing together in a backyard pool.

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The Arch Campbell Family Films, no. 3 – San Antonio Snow, 1949

This home movie from the Arch Campbell collection documents a rare snowy day in San Antonio. On January 30, 1949, 4.7 inches of snow fell on the city – highly unusual for South Texas. The film captures members of the Campbell family having a snowball fight and building a snowman outside of their home, located […]

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A. M. Harper, Bridge Party and Christmas Celebrations

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection opens with scenes from a women’s bridge club and continues with extended footage from family Christmas celebrations for children and adults.

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A. M. Harper, Fishing Trips

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection contains footage from various fishing expeditions along the Texas Gulf Coast, including a prize sailfish catch at the 19th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament in Port Isabel.

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