The Baylor Family Collection, no. 1 – Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1948

This home movie, from the collection of Austin’s John Baylor family, captures the assembly of the of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus Combined Show site in Austin. A number of circus animals are shown while the big top is being constructed, including elephants, tigers, polar bears, miniature ponies, and donkeys.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 8 – Trip to New Orleans

This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family driving to then vacationing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1930s. The family makes stops in Lake Charles and New Iberia as they drive to New Orleans, where they see farm workers harvesting sugar cane. In New Orleans, they spend time in the French Quarter, […]

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Workman Family, No. 1 1948- Parade, Zoo

The materials donated by Richard Workman depict the years when he and his brothers, Gerald Jr. and Sam M. (“Mack”), were growing up in Beeville, TX with their parents Gerald M. and Mary McCarty Workman. The films present everyday play scenes, family gatherings, parties, and trips to Mathis, Corpus Christi, and the San Antonio Zoo. […]

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