[Home Movie: Agatep Family, 1969-1973]

Dante and Erlinda Agatep arrived from the Philippines in October, 1969. Dante is from Ilocos Sur and Erlinda is from Batangas, both of them grew up in Manila. They came to the U.S. with little money in their pockets and a dream of raising a family in America. They started in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, […]

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The Dr. Henry Withers, M.D. and Frances Withers Family and Friends Collection, no. 8 – Leisure Time

This clip, salvaged from a larger damaged home movie reel, captures the Withers family at leisure – playing in the yard, at a baseball game, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico in the shadow of an oil well, and being entertained by a pair of ducklings, possibly on Easter morning.

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The Murphy Family Collection – Christmas Celebration

This home movie from the Murphy Family Collection captures scenes of the family celebrating Christmas in a festively decorated home. They open presents, eat, drink, and laugh with each other in front of a lovely Christmas tree. A baby takes some of his first steps, a boy gets loving kisses from his dog, and a […]

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Picón Family Memories – Christmas Singing and Mexican Dancing (1975)

This home movie captures scenes of the Picón Family Christmas celebration in 1975, including daughter Diane singing ‘Jingle Bells’ and dancing to Mexican music. Later, all of the young family members sing ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Silent Night.’

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