Workman Family, Zoo, Parade, Filmore Snow

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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Workman Family, Zoo with Hunters & Joneses, Mack’s 4th Birthday

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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Bell Family, 1984 San Antonio & Corpus Christi

Youngest son of the Gatesville based Bell family, Wendell Bell begins filming his own family with scenes of his wife and baby relaxing in a hammock and enjoying each others’ company.

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 7 – San Antonio (c. 1960)

This home movie, filmed by San Antonio resident Wade R. Bedell, Sr., documents the city circa 1960. Footage includes the kiddie train at Brackenridge Park, the downtown skyline from a moving car, and the Pearl Brewery and distribution trucks practicing parking maneuvers. Mr. Bedell made these films to publicize his business, Bedell Trailer Company, which […]

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The Stack Family Films, no. 2 – San Antonio

This home movie from the Stack Family collection captures the family on a trip to San Antonio, where they rough house and climb trees in a yard or park and then take in the city’s sites from the River Walk.

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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 1 – Dallas Centennial Exposition, A Holiday on Treasure Island (1936, 1937)

This home movie from the Orris Brown Collection captures scenes of the Texas Centennial Exposition at the Texas State Fair Grounds in Dallas in 1936. It was the first world’s fair south of the Mason-Dixon Line. At a cost of $25,000,000, the central exposition was built, occupying fifty buildings, including The Hall of Negro Life, […]

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 14 – Texas Folklife Festival, 1977

This home movie from the Morkovsky Collection captures scenes from the 1977 Texas Folklife Festival at HemisFair Park. Held annually since 1972, the event was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in 1968 and is sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures.

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