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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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 5 – Presidents LBJ and Diaz Ordaz in El Paso (1967)

This home movie captures scenes of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz as they arrive from Wasington D.C. in El Paso on October 28, 1967. The two presidents were in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez to visit the Chamizal Monument to formally resolve the Chazimal Dispute and officially transfer sovereign territory to Mexico, […]

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The Chambliss and Britton Collection, no. 15 – A Snowy Christmas (1976)

This home movie captures scenes of family Christmas in 1976, when the Panhandle was under heavy snow. The family stays warm inside where they open presents, which include a Stretch Armstrong action figure (the year the toy was released), a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal, and a dart ball game.

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 17 – Flores Family Christmas (1966)

This home movie capture scenes of Christmas morning at the Flores home in 1966. The Flores children excitedly open presents and pose in front of the Christmas tree, and the family exchanges affectionate kisses for the camera.

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