The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 6 – Galveston (c. 1939)

This home movie, from an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. Footage includes the family enjoying time on the beach, riding the ferry, sailing in the harbor, and visiting the San Jacinto Monument. Also of note are shots of the SS City of Joliet (a freighter torpedoed and sunk in 1942 […]

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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 1 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, captures scenes of life on the island. While much of the reel is of the family and children, footage also includes construction of a home and building the docks and boat shelters in the harbor near Fort Point. These films are part of the collection courtesy […]

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 3 – Bob and Purcell’s Trip to Niagara

This home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a May Day celebration, a family vacation to Niagara Falls, home construction, ships on the Houston Ship Channel, and the family swimming at the beach, likely in Galveston. The home movie begins with scenes of young girls going around a Maypole in the spring […]

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The Carolyn Minton Collection – Family 1953-1960

This home movie captures scenes of the three oldest Minton children playing in the backyard of their home in Midland. The film spans from 1953 to 1960 and documents the kids as they grow up, playing on a swing set and with various toys, as well as posing with each other and older members of […]

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The Ewen Collection, no. 2 – Christening, Jimmy is Born, Cole Park (1955-56)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ewen family in 1955 and 1956, including Mike’s christening in Denton in 1955, Billy and Mike playing in the yard in both summer and winter, the family bringing Jimmy home from the hospital in Midland in 1957, Jimmy’s christening, and the boys attending several birthday parties, including one […]

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The Ewen Collection, no. 3 – Backyard Birthday, Winter Snow (1959-60)

This home movie captures scenes of Billy, Mike, and Jimmy Ewen from 1959-60 celebrating a birthday in their Midland backyard, where they play Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Scenes of the boys riding bikes in the neighborhood and playing in the snow in the front yard are also included.

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