[Philip W. Hussey–home movies] Reel 11, Accession 2526

Intertitle: “Caribbean Cruise Reel No. 2” Intertitle: “Gatun Lake, Panama.” Shot of water, taken from moving boat. Intertitle: “Emergency Gates at Canal Locks.” Shot of gates and man in uniform. View of shore and cars on highway. Intertitle: “Locks at Pacific End of Gatun Lake.” View of locks from moving boat or vehicle. Shot of […]

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[Luther G. Holbrook – home movies] Reel 1

Views of the schooner Bowdoin tied to the dock in Portland, Maine, June 16, 1934. Many visitors are on board, and the dock is crowded with visitors and family members of the crew on departure day. Nine young crew members pose on deck. Luther Holbrook is on far left, squatting. Other members of the crew […]

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[Helen V. Bird–home movies] Reel 36

Viewing Notes NHF cataloguer’s notes, 1/96 (donor’s notes in quotes; reel numbers are NHF-assigned): Reel 36: ‘Summer & Winter 1970.’ Young boys dressed up. Girls also. Child late. Looking lost. All starting off down the street. (11:15-11:50). Raccoon. Searching the ground. (11:53-12:00). Children watching. Child pets raccoon. Then others dare. Holding its face up for […]

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The Marks Family Films, no. 2 – The Salt Grass Trail Ride (1956)

This home movie features silent, black-and-white footage of the Salt Grass Trail Ride in 1956. The kick-off event for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (previously known as the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exhibition), the trail ride began in 1952 after four cowmen decided to reenact the journey of pioneer cattlemen taking their […]

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The Marks Family Films, no. 3 – Starting the Salt Grass Trail Ride (1958)

This home movie features silent footage of participants lining up and leaving Brenham for the 1958 Salt Grass Trail Ride. The kick-off event for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (previously known as the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exhibition), the trail ride began in 1952 after four cowmen decided to reenact the journey […]

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