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 Tony-Lupe Marquez Collection, no. 1 – Toys for Joy (1999)

This home movie from December of 1999 captures footage of the Marquez family and friends working at a donation center they organized at the “Bomberos” (Firefighters) Fire station in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico for Juarez families in need to receive gifts, blankets, and food. The items were donated by citizens of Alamagordo, New Mexico; El Paso, […]

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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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Picón Family Memories – Dancing on Christmas (1976)

This home movie captures scenes of the Picon family dancing in the living room on Christmas of 1976. Members of the family from all generations join in on the dancing to celebrate the holiday.

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Picón Family Memories – Diane Singing, Dancing, Playing

This 1970s-era home movie filmed by the Picón family in San Angelo depicts moments in the life of their young daughter Diane, starting with a Christmas morning, where she received a microphone, followed by various scenes of her performing with that gift, dancing with her grandmother, and playing with the family dog.

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A. M. Harper, Reunion

In this home movie from the A.M. Harper collection, multiple generations of family members gather in an outdoor park-like setting to visit, eat, and swim. Also included are family gatherings at home, footage from Christmas morning, a visit to the state Capitol building, and a croquet game

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 5 – Miami Vacation, The New Klondike (1925)

This intertitled home movie from Texas oilman E.B. Hopkins captures scenes of a family vacation to Miami, Florida in 1925. The family is in the Coral Gables area of Miami as the silent picture, The New Klondike, is filmed, resulting in scenes of alligators used in the film captured in this home movie. Scenes of […]

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