Nitrate Film

These films were shot on nitrate film stock, commonly used for motion pictures until 1951.  Nitrate was replaced with safety film as the former ran the risk of causing huge, deadly fires, especially when stored in mass quantities in archives, production houses and theatres.

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The Sloane Collection, no. 7 - The Freeport Harbor
Reel of intertitles that accompany footage of Freeport Harbor construction
The Sloane Collection, no. 9 - The Freeport Harbor
Footage of the construction of the Freeport Harbor in the 1920s
The Sloane Collection, no. 8 - The Freeport Harbor
Footage of the construction of the Freeport Harbor in the 1920s
The Sloane Collection, no. 6 - The Freeport Harbor
Footage of the construction of the Freeport Harbor in the 1920s
The Sloane Collection, no. 20 - The Freeport Harbor
Intertitled silent film describing the construction of the the Freeport Harbor in the 1920s
The Sloane Collection, no. 5 - Houston Zookeeper Hans Nagel Breaks a Zebra
Zoo keeper Hans Nagel takes quite a ride as he and his team saddle and break a zebra at Houston's Zoologi...
The Sloane Collection, no. 18 - American Maid Flour Mills
Footage of the American Maid Flour Mills in Houston
The Sloane Collection, no. 4 - Galveston Bathing Girl Revue, 1925
Footage of the bathing costume events of the 1925 Galveston Bathing Girl Revue.
The Sloane Collection, no. 17 - Aerial Scenes of the Freeport Channel
Aerial views of the Freeport Channel
The Sloane Collection, no. 3 - Houston Ship Channel, 1920s
Footage of the operations of the Houston Ship Channel, filmed sometime between 1926 - 1932
The Sloane Collection, no. 2 - Shriners Parade on Main Street, Houston, 1925
Among the earliest known footage of downtown Houston, this film features a large gathering of Shriners un...
The Sloane Collection, no. 14 - The Freeport Harbor
Reel of intertitles that accompany footage of Freeport Harbor construction
The Sloane Collection, no. 19 - Houston Post Composing Room and Goose Creek Oil Field
Footage of the composing room at the Houston Post and aerial views of Goose Creek Oil Field
The Sloane Collection, no. 16 - Oil Well Fire
Footage of an oil well fire being fought by a team of roughnecks
The Sloane Collection, no. 15 - Rock Jetties
Footage of rock jetties in Freeport, Texas as seen from a moving boat
The Sloane Collection, no. 11 - Lions Club
Scenes of women sewing lampshades at a Lions Club clubhouse
The Sloane Collection, no. 12 - Anderson Clayton
Footage of an Anderson Clayton cotton merchant factory floor and young professional men posing for photog...
The Sloane Collection, no. 13 - First Turkey Trot, Cuero, TX (1912)
Footage of the first Turkey Trot, held in Cuero, TX in 1912
The Sloane Collection, no. 10 - The Freeport Sulphur Company
Footage of sulfur mining in Freeport in the 1920s
The Sloane Collection, no. 1 - Shriners Parade, Houston, 1915
Possibly the earliest known footage of Houston, this film features scenes from a Shriners parade in 1915.
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Shawnee, OK, 1940s
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Sha...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - San Saba, TX, 1948
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the San...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Springdale, AR, 1937
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Spr...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Reidsville, NC, c.1948
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Rei...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - San Marcos, TX, 1943
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the San...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Rogers, AR, 1937
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Rog...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Grand Island, NE, 1938
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Gra...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Middleton, TN, 1937
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Mid...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Memphis, TN, 1949
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Mem...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Fayetteville, AR, 1937
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Fay...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Elizabethton, TN, 1949
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Eli...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Childress, TX, c. 1936
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Chi...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Allentown, PA, c.1948
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the All...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Dallas, TX, 1950
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Dal...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Childress, TX, 1948
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Chi...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Corsicana, TX, 1937
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Cor...
The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil - Bristol, TN, 1949
‘Home talent’ film made by Dallas-native and prolific itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker featuring the Bri...
The Historic Brownsville Museum Collection, no. 6 - The Snake King of Brownsville
Footage of W.A. King “The Snake King of Brownsville” and his wife participating in a rattlesnake catching...
Texas Longhorn Cattle, 1897
Short film clip of Texas Longhorn cattle being herded through a corral, credited to Thomas Edison in 1897
Old Texas (1916)
Film that presents a narrative of cattleman Colonel Charles Goodnight’s relationship with the Kiowa tribe