The Bentsen Film Collection

The films in the Bentsen Film Collection were made during the 1930s and 1940s by Alton Bentsen. Alton was one of six children born to Peter and Tena Bentsen, Danish immigrants who came to the United States to farm. Originally homesteading in South Dakota, the Bentsen family eventually found their way to the Rio Grande Valley, where they bought and developed land in Hidalgo County. Future generations of the Bentsen family became active in banking and financial services as well as politics. Alton Bentsen was a paternal uncle of Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr., who served as U.S. Senator, U.S. Treasury Secretary and was the 1988 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee.

 

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 9 - Panorama of House and Yard
Home movie footage of a slow panoramic sweep over a house and its yard
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 8 - Reception at Family Home
Home movie footage of a panoramic sweep over a picturesque house and a family gathering for a wedding rec...
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 7 - Edcouch, Texas Parade and Dam
Home movie footage of a parade in Edcouch, TX and Edcouch Dam
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 12 - Trip to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
Home movie footage from a trip to Mexico including images of an old mission building and a monument
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 6 - Family Garden and Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade
Home movie scenes of flowers blooming in the Bentsen garden and floats in the Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 13 - Seaside and Snow
Home movie scenes of the beach and a snowy farm
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 4 - Mission Texas Citrus Fiesta Motorcade
Home movie footage of the Texas Citrus Fiesta motorcade in the Parade of Oranges
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 11 - Easter Egg Hunt
Home movie scenes of children hunting Easter eggs
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 3 - Port Isabel and Fort Parker, TX
Home movie footage of a visit to the Port Isabel lighthouse and Fort Parker
The Bentsen Film Collection no. 10 - Citrus Orchard and Fields
Home movie scenes of orange trees and workers in a field
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 1 - Agriculture and Cemetery Visit
Home movie scenes of seas of crops blowing in the wind, a visit to the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and cem...
The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 2 - Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade
Home movie footage of the Texas Citrus Fiesta’s Parade of Oranges featuring a “Bentsen Bros” float