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A. M. Harper, Scenes from the Gulf Coast

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  •  An oil rig in the Gulf 
  •  Racing speed boats 
  •  A sunken boat, next to shore 
  •  People fishing off a pier 
  •  Taking a boat out into the Gulf, to fish 
  •  Watching boats from shore 
  •  An oil rig in the Gulf 
 
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This short home movie from the A.M. Harper collection shot along the Texas Gulf Coast includes scenes of recreational fishing as well as recording imagery of the local shrimping and oil drilling industries.
Born in Yorktown, Texas in 1901, Albert Morris “A.M.” Harper was a longtime resident of Alice where he owned and operated a successful oil field trucking company.  Financial success followed from the early boom in the Texas oil industry and enabled Harper to enjoy a recreational home in Port Aransas and many adventurous pursuits, including safari expeditions in Africa and Alaska.