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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 7 - A Vacation Junket (1939)

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Silent | 1939

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  •  A Vacation Junket- June 1939 
  •  In two parts 
  •  Photographed by Orris D. Brown 
  •  Done in a hop, skip and jump 
  •  Nashville Tenn. 
  •  A replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park 
  •  The Hermitage 
  •  Well preserved home of Andrew Jackson 
  •  Twilight in the hills of Tennessee 
  •  In the Cumberland Mountains 
  •  Ozona Falls 
  •  There's a cornfield ahead on the right 
  •  The cornfield -Believe it or not- 
  •  The Great Smoky Mountains 
  •  Mt. LeConte draped in clouds 
  •  A two and one half hour climb up Mt. LeConte to Rainbow Falls 
  •  Dense forests, wild flowers in abundance 
  •  Mountain laurel, rhododendrons, azaleas in profusion 
  •  Rainbow Falls 
  •  Little Pigeon River 
  •  Newfound Gap, Elev. 5,048 
  •  North Carolina State Line 
  •  In the clouds of Klingman's Dome, Elev. 6,642 ft 
  •  Washington D.C. 
  •  Pennsylvania Ave., in the rain 
  •  The Nation's Capitol 
  •  Supreme Court Building 
  •  Connecticut Ave. 
  •  From top of Washington Monument- still raining 
  •  The White House 
  •  Arlington House- home of Robert E. Lee 
  •  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
  •  Down the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay on an overnight trip 
  •  Arrival at Norfolk, VA. 
  •  The unfinished Stone Mountain memorial- Atlanta, GA. 
  •  After these weeks of sightseeing- freckled tonsils 
  •  One Moment Please 
 
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This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family on vacation in June 1939. The family first travels to Tennessee, through the Appalachians and the Smoky Mountains, then into Washington D.C. where they go sightseeing. Footage of the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court Building, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Arlington House, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is included. The family ends the trip with visits to Norfolk, Virginia and the Stone Mountain Memorial in Georgia. The digital preservation of this film was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Orris Dorr Brown was born in 1890 in Henderson, Texas. He married Edna Myra Webb in 1923, and together they traveled domestically and abroad teaching cake decorating techniques using edible sugar. Brown became interested in filmmaking in the early 1930s and began filming scenery and sites as he traveled. Texas became the focus of many of his films, and he traveled extensively throughout the state to document historical figures and locations, most notably scenes of Uncle Jeff Hamilton, Sam Houston's personal slave (watch this film in the TAMI library). In 1936, Brown filed for a U.S. patent for a Moving Picture Machine through which to view films. He moved into professional filmmaking as an employee of Empire and Superior Studios in the 1940s and 50s to film full-length pictures. Orris D. Brown was a Shriner and a Free Mason. He passed away in 1965.
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 
The Orris Brown films, and many other interesting films about Texas, are available on the Houston Public Library Houston Area Digital Archives website.
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