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The Orris D. Brown Collection, no. 8 - Trip to New Orleans

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Silent | c. 1938

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  •  Scenery observed while the family drives during their Louisiana vacation 
  •  Entering the city of New Iberia, looking at its homes, buildings, and horses 
  •  Farmers harvesting sugar cane 
  •  Family exploring the city of New Orleans 
  •  Boarding the Algiers Ferry 
 
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This home movie captures scenes of the Brown family driving to then vacationing in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 1930s. The family makes stops in Lake Charles and New Iberia as they drive to New Orleans, where they see farm workers harvesting sugar cane. In New Orleans, they spend time in the French Quarter, visit St. Louis Cathedral and St. Louis Cemetery, and walk along Chartres and Bourbon Streets where they shop and enjoy the city's architecture. Footage of excursions to Algiers and the Chalmette Monument are also included. 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 Archvies website.
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