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The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 - Galveston (c. 1940)

Richard Eisenhour

Silent | c. 1940

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  •  Snowy day 
  •  Car slide off a snow covered road 
  •  Seawall Blvd 
  •  Sand-Sledding 
  •  Golfing 
  •  Fishing at the beach 
  •  Swimming at the beach 
  •  Fishing 
  •  Cooking over a campfire on the beach 
  •  Children on rides- train and a merry-go-round 
  •  Parade on the Seawall Blvd 
  •  South Park High School Marching Band 
  •  High School Football game 
  •  Children playing with puppy 
 
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This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston's historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch's Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont's South Park High School marching band performs. Also of note are people "sand sledding" on the beach and a rare snowy day on the island. These films are part of the collection courtesy of native Galvestonian and current Austin resident Richard Eisenhour, who discovered and bought them on Ebay in 2011. The family in the film and the person who shot the footage are unknown, but they are mainly shot in-and-around Galveston.