Found Film: Texas State Fair Big Tex 1955 Birthday Party

This is a great 8mm home movie film from 1955.  The film starts with footage from the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas.  Images of Big Tex and the Cotton Bowl Football Stadium.  Images of the Midway with games, bumper cars, and Looper ride as well as the night midway lights.  After the fair, the film cuts to a little boy’s 3rd birthday party.

My favorite part of this entire film, which is filled with interesting images, is the last few seconds (@ 2:08).  I see the yellow film boxes on the table and the projector.  I can not help but wonder “Are these the same films that are now in this archive?”

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How did you digitize this film?

We are losing more history every day. The longer you wait to digitize that home movie of your grandparents at prom or your mom’s first car the more it degrades. I use the Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner to digitize what you see here.

Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Film Reel Converter Scanner

Wolverine 8mm Super 8 Film Converter Scanner

It is easy to set up and operate and stores the files onto an SD card so you can quickly transfer files to your PC. If you have more than 10 films to scan this is definitely going to be cheaper than paying for someone to do it for you, and you’ll have the results quickly about 30 minutes scan time per standard 8mm reel.

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