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Museum of the Gulf Coast Collection - Birthday Parties and Family Gatherings

Museum of the Gulf Coast

Silent | 1950s

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  •  Little girls holding hands 
  •  Children at an Easter party 
  •  Dancing a jig in a kilt 
  •  Playing games with balloons 
  •  Blowing out the birthday candles 
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This 1950s home movie from the Museum of the Gulf Coast captures children attending birthday parties and other gatherings, over the course of several years in Port Arthur. During a backyard Easter celebration, the children search for eggs and marvel at the goodies in the Easter baskets. Later, one young girl entertains her friends with a Scottish dance. The end of the film captures a birthday party, during which the children play games with balloons.