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The Arthur J. Higgins Texas Films Collection, no. 1 - Agua Dulce, 1938

Albert Steg

Silent | 1938

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  •  Students and their teachers file out of the school and wave at the camera 
  •   High school students exit the school building, some with varsity pullovers and cardigans.  
  •  The Agua Dulce women's volleyball team 
  •   The Agua Dulce women’s softball team  
  •  The Agua Dulce Tennis team 
  •  Kids do gymnastics 
  •  Young boys play baseball 
  •  The Agua Dulce men's football team 
  •  The Agua Dulce track and field team; shot-put, discus throw, sprints 
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Shot in 1938, this film captures scenes of children and teenagers in Agua Dulce, Texas filing out of the schoolhouse into the school yard to participate in games of baseball, volleyball, tennis, football, jump rope, and track and field activities. This film is part of a larger collection of itinerant films made by Arthur J. Higgins. Higgins was an itinerant filmmaker in the 1930s and 40s who visited towns across the country with his wife, spending several days recording posed scenes of daily life there that focused primarily on the residents, for whom the film was typically shown at a local theater.