Texas Archive of the Moving Image is loading...

The Arthur J. Higgins Texas Films Collection, no. 2 - Kaufman County, 1936

Albert Steg

Silent | 1936

  • Normal
  • Large video
  • Large content
  • Full video
"rtmpconf":{ type:"flv", file:"mp4:2011_02562_480x360.mp4", baseUrl:wgScriptPath + "/extensions/player/", streamServer:'texas-flash.streamguys1.com:443/vod', width:"480", height:"360", config:{ showBrowserControls:false }, poster:"/library/index.php?action=ajax%26rs=importImage%26rsargs[]=The Arthur J. Higgins Texas Films Collection, no. 2 - Kaufman County, 1936 tn.jpg%26rsargs[]=480", controls:{ _timerStyle:"sides" } }
  •  Cat of Kaufman county. 
  •  Kaufman County Neighbors in front of local shops,  gas station.  
  •  People in their neighborhood, running errands and working 
  •  Exuberant man posing for the camera 
  •  Bashful woman in a car 
Loading Google Maps...
Mark Video Segment:
See someone or something you recognize? TAMI Tagging
Click begin and end to mark the segment you wish
to tag. Then enter your comment and click on Tag!
To: tamitags@texasarchive.org
Share this video

Send E-mail


[Hide]Right click this link, select 'open in new tab', and add to bookmarks:
In partnership with:
  • About the video
  • Texas Locations
  • Keywords
Scenes of daily life in what is believed to be Crandall, Texas in 1936 comprise this film. Men and women stand outside their business storefronts, a group of men congregate at the drugstore, and a lumber worker and gas station attendant can be seen performing their jobs. 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.