"This film includes material originally shot by the Tilley brothers in the 1910s and 1920s. W.H. Tilley later edited, compiled, and transferred these clips to 16mm, adding caption from his perspective forty years later. Scenes of note include a Krit Motor Car demonstration (1910s), a circus parade on Congress Avenue (facing the Capital, 1912) in Austin. While the brothers worked commercially in filmmaking, these clips exhibit their practice as amateur filmmakers that captured footage of personal experiences" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.
W.H. Tilley Collection, no. 1 - 1910s and 1920s, Texas Archive of the Moving Image.
W. H. Tilley Collection, Texas Archive of the Moving Image
"The clips feature footage of the Texas Capitol grounds (1911 and 1956), Congress Avenue (facing the Capitol, 1910s), 7th Avenue (1910s), the Tilley brothers talking and strolling (1912), a Krit Motor Car demonstration (1910s), a circus parade on Congress Avenue (facing the Capital, 1912), W. Hope Tilley at Cockle Burr Hill (1925, current site of Austin's Sri Atmananda Memorial School), W.H.'s son Wesley, Jr. with a straw hat and a toy gun (mid-1920s), the commemoration and Congress Avenue parade for Austin's first mail plane (1926), Austin "flappers" (Congress Avenue, 1924), a bird on a car's hood (undated), Congress Avenue (facing south, and facing the Capital, 1924), Austin's first Vitaphone (1929, at the Majestic Theater, now the Paramount), Armistice Day parade (Congress Avenue in front of the Capital, 1925), Moslah Temple Shriner trip to California (1927, with stops in Royal Gorge, CO.), W.H. Tilley and his "well-dressed" family (Capitol grounds, 1926), Paul and Wesley, Jr. (with unidentified individuals, undated), Wesley, Jr. on his tricycle (mid-1920s), Wesley, Jr. with his mother Helen (mid-1920s), W.H. with Helen and Wesley, Jr. at "Ramona's Marriage Place" (San Diego, mid-1920s), and two family photos of Helen and Wesley, Jr. (1920s)." Viewing notes via Texas Archive of the Moving Image.