Family & Friends

These pages were initially created to transfer photos from traditional scrapbooks to the internet in order to both preserve and make the pictures and history available to family and friends. It has become more extensive than I intended. However, I see it as a way to save the details before they slip away. Martin T

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picture of Buddy & Peggy riding by Central Scholl gym  picture of BJM  picture of Rock Hounds  picture of Theophilus family and Mom & Pop Crerar          

 Theophilus Photos Part 4 • go to Part 1go to Part 2go to Part 3go to Part 5

Theophilus ©2017 • click photos to enlarge

The photos below are stills from Theophilus' movies that were digitized in 2017 by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. We greatly appreciate their work and highly recommend sharing your old Texas movies with the organization. We had digitized the movies 30 years ago when the technology was not near as good. This conversion really brought the movies to a new  level. I've taken some time to pull

1958 Alpine, Texas parade and Band Day at Jackson Field • view video


1959 Sul Ross Homecoming Parade and Jackson Field Band performances • view video


1961 AHS Senior Trip • view video


1966 scenes • view video

 Carol and Martin began dating in 1963. In 1966, while single and working as police dispatchers for the Brewster County Law Enforcement Communications Center, they jointly ordered and bought a custom 1966 Mustang. We'd watch the trains coming through Alpine (a time you could actually see the cars), but never saw it. Our dear friend Corky Thornton designed very classy new uniforms for the Sul Ross band. They were either a marching band uniform, or would convert into a concert tux. The scenes are around alpine, a band trip to Galveston, with a stay over at the Casa Recardo Hotel in Kingsland. The hotel had deteriorated and was in disrepair. Also scenes at Carol's grandparents in Pyote. Martin's parent enabled him to create a recording studio in their home using Peggy's old bedroom and part of Martin's bedroom. Small bands were recorded as were voice over sessions for the Alpine school's weekly KVLF radio shows and a film soundtrack effects for Peter Koch.



1967 Alpine - Peggy & Tom, Karl & George, Dan & ? with Peg and Ollie, Carol & Martin, Mom & Pop Crerar • video



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photos above by Martin Theophilus ©2017 • click photos to enlarge

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