[Golden Jubilee Speedboat Race]

Description:

Two photographs of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of 1948 in Port Arthur, TX, pasted back-to-back. The front photograph depicts a large group of people seated on a wooden pier on the left side of the photo. This pier is on Rue de Soldats Drive parallel to the waterway. Several boats are in the water, racing past the group of spectators. The photograph on the back is photographed from a high vantage overlooking the Rue de Soldats Drive with a number of automobiles and people in the foreground. A line of spectators runs diagonally into the background from the right foreground and disappears in the distance. The storm levee and Pleasure Island are visible across the waterway.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Jefferson County - Port Arthur
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Port Arthur Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Usage:
Total Uses: 98
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Jefferson County - Port Arthur
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1948  
Description:

Two photographs of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of 1948 in Port Arthur, TX, pasted back-to-back. The front photograph depicts a large group of people seated on a wooden pier on the left side of the photo. This pier is on Rue de Soldats Drive parallel to the waterway. Several boats are in the water, racing past the group of spectators. The photograph on the back is photographed from a high vantage overlooking the Rue de Soldats Drive with a number of automobiles and people in the foreground. A line of spectators runs diagonally into the background from the right foreground and disappears in the distance. The storm levee and Pleasure Island are visible across the waterway.

Note:

PAPL_0610 and PAPL_0611 are the front and back, respectively, of one object.

Physical Description:

2 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 20 cm., mounted back-to-back

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Sabine-Neches Canal | golden jubilees | Rue de Soldats Drive | speedboats | Pleasure Island | levees
Partner:
Port Arthur Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: PAPL_0610
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: PAPL_0611
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth79504
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image