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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Aerial View City and Waterways]

[Aerial View City and Waterways]

Date: July 28, 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of aerial view of Port Arthur with boat in the waterway and Lake Sabine in the background. Handwritten on the reverse: "Urban Renewal" "Tenth St., Look East, 7-28-20"
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Basketball Team]

[Basketball Team]

Date: 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of boys in basketball uniforms in two rows in front of a building in Port Arthur. Four of them sit on a bench with a basketball between the middle two boys, and four more boys and their coach stand behind the bench. The logos on the boys' uniforms and the text on the basketball have been colored yellow.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Boy Scout Troop]

[Boy Scout Troop]

Date: 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of young boys in an African American Boy Scouts Troop. The six boys are wearing uniforms and hats, and standing in a line with their hands at their sides. There are houses and telephone poles in the background. The writing at the bottom of the photograph reads, "Port Arthur, Tex. Troop #5 1920."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Cars at Waco Avenue]

[Cars at Waco Avenue]

Date: [1920..1929]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several cars and horse-drawn buggies parked in front of stores on the 400 block of Waco Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas. A woman walks across the street to the right.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Children on Library Lawn]

[Children on Library Lawn]

Date: 1927
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of children dressed as literary characters posing in front of a large palm tree on the library lawn in Port Arthur, Texas. The second girl from the left in the back row holds an American flag.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Church float in parade]

[Church float in parade]

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a church float in a parade. There is a man driving and a boy sitting on the front of the car holding a sign that reads, "First Church Built in Port Arthur 1897 - Now has 33 Churches." There are spectators in the background watching from the side of the road and from a balcony on a house.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Cracking Plant for West Texas Crude

Cracking Plant for West Texas Crude

Date: April 16, 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of equipment driving pilings for a structural foundation. The two pile drivers can be seen midfield to the left of a pile of wood. Small houses and a refinery are visible in the background, while the foreground is dominated by a canal and pipework. The reverse side of the photo has a typed description stating the foundation is for "four 78' x 40' x 10" tanks that to be built in reservoir tract by Riter-Conley."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Crowd at Funeral Procession]

[Crowd at Funeral Procession]

Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Description: Photograph of a view of the large crowd at the funeral procession for the 29 people killed at the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" explosion. People are crowding the street and even watching from the roofs of buildings in the background. There is a stamp from Trost Studio in the bottom right corner.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Crowd in Street on Armistice Day]

[Crowd in Street on Armistice Day]

Date: November 11, 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large crowd of men and women on a road in Port Arthur, Texas, on Armistice Day in 1920. Cars are parked on both sides of the street in front of buildings in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Debris After Explosion]

[Debris After Explosion]

Date: April 12, 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Description: Photograph of a distant view of the aftermath of an explosion of the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" while loading high-test gasoline, on April 12, 1926. The damage to the tanker is visible, and there is debris on board. There is a stamp from Trost Studio on the bottom right corner.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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