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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

Date: August 17, 1915
Creator: D & H Photo
Description: Postcard depicting a group of men standing in a flooded street in Port Arthur, Texas. The waters rise over the knees of the men gathered at the intersection of Austin and 5th Street. Two telephone lines and two buildings loom above either side of the street; the building to the right is the Port Arthur post office. Trees and several other buildings can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas]

[Postcard of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: Jumbo Post-Card Company
Description: Postcard of an aerial view of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, Texas. Pleasure Island is near the bottom of the photo, featuring a roller coaster and several buildings along the waterway. A boulevard stretches from the Pier towards Port Arthur, wherein several buildings are visible. Along the background, oil refiners and tanks are visible. The reverse side of the postcard has a description on the upper left, the words "Jumbo Post Card" to the right, and a three cent stamp bearing the profile of Thomas Jefferson in the upper right corner.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Horses Hitched to Wagon]

[Horses Hitched to Wagon]

Date: unknown
Creator: Trost Studio
Description: Postcard of horses facing left hitched to a wagon. A man is bending down in front of the horses attaching them to the hitch, and another man is standing behind the wagon. The back of the postcard is stamped by Trost Studio.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Aerial View of Port Arthur, Texas]

[Aerial View of Port Arthur, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Port Arthur seen from the Marconi Radio Tower, dated in the early 1900s. The panoramic view shows Lake Sabine and Port Arthur Highschool on the left, and multiple streets and houses on the right.
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
[Covered wagon in parade]

[Covered wagon in parade]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a covered wagon drawn by two horses in a parade. The side of the wagon reads, "1898 Port Arthur or Bust." The horses have American flags attached to the harnesses on their heads. There are two men riding in the front of the wagon, one has a pipe in his mouth, and a line of spectators in the background behind them.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Debris From Gulf Tanker Explosion]

[Debris From Gulf Tanker Explosion]

Date: April 11, 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the debris after the explosion of Gulf Tanker "Venezuela." The tanker can be seen by the dock in the distance. The caption written on the photograph reads, "Explosion of the Gulf of Venezuela, Pt Arthur, Tex."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Fruit and Dairy Farm]

[Fruit and Dairy Farm]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of John Gates' Farm in Port Arthur, Texas. The view is from across the street and there is a small road and fence in front of the farm. There is one large, two-story building on the right with a porch. Two other smaller buildings are on the left, which appear to be barns. The caption beneath the photograph reads, "John W. Gates' Model Truck, Fruit and Dairy Farm, Port Arthur, Tex." The back of the postcard has partially illegible handwriting written on it.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Horses and float in parade]

[Horses and float in parade]

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a float in a parade from behind, with horses and multiple people walking alongside. There are women sitting in the float, which is drawn by horses and covered in decorations. There is a large mast or pole on the float that has a sail attached to it. Small children wearing hats are walking behind the float carrying flags, and people observe from porches on houses in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Cotton Smyth]

[Photograph of Cotton Smyth]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard showing a young man in uniform, posing with a rifle outside of a tent. His uniform includes a dark shirt and tie, light-colored pants that are wrapped around the bottom, and a hat; he is also wearing a belt with pouches. The name "Cotton Smyth" is handwritten at the top and "Cotton" is written near the bottom, with some partially-legible notes; the name "Johnnie" is written along the right side.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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