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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Texaco Main Gate 1953

Texaco Main Gate 1953

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the main gate of Texaco in 1953. The gate is attended by a single guard. To the left of the gate is a building bearing a large sign declaring that there has been 1,594,538 man hours since the last "lost time injury." There is also a sign requesting that no reading material be carried inside, and other sign on the gate that requests that no matches be carried inside. Two boxes written with the words "Red Head Matches" stand in front of the building.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Woman Sitting on Small Car]

[Woman Sitting on Small Car]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman in a long dress with flowers in her hair sitting on a small car driven by a young boy in a cowboy hat, during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A man walks beside them, and a crowd of people stand in front of the building in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Officer With Automobile Accident]

[Officer With Automobile Accident]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Officer Tommy Baxter standing behind an automobile accident. Two cars have been badly damaged, and one is flipped upside down and on top of the other one. There is one man standing in the background looking at the wreck. Writing on the back of the photograph states that there was a death involved.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Port Arthur Aerial Mosaic View]

[Port Arthur Aerial Mosaic View]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of aerial view of Port Arthur, Texas. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Aerial Mosaic, City of Port Arthur Tx"
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Obituary of the 905]

[Obituary of the 905]

Date: April 1, 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Clipping of an obituary for a train, with a photo of the train beneath the text.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

Date: 1954-05~
Creator: Rice Studio
Description: Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta cast at Tyrell Elementary School. Rows of students are lined up and wearing mostly agricultural costumes. Janis Joplin is the fifth child from the right. Behind the children, there is a backdrop of a night scene set along the stage curtain. A mixed group of adults and children are seated before the stage.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Ship Passing Under Bridge]

[Ship Passing Under Bridge]

Date: September 22, 1954
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Aerial photograph of a ship that has just passed under a large bridge, identified as Rainbow Bridge. The ship is in the right center of the photograph and extends from the bridge to the edge of the frame. The bridge is on the left side of the photograph and a truck and car are visible driving over it. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photograph as J. C. Watkins, and handwriting dates it from September 22, 1954.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Aerial View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

[Aerial View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

Date: 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Aerial photograph of a ship and a town on the edge of a river. The ship is passing through a bridge identified as Please Pier Drawbridge, and cars can be seen waiting for it to pass. The buildings extend into the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Car With King and Queen of Carver School]

[Car With King and Queen of Carver School]

Date: 1955
Creator: Briscoe
Description: Photograph of two children in a convertible car with a sign for the King and Queen of Carver School. The children are wearing crowns and capes, and the girl is holding a bouquet of flowers. A man in a hat and glasses is driving the car.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of "Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson and Teetsie]

[Photograph of "Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson and Teetsie]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of J. P. and Adrianne Richardson sitting at a diner table and drinking.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast