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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: 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
[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
[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 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
[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
[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with view of a crowd on Proctor Street in Port Arthur, Texas, during a parade in 1923. People wearing predominantly straw hats gather on both sides of the street, with many watching from the second story windows of the shops along the way. A float shaped like a sailing vessel can be seen followed by a brass band.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with view of a crowd on Proctor Street in Port Arthur, Texas, during a parade in 1923. People wearing predominantly straw hats gather on both sides of the street, with many watching from the second story windows of the shops along the way. A float shaped like a sailing vessel can be seen followed by a brass band.
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
[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard featuring a view of the Plaza Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. The hotel, right, is a three story structure with grounds that have been landscaped with palm trees. It is standing along a car lined intersection, down which one can see several buildings along either side and a streetcar making a turn. A smudged circular red mark is in the upper right corner. On the reverse side is a description of the scene and the area.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of Three Women in Hats]

[Postcard of Three Women in Hats]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of three women in a row wearing elaborate hats and lacy, white, and high collared blouses.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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