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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Museum of the Gulf Coast
April 1959, Fire Destroyed the Port Arthur YMCA Building

April 1959, Fire Destroyed the Port Arthur YMCA Building

Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Description: Photograph of the remains of the burned YMCA building in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. All that's left are twisted steel I-beams, charred wood, and stone. Firemen can be seen working in the wreckage.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Description: Photograph of the remains of the YMCA on the Southeast corner of Austin Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. Fire crews are spraying the wreckage with water. All that remains is a pile of twisted steel I-beams and stone.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Clyde H. Martin

Clyde H. Martin

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Clyde H. Martin wearing cowboy regalia and posing with a saddle embossed with the words "All Around Cowboy 1959" and "Texas A.M. Rodeo Intercollegiate."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Woman With Texaco Products]

[Woman With Texaco Products]

Date: July 26, 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a white shirt advertising Texaco products. She is standing behind a table that has multiple cans of different varieties of motor oil, capella oil, havoline, and other gasoline products.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

Date: August 2, 1957
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph with aerial view of the Rainbow Bridge spanning the Neches River near Port Arthur, Texas. Shadows of several clouds dot the landscape. A ship is passing underneath the bridge. Several canals branch off from the river on its way to Sabine Lake, which encompasses much of the background. The other side of the photo has a handwritten note saying that this was a gift of A. W. Catanach, 1992.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
John and Ted Clegg in Lincoln-Mercury Showroom, 1957

John and Ted Clegg in Lincoln-Mercury Showroom, 1957

Date: 1957
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Description: Photograph of John (left) and Ted (right) Clegg standing in a Lincoln-Mercury automobile showroom. The suited men are standing in front of a 1950's model Lincoln Premiere.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Ship at Grain Elevator]

[Ship at Grain Elevator]

Date: July 19, 1956
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of a large boat at a grain elevator. The elevator is connected to a building that is on the left side of the photograph. There is another boat in the background and a water tower in the distance. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Dorothy Ingram at Teaching Desk]

[Dorothy Ingram at Teaching Desk]

Date: 1956
Creator: Briscoe
Description: Photograph of Dorothy Ingram seated at her teaching desk. She has short dark hair and is wearing a black blouse. She is holding a pen in her hand and looking towards the camera.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

Date: 1956~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes performing under a string of balloons and in front of walls adorned with hand drawn artwork. There are four men in the foreground. The first and last are playing guitars and and two men in the middle are holding saxophones. In the background to the left is a man playing piano, while to the right is a man playing a drum set that has the band's name emblazoned on the bass drum.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Aerial View of Drawbridge]

[Aerial View of Drawbridge]

Date: September 17, 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Aerial photograph of Pleasure Pier Drawbridge. A large ship has just passed through the bridge and it is still drawn. There are cars waiting for the ship to pass, and the town can be seen on the other side of the river. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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