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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: 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
[Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce]

[Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men, all members of the 1955 Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, posing together. Those in the rear are, from left to right, W. F. Spiegel, Sr.; T. B. Ellison; Leo Bryant; and Emery Taylor. Those in the middle row are Jack Craig, Lyle Vickers, Bert Lloyd, Don Hendryx, J. W. Baker, Mayo Wells, and Henry LeBlanc. The men in the front row are Lyndon Ellerbee, Judge James Kirkland, Ho Mills, Lamar Lawson, J. W. Faulkner, and Al Jenkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Staff Posing in Front of Restaurant]

[Staff Posing in Front of Restaurant]

Date: 1955
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of a group of people identified as staff of The Schooner Restaurant standing outside. There are two women in white dresses and two men, and they are standing by the corner of the building. There are four visible cars parked in front of the restaurant. A sticker on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as James Everett from Groves, Texas., and dates the image 1955.
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
[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
[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
[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
[Decorated Stores]

[Decorated Stores]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of decorated stores on a road in Port Arthur, Texas. A few cars are parked in front of the buildings.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Parade Queen]

[Parade Queen]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Barbara Putnam sitting on the back of a convertible during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd of people stand in front of the building in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast