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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Plaque on Chamber of Commerce Building]

[Plaque on Chamber of Commerce Building]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a plaque on the Chamber of Commerce building in Port Arthur, Texas.
Contributing Partner: 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
[Photograph Featuring Janis Joplin at Tyrell Elementary School]

[Photograph Featuring Janis Joplin at Tyrell Elementary School]

Date: December 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Tyrell Elementary School' 1952 Christmas Program. Children are arranged onstage in a raked pyramid in front of a curtain. Each child is wearing a white top and holding a microphone. The girl sitting to the far right of the bottom row is Janis Joplin. An adult woman is sitting before the stage in a wooden chair, and other people can be seen sitting behind her.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

[View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

Date: November 19, 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of a town on the edge of a river with a ship passing through a bridge, identified as Pleasure Pier drawbridge. Cars are waiting for the ship to pass on either side of the bridge. There is what appears to be a factory in the distance with multiple smokestacks. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[First CavOilCade Dinner]

[First CavOilCade Dinner]

Date: October 14, 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of rows of dinners seated and eating with a head table in the background. On the curtain behind reads "We Appreciate Your Faith in Port Arthur". Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "1st celebration of CavOilCade" "Oct. 14, 1952 - dinner to salute oil industry. Became CavOilCade in 1953." "Valuable, return picture to: Lyle Vickers, 300 Plaza Circle, Port Arthur, TX."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Fleet of Shrimping Boats]

[Fleet of Shrimping Boats]

Date: September 7, 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of a side view of shrimping boats from a fleet. They are stationed at a dock. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Sabine Pass Cameron Parish Lighthouse]

[Sabine Pass Cameron Parish Lighthouse]

Date: May 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sabine Pass Cameron Parish Lighthouse taken from across the pass. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Chamber of Commerce, (Photo by Stan Fitzner), May, 1952" "Cameron Parish Lighthouse"
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Carver School Teachers]

[Carver School Teachers]

Date: 1952
Creator: Briscoe
Description: Photograph of teachers from Carver Elementary School. They are wearing black outfits with flowers pinned to their shoulders. They are in two rows and there are flowers in vases in on the floor.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Elementary School Drill Team]

[Elementary School Drill Team]

Date: 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of the Lamar Elementary School Drill Team. The drill team is made up of children in uniforms holding batons. Two girls in the back of the line are holding drums, and a few girls in each line are doing the splits. Handwriting on the border of the photograph dates it from 1952.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast