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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Texas City Disaster

Texas City Disaster

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the twisted wreckage of a 1940s automobile sitting beside a building.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Governor at Microphone]

[Governor at Microphone]

Date: [1949..1957]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Governor Allan Shivers sitting at a KPAC radio microphone in Port Arthur, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Golden Jubilee Queen Candidates]

[Golden Jubilee Queen Candidates]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of young women, all candidates for the Golden Jubilee Queen in Port Arthur, Texas, posing together on benches set on a hardwood floor. Some of them are identified as Doris Jones, Abbie Speights, Thelma Tadlock, and Gloria Antonia.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Inaugural Banquet]

[Inaugural Banquet]

Date: July 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men standing behind a table at the inaugural banquet of the Port Arthur Junior Chamber of Commerce, held in the Pleasure Pier ballroom in Port Arthur, Texas. The men are identified as Joe Bogel, Wes Brannon, Clint Dunnigan, Lyle Vickers, Forest Collins, Herbert Halliday, Fred Wilson, Tom Faver, and Ross Harris.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Tex Beneke and Orchestra]

[Photograph of Tex Beneke and Orchestra]

Date: May 16, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Tex Beneke and his orchestra performing at the Port Arthur Pleasure Pier. The group is lined up underneath a sign bearing Beneke's name.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Elementary School Performance]

[Elementary School Performance]

Date: 1940-1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a school performance at Carver Elementary School. There are children seated on a stage with various instruments. The background of the stage is painted with a landscape mural.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Second Grade Classroom]

[Second Grade Classroom]

Date: 1940-1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a second grade class at Carter Elementary School. The children are seated in their desks and facing towards the front of the classroom. The teacher is standing in the back corner of the room and looking towards the camera.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Third Grade Classroom]

[Third Grade Classroom]

Date: 1940-1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a third grade class at Carver Elementary School. The children are seated in their desks and facing towards the camera. The teacher is standing on the opposite side of the classroom with her hands on the back of two students' chairs.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Kay Kyser at Airport]

[Kay Kyser at Airport]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Kay Kyser standing by a car at an airport for a benefit show after the Texas City disaster. He has a coat over his arm and a hat in his hand, and a large crowd is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Men on Stage]

[Men on Stage]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several men, including Kay Kyser, Mayor H. L. "Buzz" Crow, and Mayor Curtis Trahan, standing on a stage in Port Arthur, Texas. Mayor Crow hands a benefit check to Mayor Trahan. A band is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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