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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
[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
[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
[Car With King and Queen of Carver School]

[Car With King and Queen of Carver School]

Date: 1955
Creator: Briscoe
Description: Photograph of two children in a convertible car with a sign for the King and Queen of Carver School. The children are wearing crowns and capes, and the girl is holding a bouquet of flowers. A man in a hat and glasses is driving the car.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Employee Photograph of Dorothy Ingram]

[Employee Photograph of Dorothy Ingram]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Employee photograph of Dorothy Ingram from Lamar Elementary School. She is shown from the side and looking forward. Her hair is short and curled, and she is wearing a patterned top.
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
Precast Extension Hanging in Lead

Precast Extension Hanging in Lead

Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a piece of machinery holding an extension piece with a chain. There are holding tanks in the background. To the left, a 1950's model pickup truck with the business name "Spence & Howe Construction Co." written on the side.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Closeup of Pile Butt After Pipe Sleeve Driven In

Closeup of Pile Butt After Pipe Sleeve Driven In

Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a man in a white shirt measuring a pile after having a pipe sleeve driven into it.
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
Precast Extension Centered and Ready to Drive

Precast Extension Centered and Ready to Drive

Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a precast extension centered over a pile. Several cars can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast