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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1955
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Ben Hur Temple Benefit Football Game

Ben Hur Temple Benefit Football Game

Date: November 8, 1955
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of an announcement for the 9th annual benefit game for Crippled Children's Clinic sponsored by the Ben Hur Shrine Temple. The game was played between the Texas freshmen and the A&M freshmen and was held at Memorial Stadium on November 19, 1955.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Checker Front Grocery Store

Checker Front Grocery Store

Date: May 18, 1955
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of Checker Front Grocery Store #20 which was located at 5028 Fairview Drive in Highland Park. Kelly Smith Cleaners and Highland Park Pharmacy are also pictured.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Family Being Served at Christmas Dinner Table]

[Family Being Served at Christmas Dinner Table]

Date: December 1955
Creator: Blanton, Joseph Edwin
Description: None
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Family Being Served at Christmas Dinner Table]

[Family Being Served at Christmas Dinner Table]

Date: December 1955
Creator: Blanton, Joseph Edwin
Description: Photograph of a family being served Christmas dinner. From left to right: Patty Blanton; Joe Matthews; Richard King (serving); May Blanton; woman serving; Matt Blanton; Anne Blanton; and an unknown diner. A woman and child can be seen in a back room dining at a different table. The foremost dinner table is set with a red tablecloth, plates, glasses, and lit candles. A china cabinet is sitting in the left corner near Richard King.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Gates Memorial Library. There are stairs and columns on the front of the building. A girl is walking up the stairs. Trees and shrubs surround the building.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
Magnolia Mobilgas Service Station

Magnolia Mobilgas Service Station

Date: April 30, 1955
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of the exterior of a new Magnolia Mobilgas service station at 2901 Cherrywood Rd. during its grand opening on April 30, 1955. Helmer Johnson was the owner. Attendants are servicing a Studebaker and a Mercury.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Magnolia Mobilgas Service Station

Magnolia Mobilgas Service Station

Date: April 30, 1955
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of a new Magnolia Mobilgas service station at 2901 Cherrywood Rd. (intersection of Cherrywood Rd. and Manor Rd.). Owner was Helmer Johnson.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Magnolia Mobilgas Service Station

Magnolia Mobilgas Service Station

Date: April 30, 1955
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph taken during the grand opening of Helmer Johnson's Magnolia Mobil service station at 2901 Cherrywood Road. A Mercury and a Studebaker are being serviced.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

[March of Dimes and Port Arthur Police]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Police supporting the March of Dimes. Two unidentified men are both holding a piece of paper; a man identified as Charles Brazil (City Manager) is standing to the right of the two men. In the background, several men and women, some wearing uniforms, are standing in front of a wall decorated with a striped star background.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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