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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1956
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Airplane Flying

Airplane Flying

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Negative of an airplane flying over Odessa, Texas during a military parade in 1956. The building on the left side of the picture is the Ector County courthouse.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
[Downtown Port Arthur Stores]

[Downtown Port Arthur Stores]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Dollar Department Stores in downtown Port Arthur on the 500 block of Procter Street. There are several signs on the front glass of the store, and text on the front of the building says "Dollar Department Stores." In front of the building, there are people walking on a sidewalk and cars are parked in a row. Other businesses are on each side of the store.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Man Standing at a Microphone]

[Man Standing at a Microphone]

Date: May 7, 1956
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Description: Photograph of a man standing before a crowd under a tarp. He is wearing glasses, a suit, and a tie with a central diagonal stripe. Two microphones are on either side of him. Adolfo López Mateos and Sam Rayburn are seated to the left.
Contributing Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos
Military Parade

Military Parade

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Negative of a U. S. Army personnel carrier rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Plane in Sky

Plane in Sky

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Negative of an airplane flying over Odessa, Texas during a military parade in 1956.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

Date: 1956
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a man identified as John P. Cillessen, a foreman for Port Arthur News, standing beside a printing machine in the press room. He is pushing a button on the machine, and looking towards the newspapers on the top of it.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Salem's Used Car Lot]

[Salem's Used Car Lot]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Salem's Used Car Lot on 1100 Procter Street. Several cars are parked along a corner of the lot. Signs in the corner of the lot say "Salem's Guaranteed Cars" and "Salem's Dependable Cars." Behind the cars, there is a building with a sign that says "Salem Motor Co." In the background, there is a car on the road.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
Tank on Street

Tank on Street

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Negative of a U. S. Army tank rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School band. They are all wearing uniforms and holding musical instruments; they are posing in five rows. The front row consists of four girls holding batons with drums in between them. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library