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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
 Collection: World War One Collection
[Armistice Day Parade]

[Armistice Day Parade]

Date: July 4, 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a parade float for an Armistice Day celebration. The float consists of a truck decorated with star and stripe printed banners, a cannon on the truck bed, and a banner on the side with text that says "This is the Old Girl that Roared Out for Joy and Shattered our 'Panes' on Armistice Day. Nov. 11. 1918." In the background, there are trees and a building. Accompanying material gives information about the cannon.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
First National Bank Building and World War I Postcard

First National Bank Building and World War I Postcard

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the "First National Bank Building, Beeville, Texas". This first bank in Beeville opened its doors in 1890. In 1894 it moved to this location at Washington and Bowie Streets. Notice that there are no powerpoles in this picture. According to the message on the back, this postcard was part of a package of letters sent by family members to a soldier in WWI. The writer mentions a hope for peace. “The Express said last night that the Germans only had until 11 o’clock Mon Nov. 11 to give their answer whether they surrender or fight. Of course we are all praying anxiously as I know you boys are too.”
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
[World War I Rally]

[World War I Rally]

Date: 1918~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a crowd of people at a World War I rally in front of a federal building on the corner of Austin Avenue and Fifth Street. One group is standing on the steps and in the doorway. Some people are leaning on the side of the building. In the foreground, a crowd is facing the building.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library