Date: May 22, 1950
Description: Photograph of the first barge purchased by John Dollinger Jr., Inc., anchored at the Port of Beaumont. The barge was purchased from U. S. Steel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1949. A group of men are in the process of loading it with steel products with the help of a crane. In the background are warehouse buildings, a crane, and a watertower. The Neches River is the body of water on the right. Handwritten on the back of the photo, "1st barge load steel ever received for John Dollinger Jr Inc. May 22, 1950" Stamped on the back of the photograph is "BM Photography Business Men's Studio Beaumont, Texas"
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