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[View of the Plant]
Photograph of the Port Neches Works Plant, looking north. Multiple round structures and a series of buildings cover the grounds, and there is a road and railroad tracks to the west. The upper left hand corner reads "Port Neches Works, looking north 1952." Handwriting on the back and an accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) label the photograph "View of the Plant looking north." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201805/
[View of Port Arthur Terminal]
Photograph of the Port Arthur Terminal, showing buildings and a handful of people in the foreground and multiple boats in the port in the background. The bottom right hand of the photograph has writing that reads "MFT 10405 P.A.T. 1901." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on it) labels the photograph "1901 View of Port Arthur Terminal." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201802/
[Texaco Products Display]
Photograph of an assortment of Texaco products arranged in front of a display with plants and a curtain. The display includes different types of motor oil canisters, buckets for axle grease, and lubricant packages. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Display of Texaco products packaged in the early days." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201801/
[Texaco Trade Fair Exhibit]
Photograph of a roofing exhibit made by Texaco asphalt products. The exhibit is a covered patio that has Texaco slate covered shingles on its roof. There are women standing near the patio and a man underneath it. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Texaco trade fair exhibit features asphalt roofing products." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201807/
[Making Accessories for Containers]
Photograph of an assembly line of seated women working in what appears to be a factory or warehouse, with one man standing near the front. The assembly line extends to the other end of the room and there are cables running from each station to the ceiling. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Making accessories for containers." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201800/
[Fleet of Wagons]
Photograph of a line of Texaco tank wagons on a railway platform in front of three buildings. There are five men standing on the platform in front of the wagons, and one man sitting on top of a wagon. Text in the lower-left corner of the photograph reads, "Fleet of the Texas Company's wagons at Port Arthur." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the scene "Fleet of Texaco Tank Wagons," which is also hand-written on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201808/
[Petroleum Container Manufacturing]
Photograph of workers inside a factory making containers for petroleum products with various tools and machinery. All of the workers are female, besides one man near the center of the image. The photograph is dated on the bottom right corner with the date 3-2-26. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Manufacturing containers for petroleum products." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201804/
[Entrance to the Refinery]
Photograph of the Texas Company Refinery, from the Houston Avenue entrance. There is a road leading into the refinery on the right side of the photograph, with two visible wagons on it. There are multiple buildings with smokestacks in the background, and two large round structures in the left middle ground. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph, "Houseton Avenue Entrance to the Refinery 1910--12." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201809/
[Later View of Plant]
Photograph of a works plant by a river. There are multiple large buildings and three large smokestacks with smoke coming out of them. There is a road along the side of the plant and a river behind it. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Later view." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201806/
[Rotary-Type Filler]
Photograph of five men standing around a rotary-type filler with tins of inside what appears to be a warehouse. Three of the men are holding carts up to the rotary, and two men in the background are watching. There is another large type of machine on the left. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph: "Rotary-type filler used before World War I to fill 5-gallon tins of kerosine [sic] & gasoline." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201803/
Texas City Disaster
Photograph of the twisted wreckage of a 1940s automobile sitting beside a building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201990/
[Rose Hill Manor House with Snow in the Early 1960's]
Photograph of Rose Hill manor house covered with snow in the early 1960's. The lawn and bushes in front of the columned house are also covered with layers of snow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201998/
Women's Committee Plan YMCA Fund Campaign
Photograph of nine women and men gathered at the end of a covered table. Seated left to right: Mrs. G. S. Donegan; Mrs. W. F. Fredeman; Mrs. Baron; and Mrs. Mike Murphy. Standing: Mrs. H. P. Weber; Mrs. Maxwell Cook; Mrs. Wes Spiegel, Jr.; Euclid Hudson; and A. F. Myers. Typewritten under the photo is a description, noting the people, positions, and dates. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201994/
Texaco Old North Gate Early 1960s
Photograph of the north gate of the Texaco complex in the early 1960s. Several tire tracks are visible in front of the gate, which opens out into a complex of buildings and refineries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201999/
[Photograph of Officials in Port Arthur, Texas, 1973]
Photograph of a group of eight suited men gathered around a table that has been arranged with ashtrays, writing pads, and pencils. The wood paneled walls of the room have framed pictures of Port Arthur. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201996/
April 1959, Fire Destroyed the Port Arthur YMCA Building
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201993/
[Photograph of the Boogie Kings]
Photograph of the musical group Boogie Kings. The nine men in white blazers and black pants pose with their instruments in two rows, with four of the men standing above the five other sitting or crouching members. "Boogie Kings" is printed over the lower center member. The bottom left portion of the photograph has been printed with the words "World Famous "Blue-Eyed Soul Show." A phone number is printed in the middle of the bottom, and an address is given at the bottom right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201857/
[Photograph of the Boogie Kings Performing Onstage]
Photograph of the Boogie Kings performing on stage in white tuxedo jackets. Five men in front play on brass instruments, while two men in the background play on a drum set and guitar, respectively. "The Fabulous Boogie Kings Blue-Eyed Soul" is printed in the top left corner of the photo, and there's a drawn image of an anthropomorphic cat in a white tuxedo near the lower center. Ned Theall's phone number is written in the lower left, Jon Smith's in the lower right. The lower center portion of the photo bears a contact address for "Louisiana's Greatest Rhythm N' Blues Band." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201858/
[Portrait of Tiny Moore]
Photograph of Tiny Moore,visible from the chest up, posing with a violin. Moore is wearing a patterned shirt with bolo tie, a jacket, and a straw cowboy hat. He has the violin under his right arm and angled across his body, and has his bow in his right hand. Text printed under the photograph includes his name and the address and phone number for an unidentified company in Sacramento, California. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201859/
[Photograph of McIntosh and Seymour Engines at Central Pump Station]
Photograph of McIntosh and Seymour engines at Central Pump Station. The blue and red engines are housed in a brick building and have a "No Smoking Beyond This Point" sign attached at the side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201957/
[Photograph of the Furchner Family]
Photograph of the Furchner family standing together in front of a building. Theresa Furchner is in a black dress to the left and August is to the far right. Between them are their children, only two of whom (Frances and Augusta) are named on the reverse side of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201958/
[Photograph of Frances and Augusta Furchner]
Photograph of Frances (left) and Augusta (right) Furchner sitting on chairs in front of a house. Both are wearing dresses and coats and are holding dolls. The reverse side of the photo gives the address as 820 7th Street in Port Arthur. In addition, Frances' name has been lined out and Augusta is written with the name Bolew. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201959/
[Photograph of Edgar Winter Playing a Saxophone]
Photograph of Edgar Winter playing a saxophone. Wearing dark flame patterned pants and a dark shirt, he kneels and angles the instrument upward. "Edgar Winter" is written in the lower center portion of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201956/
[High School class photograph]
Photograph of a Port Arthur High School class. There are three rows of students with some seated and some standing. The girls are all wearing dresses and have their hair pulled back, and the boys are wearing suits and ties. The class teacher stands in the middle of the group behind a chalkboard with each person's name written on it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201797/
[Series of Barrels]
Photograph of a line of barrels on a railway platform outside of a building. There are six barrels, four made of wood and two of metal. Text in the lower-right corner of the photograph reads, "Plate No. 7570, 5-1-27." An accompanying card (which has the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph as "Original type asphalt product packages" and the same text is handwritten on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201798/
[Barrel Construction]
Photograph of a man constructing a barrel with machinery inside of a warehouse. He is wearing protective gloves, boots, an apron, and a hat, and is working on one of two barrels on what appears to be an assembly line. There are other machines and tools shown in the background. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Making barrels in the Cooper shop." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201799/
[Photograph of Officials in Port Arthur, Texas, 1971]
Photograph of a group of five suited men sitting around a table laden with paperwork. The wood paneled wall behind them has two pictures of Port Arthur hanging along either side of a nautically themed clock. A blue banner regarding Port Arthur hangs to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201995/
April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved
Photograph of the remains of the YMCA on the Southeast corner of Austin Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. Fire crews are spraying the wreckage with water. All that remains is a pile of twisted steel I-beams and stone. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201992/
[Photograph of Officials in Port Arthur, Texas, 1971]
Photograph of twelve suited men situated around a table that is covered in paperwork. Five men sit at the table, while the other seven stand in a semicircle. The wood paneled wall behind the group bears pictures of Port Arthur on either side of a nautically themed clock. On the wall to the left, there hangs a blue banner exalting Port Arthur. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201997/
[Postcard with View of Several Port Arthur Buildings]
Postcard with a view of Port Arthur College, First Methodist Church, High School, and Library. The multiple storied stone buildings stand along an intersection that is planted with palm trees and shrubs. The reverse side has a handwritten description by Harriet Edith Meme. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201925/
[Photograph of Men on a Dock, August 10, 1901]
Photograph of a group called the Ninety-sixth expedition and their guests posing for a photograph on the docks of ship number 3. Sitting on the anchor post to the left is E. A. Laughlin, with N. N. Beels on the next post. Standing from the left: Billy Farrell; L. Schuh; A. N. Scott; Peter Stock; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; F. J. Trost; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Col. Jim Furlong; and Peter Lamp. Sitting from the left: John Walter Carr, hans Falsenburg, A. Spence, and D. L. Stump. Several boats can be seen to the left, with a larger vessel behind the group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201922/
[Photograph of Men On a Dock, August 10, 1901]
Photograph of the a group of men titled the Ninety-sixth expedition. The expedition members and some guests are posing for a photograph on the docks of ship number 3. Sitting on the anchor post to the left is E. A. Laughlin, with N. N. Beels on the next post. Standing from the left: Billy Farrell; L. Schuh; A. N. Scott; Peter Stock; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; F. J. Trost; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Col. Jim Furlong; and Peter Lamp. Sitting from the left: John Walter Carr, hans Falsenburg, A. Spence, and D. L. Stump. Several boats can be seen to the left, with a larger vessel behind the group. The reverse side of the photo has a handwritten description, and also denotes Carr as "great grandpa." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201921/
[Photograph of Thomas Bos]
Photograph of Thomas Bos in a suit and tie. Handwriting around the photo notes that Bos was an early property owner in Port Arthur who was originally from Holland. The reverse of the photo has a handwritten note near the top stating that this was given to J. W. Carr. Writing near the bottom of the photo, to the right of a red photographer's seal, says that Bos purchased Port Arthur property for Dutch interests and that he was a client of Carr. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201927/
[Photograph of Arlene Fischer and Daughter]
Photograph of Arlene Fischer (Mrs. Harrison Fisher) reading a children's book with her daughter. Both are wearing white dresses. They are sitting on a chaise lounge with ferns on either side of them and a curtained window behind. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201928/
[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]
Postcard featuring a view of the Plaza Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. The hotel, right, is a three story structure with grounds that have been landscaped with palm trees. It is standing along a car lined intersection, down which one can see several buildings along either side and a streetcar making a turn. A smudged circular red mark is in the upper right corner. On the reverse side is a description of the scene and the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201926/
[Photograph of Country Joe Washburn]
Photograph of Country Joe Washburn wearing a dark jacket, light shirt, and tie. The photograph is shot portrait style, displaying Washburn's head and shoulders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201880/
[Photograph of Bill Hall With a Group at a BMI Event]
Photograph of Bill Hall standing in the center of a group at a BMI event. The first man to the right is wearing a tuxedo with a ruffled shirt. The second man is wearing a more traditional tuxedo. Bill Hall is wearing a tuxedo with a diamond pattern down the center of the shirt. A woman on the right is wearing a a leather jacket and a beaded headband. Furthest right is a man wearing a white tuxedo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201888/
[Photograph of Bill Hall Standing Behind People at a BMI Event]
Photograph of Bill Hall standing behind a line of people at a Broadcast Music, Inc. event. He's the sixth person from the left. In the forefront from the left is a woman holding a microphone and then four men holding large paper certificates in front of them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201884/
[Photograph of Bill Hall with Three People]
Photograph of Bill Hall wearing a jumpsuit and standing with three people. His jumpsuit has his name, Bill, embroidered on the left breast area, with "The Welk Music group" embroidered on the right. To the left of Hall is a bearded man in a suit and striped tie. To the right of Hall is a woman wearing a heart shaped pendant. Furthest to the right is a man wearing a blazer and a collared shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201886/
[Photograph of Bill Hall Showing the Back of His Jumpsuit]
Photograph of Bill Hall with his back turned to show off the words "GO-FER" on the back of his jumpsuit. He is standing to the right of a laughing man in a suit and tie, and to the left of a woman wearing a heart-shaped pendant. On the far right of the photo is a man in a jacket and shirt looking on with a grin on his face. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201883/
[Photograph of Harry Choates and Jules Lamparez With a Band]
Photograph of Harry Choates and "Papa Cairo" Jules Lamparez performing with a band. Choates and two other men sing into a microphone while a young man and woman stand behind them. Lamparez is sitting in front of an amplifier painted with the words "Papa Cairo." To the left of Lamparez is a man playing a base. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201875/
[Photograph of Johnny Winter, Tommy Shannon, and John Turner]
Photograph of Johnny Winter, Tommy Shannon, and "Uncle John" Turner posing together. Winter stands on the left wearing a leather cap and a Beaumont, Texas, high school reunion shirt. Shannon is in the middle wearing a broad brimmed hat with a polka-dotted band, as well as a star printed jacket and beaded necklace. Turner is to the right wearing a headband. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201870/
[Photograph of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown with a Violin]
Photograph of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown wearing a western style shirt, a cowboy hat, and holding a violin. His autograph is present to the top right of the photograph and dated December 10, 1993. Brown's name is written just below his image, and under that to the left is the address of Alligator Records. Information for Concerted Efforts, Inc. is to the bottom right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201876/
[Girls in swimming dresses]
Photograph of six girls in swimming dresses at the Old Gates Pier. Three are standing on the back of a bench, and the other three are seated on the back of it. The seated girl on the left and the girls that are standing are looking off to the right of the photograph, and the two girls on the right are looking towards the camera. The girl on the far left is resting her hands on her head. Text on the top and bottom border reads, "On Loan: Mrs. C. E. Yates. Picture taken at the northeast corner on the end of the Old Gates Pier. Standing: Beryl Coe, Della Price, Mrs. Kyle Elam, nee Mary McFarland. Seated: Mrs. Wm. Haley, nee Annie Laurie Kennedy, Mattie Wirtz, Unknown." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201812/
[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]
Postcard with view of a crowd on Proctor Street in Port Arthur, Texas, during a parade in 1923. People wearing predominantly straw hats gather on both sides of the street, with many watching from the second story windows of the shops along the way. A float shaped like a sailing vessel can be seen followed by a brass band. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201817/
[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]
Postcard with view of a crowd on Proctor Street in Port Arthur, Texas, during a parade in 1923. People wearing predominantly straw hats gather on both sides of the street, with many watching from the second story windows of the shops along the way. A float shaped like a sailing vessel can be seen followed by a brass band. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201816/
[Port Arthur parade float]
Postcard of the Miss Port Arthur parade float. The float is shaped like a boat, and there are people dressed in sailor suits aboard it. There are cars driving on the opposite side, and the parade appears to be going down a residential street. The back of the postcard is blank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201813/
[Postcard of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas]
Postcard of an aerial view of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, Texas. Pleasure Island is near the bottom of the photo, featuring a roller coaster and several buildings along the waterway. A boulevard stretches from the Pier towards Port Arthur, wherein several buildings are visible. Along the background, oil refiners and tanks are visible. The reverse side of the postcard has a description on the upper left, the words "Jumbo Post Card" to the right, and a three cent stamp bearing the profile of Thomas Jefferson in the upper right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201980/
[Photograph of Boats at Dock]
Photograph of several boats at dock. The Slade Brown to the left and the boats behind it are being worked upon. There are two arches built over the pier that contain pulleys, both with a vessel sitting underneath. The reverse side of the photo has been written with the words "Gulf Port?" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201984/
John and Ted Clegg in Lincoln-Mercury Showroom, 1957
Photograph of John (left) and Ted (right) Clegg standing in a Lincoln-Mercury automobile showroom. The suited men are standing in front of a 1950's model Lincoln Premiere. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201986/
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