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[Photographs of Harriet and Edith Carr]

[Photographs of Harriet and Edith Carr]

Date: 1899~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Harriet and her daughter, Edith Carr. The larger photograph features Edith Carr standing to the left side of the photo, wearing a dark dress. Immediately to the right is Edith wearing a white dress and riding in an early baby carriage. The photograph was taken at the side of a building with windows on either end of the frame and a large rose bush creeping up the building between them. A smaller rose bush is crowing under the window to the right. On the bottom right of the mat is a small photograph of Harriet and Edith Carr. Harriet is shown from the chest up and is wearing a white dress and a round, ribboned hat. She is holding Edith, who is wearing a white dress and bonnet. The reverse side of the mat contains information about both pictures, including their home address and that the baby buggy was the first in Port Arthur.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Four Young Women on a Carousel]

[Photograph of Four Young Women on a Carousel]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four young women on a carousel. Two sit on a bench, while one stands on the bench and another stands behind her. On the mat beneath the photo are written the names Estelle, Ruby, Margaret, and Rose.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Franklin Elementary School]

[Photograph of Franklin Elementary School]

Date: December 1996
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of Franklin Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas. Standing by a street and sidewalk and surrounded by a chain link and barbed wire fence, the school is two stories tall. A sign bearing the school's name and information can be seen near the main entrance.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of the Schreck Family]

[Photograph of the Schreck Family]

Date: June 3, 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Frank S. Schreck family posing for a portrait. From left to right: Frank is standing behind a drum and dressed in a tasseled military uniform, complete with a saber at his side; baby Ursula is sitting on a tall stool and wearing a white dress; mother Ursula is in a dark dress, sitting down and holding a bow; child Enrique (Henry) is seated and wearing a uniform like his brother's; Frank S. Schreck is seated next to his wife, wearing a dark suit, and has his left hand on son Alfonso's shoulder; Alfonso is also wearing a military uniform and holding a bugle; Leo is similarly dressed and has a bow across his back. There is a painted woodland scene in the background, and the family is standing on an animal skin rug. The reverse side of the photo contains two handwritten notes; the first says: "Matamoros, June 3d, 1899 To our dear sister Mrs. Anna B. Schreck and her dear and sweet family, as a token of sin-cere affecton. Frank Schreck and Ursula Fuente[...]r Schreck." The note in the lower-left conrer says "Oct. 5-, 1956. To my cousin E. E. Schreck, Leo. M. Schreck."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of John and Harriet Carr, September 25, 1919]

[Photograph of John and Harriet Carr, September 25, 1919]

Date: September 25, 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of John Walter Carr and his wife Harriet on their 23rd wedding anniversary. They're wearing white formal wear and are standing in front of vegetation. The reverse side of the photo contains a brief Christmas note from John Carr. The photo is contained inside of a hand-painted frame depicting a butterfly and flowers.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, 1923]

[Photograph of Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, 1923]

Date: 1923
Creator: The Studio
Description: Photograph of Mary Elizabeth Donaldson as the Queen of Port Arthur's 25th Anniversary celebration in Texas. She is sitting to the right, wearing a beaded crown and a beaded dress with a long train bunched around her feet. She's holding a scepter across her lap. There is a painted woodland scene in the background. The photo is contained in a greenish grey paper folder. The front flap is stamped with a pattern and has "The Studio Miss Woods Prop Port Arthur" printed upon it.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph John Walter Carr]

[Photograph John Walter Carr]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of John Walter Carr wearing a dark suit, pocket square, and polka dot tie. The portrait style photo shows Carr in middle age with a beard. On the back of the mat is information regarding Carr's lifespan and children.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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