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[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
[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Faculty of the First School in Port Arthur, Texas]

[Photograph of Faculty of the First School in Port Arthur, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the principal and teachers of the first school in Port Arthur, Texas. Four rows of people sit on a railed stairway leading up to a set of double doors on a brick building. The group is made up of twelve women wearing light blouses and dark skirts, with two men in suits sitting in the front row. The reverse side of the mat contains a handwritten list of surnames and the name of the principal, Steven Durfee. He is noted as the father of Mrs. Frank Timmons
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of a Crowd at a  Rainbow Bridge Parade]

[Photograph of a Crowd at a Rainbow Bridge Parade]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a crowd attending a parade for the ribbon cutting ceremony for Rainbow Bridge. People are on either side of the busy street and there are several buildings in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of a Rainbow Bridge Parade]

[Photograph of a Rainbow Bridge Parade]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a parade for the ribbon cutting ceremony of Rainbow Bridge. The procession is being lead by African American men in military uniform. On either side of the parade is a crowd watching from both the street and from the windows of nearby buildings.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Canal Bank in Port Arthur, Texas, February 2, 1922]

[Photograph of Canal Bank in Port Arthur, Texas, February 2, 1922]

Date: February 2, 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur, Texas, ship canal and bridge showing signs of erosion. The grass and sand of the bank shows vehicle tracks, leading back past power lines and towards houses. The mid portion of the photo displays the bridge raised over the canal with some people standing along the structure. On the lower right portion of the photo is a dated note describing the view.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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