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[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

Date: August 17, 1915
Creator: D & H Photo
Description: Postcard depicting a group of men standing in a flooded street in Port Arthur, Texas. The waters rise over the knees of the men gathered at the intersection of Austin and 5th Street. Two telephone lines and two buildings loom above either side of the street; the building to the right is the Port Arthur post office. Trees and several other buildings can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Horses Hitched to Wagon]

[Horses Hitched to Wagon]

Date: unknown
Creator: Trost Studio
Description: Postcard of horses facing left hitched to a wagon. A man is bending down in front of the horses attaching them to the hitch, and another man is standing behind the wagon. The back of the postcard is stamped by Trost Studio.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[View of Sabine After Flood]

[View of Sabine After Flood]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the town of Sabine after a flood. There is a man in the foreground leaning down to pick up a chair out of the water. The street is covered with large puddles, and buildings and stores in the background have been damaged. The writing on the front of the photograph dates it September 16-17, 1915. The back of the postcard has a handwritten note about the flood, addressed to Port Arthur, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas]

[Postcard of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: Jumbo Post-Card Company
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Port Arthur parade float]

[Port Arthur parade float]

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard with View of Several Port Arthur Buildings]

[Postcard with View of Several Port Arthur Buildings]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[View of parade crowd]

[View of parade crowd]

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a parade crowd on Proctor St. in Port Arthur. There is a large group of people on both sides of the street, and spectators are looking on from above in building windows. American flags are hanging down across the street. There is a man on a horse in the bottom-left corner of the photograph. The men are dressed in suits and hats and the women are in dresses, and many people are carrying umbrellas.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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