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  Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
 Decade: 1950-1959
[Carver School Teachers]

[Carver School Teachers]

Date: 1952
Creator: Briscoe
Description: Photograph of teachers from Carver Elementary School. They are wearing black outfits with flowers pinned to their shoulders. They are in two rows and there are flowers in vases in on the floor.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Elementary School Drill Team]

[Elementary School Drill Team]

Date: 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of the Lamar Elementary School Drill Team. The drill team is made up of children in uniforms holding batons. Two girls in the back of the line are holding drums, and a few girls in each line are doing the splits. Handwriting on the border of the photograph dates it from 1952.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[View of the Plant]

[View of the Plant]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Fleet of Shrimping Boats]

[Fleet of Shrimping Boats]

Date: September 7, 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of a side view of shrimping boats from a fleet. They are stationed at a dock. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

[View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

Date: November 19, 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of a town on the edge of a river with a ship passing through a bridge, identified as Pleasure Pier drawbridge. Cars are waiting for the ship to pass on either side of the bridge. There is what appears to be a factory in the distance with multiple smokestacks. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph Featuring Janis Joplin at Tyrell Elementary School]

[Photograph Featuring Janis Joplin at Tyrell Elementary School]

Date: December 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Tyrell Elementary School' 1952 Christmas Program. Children are arranged onstage in a raked pyramid in front of a curtain. Each child is wearing a white top and holding a microphone. The girl sitting to the far right of the bottom row is Janis Joplin. An adult woman is sitting before the stage in a wooden chair, and other people can be seen sitting behind her.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Texaco Main Gate 1953

Texaco Main Gate 1953

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the main gate of Texaco in 1953. The gate is attended by a single guard. To the left of the gate is a building bearing a large sign declaring that there has been 1,594,538 man hours since the last "lost time injury." There is also a sign requesting that no reading material be carried inside, and other sign on the gate that requests that no matches be carried inside. Two boxes written with the words "Red Head Matches" stand in front of the building.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Officer With Automobile Accident]

[Officer With Automobile Accident]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Officer Tommy Baxter standing behind an automobile accident. Two cars have been badly damaged, and one is flipped upside down and on top of the other one. There is one man standing in the background looking at the wreck. Writing on the back of the photograph states that there was a death involved.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

Date: 1954-05~
Creator: Rice Studio
Description: Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta cast at Tyrell Elementary School. Rows of students are lined up and wearing mostly agricultural costumes. Janis Joplin is the fifth child from the right. Behind the children, there is a backdrop of a night scene set along the stage curtain. A mixed group of adults and children are seated before the stage.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Ship Passing Under Bridge]

[Ship Passing Under Bridge]

Date: September 22, 1954
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Aerial photograph of a ship that has just passed under a large bridge, identified as Rainbow Bridge. The ship is in the right center of the photograph and extends from the bridge to the edge of the frame. The bridge is on the left side of the photograph and a truck and car are visible driving over it. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photograph as J. C. Watkins, and handwriting dates it from September 22, 1954.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast