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April 1959, Fire Destroyed the Port Arthur YMCA Building

April 1959, Fire Destroyed the Port Arthur YMCA Building

Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Barrel Construction]

[Barrel Construction]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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
[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
Closeup of Pile Butt After Pipe Sleeve Driven In

Closeup of Pile Butt After Pipe Sleeve Driven In

Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a man in a white shirt measuring a pile after having a pipe sleeve driven into it.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Closeup of Pile Butt Before Driving

Closeup of Pile Butt Before Driving

Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of of a pile before driving. A man off-camera is measuring the pile with a sectioned measuring tape.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Clyde H. Martin

Clyde H. Martin

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Clyde H. Martin wearing cowboy regalia and posing with a saddle embossed with the words "All Around Cowboy 1959" and "Texas A.M. Rodeo Intercollegiate."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Cookie and the Cupcakes

Cookie and the Cupcakes

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes wearing striped jackets and performing with their instruments.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Cracking Plant for West Texas Crude

Cracking Plant for West Texas Crude

Date: April 16, 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of equipment driving pilings for a structural foundation. The two pile drivers can be seen midfield to the left of a pile of wood. Small houses and a refinery are visible in the background, while the foreground is dominated by a canal and pipework. The reverse side of the photo has a typed description stating the foundation is for "four 78' x 40' x 10" tanks that to be built in reservoir tract by Riter-Conley."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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