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  Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[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
[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 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
[Photograph of "Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson and Teetsie]

[Photograph of "Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson and Teetsie]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of J. P. and Adrianne Richardson sitting at a diner table and drinking.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

Date: 1956~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes performing under a string of balloons and in front of walls adorned with hand drawn artwork. There are four men in the foreground. The first and last are playing guitars and and two men in the middle are holding saxophones. In the background to the left is a man playing piano, while to the right is a man playing a drum set that has the band's name emblazoned on the bass drum.
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 at Grain Elevator]

[Ship at Grain Elevator]

Date: July 19, 1956
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of a large boat at a grain elevator. The elevator is connected to a building that is on the left side of the photograph. There is another boat in the background and a water tower in the distance. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
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
[Staff Posing in Front of Restaurant]

[Staff Posing in Front of Restaurant]

Date: 1955
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of a group of people identified as staff of The Schooner Restaurant standing outside. There are two women in white dresses and two men, and they are standing by the corner of the building. There are four visible cars parked in front of the restaurant. A sticker on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as James Everett from Groves, Texas., and dates the image 1955.
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