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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Decade: 1920-1929
 Language: English
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1925~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library loan desk. Three women are sitting behind the desk, and bouquets of flowers are sitting on top of it. To the right of the desk, there is a set of glass panels with images attached to the glass. In the background, there are windows, a door, and bookshelves.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a three unidentified women at Gates Memorial Library. Two women are sitting at a desk and one woman is standing beside them. The wall behind the desk is decorated with prints of paintings and photographs.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library Reading Room]

[Gates Memorial Library Reading Room]

Date: 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Reading Room. Two glass walls surround a circulation desk with a woman sitting on one side and other people standing on the opposite side of it. In the foreground, there are tables and shelves with periodicals; a girl is reading at a table. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library. Two glass walls surround a circulation desk with one woman sitting on one side, and another woman standing on the opposite side of it. In the foreground, there are tables and shelves with periodicals. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Gates Memorial Library 1925."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[High School Students at Gates Memorial Library]

[High School Students at Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1925~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of high school students posing outside of Gates Memorial Library. One woman on the left front row is identified as Grace Wendling Foote, married to Henry Foote. Text below the photograph says, "front row- l. to r. Grace Wendling (Foote)," and "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. (Pupils receive full school credit for work done at library)."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Children's Reading Room. There are groups of children sitting at three tables in the room. Each table has a lamp on it. In the background, five children are facing bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Children's Reading Room [-] Shelf Reading and Arrangement Cared for by the Library Science Class."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Children Dressed as Book Characters]

[Children Dressed as Book Characters]

Date: 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of Franklin Elementary School students celebrating Children's Book Week outside of Gates Memorial Library. The children are dressed as, left to right, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Jo March in "Little Women," Robinson Crusoe, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Doctor Dolittle, Marigold in "The Golden Touch," Robin Hood, Heidi, and a pirate in "Treasure Island."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a close-up of the exterior of Gates Memorial Library. A side of a wall and a bush are visible.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Loan Desk at Gates Memorial Library]

[Loan Desk at Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the loan desk at Gates Memorial Library. A group of five people are gathered around the desk, and two women are sitting behind it. The two women are identified as Mrs. Mary (Donaldson) Wade and Mrs. Floy Haley Ranquetta. In the background, there are filing cabinets against the walls. A door is open behind the desk, and a woman is sitting behind another desk in a different room. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Loan Desk - 1925."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1925~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Picture Collection Department at Gates Memorial Library. A circulation desk is in the foreground. Behind it, there is a glass wall with photographs pasted on it. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Picture Collection Department, The Makers of Books."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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