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[Banquet Honoring John W. Gates]

[Banquet Honoring John W. Gates]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a banquet in Port Arthur, TX. Numerous men are pictured standing around a banquet table. All are dressed in formal attire. Another small group of people is standing at the top left on a staircase. Each man is numbered. Number Eleven is identified as Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Hampton Ambulance]

[Hampton Ambulance]

Date: 193?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Hampton Company ambulance. The windows of the vehicle say, "Hampton Ambulance." A man posing with the ambulance is identified as Harry J. Dominique, a driver. In the background, there is a building with a sign that says, "Hampton Company." Undertaker services were located on 2105 Procter Street.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Texas Library Association Conference]

[Texas Library Association Conference]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two men and three women at a Texas Library Association (T. L. A.) conference. From the left to right, the people are identified as Z. T. Fortescue (Superintendent of Port Arthur Independent School District), Buster Crow (Port Arthur Mayor), Arless B. Nixon (T. L. A. President), the Assistant Librarian of San Antonio Library, and Pearle Burr (Tyrell Public Library). In the background, there is a group of people on board "Ava," a Texaco Company yacht.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[First National Bank]

[First National Bank]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as the First National Bank. The building is two stories high, and an awning hangs from it over the sidewalk. A man and woman are walking into the door. In the foreground, there are other people walking and utility poles along the sidewalk. Horse-drawn carriages parked along the curb.
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
[Group of First Graders at Train Depot]

[Group of First Graders at Train Depot]

Date: unknown
Creator: Rice Studio
Description: Photograph of a group of first graders from Travis Elementary School waiting for a train for a school field trip. The students are arranged in two long rows. One teacher is standing behind them. A rail car behind the group reads, "Baggage and Express, Railway Express Agency Inc." All the students and the teacher are dressed in coats and winter clothing.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Beaumont Trolley Car]

[Beaumont Trolley Car]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a trolley car in Beaumont, Texas. The car has a domed roof. The car is light on top and dark on the bottom half. Windows line the sides and front and rear of the car. The word "Beaumont" is painted on the front. Power lines are running above the car.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Downtown Decorated for Christmas]

[Downtown Decorated for Christmas]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX decorated for the Christmas holiday. Long strands of pine garland stretch across the intersections and along the fronts of the downtown buildings. Large wreaths are dispersed along the garland. In the wreaths are stars and bells. Several downtown customers are walking up and down the car-lined street.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of Greenlawn Cemetery]

[Aerial of Greenlawn Cemetery]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Greenlawn Cemetery in Port Arthur, TX. The photograph is taken from the air. The cemetery is in the middle of a large, open area.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Pier Dance Pavilion]

[Pleasure Pier Dance Pavilion]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Pleasure Pier dance pavilion in Port Arthur, TX. The building is raised above ground level on a wooden platform. A sand road leads up to the pavilion. Several drink advertisements are attached to the side of the pavilion.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library