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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Decade: 1950-1959
[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

Date: 1956
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a man identified as John P. Cillessen, a foreman for Port Arthur News, standing beside a printing machine in the press room. He is pushing a button on the machine, and looking towards the newspapers on the top of it.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Red Hussars]

[Red Hussars]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of the all-girl honor organization, known as the Red Hussars of Thomas Jefferson High School. They are marching down Procter Street in a parade. People are gathered on both sides of the street to watch. Businesses also line the street. In the top-left of the photograph, text says "Port Arthur Telephone Directory September, 1961." The corps was best known for its quick "double time" step of 360 steps per minute. Members were selected and invited into the corps after passing five tests. The corps dissolved in 1993. In 1995, the Red Hussar Alumni Association was formed to be involved in community affairs and lead the Mardi Gras parade every February.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Salem's Used Car Lot]

[Salem's Used Car Lot]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Salem's Used Car Lot on 1100 Procter Street. Several cars are parked along a corner of the lot. Signs in the corner of the lot say "Salem's Guaranteed Cars" and "Salem's Dependable Cars." Behind the cars, there is a building with a sign that says "Salem Motor Co." In the background, there is a car on the road.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Spooner's Photo Shop]

[Spooner's Photo Shop]

Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Spooner's Photo Shop on 427 Austin Avenue. Through the windows, various photography products are visible. A sign on the front of the buildings says "Spooner's" and "Kodak Cameras Film & Supplies Cards & Records."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company. A sign above a row of windows on the building says "Townsend Ice Cream Company." In the foreground, there are cars parked along the curb.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Townsend Quality Milk]

[Townsend Quality Milk]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Quality Milk on 2545 Procter Street. A decorative glass panel on the corner of the building says "Townsend" at the top. Townsend Quality Milk was the home of the famous Roscoe Bar, a vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate on a stick. About one in five bars would have the word "Free" printed on the stick. This treat was popular with grade school children.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[W. T. Grant Company]

[W. T. Grant Company]

Date: August 1951
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of W. T. Grant Company on 701 Procter Street. The display windows are filled with products and signs. Some of the signs say "Air Conditioned" and "44 [cents]." Text above the entrances says "W. T. Grant Co." Columns in front of the entrances say "Grants."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Date: March 1959
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a portrait of Woodrow Wilson Junior High Band. There are four rows of students wearing uniforms and holding instruments. In front, four girls wearing uniforms are holding batons and kneeling; a banner in the middle of the girls says "Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Port Arthur Texas," and has an emblem of the school mascot: a bear. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School band. They are all wearing uniforms and holding musical instruments; they are posing in five rows. The front row consists of four girls holding batons with drums in between them. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1950

The Yellow Jacket, Yearbook of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1950

Date: 1950
Creator: Thomas Jefferson High School
Description: Yearbook for Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas includes photographs of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library