[City of Port Arthur]

[City of Port Arthur]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur skyline circa 1920. The bridge to Pleasure Island is to the right. Several people are walking on the bridge.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Peg and Buddy McLaughlin - Long Island Sound]

[Peg and Buddy McLaughlin - Long Island Sound]

Date: August 24, 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two people posing together on a beach. (back of photo) "Peg and Buddy - Long Island Sound - Aug 24, 1935."
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Photograph of Mr. Leos on Beach]

[Photograph of Mr. Leos on Beach]

Date: [1949-07]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of J.L. Leos on a beach in Port Aransas. He is dressed in suit, tie, and sunglasses. In the background, children are playing in the water.
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier]

[Corpus Christi, Texas: Tourists Onboard the USS Lexington Carrier]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. The majority of the film is made up of shots of the interior rooms, controls, and exterior flight deck of the USS Lexington (CV-16) aircraft carrier, a World War II warship belonging to the United States Navy. John Bowen, the Operations Officer of Torpedo Squadron in 1943, explains military life onboard the Lexington. Jerry Chipman, the ship's Executive Director at the time of filming, discusses the ship's history. Families and other people in groups tour the ship's control rooms and berths freely, and tour guides explain the helm, ship's log, aircraft, and machinery. Another segment of the video shows groups of people with pet dogs. Throughout the video there are also intermittent shots of the beach, seagulls, swimmers, tourists, a ferry, and the Texas State Aquarium.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Corpus Christi, Texas: Home of the Reconstructed Colombus Fleet and the USS Lexington Carrier]

[Corpus Christi, Texas: Home of the Reconstructed Colombus Fleet and the USS Lexington Carrier]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. A short, edited news segment is included at the end of the video. In the first segment, the Boy Scouts of America recite the Pledge of Allegiance on the deck of the USS Lexington carrier. Fishermen on fishing boats show their catches of squid and shrimp. Keith Arnold, the President CEO at the Corpus Christi area Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB), talks about major attractions of the area. The Texas State Aquarium, Art Museum of South Texas, and Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History are shown. The camera crew films two tour guides aboard the Columbus Fleet who explain the ships and life at sea to visitors. The crew films a pelican catching and eating a fish. The last segment of this film is a news clip, narrated by a newscaster for 3 KWTV Corpus Christi Eye Witness News--in this clip, the USS Lexington cooperates with the Corpus Christi ISD for a science program called 'Science Aboard Ship'.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Port Arthur, Texas: "Where the Southwest Meets the Old South"]

[Port Arthur, Texas: "Where the Southwest Meets the Old South"]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited footage shot by a camera crew intended for a television show; the footage herein concerns events and sites in Port Arthur, Texas. The film begins with footage of a marshy beach, where family groups and individuals play sports, fish and hike. In the marsh, the crew tries to interact with an alligator. The film includes other material of recreational activity, such as: people operating jetskis, rowboats, motorboats, speedboats, sailboats, airboats, fishing boats, and barges; zydeco musicians playing music to restaurant patrons; and men playing frolf and golf. Various local sites of interest captured on film include: a statue of Lt. Richard (Dick) W. Dowling; an off-shore oil rig; local architecture, including the Rainbow Bridge; and the Museum of the Gulf Coast. In an interview at the museum, Dr. Sam Monroe, President of the Port Arthur Historical Society, describes the Port Arthur region as “an area where the Old South meets the Southwest.” Much of the remainder of the film is comprised of footage of a carnival and nighttime parade in celebration of Mardi Gras. At this event, the crew films: carnival rides; parade spectators with Mardi Gras beads; the West Brook High School Navy JROTC and ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Storm Damage on Beach]

[Storm Damage on Beach]

Date: unknown
Creator: Patterson, Harvey
Description: Photograph of storm damage on North Beach in Corpus Christi, Texas. Debris including metal pipes and bricks is scattered on the sand. In the background, there is a building identified as Spohn Sanitarium. In the far background, the General Hospital can be seen to the right of the image.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
Three Women on the Beach

Three Women on the Beach

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three women sitting on a beach. They are wearing swim suits and hats and facing away from the water. A hand-written note in Spanish on the back of the photograph reads "Nena, Rosa and I on the beach."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Family at the Beach

Family at the Beach

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a family enjoying the beach. Thee women are wearing swimsuits while most of the men are wearing suits and ties. A older woman sits in front of the women, wearing a light-colored dress. Several groups of people lounge on the beach around behind the family.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Group of Men at Beach]

[Group of Men at Beach]

Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Pastor S.D. Rodholm wearing a suit and tie at a beach. In front of him, a man meddles with two jars and a pot on a small grill. A box of matches are on the ground to his left side. A decorative, repeating border surrounds the picture. In the background, a beach umbrella can be seen surrounded by various portables. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Pastor R.D. Rodholm - 1944? Harvest Festival". Stamped image and text in blue is covered by a rough, black texture, possibly remains of the paper where the photograph was torn off of.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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