Fourth of July Parade

Fourth of July Parade

Date: July 4, 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of men in a marching band at the Independence Day parade, on Beltline Road in front of Richardson High School. The men are wearing Shriners' fezzes. One man is holding a pair of symbols, and the men behind him are playing trumpets.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
[Sanspariel Club Tacky Party]

[Sanspariel Club Tacky Party]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of couples in the Sabine Hotel in Port Arthur, TX. Many are wearing what appears to be nautical attire. Some have eye patches. Several are also smoking as the picture is taken. Several lights are hung from ceiling fans above. Those named are identified in the attached photocopy.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Island Dance Hall]

[Pleasure Island Dance Hall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Pleasure Pier dance hall in Port Arthur, TX. The dance hall is on a pier. A large group of people is standing under an awning next to the hall. Several boats and canoes are in the water around the hall.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Island Dance Hall]

[Pleasure Island Dance Hall]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Pleasure Pier dance hall in Port Arthur, TX. The dance hall is a long, two-story building. A tall, black lamp post is in front of the building. Numerous people are standing on the building's porches and on the ground in front.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Pleasure Island Ballroom Interior]

[Pleasure Island Ballroom Interior]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Pleasure Island ballroom in Port Arthur, TX. The ballroom is full of tables along all the walls. The middle area is left open for dancing. A big band is set up on the ballroom stage at the back of the room. A large sign above the stage reads, "Sonny Marx."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
Party Time in Beeville

Party Time in Beeville

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of men enjoy a drink, the accordion music, and a game of cards. The wagon on the right, “JJ Meinrath Bakery”, belonged to John Meinrath. John Meinrath operated a bakery in Beeville in 1898. His bakery featured all kinds of cakes and bread. The "San Antonio Brewing Ass'n." wagon may have supplied the saloons in Beeville in the late 1890's.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
[Nash Automobile Dealership Banquet]

[Nash Automobile Dealership Banquet]

Date: October 1, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Group of Nash employees at a banquet. Some seated some standing at head table.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Reverend Edmund Heinsohn Bon Voyage Party - University Methodist Church]

[Reverend Edmund Heinsohn Bon Voyage Party - University Methodist Church]

Date: July 25, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Reverend Edmund Heinsohm and wife Lollie G. Heinsohn seated at table.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[First Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

[First Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a crowd of people gathered at the first Gates Day memorial celebration. In the background, there are several houses. John W. Gates died in 1911 in Paris; the memorial celebration was held every year until 1918, when Mrs. Gates requested it to be discontinued.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Party/Reception at Commodore Perry Hotel]

[Party/Reception at Commodore Perry Hotel]

Date: March 30, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Portrait of group in hotel.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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