[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

Date: 1906 - 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On the reverse of the photograph is written "Rev. Germany eating cream. Misses Whitney, Christine Davison and some other young lady. Note: Rev. Germany pastor of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1906 - 1909."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Entrance to Pleasure Pier Ballroom]

[Entrance to Pleasure Pier Ballroom]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the entrance to the Pleasure Pier Ballroom in Port Arthur, TX. Three people are standing on the front stairs looking down at something. The main portion of the building has large windows traveling the length of the wall. Several metal barrels are on the sidewalk leading to the entrance.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Barbeque for the Rosenberg Bridge celebration]

[Barbeque for the Rosenberg Bridge celebration]

Date: February 20, 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of a barbecue for the Rosenberg Bridge celebration, February 20, 1909. Fort Bend County, Texas. Photo of large group of men (few women). Wagon wheel in far right corner. Building rooftops and trees in background. Left edge is creased. Ink mark under 1909.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[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
[Civil War Battle Monument]

[Civil War Battle Monument]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Capt. and Mrs. Fredeman placing a memorial wreath near a monument to Civil War Lieutenant Richard (Dick) Dowling. The wreath is in commemoration of a battle won 100 years prior in 1863.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Headstone of Benjamin Johnson]

[Headstone of Benjamin Johnson]

Date: unknown
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the headstone of Benjamin Johnson in Sabine Pass Cemetery. The headstone is rounded at the top; text engraved on it says "Benjamin Johnson [Born] June 8, 1815. Died Oct. 13, 1872."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Tug Boat Christening]

[Tug Boat Christening]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of release of the tub boat Margaret C. after christening. The boat is splashing side first into the water after being released from her ties. The tug being released after just having finished construction.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

[Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a memorial celebration in memory of John W. Gates in Port Arthur, TX. A large crowd is milling around a large open park near a building. In the middle of the park is a small gazebo. People are in the gazebo seated. Many of the people are carrying umbrellas.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Women eating lunch at a table set up in a yard.]

[Women eating lunch at a table set up in a yard.]

Date: 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of women eating lunch at a table set up in a yard. Black and white image has been hand tinted in pink and green tones. Women are identified from left to right as follows: _______, Mrs. J.W. Slavin, _______, Mrs. Archie [Davis] Jones, Miss Fannie Sansbury, Mrs. Rachel Davis, Mrs. Mary McGee. Photograph has been removed from its original matte. Matte is a gray tri-fold enclosure with scalloped edges. Photograph opening has a slightly arched top.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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