Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
[Local Fishermen]

[Local Fishermen]

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of local fishermen posing with fish in front of Rogers Opera House. Some fish are tied to poles the men are holding, and some men are holding the fish by ropes. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Rogers Opera House - 1908 (Built 1898)."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Menhaden Fish Plant]

[Menhaden Fish Plant]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Menhaden Fish Plant in Port Arthur, TX. The plant is located next to the Sabine Neches Canal. A ship is docked by the plant. On the other side of the canal is Pleasure Island.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Returning from Deep-Sea Fishing Trip]

[Returning from Deep-Sea Fishing Trip]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large group of people, identified as employees and officials of the First National Bank and Pure Oil Company, returning from a deep-sea fishing trip sixty miles into the Gulf of Mexico. All the people are standing next to the railing of the boat, most holding their catches over the side. Several men are sitting on the life boats, pier posts, and boat awning.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Portrait of Man Holding Fish]

[Portrait of Man Holding Fish]

Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Description: Photograph of 1 person. A man is photographed in one full-length front-facing pose holding a string of three fish. He is wearing a cap, a light shirt, a dark tie, pants, and a belt.
Contributing Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum
Here Is One That Didn't Get Away

Here Is One That Didn't Get Away

Date: 1909/1945
Creator: Braunig, H. J.
Description: Portrait of Reinhold Kluge and child with a large fish. The two are standing in front of an unidentified building with the fishing pole and fish. Written at the bottom is "HERE IS ONE THAT DIDN'T GET AWAY" and "REINHOLD KLUGE HALLETTSVILLE AT BAYSIDE, TEX."
Contributing Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial 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
[Photograph of a Man with a Fish]

[Photograph of a Man with a Fish]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an African American man standing in front of a light-colored house and old car. He is carrying a large fish slung over his shoulder with rope, and he is wearing a light shirt and pants with a brimmed hat. A lawn and unpaved driveway are in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran
Fisherman at Bayview College

Fisherman at Bayview College

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a fisherman shown holding a bunch of fish he caught near the campus of Bayview College in Porland, TX. He is holding a long fishing pole over his left shoulder. A woman is standing on the right ins a dark dress, light blouse, and overcoat. A group of women are standing on the porch of a large house behind the fisherman and woman. A picket fence with an open gate is between the pair and the house. A caption at the bottom reads, "These fish were caught within a few steps of the college campus."
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Group of Bathers with Fish]

[Group of Bathers with Fish]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of bathers with fish. They are standing in a circle around two people holding up a large fish by its gills. Two small children wearing hats are standing on the left side of the image.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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