[First Christian Church Youth and Adult Choirs]

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Photograph of the First Christian Church youth and adult choirs. The group is composed of men, women, and young teens with the Choir Director, A.E. Catanach, standing in front of them. Back row, left to right: Edgar "Bubba" Blitch, George Nelson, not known, not known, Harvey Taylor, Hugh Reeder, Wayne Phillips, Billy Reeder, Gary Branson, Murphy Vaught, not known, Isaac Bertrand. Middle row, left to right: not known, Geraldine Bertrand, Katherine Quinn, Gladys Ann Rigsby, Catherine Anglemyer, Betty Garrett, Elizabeth Donan, Betty West, Willie Mae West, Marian Dooley, Alyce Jane Speck, Mrs. E.E. Catanach, Peggy C. McIntosh, Rosalie Pentecost, Austine ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Pridgen's Studio [1947..1948].

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by First Christian Church of Port Arthur to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 256 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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First Christian Church of Port Arthur

The church, which is part of the Disciples of Christ, has been in Port Arthur since 1904. In addition to the important role they play in their community, the church is known for famous musician Janis Joplin, who sang with the youth choir in the early 1950s. They received a Rescuing Texas History grant in 2007 to aid in digitization.

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Description

Photograph of the First Christian Church youth and adult choirs. The group is composed of men, women, and young teens with the Choir Director, A.E. Catanach, standing in front of them. Back row, left to right: Edgar "Bubba" Blitch, George Nelson, not known, not known, Harvey Taylor, Hugh Reeder, Wayne Phillips, Billy Reeder, Gary Branson, Murphy Vaught, not known, Isaac Bertrand. Middle row, left to right: not known, Geraldine Bertrand, Katherine Quinn, Gladys Ann Rigsby, Catherine Anglemyer, Betty Garrett, Elizabeth Donan, Betty West, Willie Mae West, Marian Dooley, Alyce Jane Speck, Mrs. E.E. Catanach, Peggy C. McIntosh, Rosalie Pentecost, Austine Mills (pianist), Gladys Lacy, not known, Ralph Breedlove, Curtis Lacy, not known, Arthur Catanach. Front row, left to right: Norma Swearingen, Joan Bertrand, Jane Jolley, Anita Ruth Brown, Phyllis Foote, not known, not known, Catherine Vaught, not known, not known, Nancy Prafka, Mrs. Earl Prafka, not known, Aline Breedlove, not known.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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"8" x 10", b/w photo, 700 Fifth Street, 1947-48, adult and youth choirs, combined. Choir Director A.E. Catanach is standing in front of the choir. Back row, left to right: Edgar "Bubba" Blitch, George Nelson, not known, not known, Harvey Taylor, Hugh Reeder, Wayne Phillips, Billy Reeder, Gary Branson, Murphy Vaught, not known, Isaac Bertrand. Middle row, left to right: not known, Geraldine Bertrand, Katherine Quinn, Gladys Ann Rigsby, Catherine Anglemyer, Betty Garrett, Elizabeth Donan, Betty West, Willie Mae West, Marian Dooley, Alyce Jane Speck, Mrs. E.E. Catanach, Peggy C. McIntosh, Rosalie Pentecost, Austine Mills, pianist, Gladys Lacy, not known, Ralph Breedlove, Curtis Lacy, not known, Arthur Catanach. Front row, left to right: Norma Swearingen, Joan Bertrand, Jane Jolley, Anita Ruth Brown, Phyllis Foote, not known, not known, Catherine Vaught, not known, not known, Nancy Prafka, Mrs. Earl Prafka, not known, Aline Breedlove, not known."

Written on back of photograph: duplicate photo sent to DCHS, July 2001.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • [1947..1948]

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  • Feb. 19, 2008, 6:58 p.m.

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  • Sept. 12, 2016, 4:49 p.m.

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Pridgen's Studio. [First Christian Church Youth and Adult Choirs], photograph, [1947..1948]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34940/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting First Christian Church of Port Arthur.