[Burning of the White Elephant Ceremony]

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Photograph of the congregation of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas. The large group of men, women, and children are posing in a semicircle in between the church and an unidentifiable building.

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

Creation Information

Parson Studio September 1931.

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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 146 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 congregation of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas. The large group of men, women, and children are posing in a semicircle in between the church and an unidentifiable building.

Physical Description

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

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"8" x 10", black/ white photo of the church congregation at the Burning of the White Elephant Ceremony, September 1931. The Church was celebrating the fact that they had paid off all their indebtedness of $8,500 on the cost of the church building."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • September 1931

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  • Feb. 19, 2008, 6:56 p.m.

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  • March 1, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

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Parson Studio. [Burning of the White Elephant Ceremony], photograph, September 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34945/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting First Christian Church of Port Arthur.