[Men, Women, and Children on the Steps of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas]

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Photograph of men, women, and children standing and sitting on the steps and balcony of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas. Standing above steps, left to right: Charles W. Horan, Henry W. Davis, John H. Stanley, Homer T. Whitson, Ezra Cheek, J.B. Talley, John H. McDonald, James S. Dillinger; back row, on steps, left to right are Mr. Boyington, Mrs. Charles E. Perry, Reverend Chas. D. Poston, Mrs. C. D. Poston, S. E. Gartman holding his son, Robert Ellis Gartman, and W. F. Sylvester; Second row from back, left to right: Mrs. W. H. Steed (Matilda), Mrs. O. ... continued below

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

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Creator: Unknown. September 1930.

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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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Photograph of men, women, and children standing and sitting on the steps and balcony of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas. Standing above steps, left to right: Charles W. Horan, Henry W. Davis, John H. Stanley, Homer T. Whitson, Ezra Cheek, J.B. Talley, John H. McDonald, James S. Dillinger; back row, on steps, left to right are Mr. Boyington, Mrs. Charles E. Perry, Reverend Chas. D. Poston, Mrs. C. D. Poston, S. E. Gartman holding his son, Robert Ellis Gartman, and W. F. Sylvester; Second row from back, left to right: Mrs. W. H. Steed (Matilda), Mrs. O. P. Pearce, Rudolph W. Wendling, Mrs. J. S. Dillinger (Mary), Mrs. J. B. Talley, C. E. Perry, Mrs. Gay; left - man standing alone, not known; Mrs. E. E. Martin, Mary Lou Swan, Mrs. J.B. McKinney, Cappie McDonald; seated on steps: Mrs. J. R. Jolley, Mrs. Benson, Mrs. Boyington, Mrs. Ezra Creek, Mrs. J. H. Stanley, two Gay children - names not known, Grace Foot (standing). Left: Mrs. R. W. Wendling, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. J. H. McDonald, Mrs. E. E. Johnson, Mrs. Sitton, Phyllis McDonald, Jim Steed - young girl, Jane Stanley, Jewel Dillinger; right - standing: Mrs. Wm. J. Pitts (Helen), Mrs. Burt Loy, Mrs. E. E. Gartman, Mary Peck, Mrs. Henry Davis, Calvert Welch, Miller Jolley; children - seated right: Dorothy Dillinger, Patsy Stanley: children - standing right: Naomi Stanley, Meryle Dillinger; Children - seated on steps - left to right: Rembert Jolley, Warren Cheek, Ola Mae Benson, Ethel Gartman (up), Grace Gartman (down), Herbert Davis, Mathilda Steed (up), Donnie Gartman (up). Hubert Davis, Avalon Weller (up); Omar Benson (up), Rudolph Johnson (up), Donnie Gartman (up), Edith Gartman, Bennie Davis, unknown boy, Margaret Horan, Virginia Cheek."

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

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"8" x 10" black/ white photo of September 1930 congregation on front steps of church, 700 Fifth Street. Members are: standing above steps, left to right: Charles W. Horan, Henry W. Davis, John H. Stanley, Homer T. Whitson, Ezra Cheek, J.B. Talley, John H. McDonald, James S. Dillinger; back row, on steps, left to right are Mr. Boyington, Mrs. Charles E. Perry, Reverend Chas. D. Poston, Mrs. C. D. Poston, S. E. Gartman holding his son, Robert Ellis Gartman, and W. F. Sylvester; Second row from back, left to right: Mrs. W. H. Steed (Matilda), Mrs. O. P. Pearce, Rudolph W. Wendling, Mrs. J. S. Dillinger (Mary), Mrs. J. B. Talley, C. E. Perry, Mrs. Gay; left - man standing alone, not known; Mrs. E. E. Martin, Mary Lou Swan, Mrs. J.B. McKinney, Cappie McDonald; seated on steps: Mrs. J. R. Jolley, Mrs. Benson, Mrs. Boyington, Mrs. Ezra Creek, Mrs. J. H. Stanley, two Gay children - names not known, Grace Foot (standing). Left: Mrs. R. W. Wendling, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. J. H. McDonald, Mrs. E. E. Johnson, Mrs. Sitton, Phyllis McDonald, Jim Steed - young girl, Jane Stanley, Jewel Dillinger; right - standing: Mrs. Wm. J. Pitts (Helen), Mrs. Burt Loy, Mrs. E. E. Gartman, Mary Peck, Mrs. Henry Davis, Calvert Welch, Miller Jolley; children - seated right: Dorothy Dillinger, Patsy Stanley: children - standing right: Naomi Stanley, Meryle Dillinger; Children - seated on steps - left to right: Rembert Jolley, Warren Cheek, Ola Mae Benson, Ethel Gartman (up), Grace Gartman (down), Herbert Davis, Mathilda Steed (up), Donnie Gartman (up). Hubert Davis, Avalon Weller (up); Omar Benson (up), Rudolph Johnson (up), Donnie Gartman (up), Edith Gartman, Bennie Davis, unknown boy, Margaret Horan, Virginia Cheek."

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[Men, Women, and Children on the Steps of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas], photograph, September 1930; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34946/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting First Christian Church of Port Arthur.