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[Aerial View City and Waterways]

Description: Photograph of aerial view of Port Arthur with boat in the waterway and Lake Sabine in the background. Handwritten on the reverse: "Urban Renewal" "Tenth St., Look East, 7-28-20"
Date: July 28, 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Basketball Team]

Description: Photograph of boys in basketball uniforms in two rows in front of a building in Port Arthur. Four of them sit on a bench with a basketball between the middle two boys, and four more boys and their coach stand behind the bench. The logos on the boys' uniforms and the text on the basketball have been colored yellow.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Boy Scout Troop]

Description: Photograph of young boys in an African American Boy Scouts Troop. The six boys are wearing uniforms and hats, and standing in a line with their hands at their sides. There are houses and telephone poles in the background. The writing at the bottom of the photograph reads, "Port Arthur, Tex. Troop #5 1920."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Cars at Waco Avenue]

Description: Photograph of several cars and horse-drawn buggies parked in front of stores on the 400 block of Waco Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas. A woman walks across the street to the right.
Date: [1920..1929]
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Children on Library Lawn]

Description: Photograph of a group of children dressed as literary characters posing in front of a large palm tree on the library lawn in Port Arthur, Texas. The second girl from the left in the back row holds an American flag.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Church float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a church float in a parade. There is a man driving and a boy sitting on the front of the car holding a sign that reads, "First Church Built in Port Arthur 1897 - Now has 33 Churches." There are spectators in the background watching from the side of the road and from a balcony on a house.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Cracking Plant for West Texas Crude

Description: Photograph of equipment driving pilings for a structural foundation. The two pile drivers can be seen midfield to the left of a pile of wood. Small houses and a refinery are visible in the background, while the foreground is dominated by a canal and pipework. The reverse side of the photo has a typed description stating the foundation is for "four 78' x 40' x 10" tanks that to be built in reservoir tract by Riter-Conley."
Date: April 16, 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Crowd at Funeral Procession]

Description: Photograph of a view of the large crowd at the funeral procession for the 29 people killed at the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" explosion. People are crowding the street and even watching from the roofs of buildings in the background. There is a stamp from Trost Studio in the bottom right corner.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Crowd in Street on Armistice Day]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of men and women on a road in Port Arthur, Texas, on Armistice Day in 1920. Cars are parked on both sides of the street in front of buildings in the background.
Date: November 11, 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Debris After Explosion]

Description: Photograph of a distant view of the aftermath of an explosion of the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" while loading high-test gasoline, on April 12, 1926. The damage to the tanker is visible, and there is debris on board. There is a stamp from Trost Studio on the bottom right corner.
Date: April 12, 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Debris After Gulf Tanker Explosion]

Description: Photograph of the aftermath of an explosion of the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" while loading high-test gasoline, on April 12, 1926. The damage to the tanker is visible, and there is debris on board. There is a stamp from Trost Studio on the bottom right corner.
Date: April 12, 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Debris From Gulf Tanker Explosion]

Description: Postcard of the debris after the explosion of Gulf Tanker "Venezuela." The tanker can be seen by the dock in the distance. The caption written on the photograph reads, "Explosion of the Gulf of Venezuela, Pt Arthur, Tex."
Date: April 11, 1926
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Elderly Man and Toddle Sitting Outside]

Description: Photograph of an elderly man, identified as J. W. Carr, with his young grandson. Both are seated outdoors in lawn chairs; the toddler is on the left and J. W. Carr is on the right. There is a lawn and plants in the background.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Family and Dog at Beach]

Description: Photograph of the Carr family on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico beach near Sabine Pass. There is a small child and man in a hat near the bottom of the photograph. Two women are standing behind them with a dog and looking towards the camera.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Family Group Outside]

Description: Photograph of the Carr family posing outdoors. One older man with a mustache is seated, and three women and one man are standing behind him with their hands on the back of his chair.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Family on Beach Next to Automobile]

Description: Photograph of the Carr family at the beach. There are two women, one man, one child, and one dog. Handwriting on the back of the photograph indicates that the car they are next to was one of the first automobiles in Port Arthur.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[First National Bank in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the First National Bank building on the northeast corner of Proctor Street and Austin Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas. The Adams Building is visible in the background. There are cars and people in front of the bank building.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Float in a Parade From Above]

Description: Photograph of a float in a parade from above. There is a woman on the float in what appears to be a Statue of Liberty costume, and a person walking to the right of the float waving a flag. There are crowds watching from both sides of the road and from balconies and windows on nearby buildings. Ahead of the float, more people can be seen carrying flags.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Goodhue Hotel in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the Goodhue Hotel building in Port Arthur, Texas. Cars are parked on the street in front of the hotel, and buildings are visible in the background.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Gulf Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a large refinery on the side of a road. There is one man on a bicycle and two men walking down the road. There are multiple smokestacks on the refinery and dark black smoke is billowing out of two of them. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Hearse in Funeral Procession]

Description: Photograph of a Pipkin & Brulin Co. hearse in the funeral procession for the people killed in the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" explosion. A large crowd is visible surrounding the procession, and men in uniforms stand in lines to the side of the hearse.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Horses and float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a float in a parade from behind, with horses and multiple people walking alongside. There are women sitting in the float, which is drawn by horses and covered in decorations. There is a large mast or pole on the float that has a sail attached to it. Small children wearing hats are walking behind the float carrying flags, and people observe from porches on houses in the background.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Hospital and Nurses' Home]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of two buildings in Port Arthur, Texas. The one to the left is Mary Gates Hospital, and the building to the right is the nurses' home. There are several trees in front of the buildings.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Interior of Motorcycle Shop]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Fred Miller's Motorcycle Shop. Four men are standing behind the counter, and one man is leaning on a motorcycle and holding the handlebars. There are shelves on the walls with tires and supplies, and tricycles are mounted from the ceiling in the background. Handwriting at the top of the photograph reads, "Fred Miller Shop - Ernest Brooks third from left. Pt. Arthur 1924."
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast