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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Large Group in Front of Boarding House]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people standing in front of a building identified as the 5th St. Boarding House. The majority of the group is posing in front of the building, but eight people are standing on the second story balcony. A few children stand near the front on the left side of the image. The photograph is mounted on a board, and handwriting on the back reads, "5th Street Boarding House, 1920."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Man and Baby in Car]

Description: Photograph of a man and a baby sitting in the front of an automobile. The car is parked on a residential street and houses can be seen in the background.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Man Feeding Squirrel]

Description: Photograph of an elderly man identified as John Walter Carr. He is seated outdoors, wrapped in a blanket and wearing a hat. There is a squirrel on his lap eating out of a dish.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Man on Oil Derrick Float in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a man on an oil derrick float in a parade. The float is striped with two large derricks on the platform. There is a small boy carrying a flag near the end of the float, and spectators watch from the other side of the street. There are houses and cars along the road in the background. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Masonic Temple Exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a Masonic Temple. It has three stories with small balconies on top floor. There is a staircase leading to the front doors and four large columns. Handwriting on the back of the photograph reads, "Masonic temple. 1901 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur. Built 1927."
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men in Uniform on Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a large float with men in uniform holding flags on its platform. The float and car driving it are covered with a large striped cloth, and there are more people seated at the very back of the float. Spectators can be seen watching from the other side of the road in the background. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men Riding on Truck in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of men riding on the back of a truck in a parade. There are four men wearing hats standing on the back platform, and eight men that can be seen sitting on top of the truck. There is also a small boy sitting near the front of the truck. The sides of the road are lined with cars and people watching the parade. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in a parade. Women are sitting in the float, and two men on horses are riding next to it. There are crowds of people on either side of the road, and people watching from the windows of a building in the background. People walking behind the float are carrying flags, and there is a car behind them in the distance. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Woman in White Top]

Description: Portrait photograph of a young woman, identified as Edith Evelyn St. Oswald car. She has dark hair that is pulled back, and is wearing a white top. There is a dark vignette around the edges that frames her from the shoulders up.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast