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[Photograph of Marcia Ball with Bill Clinton at a Formal Event]

Description: Photograph of Marcia Ball in a black dress with a pearl necklace, standing between Bill Clinton to the right and a man in a tuxedo to the left. Additional people can be seen in the background in front of a bluish curtain speckled with points of light
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Factory Workers]

Description: Photograph of furniture factory workers stopping work to pose for a photo. Several men in work clothes stand in the foreground around machines. Dozens more can be seen in the background of a factory filled with machines and straps. Daylight pours in from high windows along the upper left quadrant of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Franklin Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of Franklin Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas. Standing by a street and sidewalk and surrounded by a chain link and barbed wire fence, the school is two stories tall. A sign bearing the school's name and information can be seen near the main entrance.
Date: December 1996
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[View of the Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Port Neches Works Plant, looking north. Multiple round structures and a series of buildings cover the grounds, and there is a road and railroad tracks to the west. The upper left hand corner reads "Port Neches Works, looking north 1952." Handwriting on the back and an accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) label the photograph "View of the Plant looking north."
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[View of Port Arthur Terminal]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Terminal, showing buildings and a handful of people in the foreground and multiple boats in the port in the background. The bottom right hand of the photograph has writing that reads "MFT 10405 P.A.T. 1901." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on it) labels the photograph "1901 View of Port Arthur Terminal."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Texaco Products Display]

Description: Photograph of an assortment of Texaco products arranged in front of a display with plants and a curtain. The display includes different types of motor oil canisters, buckets for axle grease, and lubricant packages. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Display of Texaco products packaged in the early days."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Texaco Trade Fair Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of a roofing exhibit made by Texaco asphalt products. The exhibit is a covered patio that has Texaco slate covered shingles on its roof. There are women standing near the patio and a man underneath it. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Texaco trade fair exhibit features asphalt roofing products."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Making Accessories for Containers]

Description: Photograph of an assembly line of seated women working in what appears to be a factory or warehouse, with one man standing near the front. The assembly line extends to the other end of the room and there are cables running from each station to the ceiling. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Making accessories for containers."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Fleet of Wagons]

Description: Photograph of a line of Texaco tank wagons on a railway platform in front of three buildings. There are five men standing on the platform in front of the wagons, and one man sitting on top of a wagon. Text in the lower-left corner of the photograph reads, "Fleet of the Texas Company's wagons at Port Arthur." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the scene "Fleet of Texaco Tank Wagons," which is also hand-written on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Petroleum Container Manufacturing]

Description: Photograph of workers inside a factory making containers for petroleum products with various tools and machinery. All of the workers are female, besides one man near the center of the image. The photograph is dated on the bottom right corner with the date 3-2-26. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Manufacturing containers for petroleum products."
Date: March 2, 1926
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Entrance to the Refinery]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Company Refinery, from the Houston Avenue entrance. There is a road leading into the refinery on the right side of the photograph, with two visible wagons on it. There are multiple buildings with smokestacks in the background, and two large round structures in the left middle ground. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph, "Houseton Avenue Entrance to the Refinery 1910--12."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Later View of Plant]

Description: Photograph of a works plant by a river. There are multiple large buildings and three large smokestacks with smoke coming out of them. There is a road along the side of the plant and a river behind it. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Later view."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Rotary-Type Filler]

Description: Photograph of five men standing around a rotary-type filler with tins of inside what appears to be a warehouse. Three of the men are holding carts up to the rotary, and two men in the background are watching. There is another large type of machine on the left. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph: "Rotary-type filler used before World War I to fill 5-gallon tins of kerosine [sic] & gasoline."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Texas City Disaster

Description: Photograph of the twisted wreckage of a 1940s automobile sitting beside a building.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Women's Committee Plan YMCA Fund Campaign

Description: Photograph of nine women and men gathered at the end of a covered table. Seated left to right: Mrs. G. S. Donegan; Mrs. W. F. Fredeman; Mrs. Baron; and Mrs. Mike Murphy. Standing: Mrs. H. P. Weber; Mrs. Maxwell Cook; Mrs. Wes Spiegel, Jr.; Euclid Hudson; and A. F. Myers. Typewritten under the photo is a description, noting the people, positions, and dates.
Date: April 1963
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Texaco Old North Gate Early 1960s

Description: Photograph of the north gate of the Texaco complex in the early 1960s. Several tire tracks are visible in front of the gate, which opens out into a complex of buildings and refineries.
Date: 1960~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Officials in Port Arthur, Texas, 1973]

Description: Photograph of a group of eight suited men gathered around a table that has been arranged with ashtrays, writing pads, and pencils. The wood paneled walls of the room have framed pictures of Port Arthur.
Date: September 12, 1973
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

April 1959, Fire Destroyed the Port Arthur YMCA Building

Description: Photograph of the remains of the burned YMCA building in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. All that's left are twisted steel I-beams, charred wood, and stone. Firemen can be seen working in the wreckage.
Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Forerunner of Texaco Marine Fleet]

Description: Photograph of a large ship on the water, surrounded by a flock of seagulls. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the ship "The 'Robert Sewell,' forerunner of Texaco's large Marine Fleet."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men Lined up at Bar]

Description: Photograph of Newport Bar interior, with men lined up at the counter. There are seven men at the bar wearing hats and suits, and two bartenders behind the counter. The short man near the middle of the photograph is identified as Percy Silliman. The back of the photograph has a handwritten note that reads, "Percy Silliman, 'short one,' Elton's Dad."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Interior of Newport Bar]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Newport Bar with a group of men lined up at the counter. The men are wearing suits and hats; some are holding drinks and some are holding cigars. There is one man on the left side of the photograph with his back facing the camera. There are a large number of birds on a shelf that goes along the walls of the whole room, and large fish mounted behind the bar.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of the Boogie Kings]

Description: Photograph of the musical group Boogie Kings. The nine men in white blazers and black pants pose with their instruments in two rows, with four of the men standing above the five other sitting or crouching members. "Boogie Kings" is printed over the lower center member. The bottom left portion of the photograph has been printed with the words "World Famous "Blue-Eyed Soul Show." A phone number is printed in the middle of the bottom, and an address is given at the bottom right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Sarah Courts King]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Sarah Courts King, the first Anglo child born in Sabine Pass in 1836. She has dark hair and is wearing a long-sleeved black dress, black gloves, and bonnet, and looking away from the camera to the right. There is a card on the back of the photograph that reads, "Sarah Courts King. Family settled in Sabine Pass 1829. First white child born in the city, February 14, 1836. Born under Mexican Flag and lived under the Six Flags of Texas."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast