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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

April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

Description: Photograph of the remains of the YMCA on the Southeast corner of Austin Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. Fire crews are spraying the wreckage with water. All that remains is a pile of twisted steel I-beams and stone.
Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Four Men in Suits]

Description: Photograph of four men wearing suits standing together at a party in Port Arthur, Texas. They are, from left to right, Frank Bryan, an unknown man, Jim Rowland, and Lyle Vickers.
Date: January 30, 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Clyde H. Martin

Description: Photograph of Clyde H. Martin wearing cowboy regalia and posing with a saddle embossed with the words "All Around Cowboy 1959" and "Texas A.M. Rodeo Intercollegiate."
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men at Chamber of Commerce Banquet]

Description: Photograph of five men, identified as Gene White, Jo Timms, an unidentified man, Donnie Jones, and the speaker, standing in front of a banner at a banquet for the Chamber of Commerce in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Thomas W. Hughen School for Crippled Children]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Thomas W. Hughen School for Crippled Children building in Port Arthur, Texas. A dirt road runs up to the front door, and there are a few scraggly trees in front of the building.
Date: February 12, 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men in Front of Dinner Table]

Description: Photograph of five men, identified as Jim Rowland, an unidentified man, Ralph Bradford, Dan Johnson, and C. M. Scott, standing in front of a set dinner table.
Date: January 21, 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

Description: Photograph with aerial view of the Rainbow Bridge spanning the Neches River near Port Arthur, Texas. Shadows of several clouds dot the landscape. A ship is passing underneath the bridge. Several canals branch off from the river on its way to Sabine Lake, which encompasses much of the background. The other side of the photo has a handwritten note saying that this was a gift of A. W. Catanach, 1992.
Date: August 2, 1957
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

John and Ted Clegg in Lincoln-Mercury Showroom, 1957

Description: Photograph of John (left) and Ted (right) Clegg standing in a Lincoln-Mercury automobile showroom. The suited men are standing in front of a 1950's model Lincoln Premiere.
Date: 1957
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

Description: Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes performing under a string of balloons and in front of walls adorned with hand drawn artwork. There are four men in the foreground. The first and last are playing guitars and and two men in the middle are holding saxophones. In the background to the left is a man playing piano, while to the right is a man playing a drum set that has the band's name emblazoned on the bass drum.
Date: 1956~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Three Men Holding Number "1"]

Description: Photograph of three men, identified as C. M. Scott, Elmer Hielsen, and R. M. Lloyd, holding a cut-out of the number "1". They stand in front of shelves filled with boxes.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Group of Men]

Description: Photograph of a group of men posing in front of a brick structure in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: April 1, 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[States Marine Lines Ship]

Description: Photograph of a States Marine Lines ship in the Gulf of Mexico in Port Arthur, Texas. A lighthouse is visible on the shore to the right.
Date: January 7, 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, all members of the 1955 Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, posing together. Those in the rear are, from left to right, W. F. Spiegel, Sr.; T. B. Ellison; Leo Bryant; and Emery Taylor. Those in the middle row are Jack Craig, Lyle Vickers, Bert Lloyd, Don Hendryx, J. W. Baker, Mayo Wells, and Henry LeBlanc. The men in the front row are Lyndon Ellerbee, Judge James Kirkland, Ho Mills, Lamar Lawson, J. W. Faulkner, and Al Jenkins.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

Description: Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta cast at Tyrell Elementary School. Rows of students are lined up and wearing mostly agricultural costumes. Janis Joplin is the fifth child from the right. Behind the children, there is a backdrop of a night scene set along the stage curtain. A mixed group of adults and children are seated before the stage.
Date: 1954-05~
Creator: Rice Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Obituary of the 905]

Description: Clipping of an obituary for a train, with a photo of the train beneath the text.
Date: April 1, 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Port Arthur Aerial Mosaic View]

Description: Photograph of aerial view of Port Arthur, Texas. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Aerial Mosaic, City of Port Arthur Tx"
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Decorated Stores]

Description: Photograph of decorated stores on a road in Port Arthur, Texas. A few cars are parked in front of the buildings.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Parade Queen]

Description: Photograph of Barbara Putnam sitting on the back of a convertible during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd of people stand in front of the building in the background.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Texaco Main Gate 1953

Description: Photograph of the main gate of Texaco in 1953. The gate is attended by a single guard. To the left of the gate is a building bearing a large sign declaring that there has been 1,594,538 man hours since the last "lost time injury." There is also a sign requesting that no reading material be carried inside, and other sign on the gate that requests that no matches be carried inside. Two boxes written with the words "Red Head Matches" stand in front of the building.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Woman Sitting on Small Car]

Description: Photograph of a woman in a long dress with flowers in her hair sitting on a small car driven by a young boy in a cowboy hat, during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A man walks beside them, and a crowd of people stand in front of the building in the background.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[First CavOilCade Dinner]

Description: Photograph of rows of dinners seated and eating with a head table in the background. On the curtain behind reads "We Appreciate Your Faith in Port Arthur". Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "1st celebration of CavOilCade" "Oct. 14, 1952 - dinner to salute oil industry. Became CavOilCade in 1953." "Valuable, return picture to: Lyle Vickers, 300 Plaza Circle, Port Arthur, TX."
Date: October 14, 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast