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[Ship at Grain Elevator]

Description: Photograph of a large boat at a grain elevator. The elevator is connected to a building that is on the left side of the photograph. There is another boat in the background and a water tower in the distance. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: July 19, 1956
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Dorothy Ingram at Teaching Desk]

Description: Photograph of Dorothy Ingram seated at her teaching desk. She has short dark hair and is wearing a black blouse. She is holding a pen in her hand and looking towards the camera.
Date: 1956
Creator: Briscoe
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

[Aerial View of Drawbridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of Pleasure Pier Drawbridge. A large ship has just passed through the bridge and it is still drawn. There are cars waiting for the ship to pass, and the town can be seen on the other side of the river. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: September 17, 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
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

[First Annual Baby Contest in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a group of people and babies, from the First Annual Baby Contest in Port Arthur. There is handwriting identifying each person, and the baby on the far left is labeled as the winner of the contest. The baby is wearing a while outfit and bonnet, and is in the lap of a man in a suit. The image is dated March 6, 1955.
Date: February 6, 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

[Aerial View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of a ship and a town on the edge of a river. The ship is passing through a bridge identified as Please Pier Drawbridge, and cars can be seen waiting for it to pass. The buildings extend into the background.
Date: 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Car With King and Queen of Carver School]

Description: Photograph of two children in a convertible car with a sign for the King and Queen of Carver School. The children are wearing crowns and capes, and the girl is holding a bouquet of flowers. A man in a hat and glasses is driving the car.
Date: 1955
Creator: Briscoe
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

[Staff Posing in Front of Restaurant]

Description: Photograph of a group of people identified as staff of The Schooner Restaurant standing outside. There are two women in white dresses and two men, and they are standing by the corner of the building. There are four visible cars parked in front of the restaurant. A sticker on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as James Everett from Groves, Texas., and dates the image 1955.
Date: 1955
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Ship Passing Under Bridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of a ship that has just passed under a large bridge, identified as Rainbow Bridge. The ship is in the right center of the photograph and extends from the bridge to the edge of the frame. The bridge is on the left side of the photograph and a truck and car are visible driving over it. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photograph as J. C. Watkins, and handwriting dates it from September 22, 1954.
Date: September 22, 1954
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
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

[Officer With Automobile Accident]

Description: Photograph of Officer Tommy Baxter standing behind an automobile accident. Two cars have been badly damaged, and one is flipped upside down and on top of the other one. There is one man standing in the background looking at the wreck. Writing on the back of the photograph states that there was a death involved.
Date: 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

[Photograph Featuring Janis Joplin at Tyrell Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of the Tyrell Elementary School' 1952 Christmas Program. Children are arranged onstage in a raked pyramid in front of a curtain. Each child is wearing a white top and holding a microphone. The girl sitting to the far right of the bottom row is Janis Joplin. An adult woman is sitting before the stage in a wooden chair, and other people can be seen sitting behind her.
Date: December 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast