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[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

[Two Women and Dog]

Description: Photograph of two women identified as Edith and Amelia Carr. They are seated outside with a dog, and there are large plants behind them. Handwriting on the back of the photograph states that they are at 300 5th Street.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Woman Wearing Glasses]

Description: Profile photograph of a woman identified as Amelia Harriet Housley Carr. Her hair is pulled back and she is looking towards the right side of the photograph. She is wearing a light colored dress with a wide collar and glasses.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Series of Barrels]

Description: Photograph of a line of barrels on a railway platform outside of a building. There are six barrels, four made of wood and two of metal. Text in the lower-right corner of the photograph reads, "Plate No. 7570, 5-1-27." An accompanying card (which has the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph as "Original type asphalt product packages" and the same text is handwritten on the back of the photograph.
Date: May 1, 1927
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

[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

[Queen of Parade Sitting on Throne]

Description: Photograph of the Queen of the Parade sitting on a throne on an elevated stage. She is seated underneath an awning with four other women. There are stairs leading up to the throne, and men in uniforms along each side. There are crowds on both sides of the walkway to the throne. There are also people watching from windows in a nearby building.
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

[Queen of Parade Walking With Crown]

Description: Photograph of the Queen of a parade walking down a street with a crowd in the background. She is wearing a crown and small girls behind her are holding her train. There are many people in the crowd watching, and a man to the right of the Queen has a large camera. There is a group of people watching from the roof of a building in the background.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[View of Parade]

Description: Photograph of a parade from above. There is a float with a large globe on it with three people pushing it from behind. There are crowds of people on either side of the street.
Date: 1923
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

[View of Cannon Float in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a float with a cannon on it. There are people walking alongside the float, between crowds on either side of the road. Farther down the road ahead of the float, there is a group of people walking in straight lines wearing hats and white shirts. People are watching from the balconies of buildings in the background.
Date: 1923
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

[Queen of Parade Being Crowned]

Description: Photograph of the Queen of the parade being crowned. The crowning is taking place under an awning at the top of a large platform. Men in uniforms are facing the crowd and standing alongside the stairs leading to the platform. Spectators are watching the ceremony on the lower-left and lower-right of the photograph. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
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

[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

[Port Arthur parade float]

Description: Postcard of the Miss Port Arthur parade float. The float is shaped like a boat, and there are people dressed in sailor suits aboard it. There are cars driving on the opposite side, and the parade appears to be going down a residential street. The back of the postcard is blank.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Postcard
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

[Two Women Standing Outside Near Sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of two women identified as Folmina and Elizabeth Vuylsteke. They are standing outdoors near a sidewalk and in front of a bush. Both are wearing long, dark dresses and smiling at the camera. There is a neighborhood street in the background.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
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 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

[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

[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

[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