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Professional Portrait of Mary Elizabeth Donaldson]

Description: Professional photograph of Port Arthur Queen, identified as Mary Donaldson Wade. She is wearing a crown and a white dress with a long train draped in front of her. Her hands are by her side and she is looking towards the camera. The back of the photograph is dated 11/11/34 and reads, "Daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Murff F. Bledese. Mary Donaldson Wade."
Date: November 11, 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Young Boy]

Description: Photograph of a young boy identified as George Rome Woodworth. His legs are crossed and he is seated on a wooden chair. He is wearing a suit and looking towards the left side of the photograph. Handwriting on the back of the photograph reveals that he is 8 years old.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Red Cross Truck]

Description: Photograph of men and women in uniform standing by a Red Cross truck during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A building and trees are visible in the background.
Date: May 12, 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Two Women with Lifesaver]

Description: Photograph of two women, identified as Edna Grace Kynard on the left and Ruth Azwell on the right, peering through the middle of a lifesaver. The text on the lifesaver reads: "Pleasure Pier Port Arthur, Tex."
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Ten Tarpon at Jaycee Pier]

Description: Photograph of four men and a woman standing in a line with ten tarpon fish in front of a building at Jaycee Pier in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: 1939~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Four Soldiers with Fish]

Description: Photograph of four soldiers standing with their fish on a dock in Port Arthur, Texas. A boat is tied at the dock and the ocean is visible in the background.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Cheerleaders at Football Game]

Description: Photograph of three male and two female cheerleaders in front of a large crowd during a Thomas Jefferson Senior High School football game in Port Arthur, Texas. There are newspaper articles on the back of the photo.
Date: 1934~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Girl in Long Dark Dress]

Description: Portrait photograph of a Port Arthur High School class favorite in 1932. She is wearing a long, dark-colored dress and heels. Her hands are clasped behind her back and she is looking away from the camera.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Girl in Long White Dress]

Description: Portrait photograph of a Port Arthur High School class favorite in 1932. She is wearing a long white dress with sequin details, and holding her hand on her chest. Her hair is short and wavy, and she is smiling towards the camera.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Girl in Long Dress]

Description: Portrait photograph of a Port Arthur High School class favorite in 1932. She is wearing a long white dress with a ruffled bottom. Her hair is dark and wavy, and she is smiling towards the camera with one hand on her chest and one on her side.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Girl in Ruffled Dress]

Description: Portrait photograph of Port Arthur High School's class favorite in 1932. She is wearing a ruffled, belted dress and heels. Her hair is curled and pinned back, and she is smiling at the camera with her arms held out.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Boy Scout Group]

Description: Photograph of a Boy Scout Camporee outdoors. There are parked cars on the road and what appears to be a buffet table with Boy Scouts lined up near it. There is writing on the back of the photograph that reads, "Boy Scout Camporee, 1937, near St. Mary's Hostpital. Port Arthur, Texas."
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Granger's Restaurant at Sabine Pass]

Description: Photograph of Granger's Restaurant exterior view with fish shaped sign reading "Granger's" and another sign which reads "Granger's, fish-oysters", "seafood". Four cars are parked up close the restaurant and the awnings over the windows are drawn in. Handwritten on the reverse of the photo: " 1939, Famous Granger's at Sabine Pass, Burned to Ground"
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Leslie McInnis in Front of Room]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Leslie McInnis standing in front of a group of white and African-American men and women seated at tables. Several of them have tea cups in front of them.
Date: March 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Office Building with Four Pillars]

Description: Photograph of a two story office building with four pillars and steps in front. There are three men in white shirts and dark slacks standing on the portico. There is a flag pole with the American flag and Texas flag flying. Two cars are parked at the curb in front of the building.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Man with Tarpon]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man standing next to a 136-pound tarpon hanging from the rafters of an awning outside a tackle shop in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Thomas Hughen]

Description: Photograph of realtor Thomas Hughen sitting at a desk in a building in Port Arthur, Texas. There are several pictures and a calendar on the wall above the desk.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Cars Waiting for Ferry]

Description: Photograph of cars waiting to cross the Neches River with billboards and small store in the background with a Coa-Cola sign. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Waiting for the ferry to cross the Neches River before PA - Orange bridge was built -- 1934".
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Board of Directors 1931 Texaco Welfare League]

Description: Photograph of the Board of Directors for the Texaco Welfare League in 1931. Fifteen men wearing suits and ties are standing on the steps of a building between two light posts.
Date: March 23, 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Opening of Rainbow Bridge]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people standing on a bridge at the opening of the Port Arthur-Orange bridge, later renamed the Rainbow Bridge, over the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas. Several cameras are set up in the foreground, and an American flag and a Texas flag fly at either side of the bridge.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Mire Courts Buildings]

Description: Photograph of rows of buildings at the Mire Courts in Port Arthur, Texas. A road is visible in the foreground.
Date: [1930..1939]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[1935 Board of Education]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Independent School District Board of Education in 1935, standing on the steps of a building.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast