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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

[Photograph of the Boogie Kings Performing Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Boogie Kings performing on stage in white tuxedo jackets. Five men in front play on brass instruments, while two men in the background play on a drum set and guitar, respectively. "The Fabulous Boogie Kings Blue-Eyed Soul" is printed in the top left corner of the photo, and there's a drawn image of an anthropomorphic cat in a white tuxedo near the lower center. Ned Theall's phone number is written in the lower left, Jon Smith's in the lower right. The lower center portion of the photo bears a contact address for "Louisiana's Greatest Rhythm N' Blues Band."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men Standing on Grain Dock]

Description: Photograph of a group of men of different nationalities on a grain dock. They are standing in a line across the dock and there are two boats and a large ship in the background. Six of the men are seated. The back of the photograph has a list of each person and their nationalities. It identifies the men from left to right: E.A. Laughlin (American, Lumber Yard), unknown (Holland), Dick Schultz (American, Saloon), L. Schuh (Germany, Barber Shop & Shoe Store), D.A. Schumaker (American, Sanitary Dept.), Peter Stock (Denmark, Building & Saloon), unknown (Holland), G.M. Craig (American), Oberhotz (American, Barber Shop), Frank Ireland (Holland, Shell & Gravel), Col. Jim Furlong (Ireland, Old Sabine Hotel), Peter Lamp (American, Rooming House). Seated on dock: J.W. Carr (England, Realtor), Howe (Denmark), Alfred Spence (Sweden), D.L. Stump (American, Port Arthur News). The Barge is identified as Parague of Orange, Texas and the ship is identified as Bancroft S.S.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Tiny Moore]

Description: Photograph of Tiny Moore,visible from the chest up, posing with a violin. Moore is wearing a patterned shirt with bolo tie, a jacket, and a straw cowboy hat. He has the violin under his right arm and angled across his body, and has his bow in his right hand. Text printed under the photograph includes his name and the address and phone number for an unidentified company in Sacramento, California.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Interior of Newport Bar and Cafe]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Newport Bar and Cafe, owned by Gus and Alice Migurski. There is a bar counter with bar stools on the left side of the photograph, and two people standing near another counter and what appears to be a cash register on the right side of the photograph. There are large windows on the right wall, and tables and chairs with one man sitting down in the back of the room. There is a woman standing in a white dress in the far background, and large fish decorate the wall. There is handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "Newport Bar & Cafe. Donated by Elton & Kathleen Silliman. Elton was nephew of Gus & Alice Migurski who owned the Bar & Cafe."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men Drinking at Bar]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Newport Bar and a group of men drinking. The three men near the center of the photograph are holding up their drinks and smiling at the camera. One man near the right is laughing and looking off to the side. The bartender is leaning against the back counter and looking forward. There are large fish and birds mounted around the room.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Woman and Two Girls Standing Outdoors]

Description: Photograph of a woman and two young girls, identified as being from the Carr family. The woman is wearing a long white dress, and the two girls are wearing knee-length white dresses. They are standing outdoors on a sidewalk.
Date: unknown
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

[Child Standing in Chair]

Description: Photograph of a small child identified as Edith Carr. She is wearing a long coat and gloves, and standing on a chair. There is a backdrop with a nature scene on it.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of the Furchner Family]

Description: Photograph of the Furchner family standing together in front of a building. Theresa Furchner is in a black dress to the left and August is to the far right. Between them are their children, only two of whom (Frances and Augusta) are named on the reverse side of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Two Young Girls in Dresses]

Description: Photograph of two young girls in white dresses, identified as Amelia and Edith Carr. They are standing with their hands at their sides on a fur rug. Both are wearing white bows in their hair and looking towards the camera.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Frances and Augusta Furchner]

Description: Photograph of Frances (left) and Augusta (right) Furchner sitting on chairs in front of a house. Both are wearing dresses and coats and are holding dolls. The reverse side of the photo gives the address as 820 7th Street in Port Arthur. In addition, Frances' name has been lined out and Augusta is written with the name Bolew.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Edgar Winter Playing a Saxophone]

Description: Photograph of Edgar Winter playing a saxophone. Wearing dark flame patterned pants and a dark shirt, he kneels and angles the instrument upward. "Edgar Winter" is written in the lower center portion of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast