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[Boys and Teachers With Homemade Kits]

Description: Photograph of a group of teachers and boys from Carver Elementary School with homemade kites. Four boys are kneeling in the grass with their kites and four are standing. The teachers stand lined up next to the boys.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Boys in Canoe During Flood]

Description: Photograph of two boys on the back of a canoe during the 1915 flood in Port Arthur. Water from the flood is about knee-deep, and there are groups of people in the background around a building. The caption on the bottom dates the scene August 18th, 1915. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: August 15, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Bridge Damaged by Being Struck by Ship]

Description: Photograph of a bridge damaged by being struck by the S.S. Splendor. The bridge is upright in the air, and four men are on the dock in front of it. There is handwriting on the back of the photograph that describes the scene and dates it April 26, 1916.
Date: April 16, 1916
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[C.R. Stevenson Working on Oil Rig]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as C. R. Stevenson, working on an oil rig. He is wearing a hat and tie and holding the wheel attached to a large pipe. He is looking upwards with a neutral expression. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: unknown
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Canal Dredge]

Description: Photograph of a dredge on the water. It has a small smokestack and two flags on tall poles. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies it as the dredge used to dredge the first canal in Port Arthur, and there is also a Port Arthur News stamp.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Cap Line Girls in First Aid]

Description: Photograph of a group of women standing outside of a building. They are all wearing skirts and dresses, and looking towards the camera. Writing on the back identifies them as Cap Line girls practicing first aid. Some of the women are wrapping bandages around the heads and the arms of others.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Captain Larsson Standing on Boat]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Captain Larsson Standing on a ship. He is wearing a suit and leaning against the railing, facing the camera. Writing on the back of the photograph describes the image and dates it July 2, 1916.
Date: July 2, 1916
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Captain R. D. Steele]

Description: Photograph of an elderly man, identified as R. D. Steele, one of the first pilots in Sabine Pass. He is seated and holding a pair of glasses. His hair is white and he is looking toward the camera.
Date: unknown
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

[Cargo Boat in Canal]

Description: Photograph of a large cargo boat in a canal with smaller boats at its side. There are different types of flags flying from its masts. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "One of the first cargo boats to go down canal."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Carver Elementary Dad's Club]

Description: Photograph of a group of men dressed up in dresses. The handwriting on the photograph labels the scene as Carver Elementary School's Dad's Club, during the "Womanless Wedding." The four men in dresses are standing in a line and holding flowers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Carver Elementary School Lunch Line]

Description: Photograph of a woman taking food from the Carter Elementary School lunch line. She is wearing a white skirt and jacket. There are women behind the counter looking towards the camera and smiling.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Carver Elementary School Program]

Description: Photograph of a large group of children at a school program at Carver Elementary School. They are standing on bleachers on a stage, facing towards the left side of the photograph. The audience is partially visible at the bottom.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Carver Elementary School Teachers]

Description: Photograph of a group of Carver Elementary School teachers inside a large room with brick walls. They are dressed in formal attire with flowers at their shoulders, and smiling towards the camera. They are aligned in three rows, with the first row seated in chairs.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Carver School Teachers]

Description: Photograph of teachers from Carver Elementary School. They are wearing black outfits with flowers pinned to their shoulders. They are in two rows and there are flowers in vases in on the floor.
Date: 1952
Creator: Briscoe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Centennial Queen Dorothy Ingram]

Description: Photograph of Dorothy Ingram wearing a Port Arthur Centennial Queen ribbon. She is dressed in formal attire and waring a crown. Her hand is resting on top of a book on a table.
Date: 1998
Creator: Cricchio
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

[Children Reading in Classroom]

Description: Photograph of a small group of children reading in a classroom. Some of the children are seated in a semicircle, two of which are raising their hands. One child is writing on the chalkboard. The teacher is seated on the right side of the photograph, holding a book.
Date: 1940-1950~
Creator: Briscoe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Church float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a church float in a parade. There is a man driving and a boy sitting on the front of the car holding a sign that reads, "First Church Built in Port Arthur 1897 - Now has 33 Churches." There are spectators in the background watching from the side of the road and from a balcony on a house.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Church Interior During Service]

Description: Photograph of the interior of St. James Catholic Church during a service. The audience is standing in the pews, and two lines are leading up to the altar. Writing on the back of the photograph identifies the service as the first Holy Communion Class, in 1941.
Date: 1941
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Close View of Lighthouse]

Description: Photograph of a close view of the Sabine Bank Lighthouse, in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a red color and built in the water.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Completion of the Port Arthur Canal]

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing at the edge of water, for the completion of the Port Arthur Canal. One man is waving an American flag over the water, and a boat can be seen in the distance.
Date: 1896
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Covered wagon in parade]

Description: Postcard of a covered wagon drawn by two horses in a parade. The side of the wagon reads, "1898 Port Arthur or Bust." The horses have American flags attached to the harnesses on their heads. There are two men riding in the front of the wagon, one has a pipe in his mouth, and a line of spectators in the background behind them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
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