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[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
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
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
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Buildings and People in Port Arthur]

Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photograph shows the exterior of the old Sabine Hotel. A horse-drawn carriage is stopped in front of the porch, where a group of people stand. In the bottom photo, a large group of men and boys in swimming outfits sit and stand on the grass.
Date: 1895
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Buildings in Port Arthur]

Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photograph shows two people riding horses, viewed from the porch of the Sabine Hotel. The bottom photo shows the first school house in Port Arthur, Texas
Date: [1895, 1896]
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.
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
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
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
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Car During Parade]

Description: Photograph of a woman sitting in the back of an old car during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A boy runs alongside the car to the left, and a crowd of people stand in front of the stores to the right.
Date: unknown
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
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast