Cropped copy-photograph of a cattle dipping at Rincon Ranch. Several cows are lined up in a trough full of water. A wooden fence lines each side of the trough. A group of men are guiding the cattle in the background. Another group of men are standing and sitting along the fence to the left; President William Howard Taft and Joseph F. Green are standing inside the fence. One man is standing outside the fence on the right.
Cropped copy-photograph of a group of men gathered around two prize shorthorn cows at Taft Ranch. President William Howard Taft is identified as the third man from the left. In the background, there is a wooden fence around a wooden barn with open doors.
Photograph of storm damage at E. H. Caldwell and Son Hardware and Machinery on North Chaparral Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. The building is partially intact, and furniture can be seen in the destroyed rooms. A sign on the front of the building says "E. H. Caldwell & Son." In the foreground, there is debris scattered about. Text on the top-right corner of the image says "E. H. Caldwell & Son Merchantile."
Photograph of storm damage at Texas Motor Sales Company on North Mesquite Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. Debris including wooden planks and shingles is piled in the street. The brick building to the right of the image says "Texas Motor Sales Co." In the background, there are other buildings, and two men standing amongst the debris.
Photograph of storm damage on North Beach in Corpus Christi, Texas. Debris including metal pipes and bricks is scattered on the sand. In the background, there is a building identified as Spohn Sanitarium. In the far background, the General Hospital can be seen to the right of the image.
Cropped copy-photograph of a group of three women and three men; former students at Bay View College. One man is holding a framed paper with a seal on it, and one woman is holding a purse. They are identified as Mrs. Rita Stark McGregor, Mrs. Edna Crites David, Roy Marberry, Charles E. French, Nell French Sutherland, and Representative LeRoy Weiting.
Cropped copy-photograph of the chapel on the campus of Bayview College in Portland, TX. The chapel is a two-story house-like structure. A balcony surrounds the front half of the building and covers the bottom porch. A small bell tower in on the front of the roof. Several chimneys are shown behind it. A picket fence borders the field next to the chapel. A caption at the bottom reads, "The Chapel."
Cropped copy-photograph of the gymnasium on the campus of Bayview College in Portland, TX. The gym is an awkwardly-shaped building in the middle of a field of different plants. a single door is on the side of the windowless building. A small sun-shaped design is above the door. A caption at the bottom of the picture reads, "The Gymnasium."
Cropped copy-photograph of a group of Bayview College Students. They are posing in five rows outside of a wooden building. The college was founded by Thomas M. Clark and Alice Yantis Clark for the scattered South Texas ranching children. The college opened in September 1894, teaching primary through Junior College students. Most buildings were destroyed by a hurricane in 1916, and the college closed in 1917.
Cropped copy-photograph of the beginning construction of Portland Highway 181. Two trucks and a piece of construction machinery are sitting beside piles of dirt. In the background, there are several businesses.
Postcard of the boat, Japonica, damaged by a storm in Corpus Christi, Texas. The ship is washed up on shore with debris surrounding it. A leaning house with a destroyed fence is to the right of the boat. In the background, there is a body of water.
Postcard of boat damaged by a storm in Corpus Christi, Texas. Signs on the front of the boat say "Japonica" and "Corpus Christi." The boat is washed up on shore amongst debris. One man is standing in front of it. In the background, there is a body of water.
Cropped copy-photograph of the exterior of several stores along a street in Taft, TX. A row of cars is parked in front of the stores. The store on the far left is labeled, "Cage Hardware Company." The business to its right is the "First State Bank." The business on the far right appears to be a restaurant with several food and drink signs on the facade.
Cropped copy-photograph of a house identified as the Carroll House in Portland, TX. A woman is standing in a fenced yard surrounded by four young children. A large group of chickens is feeding in the yard in front of the children and woman. Another person is seated by the house. The house is a dark, wooden structure with white trim.
Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Cropped copy-photograph of hunters in San Antonio, TX. Two hunters, posing with guns, are standing next to a rack of ducks they have hunted during the day. Two other men are behind the rack of ducks, leaning against the counters, propped up on one elbow. All the men are wearing hats. The shelves around the store are stocked with many different goods.
Cropped copy-photograph of Chiles Food Store, Post Office, and Gas Station in Portland, Texas. Three stores are pictured in one building and several gas pumps are in front of the stores. The three signs read, "Texas Star Oil Co.," "U.S. Post Office," and "Food Store." Two people are standing in front of the oil company store.
Cropped copy-photograph of a club house in Portland, TX. The house is a two-story wooden structure. A small, covered porch is shown over the front door. A chimney is shown on the right side of the roof. Each side of the house has several windows. Two large plants are in the front of the house behind a long, picket fence. A man is standing in front of the bush on the left side of the front door.
Cropped copy-photograph of Coleman Fulton Pasture Company, Farm number 23, near Gregory, Texas. A group of five men wearing hats are posing outside of a building; four of the men are on a horse-drawn wagon. The wooden building has a sign above the door that says "Portland - Farm."
Cropped copy-photograph of the a meat market in Sinton, TX. Accompanying information identifies the area as the meat market of the Coleman Fulton Pasture Company. Several buildings are shown in the image. A white, house-like building is to the far right. A small wooden building is in the middle background. The corner of a two-story brick building is shown on the far left. A large tree is in the middle in front of the buildings.
Cropped copy-photograph of Coleman Fulton Pasture Company department heads. The first row (left to right) is identified as Professor Chas H. Weyland (Taft band), J. G. Willacy (Portland Development and Founder), Walter P. Napier (company attorney), Joseph F. Green (company manager), H. V. Fetick (Taft Ranch Industries), W. S. Clark (editor Taft Tribune), W. L. Weber (manager of Taft Oil Mill), and A. M. Brooks (manager of Taft store). The middle row is identified as Fritz W. Hoepfner (cattle), E. N. Tutt (assistant to Green), W. P. Mullen (lumber yards), Raymond Mullen (cashier at Taft Bank), A. W. Scrivener (paint department), G. H. Harries (grain elevator), John Oliver (Rincon Ranch), A. C. Tutt (Taft Subdivision), and R. O. Tackett (cotton farms). The back row is identified as Robert Toland (Farm 24), Dr. L. Penrod (physician), Claud Hunt (Farm 21), C. J. Meyer (auditor), Adrian Gudein (land breaking), A. H. Barnett (cashier at First National Bank), Gregory William Lillico (Coast Dairy), R. H. Anderson (water department), and J. F. Cruickshank (La Quinta Garden).
Photograph of cotton farming equipment in a field. One man is standing and bending over on a piece of machinery. To the left, there is a trailer with cotton in it, and another trailer farther in the background.
Cropped copy-photograph of a Farmall cotton-harvesting machine. A large, plow-type attachment is shown attached to the undercarriage. The rear half of the engine is also visible. The word, "Farmall" is seen on the console immediately in front of the steering wheel.
Cropped copy-photograph of a cotton-picking tractor in San Patricio County, TX. Several large shields are protruding from the tractor to protect the tires and assist with harvest. A large piece of machinery is attached to the rear of the tractor. Several tanks and pipes are also on the top of the engine. A hardware and furniture store is visible behind the tractor.
Cropped copy-photograph of an early cotton seed oil mill in Taft, TX. There are several buildings set up in a square around a large section of piping and a water tower. A large field surrounds the mill. A line of power lines leads up to the mill on the left side, along a road.
Cropped copy-photograph of three hunters with guns in San Patricio County, TX. The three men are shown in front of a pile of ducks they have recently killed. One of the hunters is standing in the middle. The other two are seated on either side of him. They are all wearing coats and hats.
Cropped copy-photograph of three children identified as the DeMouche children of Portland, TX. There is a single young boy seated between his two sisters. All three children have dark hair. Both girls are wearing dresses and have large, white bows in their hair. The boy is wearing a dark suit and bow tie. The girl to the right is leaning towards him with her head leaning on his shoulder.
Postcard of an exterior view of the DeMouche Home, built in 1915. The wooden house is two-stories tall, with various plant vines growing on the sides. Two chairs are sitting on the porch. Other plants and trees are growing around the house. The home overlooks Corpus Christi Bay.
Photograph of an exterior view of an early library on Austin and Eighth Street in Portland, Texas. Two tall windows are on the left corner of the building. Text on the front of the building says "Mary and Jeff Bell Public Library." A lawn mower is parked on the left side of the building. The building is now the County Annex.
Cropped copy-photograph of an exterior view of an early Portland public school building built in 1909. There is a bell tower towards the center of the roof. In the foreground, there is a wooden fence. Text below the image says "Portland Public School Building."
Cropped copy-photograph of Saint Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church after a fire. A sign in the foreground says "St. Christopher's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church." Behind the sign, there is a bell tower. In the background, there are houses and trees.
Cropped copy-photograph of the construction of Saint Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church. One man is working on top of the frame of the church. In the foreground, there are piles of wood planks. In the background, there are other buildings. Text on the bottom of the image says "St. Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church."
Cropped copy-photograph of Saint Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church on fire. Flames and smoke are rising from the charred roof. Two firefighters are spraying the front of the building with a hose. One man is standing in front of the building. In the background, there is a bell tower.
Cropped copy-photograph of a house is Portland, TX identified as the Cole home. The house is a white, two-story structure. There are several balconies shown on the second floor. Both sides shown on the ground level have two windows and a door. A picket fence surrounds the entire building. A street and field run in front of the house.
Cropped copy-photograph of an exterior view of Garrett House, the farm manager's home at Farm number 23 (Taft Ranch near Gregory, Texas). A dirt road leads to the house in the background. Tropical trees line the road and cover the view of the house.
Cropped copy-photograph of an exterior view of a house. The metal house has a door in the center-front with windows on each side. On the left side of the house, there is another door and a gas meter. In the background, there is a similar-shaped house.
Cropped copy-photograph of a family in a car. According to accompanying information, the car is a Velie. A man wearing a white hat is seated in the driver's seat. A woman in a white dress, with her arm around a child, is seated in the seat behind him. Two other people, of unknown gender and age are seated in the front and back passenger side of the car.
Cropped copy-photograph of an a family on an outing in San Patricio County, TX. The family is shown around an older, black car. He is standing with his hands leaning on the passenger-side door to the car. A young girl is standing on the foot board along the car's side. She is holding on to the brace supporting the fabric car top. A woman with a child on her lap is shown in the back seat of the car. Several buildings are slightly visible in the background.
Cropped copy-photograph of farm workers in San Patricio County, TX. Two men and two children are shown. There are two men standing in front of a wooden cart parked in front of several shacks. Both of the men are shown wearing hats. One of the children is wearing a black hat and looking back at the men.
Cropped copy-photograph of a building in Sinton, TX. Accompanying information identifies the building as the Findley Building. The building is a two-story brick building. An awning covers the first floor.
Cropped copy-photograph of the First Baptist Church in Portland, TX. The church is a very plain, white building. A small covered entrance is at the front of the building. Several trees obstruct the view of the length of the church. Several piles of wood are shown behind the church, next to another white building. Several houses line the street beyond the church. A street lamp pole is in front of the entrance.