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Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Celebrating After a Hunt

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Chiles Food Store and Post Office

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Club House

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Coleman Fulton Pasture Company]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Coleman Fulton Pasture Company

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a a placard about Sinton, TX. The placard describes various pleasant things about the city. At the top, the title reads, "This is Sinton" and "You Are Welcome to Our City."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Coleman Fulton Pasture Company

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Coleman Fulton Pasture Company Department Heads]

Description: 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).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Harvesting]

Description: Photograph of cotton harvesting in a field. A piece of farming equipment is emptying cotton into a trailer. In the background, there is another trailer.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Harvesting Equipment]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of cotton harvesting equipment in a field. One woman and three men are standing beside two machines; the machines both say "McCormick" at the top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Picking Equipment]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Picking Equipment]

Description: Photograph farming equipment in a cotton field. A man and woman are standing in between the two machines. Two men are standing in front of them. Both machines says "McCormick" on the top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Cotton Picking Machinery

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Cotton Picking Machinery

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Cotton Seed Oil Mill

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Crops at Bell Farm

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a field near Portland, TX. An unidentified large-leaf crop is planted in a section around several wooden barn buildings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Day Hunting on Nueces Bay

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

DeMouche Children

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[DeMouche Home]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Early Portland Library]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Early Portland Public School Building]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Episcopal Church after Fire]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Episcopal Church Construction]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Episcopal Church on Fire]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph