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[Ad for Jaycee Fishing Pier]

Description: Photograph of a long pier with rocks on either side of it, jutting out into the ocean. The text at the top of the photo reads, "Jaycee Fishing Pier Reopens Saturday May 11th."
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Beaumont Police Department]

Description: Photograph of the Beaumont Police Department. There are ten men posing in front of the building, three are seated on motorcycles and the rest are standing. The officer on the left is identified as Tommy Baxter by writing on the back of the photograph, which also dates it 1943.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[Coastal Coaches Bus to Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of "Coastal Coaches, Inc." white bus displaying "Pt. Arthur" as the destination. The bus is parked on the street in a residential neighborhood in front of small clapboard sided house with a front porch.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd at Airport]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of men and women at an airport in Port Arthur, Texas, waiting for Mickey Rooney to arrive. He was in town for a show benefiting Texas City after a natural disaster.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd at Lions Park]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people sitting and standing around a pavilion at Lions Park, to hear the Old Time Fiddles Contest in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: July 10, 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Elementary School Classroom]

Description: Photograph of a classroom at Carver Elementary School. The children are seated in their desks and smiling towards the camera. There is a table with miniature buildings on it at the back of the room. The teacher is standing in the opposite corner of the room, behind the children.
Date: 1940-1950~
Creator: Briscoe
Item Type: Photograph

[Elementary School Performance]

Description: Photograph of a school performance at Carver Elementary School. There are children seated on a stage with various instruments. The background of the stage is painted with a landscape mural.
Date: 1940-1950~
Item Type: Photograph

[Elementary School Program]

Description: Photograph of a school program at Carver Elementary School. Children are seated on the stage with instruments, and a man in a black suit is standing in front of them conducting. There is a hand-painted mural in the background. The audience is partially visible in the bottom of the photograph.
Date: 1940-1950~
Item Type: Photograph

[First National Bank Street Corner]

Description: Photograph of First National Bank street corner showing cars parked beside and in front of the store with a boy in shorts leaning on the building wall. A grocery store is attached next door to the bank. Awning sign reading "Red & White Food Stores", and window sign "Welch & Co. Groceries"
Date: 1944
Creator: James Everett
Item Type: Photograph

[Fleet of Shrimp Boats]

Description: Photograph of a fleet of shrimping boats at a dock. The names of the boats in the front row, from left to right, read, "Miss Patterson," "Frances," and "Dutch Harbor." A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: April 7, 1947
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Fred Miller Bicycle Trucks and Rairoad Car]

Description: Photograph of Fred Miller standing in front of his pick-up truck with another crate filled flat bed truck behind. In the background is a wooden "Burlington Route" box car. Advertising displayed on the door of the pick-up reads: " Fred Miller, Bicycles, Hardware & Pets, 526 Austin Ave. Dial 5519" and "Fishing tackle, We make keys" on the side.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Golden Jubilee Queen Candidates]

Description: Photograph of a group of young women, all candidates for the Golden Jubilee Queen in Port Arthur, Texas, posing together on benches set on a hardwood floor. Some of them are identified as Doris Jones, Abbie Speights, Thelma Tadlock, and Gloria Antonia.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Gas Station with Tire and Service Station]

Description: Photograph of Gulf gas station with gas pumps and signs reading "Flats Fixed", "Vulcanizing, Recapping". Service station attached with signs reading "Viator Auto Service" "welding, painting, auto service, general repairing" Car being repaired with worker up under the hood, man standing in front and a few others standing around behind near other cars and a bicycle.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Hampton Furniture and Appliance Dealer with Speed Queen Wringer Washers]

Description: Photograph of interior of an appliance store showing a line of seven Speed Queen wringer washing machines. Sitting on the wash machines and on a table beside them is "Rinso" brand tub washing soap. In the background is a row of six Philco refrigerators with an advertising display for them. Handwritten on the reverse of the photo: "Hampton Furniture"
Date: 1941
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[House During Flood]

Description: Photograph of a house during a flood in Port Arthur, Texas. The tops of trees stick out of the water, and another house is visible in the background.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph

[Inaugural Banquet]

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing behind a table at the inaugural banquet of the Port Arthur Junior Chamber of Commerce, held in the Pleasure Pier ballroom in Port Arthur, Texas. The men are identified as Joe Bogel, Wes Brannon, Clint Dunnigan, Lyle Vickers, Forest Collins, Herbert Halliday, Fred Wilson, Tom Faver, and Ross Harris.
Date: July 1944
Item Type: Photograph