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[Aerial View of Drawbridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of Pleasure Pier Drawbridge. A large ship has just passed through the bridge and it is still drawn. There are cars waiting for the ship to pass, and the town can be seen on the other side of the river. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: September 17, 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Flood]

Description: Aerial photograph of the 1915 flood in Port Arthur. The streets are covered in water, and houses can be seen into the distance. The caption on the photograph reads, "Looking west from wireless tower at college. August 16-17 Flood, 1915."
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Port Arthur, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Port Arthur seen from the Marconi Radio Tower, dated in the early 1900s. The panoramic view shows Lake Sabine and Port Arthur Highschool on the left, and multiple streets and houses on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Aerial View of Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of an aerial of view of Procter Street from the Kansas City Southern Train Station, in Port Arthur, Tx. A handful of cars can be seen on the street, which is in the center of the photograph and extends into the distance. There are other intersecting streets with buildings lining them that create a grid layout. A sticker on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as James Everett from Groves, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Ship Passing Through Drawbridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of a ship and a town on the edge of a river. The ship is passing through a bridge identified as Please Pier Drawbridge, and cars can be seen waiting for it to pass. The buildings extend into the background.
Date: 1955
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Amelia Carr and Her Mother]

Description: Photograph of two women, identified as Amelia Carr and her mother, standing outside. Both are wearing long white dresses and white shoes. They have their arms around each other and are laughing.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Annual Red Cross Meeting Officers]

Description: Photograph of two men in suits and one woman in a dress, at the Annual Red Cross Meeting. They are Officers identified from left to right as Vice Chair Bernis W. Sadler, Treasurer Ross James, and Secretary Dorothy Ingram. Handwriting on the back of the photograph dates it June 24, 1964.
Date: June 24, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Artist Maudee Carron With Sculpture]

Description: Photograph of artist Maudee Carron seated next to a sculpture. She is wearing a hat and glasses, and holding a tool to the sculpture. The sculpture is a series of stacked circles.
Date: October 14, 1977
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Back of Dorothy Ingram Riding in Parade]

Description: Photograph of Dorothy Ingram from behind, riding in a red convertible in the Centennial Parade. There is a trunk on the back bumper that says "Centennial Queen." She is seated in the passenger seat, looking to her right. There is a man with gray hair driving the car. Spectators are watching from the side of the road.
Date: 1998
Item Type: Photograph

[Band Marching on Field]

Description: Photograph of the Rudolf Lambert Post No. 7 American Legion Band marching on a field. Two men at the front of the band hold large flags, and two men hold rifles. There are bleachers and a parking lot in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Band Standing in Bleachers]

Description: Photograph of the Rudolf Lambert Post No. 7 American Legion Band. They are lined up on the steps of bleachers, and are standing facing the camera. There are men with drums and cymbals in the front row.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bank Building During Flood]

Description: Photograph of a bank building during the 1915 flood in Port Arthur. There are men standing in the street in knee-deep water. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Barrel Construction]

Description: Photograph of a man constructing a barrel with machinery inside of a warehouse. He is wearing protective gloves, boots, an apron, and a hat, and is working on one of two barrels on what appears to be an assembly line. There are other machines and tools shown in the background. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Making barrels in the Cooper shop."
Date: unknown
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

[Billboard for Safe Driving]

Description: Photograph of Police Officer/Captain Tommy Baxter in front of a billboard for safe driving. He is looking at the billboard with another man in a suit, who is pointing towards it. The billboard reads, "Smart drivers light up at dusk." Writing on the back of the photograph describes the scene and dates it 1961. There is also a stamp that identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: 1961
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat shaped float in a W. O. W. Parade. It is driving through the middle of a street, and children on the right side of the photograph are watching it pass in front of them. Other bystanders can be seen in the background.
Date: August 10, 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in the Canal]

Description: Photograph of a boat going through a canal. Two smaller boats can be seen in the background behind it. There are men on a dock observing on the right side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat With Flags at Dock]

Description: Photograph of a boat beside a dock and a building. It has tall masts with flags hanging across them, and a large American flag on the front mast. A few people are visible near the front of the boat. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies it as the first cutter boat to come to Port Arthur.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scout Group]

Description: Photograph of a Boy Scout Camporee outdoors. There are parked cars on the road and what appears to be a buffet table with Boy Scouts lined up near it. There is writing on the back of the photograph that reads, "Boy Scout Camporee, 1937, near St. Mary's Hostpital. Port Arthur, Texas."
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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