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[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

[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

[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

[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 Hotel Lobby]

Description: Photograph of several boys sitting in a boat in the side lobby of the Lake View Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas after a flood.
Date: August 18, 1915
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

[Buildings During Flood]

Description: Photograph of high waters at the corner of 7th Street and Shreveport Avenue after a flood in Port Arthur, Texas. Buildings are visible in the background.
Date: August 18, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
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[Captain Larsson Standing on Boat]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Captain Larsson Standing on a ship. He is wearing a suit and leaning against the railing, facing the camera. Writing on the back of the photograph describes the image and dates it July 2, 1916.
Date: July 2, 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Company of Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a company of soldiers standing at attention in a lawn in Port Arthur, Texas. Railroad tracks are visible in the background.
Date: April 7, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd at Gates Library]

Description: Photograph of cars and a crowd of people outside during the dedication of the Gates Library in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: May 18, 1918
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd Standing in Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people standing in high waters during a flood in Port Arthur, Texas. A man stands on a lamp post in the middle of the street.
Date: [1915-08-16..1915-08-17]
Item Type: Photograph

[The Cumberland Telephone Company]

Description: Photograph of several women sitting at a switch board at the Cumberland Telephone Company in Port Arthur, Texas. The women at the switch board are identified, from left to right, as Daisy Neal, an unidentified woman, Lillian Frost, and Flora Tucker. The woman at the desk to the left is Mrs. Stanley, and the man standing in the background is Mr. Toples.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph
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[Drawbridge in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a drawbridge over a river in Port Arthur, Texas. There are several boats on the river, and people cross the bridge to the right.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Edith and Amelia Carr Posing Outside]

Description: Photograph of two young women identified as Edith and Amelia Carr. They are standing outdoors and wearing long dresses. Handwriting on the back of the photograph sends holiday greetings to a relative.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Exterior of House]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a house identified as the Vulstukye Home. The yard has a wire fence in front of it, and there are two large trees in bloom. The front of the house has a covered porch on the first level and balcony on the second level with white columns. There is handwriting on back of the photograph that reads, "May 1912."
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Family Seated Outside]

Description: Photograph of the J. W. Carr family. Two people are seated and two are standing. The seated man is holding a cane and smoking a pipe, and the woman next to him is wearing a white dress. There are two women standing behind them, one in a white dress and one in a black dress. Handwriting on the back of the photograph states that they are on 300 5th Street.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Area in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a flooded area between Lake Sabine and the Neches River in Port Arthur, Texas. Several buildings, including the Plaza Hotel, are visible in the background.
Date: August 18, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding Outside Post Office]

Description: Photograph of people pushing boats and standing in high flood waters in front of the post office in Port Arthur, Texas. Several people sit in a horse-drawn wagon to the right, and a large group of people stand on the post office's steps.
Date: August 18, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Four Men Standing in Flood Water]

Description: Photograph of four men standing in chest high water after a flood, in front of a bakery at the corner of 7th Street and Shreveport Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: August 18, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
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