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[Postcard with View of Several Port Arthur Buildings]

Description: Postcard with a view of Port Arthur College, First Methodist Church, High School, and Library. The multiple storied stone buildings stand along an intersection that is planted with palm trees and shrubs. The reverse side has a handwritten description by Harriet Edith Meme.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

Description: Postcard featuring a view of the Plaza Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. The hotel, right, is a three story structure with grounds that have been landscaped with palm trees. It is standing along a car lined intersection, down which one can see several buildings along either side and a streetcar making a turn. A smudged circular red mark is in the upper right corner. On the reverse side is a description of the scene and the area.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

Description: Postcard with view of a crowd on Proctor Street in Port Arthur, Texas, during a parade in 1923. People wearing predominantly straw hats gather on both sides of the street, with many watching from the second story windows of the shops along the way. A float shaped like a sailing vessel can be seen followed by a brass band.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of Crowd During Parade, 1923]

Description: Postcard with view of a crowd on Proctor Street in Port Arthur, Texas, during a parade in 1923. People wearing predominantly straw hats gather on both sides of the street, with many watching from the second story windows of the shops along the way. A float shaped like a sailing vessel can be seen followed by a brass band.
Date: unknown

[Port Arthur parade float]

Description: Postcard of the Miss Port Arthur parade float. The float is shaped like a boat, and there are people dressed in sailor suits aboard it. There are cars driving on the opposite side, and the parade appears to be going down a residential street. The back of the postcard is blank.
Date: 1923

[Postcard of Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas]

Description: Postcard of an aerial view of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, Texas. Pleasure Island is near the bottom of the photo, featuring a roller coaster and several buildings along the waterway. A boulevard stretches from the Pier towards Port Arthur, wherein several buildings are visible. Along the background, oil refiners and tanks are visible. The reverse side of the postcard has a description on the upper left, the words "Jumbo Post Card" to the right, and a three cent stamp bearing the profile of Thomas Jefferson in the upper right corner.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jumbo Post-Card Company

[Photograph of Cotton Smyth]

Description: Postcard showing a young man in uniform, posing with a rifle outside of a tent. His uniform includes a dark shirt and tie, light-colored pants that are wrapped around the bottom, and a hat; he is also wearing a belt with pouches. The name "Cotton Smyth" is handwritten at the top and "Cotton" is written near the bottom, with some partially-legible notes; the name "Johnnie" is written along the right side.
Date: unknown

[Shipping float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a float in a parade with one large ship and one small ship on it. It is being drawn by horses, and two men sit at the front. The banner on the float reads, "Shipping Growth," and states the growth in numbers of ships. There are houses in the background with people watching from the porches, and other cars driving along the other side of the float.
Date: 1923

[Princess of Port Neches]

Description: Postcard of a man driving a woman in a convertible in a parade. The woman is sitting underneath an umbrella, and a sign on the car reads, "Princess of Port Neches." The man driving is wearing a suit and a hat and the car is decorated with streamers. There is a large building or house in the background with spectators watching from the porch. There are two other visible cars behind the one in the foreground.
Date: 1923

[Princess of Nederland]

Description: Postcard of a flower-covered automobile in a parade. A man wearing a suit and hat drives the car down a road with houses, other cars, and large plants in the background. There is a person sitting next to the driver, holding a sign that reads, "Princess of Nederland," and a woman sits in the back of the car beneath an umbrella that is also covered in flowers.
Date: 1923

[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

Description: Postcard depicting a group of men standing in a flooded street in Port Arthur, Texas. The waters rise over the knees of the men gathered at the intersection of Austin and 5th Street. Two telephone lines and two buildings loom above either side of the street; the building to the right is the Port Arthur post office. Trees and several other buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: August 17, 1915
Creator: D & H Photo