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[Photograph of Frances and Augusta Furchner]

Description: Photograph of Frances (left) and Augusta (right) Furchner sitting on chairs in front of a house. Both are wearing dresses and coats and are holding dolls. The reverse side of the photo gives the address as 820 7th Street in Port Arthur. In addition, Frances' name has been lined out and Augusta is written with the name Bolew.
Date: unknown

[High School class photograph]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur High School class. There are three rows of students with some seated and some standing. The girls are all wearing dresses and have their hair pulled back, and the boys are wearing suits and ties. The class teacher stands in the middle of the group behind a chalkboard with each person's name written on it.
Date: unknown

[Series of Barrels]

Description: Photograph of a line of barrels on a railway platform outside of a building. There are six barrels, four made of wood and two of metal. Text in the lower-right corner of the photograph reads, "Plate No. 7570, 5-1-27." An accompanying card (which has the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph as "Original type asphalt product packages" and the same text is handwritten on the back of the photograph.
Date: May 1, 1927

[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

[Photograph of Officials in Port Arthur, Texas, 1971]

Description: Photograph of twelve suited men situated around a table that is covered in paperwork. Five men sit at the table, while the other seven stand in a semicircle. The wood paneled wall behind the group bears pictures of Port Arthur on either side of a nautically themed clock. On the wall to the left, there hangs a blue banner exalting Port Arthur.
Date: July 7, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio

[Photograph of Men on a Dock, August 10, 1901]

Description: Photograph of a group called the Ninety-sixth expedition and their guests posing for a photograph on the docks of ship number 3. Sitting on the anchor post to the left is E. A. Laughlin, with N. N. Beels on the next post. Standing from the left: Billy Farrell; L. Schuh; A. N. Scott; Peter Stock; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; F. J. Trost; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Col. Jim Furlong; and Peter Lamp. Sitting from the left: John Walter Carr, hans Falsenburg, A. Spence, and D. L. Stump. Several boats can be seen to the left, with a larger vessel behind the group.
Date: August 10, 1901

[Photograph of Men On a Dock, August 10, 1901]

Description: Photograph of the a group of men titled the Ninety-sixth expedition. The expedition members and some guests are posing for a photograph on the docks of ship number 3. Sitting on the anchor post to the left is E. A. Laughlin, with N. N. Beels on the next post. Standing from the left: Billy Farrell; L. Schuh; A. N. Scott; Peter Stock; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; F. J. Trost; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Col. Jim Furlong; and Peter Lamp. Sitting from the left: John Walter Carr, hans Falsenburg, A. Spence, and D. L. Stump. Several boats can be seen to the left, with a larger vessel behind the group. The reverse side of the photo has a handwritten description, and also denotes Carr as "great grandpa."
Date: August 10, 1901

[Photograph of Thomas Bos]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Bos in a suit and tie. Handwriting around the photo notes that Bos was an early property owner in Port Arthur who was originally from Holland. The reverse of the photo has a handwritten note near the top stating that this was given to J. W. Carr. Writing near the bottom of the photo, to the right of a red photographer's seal, says that Bos purchased Port Arthur property for Dutch interests and that he was a client of Carr.
Date: January 1911
Creator: Weinberg, A. S.

[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

[Photograph of Bill Hall With a Group at a BMI Event]

Description: Photograph of Bill Hall standing in the center of a group at a BMI event. The first man to the right is wearing a tuxedo with a ruffled shirt. The second man is wearing a more traditional tuxedo. Bill Hall is wearing a tuxedo with a diamond pattern down the center of the shirt. A woman on the right is wearing a a leather jacket and a beaded headband. Furthest right is a man wearing a white tuxedo.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Bill Hall with Three People]

Description: Photograph of Bill Hall wearing a jumpsuit and standing with three people. His jumpsuit has his name, Bill, embroidered on the left breast area, with "The Welk Music group" embroidered on the right. To the left of Hall is a bearded man in a suit and striped tie. To the right of Hall is a woman wearing a heart shaped pendant. Furthest to the right is a man wearing a blazer and a collared shirt.
Date: unknown

[Girls in swimming dresses]

Description: Photograph of six girls in swimming dresses at the Old Gates Pier. Three are standing on the back of a bench, and the other three are seated on the back of it. The seated girl on the left and the girls that are standing are looking off to the right of the photograph, and the two girls on the right are looking towards the camera. The girl on the far left is resting her hands on her head. Text on the top and bottom border reads, "On Loan: Mrs. C. E. Yates. Picture taken at the northeast corner on the end of the Old Gates Pier. Standing: Beryl Coe, Della Price, Mrs. Kyle Elam, nee Mary McFarland. Seated: Mrs. Wm. Haley, nee Annie Laurie Kennedy, Mattie Wirtz, Unknown."
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