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[Photograph of the Furchner Family]

Description: Photograph of the Furchner family standing together in front of a building. Theresa Furchner is in a black dress to the left and August is to the far right. Between them are their children, only two of whom (Frances and Augusta) are named on the reverse side of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Edgar Winter Playing a Saxophone]

Description: Photograph of Edgar Winter playing a saxophone. Wearing dark flame patterned pants and a dark shirt, he kneels and angles the instrument upward. "Edgar Winter" is written in the lower center portion of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

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

Description: Photograph of a group of five suited men sitting around a table laden with paperwork. The wood paneled wall behind them has two pictures of Port Arthur hanging along either side of a nautically themed clock. A blue banner regarding Port Arthur hangs to the left.
Date: July 7, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

Description: Photograph of the remains of the YMCA on the Southeast corner of Austin Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. Fire crews are spraying the wreckage with water. All that remains is a pile of twisted steel I-beams and stone.
Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Arlene Fischer and Daughter]

Description: Photograph of Arlene Fischer (Mrs. Harrison Fisher) reading a children's book with her daughter. Both are wearing white dresses. They are sitting on a chaise lounge with ferns on either side of them and a curtained window behind.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Country Joe Washburn]

Description: Photograph of Country Joe Washburn wearing a dark jacket, light shirt, and tie. The photograph is shot portrait style, displaying Washburn's head and shoulders.
Date: unknown
Creator: Maurice Seymour
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Bill Hall Showing the Back of His Jumpsuit]

Description: Photograph of Bill Hall with his back turned to show off the words "GO-FER" on the back of his jumpsuit. He is standing to the right of a laughing man in a suit and tie, and to the left of a woman wearing a heart-shaped pendant. On the far right of the photo is a man in a jacket and shirt looking on with a grin on his face.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Harry Choates and Jules Lamparez With a Band]

Description: Photograph of Harry Choates and "Papa Cairo" Jules Lamparez performing with a band. Choates and two other men sing into a microphone while a young man and woman stand behind them. Lamparez is sitting in front of an amplifier painted with the words "Papa Cairo." To the left of Lamparez is a man playing a base.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Johnny Winter, Tommy Shannon, and John Turner]

Description: Photograph of Johnny Winter, Tommy Shannon, and "Uncle John" Turner posing together. Winter stands on the left wearing a leather cap and a Beaumont, Texas, high school reunion shirt. Shannon is in the middle wearing a broad brimmed hat with a polka-dotted band, as well as a star printed jacket and beaded necklace. Turner is to the right wearing a headband.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown with a Violin]

Description: Photograph of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown wearing a western style shirt, a cowboy hat, and holding a violin. His autograph is present to the top right of the photograph and dated December 10, 1993. Brown's name is written just below his image, and under that to the left is the address of Alligator Records. Information for Concerted Efforts, Inc. is to the bottom right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Barclay, Robert
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph