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[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

[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 Boats at Dock]

Description: Photograph of several boats at dock. The Slade Brown to the left and the boats behind it are being worked upon. There are two arches built over the pier that contain pulleys, both with a vessel sitting underneath. The reverse side of the photo has been written with the words "Gulf Port?"
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography

[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

Description: Photograph of men gathered to celebrate the completion of the Port Arthur Canal from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: a fisherman called "Frenchy" sitting in a boat; Peter Lamp; Captain Evans; Colonel Jim Furlong; M. R. Bos; N. N. Beels (holding flag); A. N. Scott; J. W. Carr; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Frank Cummins; Peter Stock; and L. Schuh. Sitting: Billy Farrell; A. Spence; D. L. Stump; Hans Falsenburg; and E. A. Laughlin. They are gathered on a small island, with a boat visible nearby to the right. The reverse side of the photo has the handwritten names of those involved.
Date: 1899

[Photograph of Aerial View of the Standard Brass and Manufacturing Company]

Description: Photograph of the Standard Brass and Manufacturing Company (1926-1972). The scene features a series of industrial buildings set along a dirt road and a series of railroad tracks. The fenced complex has several smaller buildings along its perimeter, as well as a scrapyard visible in the lower right corner. Several 1940s style automobiles are parked outside.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography

[Photograph of Johnny Preston]

Description: Photograph of Johnny Preston smiling and wearing a dark suit and neck tie. On the bottom left corner of the photograph, there is contact information for his personal management, ext to that is his name, and on the bottom right corner is the logo for Mercury Records
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Sam the Man and the Unyted Crusade]

Description: Photograph of a music band called "Sam the Man and the Unyted Crusade autographed by James "Big Sambo" Young. The autograph reads "For Tim Knight Best Wishes Big Sambo." There are four men in the photo. The first on the left is a white male in a blazer posing with his right foot propped up on a foot stool and holding a six string acoustic guitar in his arms. Next is a bearded white man kneeling over a snare drum and holding a pair of drumsticks as if playing the instrument. The third, James "Big Sambo" Young, is an African American man holding a saxophone in his right hand and extending his ringed left hand forward, smiling broadly. The fourth is a bearded white male holding a keyboard across his lap. "Sam the Man and the Unyted Crusade" is written in the bottom left corner of the photograph, and management information appears on the bottom right corner.
Date: unknown