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[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

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Boat, Heinrich Schulte, at Dock]

Description: Photograph of a boat named the Heinrich Schulte at dock. The vessel is pulled up alongside a pier that has several grain elevators raised along the left side of the photo. To the right of the Heinrich Schulte is another boat with no visible name.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett Photographic Service
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

John Clegg and Mrs. Dorman Certified Auto Exchange

Description: Photograph of John Clegg (left) and Mr. Dorman (right) sitting at a table. The suited men are looking toward the camera, and the bespectacled Mr. Dorman is holding a check. The reverse side of the photo notes that this took place at 710 - 16th Street in the 1940's.
Date: unknown
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Barbara Lynn With Electric Guitar]

Description: Photograph of Barbara Lynn wearing a shiny dress. She is holding on to the pegboard of an lightly colored electric guitar that is standing vertically in front of her. Her name is printed on the bottom left corner of the picture, while the bottom right corner has management information that has been covered with correction fluid.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of The Jokers]

Description: Photograph of the band The Jokers posing with their instruments on a stage flanked by amplifiers while wearing white shirts, dark ties, vests, and slacks. On the left, there's a young man with an electric guitar. Beside him is an overweight man with an electric bass guitar. Next over is a bespectacled man in a dark suit. Next over is a man sitting with a drum set that has "The Jokers" emblazoned upon the bass drum. On the right side of the picture is a smiling man sitting in front of a piano that is mostly out of frame.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Johnny Winter Performing with Isaac Payton Sweat]

Description: Photograph of Johnny Winter playing on stage with Isaac Payton Sweat. Winter is in the left foreground playing a guitar and wearing a black hat, shirt, and jeans. Sweat is to the right, plucking at an electric bass guitar that has been adorned with several stickers. He is wearing a jacket, t-shirt, and jeans. There is a drum set in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Johnny Winter with Busts]

Description: Photograph of Johnny Winter. He is wearing a black cowboy hat adorned with open-mouthed snake heads, an armless t-shirt with an artistic rendering of a guitar pegboard with the word "Summerfest" written underneath, black watch, and blue jeans. The left side of the photo is taken up by three nearly life sized male busts. Above and behind Winter is a large painted portrait of a sitting woman, under which are two other framed pieces. Below the photograph on a separate card is Johnny Winter's autograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cricchio Photography Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of James Young and his Band with Vincent Price]

Description: Photograph of James Young and other men dressed in tiger printed clothes, neck ties, sandals, and curly wigs while posing around Vincent Price in a patterned shirt and light slacks and a young woman wearing a lightly colored dress and high heels. Two of the men in tiger print crouch atop a wall on either side of the sitting Vincent Price and the standing woman. On the right side of the picture, another man in tiger print stands behind the crouching James Young. There is a background landscape of a bay surrounded by houses and hills and spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge. At the top and bottom of the photo, "Holliwood Calif" is written in blue ink.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Baton Twirlers on Parade]

Description: Photograph of several female baton twirlers in front of a marching band during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd stands in front of the cafe and other stores to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Parade]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of several decorated cars driving down a street during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd of people stand on either side of the street, and a row of cars are parked to the right. Buildings are visible to the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Decorated Oil Platform]

Description: Photograph of an oil platform in the ocean decorated with streamers and semi-circular banners. A rectangular banner reads "Hughen School for Crippled Children", and a man sits at a piano to the right. Several other people stand on the platform.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Group in Front of Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of people sitting on the ground in front of a building in Port Arthur, Texas. A boy in a tuxedo stands at a microphone at the top of the building's steps, and a few women and men stand in the doorway behind him.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph