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[Petroleum Container Manufacturing]

Description: Photograph of workers inside a factory making containers for petroleum products with various tools and machinery. All of the workers are female, besides one man near the center of the image. The photograph is dated on the bottom right corner with the date 3-2-26. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Manufacturing containers for petroleum products."
Date: March 2, 1926

[Two Women and Dog]

Description: Photograph of two women identified as Edith and Amelia Carr. They are seated outside with a dog, and there are large plants behind them. Handwriting on the back of the photograph states that they are at 300 5th Street.
Date: 1921

[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

[Float in a Parade From Above]

Description: Photograph of a float in a parade from above. There is a woman on the float in what appears to be a Statue of Liberty costume, and a person walking to the right of the float waving a flag. There are crowds watching from both sides of the road and from balconies and windows on nearby buildings. Ahead of the float, more people can be seen carrying flags.
Date: 1923

[Queen of Parade Sitting on Throne]

Description: Photograph of the Queen of the Parade sitting on a throne on an elevated stage. She is seated underneath an awning with four other women. There are stairs leading up to the throne, and men in uniforms along each side. There are crowds on both sides of the walkway to the throne. There are also people watching from windows in a nearby building.
Date: 1923

[Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in a parade. Women are sitting in the float, and two men on horses are riding next to it. There are crowds of people on either side of the road, and people watching from the windows of a building in the background. People walking behind the float are carrying flags, and there is a car behind them in the distance. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923

[Queen of Parade Walking With Crown]

Description: Photograph of the Queen of a parade walking down a street with a crowd in the background. She is wearing a crown and small girls behind her are holding her train. There are many people in the crowd watching, and a man to the right of the Queen has a large camera. There is a group of people watching from the roof of a building in the background.
Date: 1923

[Boy Scout Troop]

Description: Photograph of young boys in an African American Boy Scouts Troop. The six boys are wearing uniforms and hats, and standing in a line with their hands at their sides. There are houses and telephone poles in the background. The writing at the bottom of the photograph reads, "Port Arthur, Tex. Troop #5 1920."
Date: 1920

[View of Cannon Float in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a float with a cannon on it. There are people walking alongside the float, between crowds on either side of the road. Farther down the road ahead of the float, there is a group of people walking in straight lines wearing hats and white shirts. People are watching from the balconies of buildings in the background.
Date: 1923

[Men in Uniform on Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a large float with men in uniform holding flags on its platform. The float and car driving it are covered with a large striped cloth, and there are more people seated at the very back of the float. Spectators can be seen watching from the other side of the road in the background. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923

[Queen of Parade Being Crowned]

Description: Photograph of the Queen of the parade being crowned. The crowning is taking place under an awning at the top of a large platform. Men in uniforms are facing the crowd and standing alongside the stairs leading to the platform. Spectators are watching the ceremony on the lower-left and lower-right of the photograph. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923

[Man on Oil Derrick Float in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a man on an oil derrick float in a parade. The float is striped with two large derricks on the platform. There is a small boy carrying a flag near the end of the float, and spectators watch from the other side of the street. There are houses and cars along the road in the background. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923

[Men Riding on Truck in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of men riding on the back of a truck in a parade. There are four men wearing hats standing on the back platform, and eight men that can be seen sitting on top of the truck. There is also a small boy sitting near the front of the truck. The sides of the road are lined with cars and people watching the parade. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923

[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

[Family and Dog at Beach]

Description: Photograph of the Carr family on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico beach near Sabine Pass. There is a small child and man in a hat near the bottom of the photograph. Two women are standing behind them with a dog and looking towards the camera.
Date: 1922

[Crowd at Funeral Procession]

Description: Photograph of a view of the large crowd at the funeral procession for the 29 people killed at the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" explosion. People are crowding the street and even watching from the roofs of buildings in the background. There is a stamp from Trost Studio in the bottom right corner.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio