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[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

[Debris From Gulf Tanker Explosion]

Description: Postcard of the debris after the explosion of Gulf Tanker "Venezuela." The tanker can be seen by the dock in the distance. The caption written on the photograph reads, "Explosion of the Gulf of Venezuela, Pt Arthur, Tex."
Date: April 11, 1926

[View of parade crowd]

Description: Postcard of a parade crowd on Proctor St. in Port Arthur. There is a large group of people on both sides of the street, and spectators are looking on from above in building windows. American flags are hanging down across the street. There is a man on a horse in the bottom-left corner of the photograph. The men are dressed in suits and hats and the women are in dresses, and many people are carrying umbrellas.
Date: 1923

[Texas Company parade float]

Description: Postcard of the Texas Company parade float going down a road, followed by two people carrying flags. Spectators holding umbrellas and wearing hats line the opposite side of the road, and two people watch from railroad tracks in the foreground. The float itself is shaped like the Texas Company factory, with buildings and smokestacks.
Date: 1923

[Church float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a church float in a parade. There is a man driving and a boy sitting on the front of the car holding a sign that reads, "First Church Built in Port Arthur 1897 - Now has 33 Churches." There are spectators in the background watching from the side of the road and from a balcony on a house.
Date: 1923

[Shipping float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a float in a parade with one large ship and one small ship on it. It is being drawn by horses, and two men sit at the front. The banner on the float reads, "Shipping Growth," and states the growth in numbers of ships. There are houses in the background with people watching from the porches, and other cars driving along the other side of the float.
Date: 1923

[Princess of Port Neches]

Description: Postcard of a man driving a woman in a convertible in a parade. The woman is sitting underneath an umbrella, and a sign on the car reads, "Princess of Port Neches." The man driving is wearing a suit and a hat and the car is decorated with streamers. There is a large building or house in the background with spectators watching from the porch. There are two other visible cars behind the one in the foreground.
Date: 1923

[Horses and float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a float in a parade from behind, with horses and multiple people walking alongside. There are women sitting in the float, which is drawn by horses and covered in decorations. There is a large mast or pole on the float that has a sail attached to it. Small children wearing hats are walking behind the float carrying flags, and people observe from porches on houses in the background.
Date: 1923

[Princess of Nederland]

Description: Postcard of a flower-covered automobile in a parade. A man wearing a suit and hat drives the car down a road with houses, other cars, and large plants in the background. There is a person sitting next to the driver, holding a sign that reads, "Princess of Nederland," and a woman sits in the back of the car beneath an umbrella that is also covered in flowers.
Date: 1923