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Women's Committee Plan YMCA Fund Campaign

Description: Photograph of nine women and men gathered at the end of a covered table. Seated left to right: Mrs. G. S. Donegan; Mrs. W. F. Fredeman; Mrs. Baron; and Mrs. Mike Murphy. Standing: Mrs. H. P. Weber; Mrs. Maxwell Cook; Mrs. Wes Spiegel, Jr.; Euclid Hudson; and A. F. Myers. Typewritten under the photo is a description, noting the people, positions, and dates.
Date: April 1963

[Men Lined up at Bar]

Description: Photograph of Newport Bar interior, with men lined up at the counter. There are seven men at the bar wearing hats and suits, and two bartenders behind the counter. The short man near the middle of the photograph is identified as Percy Silliman. The back of the photograph has a handwritten note that reads, "Percy Silliman, 'short one,' Elton's Dad."
Date: unknown

[Interior of Newport Bar]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Newport Bar with a group of men lined up at the counter. The men are wearing suits and hats; some are holding drinks and some are holding cigars. There is one man on the left side of the photograph with his back facing the camera. There are a large number of birds on a shelf that goes along the walls of the whole room, and large fish mounted behind the bar.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of the Boogie Kings]

Description: Photograph of the musical group Boogie Kings. The nine men in white blazers and black pants pose with their instruments in two rows, with four of the men standing above the five other sitting or crouching members. "Boogie Kings" is printed over the lower center member. The bottom left portion of the photograph has been printed with the words "World Famous "Blue-Eyed Soul Show." A phone number is printed in the middle of the bottom, and an address is given at the bottom right.
Date: unknown

[Portrait of Sarah Courts King]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Sarah Courts King, the first Anglo child born in Sabine Pass in 1836. She has dark hair and is wearing a long-sleeved black dress, black gloves, and bonnet, and looking away from the camera to the right. There is a card on the back of the photograph that reads, "Sarah Courts King. Family settled in Sabine Pass 1829. First white child born in the city, February 14, 1836. Born under Mexican Flag and lived under the Six Flags of Texas."
Date: unknown

[Photograph of the Boogie Kings Performing Onstage]

Description: Photograph of the Boogie Kings performing on stage in white tuxedo jackets. Five men in front play on brass instruments, while two men in the background play on a drum set and guitar, respectively. "The Fabulous Boogie Kings Blue-Eyed Soul" is printed in the top left corner of the photo, and there's a drawn image of an anthropomorphic cat in a white tuxedo near the lower center. Ned Theall's phone number is written in the lower left, Jon Smith's in the lower right. The lower center portion of the photo bears a contact address for "Louisiana's Greatest Rhythm N' Blues Band."
Date: unknown

[Men Standing on Grain Dock]

Description: Photograph of a group of men of different nationalities on a grain dock. They are standing in a line across the dock and there are two boats and a large ship in the background. Six of the men are seated. The back of the photograph has a list of each person and their nationalities. It identifies the men from left to right: E.A. Laughlin (American, Lumber Yard), unknown (Holland), Dick Schultz (American, Saloon), L. Schuh (Germany, Barber Shop & Shoe Store), D.A. Schumaker (American, Sanitary Dept.), Peter Stock (Denmark, Building & Saloon), unknown (Holland), G.M. Craig (American), Oberhotz (American, Barber Shop), Frank Ireland (Holland, Shell & Gravel), Col. Jim Furlong (Ireland, Old Sabine Hotel), Peter Lamp (American, Rooming House). Seated on dock: J.W. Carr (England, Realtor), Howe (Denmark), Alfred Spence (Sweden), D.L. Stump (American, Port Arthur News). The Barge is identified as Parague of Orange, Texas and the ship is identified as Bancroft S.S.
Date: 1901

[Portrait of Tiny Moore]

Description: Photograph of Tiny Moore,visible from the chest up, posing with a violin. Moore is wearing a patterned shirt with bolo tie, a jacket, and a straw cowboy hat. He has the violin under his right arm and angled across his body, and has his bow in his right hand. Text printed under the photograph includes his name and the address and phone number for an unidentified company in Sacramento, California.
Date: unknown

[Interior of Newport Bar and Cafe]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Newport Bar and Cafe, owned by Gus and Alice Migurski. There is a bar counter with bar stools on the left side of the photograph, and two people standing near another counter and what appears to be a cash register on the right side of the photograph. There are large windows on the right wall, and tables and chairs with one man sitting down in the back of the room. There is a woman standing in a white dress in the far background, and large fish decorate the wall. There is handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "Newport Bar & Cafe. Donated by Elton & Kathleen Silliman. Elton was nephew of Gus & Alice Migurski who owned the Bar & Cafe."
Date: unknown

[Men Drinking at Bar]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Newport Bar and a group of men drinking. The three men near the center of the photograph are holding up their drinks and smiling at the camera. One man near the right is laughing and looking off to the side. The bartender is leaning against the back counter and looking forward. There are large fish and birds mounted around the room.
Date: unknown

[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

[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

[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