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[Photograph of a Family on a Porch]

Description: Photograph of a family together on a porch. In the back, a woman in white and a man in a collar shirt stand on either side of an open door. In front of them sit a younger male in a vest on the left, with an older couple sitting in front of the door. A man holding a book titled "Black Mountain Ranch" is leaning against a tree to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Officials in Port Arthur, Texas, 1971]

Description: Photograph of twelve suited men situated around a table that is covered in paperwork. Five men sit at the table, while the other seven stand in a semicircle. The wood paneled wall behind the group bears pictures of Port Arthur on either side of a nautically themed clock. On the wall to the left, there hangs a blue banner exalting Port Arthur.
Date: July 7, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Standing Outdoors]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Harriet Carr. She is wearing a white top and long, dark skirt and standing outdoors near plants.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Two Young Girls in Dresses]

Description: Photograph of two young girls wearing dresses with white bibs. They are identified as Edith and Amelia Carr. One girl is standing and the other is seated. They both have braided hair and are looking towards the camera.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Woman in White Top]

Description: Portrait photograph of a young woman, identified as Edith Evelyn St. Oswald car. She has dark hair that is pulled back, and is wearing a white top. There is a dark vignette around the edges that frames her from the shoulders up.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in the Canal]

Description: Photograph of a boat going through a canal. Two smaller boats can be seen in the background behind it. There are men on a dock observing on the right side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman in White Dress]

Description: Profile photograph of a woman in a long-sleeved white dress, identified as Harriet Housley Carr. She has dark hair that is pulled back into a bun, and is holding a glass bottle and cup. The photograph is dated 1897.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph

[Lumber Company Float in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a C. Kramer Lumber Company float drawn by horses in a parade. There are men standing on top of the float and holding American flags. A small boy is following by the side of the float, and people are watching from the opposite side of the road.
Date: 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Amelia Carr and Her Mother]

Description: Photograph of two women, identified as Amelia Carr and her mother, standing outside. Both are wearing long white dresses and white shoes. They have their arms around each other and are laughing.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Man in Suspenders and Hat]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Captain C. W. Tyrrell. He is wearing a striped shirt, suspenders, and hat, and is shown facing sideways. There are large plants in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat shaped float in a W. O. W. Parade. It is driving through the middle of a street, and children on the right side of the photograph are watching it pass in front of them. Other bystanders can be seen in the background.
Date: August 10, 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Edith and Amelia Carr Posing Outside]

Description: Photograph of two young women identified as Edith and Amelia Carr. They are standing outdoors and wearing long dresses. Handwriting on the back of the photograph sends holiday greetings to a relative.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman on Boat With Life Ring]

Description: Photograph of a woman on a boat holding a life ring that says, "Shenandoah, Port Arthur." She is looking towards the camera and smiling. There is an awning on the right side of the photograph, and a ladder leading up to a deck.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard with View of Several Port Arthur Buildings]

Description: Postcard with a view of Port Arthur College, First Methodist Church, High School, and Library. The multiple storied stone buildings stand along an intersection that is planted with palm trees and shrubs. The reverse side has a handwritten description by Harriet Edith Meme.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Men on a Dock, August 10, 1901]

Description: Photograph of a group called the Ninety-sixth expedition and their guests posing for a photograph on the docks of ship number 3. Sitting on the anchor post to the left is E. A. Laughlin, with N. N. Beels on the next post. Standing from the left: Billy Farrell; L. Schuh; A. N. Scott; Peter Stock; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; F. J. Trost; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Col. Jim Furlong; and Peter Lamp. Sitting from the left: John Walter Carr, hans Falsenburg, A. Spence, and D. L. Stump. Several boats can be seen to the left, with a larger vessel behind the group.
Date: August 10, 1901
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Men On a Dock, August 10, 1901]

Description: Photograph of the a group of men titled the Ninety-sixth expedition. The expedition members and some guests are posing for a photograph on the docks of ship number 3. Sitting on the anchor post to the left is E. A. Laughlin, with N. N. Beels on the next post. Standing from the left: Billy Farrell; L. Schuh; A. N. Scott; Peter Stock; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; F. J. Trost; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Col. Jim Furlong; and Peter Lamp. Sitting from the left: John Walter Carr, hans Falsenburg, A. Spence, and D. L. Stump. Several boats can be seen to the left, with a larger vessel behind the group. The reverse side of the photo has a handwritten description, and also denotes Carr as "great grandpa."
Date: August 10, 1901
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
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.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Arlene Fischer and Daughter]

Description: Photograph of Arlene Fischer (Mrs. Harrison Fisher) reading a children's book with her daughter. Both are wearing white dresses. They are sitting on a chaise lounge with ferns on either side of them and a curtained window behind.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Military Group Outdoors]

Description: Photograph of a military group on a field outdoors. There are a handful men in dark uniforms standing in two lines, and another group of men in white uniforms stands in the distance behind them. Large houses in a neighborhood can be seen in the background. Handwriting on the back of the photograph dates the image July 4, 1917.
Date: 1917
Creator: Carr, Edith
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[Profession Portrait of a Young Man]

Description: Photograph of a young man taken at Trost Studio in Port Arthur. He is wearing a dark suit and a black and white tie, his hair is combed to the side, and he is looking into the camera. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph