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Description: Photograph of Police Officer/Captain Tommy Baxter in front of a billboard for safe driving. He is looking at the billboard with another man in a suit, who is pointing towards it. The billboard reads, "Smart drivers light up at dusk." Writing on the back of the photograph describes the scene and dates it 1961. There is also a stamp that identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Description: Photograph of two men in suits and one woman in a dress, at the Annual Red Cross Meeting. They are Officers identified from left to right as Vice Chair Bernis W. Sadler, Treasurer Ross James, and Secretary Dorothy Ingram. Handwriting on the back of the photograph dates it June 24, 1964.
Date: June 24, 1964
Description: Photograph of a group of eight men in suits posing together in an office in Port Arthur, Texas. They are identified, from left to right, as Lyle Vickers, David Wilshire, T. B. Ellison, congressman Jack Brooks, mayor Bernie Sadler, and two unidentified men. The photo has been signed by Jack Brooks to Lyle Vickers.
Date: May 3, 1966
Description: Photograph of Sydalise Fredeman, T. B. Ellison holding a Texas flag, and Percy Toups standing by a monument to Richard Dowling and the men who fought in the Civil War with him, in Port Arthur, Texas. Mrs. Fredeman has placed a wreath with a Confederate flag in the middle in front of the monument.
Date: September 7, 1964
Description: Photograph of the first meeting about making improvements to the seawall after Hurricane Carla in Port Arthur, Texas. D. S. Turpin, Lyle Vickers, and Buddy Martin sit at the table at the front of the room.
Date: September 14, 1961
Description: Photograph of a group of men in a room during the first meeting towards getting a seawall in Port Arthur, Texas. A weatherman is standing, and Jo Timms sits beside him, at the front of the room, and there is a map on the wall in the background.
Date: September 1961
Description: Photograph of snow in a yard and street in Port Arthur, Texas. A clothesline pole and chain link fence separate the snow covered yard from the equally snowy street. Cars passing by have created a bare spot in the road. Bare trees, power lines, and houses are in the background. The other side of the photo indicates that this address is 1645 Fifth Street in Port Arthur.
Date: February 1960
Description: Photograph of a snowy front yard in Port Arthur, Texas. A pole and several shrubs are in front of a two story house, and the shadow of the photographer can be seen cast across the snow. Writing on the other side of the photo indicates that this was at 1645 Fifth Street.
Date: February 1960
Description: Photograph of five men of the Port Commission sitting around a wooden table in Port Arthur, Texas. A small carving of a ship's wheel hangs on the wall behind the man at the head of the table, and there is a banner on the wall to the left. The men are identified as E. W. McCarthy, Charles Freeman, Capt. W. F. Freeman, Charles Glenwright, and Euclid Hudson.
Date: July 22, 1969
Description: Photograph of Rose Hill manor house covered with snow in the early 1960's. The lawn and bushes in front of the columned house are also covered with layers of snow.