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[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Item Type: Legal Document

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Item Type: Legal Document

[Photos of Buildings]

Description: Two photographs of buildings in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photo shows the first restaurant in town, and in the bottom photo, several men construct a clapboard building.
Date: [1892..1895]
Item Type: Photograph

[Buildings and People in Port Arthur]

Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photograph shows the exterior of the old Sabine Hotel. A horse-drawn carriage is stopped in front of the porch, where a group of people stand. In the bottom photo, a large group of men and boys in swimming outfits sit and stand on the grass.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[Buildings in Port Arthur]

Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photograph shows two people riding horses, viewed from the porch of the Sabine Hotel. The bottom photo shows the first school house in Port Arthur, Texas
Date: [1895, 1896]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photographs in Port Arthur]

Description: Two photographs taken in Port Arthur, Texas. The top photo shows a farm house and a water tower. The bottom photo shows several boats on a river, with a building in the background.
Date: 1896
Item Type: Photograph

[Three Kids at Pier]

Description: Photograph of three children and a man sitting by a railing on a pier by the Gulf of Mexico in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: January 1897
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Skyline]

Description: Photograph of the skyline of Port Arthur, Texas, viewed from the old Pleasure Pier. The ocean is visible in the foreground.
Date: April 24, 1897
Item Type: Photograph

[Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of stores, including restaurants and a real estate agency, on either side of a dirt road in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: April 24, 1897
Item Type: Photograph
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[Exterior of Sabine Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Old Sabine Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. Several horse-drawn carriages are stopped in front of the building, and people stand on the porch.
Date: April 27, 1897
Item Type: Photograph

[Men on Tow Boat]

Description: Photograph of several men standing on the deck of a tow boat at Sabine Pass in Port Arthur, Texas. Carriages are visible to the right.
Date: May 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[Group in Old Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women sitting in chairs around a table in the old Plaza Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. Three African American men in white uniforms stand at attention in the background.
Date: 1899
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. The reverse side of the photo has the handwritten names of those involved.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photographs of Harriet and Edith Carr]

Description: Photographs of Harriet and her daughter, Edith Carr. The larger photograph features Edith Carr standing to the left side of the photo, wearing a dark dress. Immediately to the right is Edith wearing a white dress and riding in an early baby carriage. The photograph was taken at the side of a building with windows on either end of the frame and a large rose bush creeping up the building between them. A smaller rose bush is crowing under the window to the right. On the bottom right of the mat is a small photograph of Harriet and Edith Carr. Harriet is shown from the chest up and is wearing a white dress and a round, ribboned hat. She is holding Edith, who is wearing a white dress and bonnet. The reverse side of the mat contains information about both pictures, including their home address and that the baby buggy was the first in Port Arthur.
Date: 1899~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Schreck Family]

Description: Photograph of the Frank S. Schreck family posing for a portrait. From left to right: Frank is standing behind a drum and dressed in a tasseled military uniform, complete with a saber at his side; baby Ursula is sitting on a tall stool and wearing a white dress; mother Ursula is in a dark dress, sitting down and holding a bow; child Enrique (Henry) is seated and wearing a uniform like his brother's; Frank S. Schreck is seated next to his wife, wearing a dark suit, and has his left hand on son Alfonso's shoulder; Alfonso is also wearing a military uniform and holding a bugle; Leo is similarly dressed and has a bow across his back. There is a painted woodland scene in the background, and the family is standing on an animal skin rug. The reverse side of the photo contains two handwritten notes; the first says: "Matamoros, June 3d, 1899 To our dear sister Mrs. Anna B. Schreck and her dear and sweet family, as a token of sin-cere affecton. Frank Schreck and Ursula Fuente[...]r Schreck." The note in the lower-left conrer says "Oct. 5-, 1956. To my cousin E. E. Schreck, Leo. M. Schreck."
Date: June 3, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Exterior of a Train Depot]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a train depot building in Port Arthur, Texas. There are a few scrawny trees in front of it, as well as a road.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of August and Theresa Furchner, 1900]

Description: Photograph of August and Theresa Furchner posing for a portrait. August Furchner is sitting in a wicker chair to the left, wearing a suit and hat. His wife Theresa is standing to the right with a hand on her husband's shoulder. She is wearing a floral embroidered dress with a striped collar and a floral hat.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Buildings in Field]

Description: Photograph of a number of buildings, identified as the Cavoilcade offices, in a field in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph