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Cracking Plant for West Texas Crude

Description: Photograph of equipment driving pilings for a structural foundation. The two pile drivers can be seen midfield to the left of a pile of wood. Small houses and a refinery are visible in the background, while the foreground is dominated by a canal and pipework. The reverse side of the photo has a typed description stating the foundation is for "four 78' x 40' x 10" tanks that to be built in reservoir tract by Riter-Conley."
Date: April 16, 1929

[Queen of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Mary Donaldson sitting on the edge of chair with a painting of a flower on the back. She holds a scepter in her arms and wears a long trailing cloak and a crown. She was crowned the Queen of Port Arthur's Silver Celebration in 1927.
Date: July 4, 1927

[Men by Three Cars]

Description: Photograph of three men, all members of flood relief, standing by three cars in Port Arthur, Texas. Buildings are visible in the background. They are, from left to right, E. Moore, J. Eicheshow, and L. Ellodin.
Date: June 3, 1927

[Series of Barrels]

Description: Photograph of a line of barrels on a railway platform outside of a building. There are six barrels, four made of wood and two of metal. Text in the lower-right corner of the photograph reads, "Plate No. 7570, 5-1-27." An accompanying card (which has the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph as "Original type asphalt product packages" and the same text is handwritten on the back of the photograph.
Date: May 1, 1927

[Masonic Temple Exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a Masonic Temple. It has three stories with small balconies on top floor. There is a staircase leading to the front doors and four large columns. Handwriting on the back of the photograph reads, "Masonic temple. 1901 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur. Built 1927."
Date: 1927

[Debris After Explosion]

Description: Photograph of a distant view of the aftermath of an explosion of the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" while loading high-test gasoline, on April 12, 1926. The damage to the tanker is visible, and there is debris on board. There is a stamp from Trost Studio on the bottom right corner.
Date: April 12, 1926
Creator: Trost Studio

[Debris After Gulf Tanker Explosion]

Description: Photograph of the aftermath of an explosion of the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" while loading high-test gasoline, on April 12, 1926. The damage to the tanker is visible, and there is debris on board. There is a stamp from Trost Studio on the bottom right corner.
Date: April 12, 1926
Creator: Trost Studio

[Petroleum Container Manufacturing]

Description: Photograph of workers inside a factory making containers for petroleum products with various tools and machinery. All of the workers are female, besides one man near the center of the image. The photograph is dated on the bottom right corner with the date 3-2-26. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Manufacturing containers for petroleum products."
Date: March 2, 1926

[Crowd at Funeral Procession]

Description: Photograph of a view of the large crowd at the funeral procession for the 29 people killed at the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" explosion. People are crowding the street and even watching from the roofs of buildings in the background. There is a stamp from Trost Studio in the bottom right corner.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio

[Hearse in Funeral Procession]

Description: Photograph of a Pipkin & Brulin Co. hearse in the funeral procession for the people killed in the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" explosion. A large crowd is visible surrounding the procession, and men in uniforms stand in lines to the side of the hearse.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio

[Gulf Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a large refinery on the side of a road. There is one man on a bicycle and two men walking down the road. There are multiple smokestacks on the refinery and dark black smoke is billowing out of two of them. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1925

[Interior of Motorcycle Shop]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Fred Miller's Motorcycle Shop. Four men are standing behind the counter, and one man is leaning on a motorcycle and holding the handlebars. There are shelves on the walls with tires and supplies, and tricycles are mounted from the ceiling in the background. Handwriting at the top of the photograph reads, "Fred Miller Shop - Ernest Brooks third from left. Pt. Arthur 1924."
Date: 1924