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[View of the Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Port Neches Works Plant, looking north. Multiple round structures and a series of buildings cover the grounds, and there is a road and railroad tracks to the west. The upper left hand corner reads "Port Neches Works, looking north 1952." Handwriting on the back and an accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) label the photograph "View of the Plant looking north."
Date: 1952

[View of Port Arthur Terminal]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Terminal, showing buildings and a handful of people in the foreground and multiple boats in the port in the background. The bottom right hand of the photograph has writing that reads "MFT 10405 P.A.T. 1901." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on it) labels the photograph "1901 View of Port Arthur Terminal."
Date: unknown

[Texaco Products Display]

Description: Photograph of an assortment of Texaco products arranged in front of a display with plants and a curtain. The display includes different types of motor oil canisters, buckets for axle grease, and lubricant packages. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Display of Texaco products packaged in the early days."
Date: unknown

[Texaco Trade Fair Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of a roofing exhibit made by Texaco asphalt products. The exhibit is a covered patio that has Texaco slate covered shingles on its roof. There are women standing near the patio and a man underneath it. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Texaco trade fair exhibit features asphalt roofing products."
Date: unknown

[Making Accessories for Containers]

Description: Photograph of an assembly line of seated women working in what appears to be a factory or warehouse, with one man standing near the front. The assembly line extends to the other end of the room and there are cables running from each station to the ceiling. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph "Making accessories for containers."
Date: unknown

[Fleet of Wagons]

Description: Photograph of a line of Texaco tank wagons on a railway platform in front of three buildings. There are five men standing on the platform in front of the wagons, and one man sitting on top of a wagon. Text in the lower-left corner of the photograph reads, "Fleet of the Texas Company's wagons at Port Arthur." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the scene "Fleet of Texaco Tank Wagons," which is also hand-written on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown

[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

[Entrance to the Refinery]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Company Refinery, from the Houston Avenue entrance. There is a road leading into the refinery on the right side of the photograph, with two visible wagons on it. There are multiple buildings with smokestacks in the background, and two large round structures in the left middle ground. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph, "Houseton Avenue Entrance to the Refinery 1910--12."
Date: unknown

[Later View of Plant]

Description: Photograph of a works plant by a river. There are multiple large buildings and three large smokestacks with smoke coming out of them. There is a road along the side of the plant and a river behind it. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph "Later view."
Date: unknown

[Rotary-Type Filler]

Description: Photograph of five men standing around a rotary-type filler with tins of inside what appears to be a warehouse. Three of the men are holding carts up to the rotary, and two men in the background are watching. There is another large type of machine on the left. An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) labels the photograph: "Rotary-type filler used before World War I to fill 5-gallon tins of kerosine [sic] & gasoline."
Date: unknown

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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[High School class photograph]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur High School class. There are three rows of students with some seated and some standing. The girls are all wearing dresses and have their hair pulled back, and the boys are wearing suits and ties. The class teacher stands in the middle of the group behind a chalkboard with each person's name written on it.
Date: unknown

[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