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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
Item Type: Photograph

April 1959, YMCA Burns to the Ground - Nothing Saved

Description: Photograph of the remains of the YMCA on the Southeast corner of Austin Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas, 1959. Fire crews are spraying the wreckage with water. All that remains is a pile of twisted steel I-beams and stone.
Date: April 1959
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Men at Chamber of Commerce Banquet]

Description: Photograph of five men, identified as Gene White, Jo Timms, an unidentified man, Donnie Jones, and the speaker, standing in front of a banner at a banquet for the Chamber of Commerce in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Group in Chamber of Commerce]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and a few women sitting in chairs at a meeting in the Chamber of Commerce building in Port Arthur, Texas. A man holding a piece of paper, identified as Mack Thomas, stands at the front of the room. Two pictures of ships are balanced on top of full bookshelves, and a photo of a woman hangs on the wall in the background.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Men in Front of Dinner Table]

Description: Photograph of five men, identified as Jim Rowland, an unidentified man, Ralph Bradford, Dan Johnson, and C. M. Scott, standing in front of a set dinner table.
Date: January 21, 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, all members of the 1955 Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, posing together. Those in the rear are, from left to right, W. F. Spiegel, Sr.; T. B. Ellison; Leo Bryant; and Emery Taylor. Those in the middle row are Jack Craig, Lyle Vickers, Bert Lloyd, Don Hendryx, J. W. Baker, Mayo Wells, and Henry LeBlanc. The men in the front row are Lyndon Ellerbee, Judge James Kirkland, Ho Mills, Lamar Lawson, J. W. Faulkner, and Al Jenkins.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Fleet of Shrimping Boats]

Description: Photograph of a side view of shrimping boats from a fleet. They are stationed at a dock. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: September 7, 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Ship Passing Under Bridge]

Description: Aerial photograph of a ship that has just passed under a large bridge, identified as Rainbow Bridge. The ship is in the right center of the photograph and extends from the bridge to the edge of the frame. The bridge is on the left side of the photograph and a truck and car are visible driving over it. A stamp on the back of the photograph identifies the photograph as J. C. Watkins, and handwriting dates it from September 22, 1954.
Date: September 22, 1954
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Car With King and Queen of Carver School]

Description: Photograph of two children in a convertible car with a sign for the King and Queen of Carver School. The children are wearing crowns and capes, and the girl is holding a bouquet of flowers. A man in a hat and glasses is driving the car.
Date: 1955
Creator: Briscoe
Item Type: Photograph

[Three Men Holding Number "1"]

Description: Photograph of three men, identified as C. M. Scott, Elmer Hielsen, and R. M. Lloyd, holding a cut-out of the number "1". They stand in front of shelves filled with boxes.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph

[Precast Extension Hanging in Lead]

Description: Photograph of a precast extension hanging in lead from an oil derrick with a man holding chain. Company pick-up truck reading "Spence & Howe Construction Co." on the side door in the foreground. Oil tanks are in the background.
Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

Precast Extension Hanging in Lead

Description: Photograph of a piece of machinery holding an extension piece with a chain. There are holding tanks in the background. To the left, a 1950's model pickup truck with the business name "Spence & Howe Construction Co." written on the side.
Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

Texaco Main Gate 1953

Description: Photograph of the main gate of Texaco in 1953. The gate is attended by a single guard. To the left of the gate is a building bearing a large sign declaring that there has been 1,594,538 man hours since the last "lost time injury." There is also a sign requesting that no reading material be carried inside, and other sign on the gate that requests that no matches be carried inside. Two boxes written with the words "Red Head Matches" stand in front of the building.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[Sabine Pass Cameron Parish Lighthouse]

Description: Photograph of Sabine Pass Cameron Parish Lighthouse taken from across the pass. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Chamber of Commerce, (Photo by Stan Fitzner), May, 1952" "Cameron Parish Lighthouse"
Date: May 1952
Item Type: Photograph

Clyde H. Martin

Description: Photograph of Clyde H. Martin wearing cowboy regalia and posing with a saddle embossed with the words "All Around Cowboy 1959" and "Texas A.M. Rodeo Intercollegiate."
Date: 1959
Item Type: Photograph