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[Group of Men]

Description: Photograph of a group of men posing in front of a brick structure in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: April 1, 1955
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

[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

[Million Dollar Pleasure Pier]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people walking around the Million Dollar Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, Texas. Several buildings, including concession stands, are visible in the background, and there are rides in the foreground.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Officer With Automobile Accident]

Description: Photograph of Officer Tommy Baxter standing behind an automobile accident. Two cars have been badly damaged, and one is flipped upside down and on top of the other one. There is one man standing in the background looking at the wreck. Writing on the back of the photograph states that there was a death involved.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[Oil Appreciation Dinner]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of men and women standing during a dinner party in Port Arthur, Texas. A banner at the front of the room reads "We Appreciate Your Faith in Port Arthur".
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Parade Queen]

Description: Photograph of Barbara Putnam sitting on the back of a convertible during a parade in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd of people stand in front of the building in the background.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph Featuring Janis Joplin at Tyrell Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of the Tyrell Elementary School' 1952 Christmas Program. Children are arranged onstage in a raked pyramid in front of a curtain. Each child is wearing a white top and holding a microphone. The girl sitting to the far right of the bottom row is Janis Joplin. An adult woman is sitting before the stage in a wooden chair, and other people can be seen sitting behind her.
Date: December 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Aerial View of Rainbow Bridge, 1957]

Description: Photograph with aerial view of the Rainbow Bridge spanning the Neches River near Port Arthur, Texas. Shadows of several clouds dot the landscape. A ship is passing underneath the bridge. Several canals branch off from the river on its way to Sabine Lake, which encompasses much of the background. The other side of the photo has a handwritten note saying that this was a gift of A. W. Catanach, 1992.
Date: August 2, 1957
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes Performing]

Description: Photograph of Cookie and the Cupcakes performing under a string of balloons and in front of walls adorned with hand drawn artwork. There are four men in the foreground. The first and last are playing guitars and and two men in the middle are holding saxophones. In the background to the left is a man playing piano, while to the right is a man playing a drum set that has the band's name emblazoned on the bass drum.
Date: 1956~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta]

Description: Photograph of Sunbonnet Sue Operetta cast at Tyrell Elementary School. Rows of students are lined up and wearing mostly agricultural costumes. Janis Joplin is the fifth child from the right. Behind the children, there is a backdrop of a night scene set along the stage curtain. A mixed group of adults and children are seated before the stage.
Date: 1954-05~
Creator: Rice Studio
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

[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

[Reception for Governor Shivers]

Description: Photograph of a group of men at a reception for Governor Allan Shivers held by the Chamber of Commerce at the Goodhue Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. They are identified as Brehner, Allan Shivers, Manglesdorf, and Louvier.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Reception for Oil Officials]

Description: Photograph of a large group of men in suits mingling at a reception for oil refinery company officials held at the Port Arthur Club in the Goodhue Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. The reception was sponsored by Port Arthur's Chamber of Commerce.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph