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[Beaumont Police Department]

Description: Photograph of the Beaumont Police Department. There are ten men posing in front of the building, three are seated on motorcycles and the rest are standing. The officer on the left is identified as Tommy Baxter by writing on the back of the photograph, which also dates it 1943.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Billboard for Safe Driving]

Description: Photograph of Police Officer/Captain Tommy Baxter in front of a billboard for safe driving. He is looking at the billboard with another man in a suit, who is pointing towards it. The billboard reads, "Smart drivers light up at dusk." Writing on the back of the photograph describes the scene and dates it 1961. There is also a stamp that identifies the photographer as J. C. Watkins.
Date: 1961
Creator: Watkins, J. C.
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Boat Advertising Whale]

Description: Photograph of several men standing on the deck of a ship at a dock in Port Arthur, Texas. Banners hanging from the top of the boat advertise a 78 foot long sperm whale on display, calling it a "monster of the briny deep".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat by the Docks]

Description: Photograph of two large ships in the ocean by a wooden dock in Port Arthur, Texas. There are two people in a smaller boat to the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat shaped float in a W. O. W. Parade. It is driving through the middle of a street, and children on the right side of the photograph are watching it pass in front of them. Other bystanders can be seen in the background.
Date: August 10, 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in a River]

Description: Photograph of two men in a rowing boat on a river in Port Arthur, Texas. Another man sits on a tree trunk to the right, and there are trees with long branches bending over the river.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in Hotel Lobby]

Description: Photograph of several boys sitting in a boat in the side lobby of the Lake View Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas after a flood.
Date: August 18, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat in the Canal]

Description: Photograph of a boat going through a canal. Two smaller boats can be seen in the background behind it. There are men on a dock observing on the right side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat on Ocean]

Description: Photograph of several people in a sailboat on the Gulf of Mexico near Port Arthur, Texas. A bird flies directly above the boat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat With Flags at Dock]

Description: Photograph of a boat beside a dock and a building. It has tall masts with flags hanging across them, and a large American flag on the front mast. A few people are visible near the front of the boat. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies it as the first cutter boat to come to Port Arthur.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boats on a River]

Description: Photograph of several rowing boats on a river beneath a bridge in Port Arthur, Texas. Trees are visible on the opposite river bank.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boats on Ocean]

Description: Photograph of a large boat in the water just off the coast of Port Arthur, Texas. A smaller boat is visible to the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boats on the Water]

Description: Photograph of three boats with flags flying from their rigging on the water off the Port Arthur shore. People are visible on the boat to the far right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Leaning Against Pole]

Description: Photograph of a young boy leaning against a wooden pole on the beach, looking out at a lighthouse across the Gulf of Mexico in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scout Group]

Description: Photograph of a Boy Scout Camporee outdoors. There are parked cars on the road and what appears to be a buffet table with Boy Scouts lined up near it. There is writing on the back of the photograph that reads, "Boy Scout Camporee, 1937, near St. Mary's Hostpital. Port Arthur, Texas."
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scout Troop]

Description: Photograph of young boys in an African American Boy Scouts Troop. The six boys are wearing uniforms and hats, and standing in a line with their hands at their sides. There are houses and telephone poles in the background. The writing at the bottom of the photograph reads, "Port Arthur, Tex. Troop #5 1920."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Sitting on a Log]

Description: Photograph of a young boy sitting on a log on a beach looking out at a lighthouse across the Gulf of Mexico in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph