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[Armistice Day Celebration]

Description: Photograph of a group of men at the Armistice Day celebration at Pleasure Island. The men are standing in a row, and some are wearing military uniforms, and some men are holding American flags. In the background, there is a metal structure. Text at the bottom-right of the photograph says "'Armistice Day' November 11, 1921."
Date: November 11, 1931
Item Type: Photograph

[Champion Cotton Crop]

Description: Photograph of two men (R. L. Hanna on right) standing beside a bail of cotton. The man on the left is wearing a light colored suit, and is holding a piece of paper in front of the bail. Hanna is wearing a hat and has a pipe in his mouth. A sign on the bail of cotton says "Weight 559 Lbs. Produced By R. L. Hanna Sabine, Texas on 1 1/4 Acres Purchased by Port Arthur, Chamber of Commerce and Shipping." In the background, there is a ceiling fan and a doorway.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of men working on a drainage improvement project for Port Arthur, Texas. Men are sitting on top of a stack of sandbags on a stack of wood. In the foreground, four men are standing on the ground. In the background, there is a train car and rows of pipe. Text below the photograph says "Load 58230 No Failure. 8-23-30."
Date: August 23, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of three men working on a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. Two of the men are standing around a wooden crate on top of pipe segments. One man is standing below the pipe and leaning on a piece of wood supporting the crate. In the background, there are slats of wood laying on the ground.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of two unidentified men standing in front the door of a wooden building. The building says "142" written on both the side and on a wooden sign.
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of men working on a drainage improvement project for Port Arthur. A stack of sandbags are sitting on top of a stack of wooden pallets. Three men are on top of the sandbags.
Date: August 23, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of men working on a drainage improvement project for Port Arthur, Texas. A stack of sandbags are sitting on a stack of wood. Men are sitting on top of the sandbags. In the background, there is a train car. Text below the photograph says "72" Pipe Test - Thomas Blvd."
Date: August 23, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. A pipe is laying in a ditch, and man is standing on it. In the background, there are men working close to a construction vehicle.
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. Segments of pipe are laying in a ditch. Two men are kneeling on the pipe, and other men are standing on it in the background. A road runs parallel to the ditch.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. A horse-drawn vehicle is pulling a large pipe segment down a road. A man is walking beside the vehicle. In the background, there is a wooden building and a car. Text below the photograph says "1930."
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. A horse-drawn vehicle is pulling a large pipe segment down a road. A man is walking beside the vehicle. In the background, there is a wooden building. Text below the photograph says "1930."
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project in Port Arthur, Texas. Pipe segments are laying in a ditch in the ground. In the background, there are men working and a construction vehicle; one man is standing on a pipe suspended by the vehicle. Text below the photograph says "August 1930."
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Car]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Bill Pearce standing beside a Clayton and Thompson Funeral car. The door of the car is partially open, and the man has one leg propped in the doorway. The car says "Clayton & Thompson[,] Phone 2500" on the side. In the background, there is a garage. Pearce lived in Dallas, Texas in 1981.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Cars]

Description: Photograph of two Clayton and Thompson Funeral cars. The cars are both white and say "Clayton Thompson Dial 5551" on the sides. In the background, there are trees and a wooden building.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home on 2105 Procter Street. Columns decorate the front of the funeral home, and a canopy covers the walkway from the door to the street. Trees and bushes surround the funeral home. Cars are parked along its curb, and a sign on the corner of the yard says "Clayton & Thompson Funeral Home[,] Phone 2500."
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph

[Dayton Tires and Shepard Rubber Company]

Description: Photograph of Dayton Tires and Shepard Rubber Company. The building has two garage doors and stacks of tires in front of it. The left side of the building says "Cars Washed and Greased." A sign that spans the width of the top of the building says "Dayton Tires[,] Shepard Rubber Co. Distributors," and has an illustration of a tire on it. In the foreground, there are several men standing amongst cars. In the background, a taller building says "Port Arthur Paint & Paper Co." and "Sun-Proff Paint" on the side; Port Arthur Paint and Paper Company was owned by Dick and Herbert Schulz.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of downtown Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Several cars are on both sides of the road, and there are cars parked on the sides. In the center of the road, there are rail tracks. Businesses line the street.
Date: 1938~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a view of downtown Port Arthur, on the corner of Procter Street and Austin Avenue. Several cars are parked along a street, and a man is walking across it. Businesses line each side of the street. In the background, there are groups of people walking along the sidewalks.
Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[First City Jail]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a wooden building identified as the first city jail of Port Arthur, Texas. There are two narrow windows with bars over them, and several shingles are missing from the roof. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "First Port Arthur Jail 11-28-30." Text below the photograph says "First City Jail - originally located on corner of Fourth Street and Waco Avenue (where Port Arthur News is now. About 1913 it was moved to back of #2 First Station at Thomas Boulevard and Houston Avenue."
Date: November 28, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[First Port Arthur City Hall]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as the first Port Arthur City Hall on Lakeshore Drive and Dallas Avenue. On the front of the building, there are stairs leading to a door. To the right of the door, there is a larger set of double doors. Pieces of wood are falling off of the building. In the foreground, there is a set of train tracks and debris. Text on the top left of the photograph says "City Hall - 1930," and text on the bottom right says "First Port Arthur City Hall 11-28-30."
Date: November 28, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Football Team]

Description: Photograph of the Thomas Jefferson High School football team. All but four men are wearing football uniforms; they are posed in three rows. In the background, there is a building with three archways. Text below the photograph says "Coach Tom L. Dennis' 1934 Yellow Jackets, who open the season against the Byrd high eleven of Shreveport on Franklin field this afternoon, are shown above: Back row, left to right- Alex Pickett, assistant manager; Harold Goff, Austin Newsome, Marland Jeffrey, C. A. "Chick" Forwald, assistant coach; Herman Hankins, Mike Preddy, Robert Powell, Milton Nicholas and Joe Morman, manager. Middle row, To[m] L. Dennis, Jesse Pierce, Sam Lena, Mitchell Cappadona, Pete Catalina, Jake Messina, Frank Polite, Julius Palumbo, Robert Hall, Frank Keith, Neal Davis and W. B. "Gob" Hinton, assistant coach. Front row, Mortimer Wyble, Jack Hemphill, Tolbert Crowder, D. J. Blanchard, Tom Die, Mat Landry, Eldridge Davis, Milton Hebert, Dick Owens, Steve Collida and James Minner."
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Italian American Band]

Description: Photograph of a band identified as "Nta Nnova" of La Societi Italiana. The band members are wearing light colored uniforms and are all holding instruments. A man wearing a suit is standing in the middle of the group. Handwritten text on the top of the photograph says "La Societi Italiana 'Nta Nnova' si Port Arthur, Texas."
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph

[Lakeshore Drive Homes]

Description: Photograph of a group of homes on Lakeshore Drive. In the foreground, there is a body of water, with a sign on the shore that says "Cable Crossing."
Date: 1939~
Item Type: Photograph

[Lawrence P. Arnold]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Lawrence P. Arnold. Arnold is wearing a sailor suit and has a pipe in his mouth. He is dressed as Popeye, a newspaper comic strip character, to entertain schoolchildren.
Date: April 12, 1937
Creator: Conley Studio
Item Type: Photograph