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Description: Photograph of several men and women standing on the boat, Juliette, at its launching. Each person is holding a group of mackerels, and mackerels are hanging from the sides of the boat. The fish came from a record catch at Sabine Jetties.
Date: August 15, 1910
Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Central Hotel on the corner of Procter Street and Waco Avenue. The building is several stories high, and a hanging sign says "Central Hotel" on the side. In front of the building, there are people walking on a sidewalk and cars parked along its curb. Text below the photograph says "Central Hotel - 1917." The hotel was used to house United States Coast Units during World War II.
Description: Photograph of a group of five children sitting on a truck. One boy is holding a cup in one hand, and holding the steering wheel in the other. Four of the children are not wearing shoes; one child's feet are not visible.
Date: August 15, 1915
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as DeQueen Elementary school. It is three stories high, and has columns in the doorways. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the photograph says "DeQueen School."
Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur College dormitory room. In the foreground, there is a desk with two chairs. In the background, there is a dresser with an oval mirror attached the top and a bed to its right. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur College Dorm Room." Port Arthur College was located on the south 1500 block of Procter Street.
Description: Photograph of two horse-drawn wagons, owned by the fire department, racing with a dog. The wagon on the left has two men driving it, and three men sitting in the back; it is ahead of the second wagon. The second wagon has two men driving it, and one man sitting on the back. The dog is ahead of both vehicles. In the background, there are people watching in front of buildings. Accompanying material gives information about the fire department.
Description: Photograph of a crowd of people gathered at the first Gates Day memorial celebration. In the background, there are several houses. John W. Gates died in 1911 in Paris; the memorial celebration was held every year until 1918, when Mrs. Gates requested it to be discontinued.
Description: Photograph of a group of men and women posing outside of First Methodist Church. The people are identified as (first row, left to right) Mrs. O. B. Morris, Mrs. Bushong, Beth Palmer, Mrs. A. A. Miles, Mrs. Chester McDonald, (second row, left to right) The Reverend O. B. Morris, Mrs. W. H. Achey, Mrs. Francis Bushong Hoffpauir, Mrs. C. V. Palmer, Helen Gunn, Mrs. Cora Cann, (third row, left to right) J. H. Stevens, C. P. Gunn, C.V. Palmer, George Carter, Merle David, and N. J. Ader.
Date: May 6, 1917
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as the First National Bank. The building is two stories high, and an awning hangs from it over the sidewalk. A man and woman are walking into the door. In the foreground, there are other people walking and utility poles along the sidewalk. Horse-drawn carriages parked along the curb.
Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street. The water level reaches their upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are utility poles and business buildings. On the back of the photograph, there is another photograph. This image features people wading in the flooded streets with their backs to the camera. Business buildings line the street; a sign in front of one business says "Home Trust Co."
Description: Photograph of a group of people standing outside the Federal Building in the flooded street corner of Austin Avenue and Fifth Street. The water is mid-calf level, and a result of a hurricane. Many people took refuge in the building during the hurricane.