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[Armistice Day Parade]

Description: Photograph of a parade float for an Armistice Day celebration. The float consists of a truck decorated with star and stripe printed banners, a cannon on the truck bed, and a banner on the side with text that says "This is the Old Girl that Roared Out for Joy and Shattered our 'Panes' on Armistice Day. Nov. 11. 1918." In the background, there are trees and a building. Accompanying material gives information about the cannon.
Date: July 4, 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Blackman Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the home of Sarah and Calvin Blackman at 102 Dryden Place. The house is made of bricks and has a chimney on the front side. In the background, there is a garage.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scout Troop]

Description: Photograph of six boy scouts wearing uniforms and standing in a row; they are identified as Troop Five. In the background, there are two houses. Text below the photograph says "[Port] Arthur, Tex Troop #5 [,] 1920;" a block of text below that says "0193.01 MGC."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scouts Preparing for Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of boy scouts; they are posing in six rows on a flight of stairs. Most of the boys are wearing uniforms, and some are wearing hats. Text below the photograph says "Scouts Preparing for a Parade - 1928," "P.F.: Boy Scouts," and identifies some of the boys as "Joe Jackson, Billy Hause, Kerns, Hal Baird, Robert Pool, Carroll Wolford, Lester Carr, Darrell Beauchamp, Vernon, Bodin, Denbo, Bill Gray, Rodney Quebodeaux, J. T. Urwin, J.D. Thompson, Vernon Isaac, and Quincy Tuma.
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph

[Brinkman Automotive Supply Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Brinkman Automotive Supply Company. Seven unidentified men are standing in a row outside of the building, and one man is leaning on one of its brick columns. Several cars are parked within the building. Signs on the top of the building say "Brinkman Auto Supply Co." and "Seiberling All-Treads."
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Martin Company]

Description: Photograph of a group of three men standing and one woman sitting in a Charles Martin Company office at Realty Building. They are identified as W. J. Burch (oil inspector), C. E. Booz (senior manager), Elda LaPoint (secretary), and DeWitt Cudd (clerk). Charles Martin Company consisted of deep oil inspection and a steamship agency. The group is surrounded by desks with papers and typewriters on them. There is a set of filing cabinets to the left of the group, and a clock hanging on the wall towards the right. Text below the photograph says "Pictured left to right are: W. J. Burch, C. E. Booz, Senior Manager, Elda LaPoint, and DeWitt Cudd."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Children Dressed as Book Characters]

Description: Photograph of a group of Franklin Elementary School students celebrating Children's Book Week outside of Gates Memorial Library. The children are dressed as, left to right, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Jo March in "Little Women," Robinson Crusoe, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Doctor Dolittle, Marigold in "The Golden Touch," Robin Hood, Heidi, and a pirate in "Treasure Island."
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd in front of the StrandTheater]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people outside the front doors of the Strand Theatre in the 500 block of Procter. The marquee says "John Barrymore-Dolores Costello and George O'Hara in The Screen Classic 'The Sea Beast.'" In the foreground, there is a row of cars.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Crumpler Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the family home of Doctor W. E. Crumpler on 221 Dryden Place. The house is two stories tall and is made of bricks. The front of the home is lined with shrubbery.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

[Doctor's Office]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman standing outside a doctor's office. The front of the office is decorated with arches.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph

[Elks Theatre]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Elks Theatre building at 400 Fourth Street, near Austin Avenue. Several movie posters are set up under an awning in the front. It is owned and operated by the Elks Club.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Fire Department Personnel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fire department personnel sitting in trucks outside of the new Central Fire Station on 300 Waco Avenue. The men are identified as D. M. Montgomery, T. L. Murray, L. C. Dugan, R. E. Daniels, A. O. Montgomery, L. J. Hebert, Tom Goode, Frank Finchum, J. B. Salyer, E. L. Etheridge, Bob Cox, H. Jack Vaughan, H. B. Hay, H. C. Sport, H. I. McIllwain, Ronnie Smith, Arch Hallmark, Dave P. Rachael, R. R. Rachael, T. H. Taylor, Mayor J. P. (Pink) Logan, and Fire Chief Clyde LaRose.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[First Port Arthur Fire Department Truck]

Description: Photograph of two men sitting in a fire truck. The truck is a 1915 Cadillac chemical truck, and says "Port Arthur Fire Dept." on the front. The truck was donated by Assistant Chief George Stearns, in memory of his wife. The truck was named "Belle Stearns," and was the first piece of motorized fire equipment for the Department.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Funeral of Seamen]

Description: Photograph of a funeral procession for seamen killed at refinery docks. Several trucks are driving down a street, and a crowd is gathered on both sides of it. In the foreground, a hanging sign says "Dairy Maid Cafeteria and Sandwich Shop."
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Picture Collection Department at Gates Memorial Library. A circulation desk is in the foreground. Behind it, there is a glass wall with photographs pasted on it. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Picture Collection Department, The Makers of Books."
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library loan desk. Three women are sitting behind the desk, and bouquets of flowers are sitting on top of it. To the right of the desk, there is a set of glass panels with images attached to the glass. In the background, there are windows, a door, and bookshelves.
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of a three unidentified women at Gates Memorial Library. Two women are sitting at a desk and one woman is standing beside them. The wall behind the desk is decorated with prints of paintings and photographs.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library. Two glass walls surround a circulation desk with one woman sitting on one side, and another woman standing on the opposite side of it. In the foreground, there are tables and shelves with periodicals. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Gates Memorial Library 1925."
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Children's Reading Room. There are groups of children sitting at three tables in the room. Each table has a lamp on it. In the background, five children are facing bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Children's Reading Room [-] Shelf Reading and Arrangement Cared for by the Library Science Class."
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library Reading Room]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Reading Room. Two glass walls surround a circulation desk with a woman sitting on one side and other people standing on the opposite side of it. In the foreground, there are tables and shelves with periodicals; a girl is reading at a table. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[High School Students at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of a group of high school students posing outside of Gates Memorial Library. One woman on the left front row is identified as Grace Wendling Foote, married to Henry Foote. Text below the photograph says, "front row- l. to r. Grace Wendling (Foote)," and "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. (Pupils receive full school credit for work done at library)."
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Kansas City Southern Railway Yardmaster's Office]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Kansas City Southern Railway Yardmaster's office building. One man is standing on the porch of the building, and two men are walking by it. A car is partially visible on the left side of the photograph.
Date: August 2, 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Lakeview Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as Lakeview Hotel on 601 Procter Street. The building is two stories high and text on the top says "Lakeview Hotel." Mrs. Sally Inman is the proprietor.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph