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[Blanton's Laundry]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blanton's Laundry on 1313 Procter Street. The building is two stories high, and signs on it say "Blanton's Laundry 20% Cash & Carry," "Fur Storage Dry Cleaning," and 19 Blanton's 39." A sign on a building to the left says "Pacific Finance Loans." Cars are parked outside of Blanton's Laundry.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James

[Brown Derby]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Brown Derby, a bar and hotel on 648 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building, and signs on it say "Coca-Cola" and "Brown Derby." In the foreground, there is a woman standing on the sidewalk and cars parked along the curb.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Everett, James

[CavOILcade Boat Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat parade for CavOILcade taking place in the Sabine-Neches Waterway. A larger boat decorated with flags is floating beside a speed boat. A crowd is gathered along the shore. In the background, there are buildings.
Date: 1958
Creator: Cricchio Studio

[CavOILcade Queen and Princesses]

Description: Photograph of the CavOILcade queen and princesses at Pleasure Pier Ballroom. The queen is standing in the center, and is wearing a crown and holding a bouquet of flowers. The princesses and escorts are standing in a row on each side of her. In the background, there is a band playing in front of a backdrop with mask shapes and text that says "Mardi Gras."
Date: 1953
Creator: Angelle, John

[Construction of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of the construction of a one million gallon water tower in Pioneer Park. Half of the tank of the tower has not been built. There are men and construction equipment in the tank. In the background, there are buildings; a four story tall building is identified as Saint Mary Hospital.
Date: 1951

[Downtown Port Arthur Stores]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Dollar Department Stores in downtown Port Arthur on the 500 block of Procter Street. There are several signs on the front glass of the store, and text on the front of the building says "Dollar Department Stores." In front of the building, there are people walking on a sidewalk and cars are parked in a row. Other businesses are on each side of the store.
Date: 1956