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[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

[Port Arthur College Float]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur College parade float made for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Port Arthur. The float consists of paper flowers covering the sides and a paper flower covered frame on top. One woman and two men are under the frame; the woman is sitting at a desk with a typewriter, one man is sitting at another desk, and the other man is standing. There are several American flags on the top of the float. Two groups of women are holding American flags and standing on both sides of the float. In the background, there is a banner that says "Greater Port Arthur [College]...."
Date: 1923

[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

[Sea Scouts]

Description: Photograph of ten boys and three men known as Sea Scouts (Boy Scouts) posing on a flight of stairs. Eight people are identified as Willie D. Ward, J. W. Williams, Jr., Buck Fore, Fred Rensland, Carl Smith, Albert Ward, Howard Carter, and Tom Powers. Seven of the boys are dressed in sailor uniforms, two boys are wearing shirts, one boy is wearing a suit, and the three men are wearing scout uniforms. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur Sea Scouts - 1926 Willie D. Ward, J. W. Williams, Jr., Buck Fore, Fred Rensland, Carl Smith, Albert Ward, Howard Carter, and Tom Powers."
Date: 1926

[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

[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

[Short Cutter Bar Mower]

Description: Photograph of a man sitting on a Short Cutter Bar Mower attached to a mule. In the background, there is a field and two tanks. A block of text on the bottom right of the photograph says "The Texas Company No. 2012 Date 9-27-2... View Short Cutter Bar Mower."
Date: 1920~

[Loan Desk at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the loan desk at Gates Memorial Library. A group of five people are gathered around the desk, and two women are sitting behind it. The two women are identified as Mrs. Mary (Donaldson) Wade and Mrs. Floy Haley Ranquetta. In the background, there are filing cabinets against the walls. A door is open behind the desk, and a woman is sitting behind another desk in a different room. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Loan Desk - 1925."
Date: 1925

[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~

[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

[Portrait of Miss Mary Donaldson]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of Miss Mary Donaldson, the queen of the Port Arthur Silver Anniversary Celebration. She is wearing a crown and a long dress with sequin applique, pearl trim, and a long train. She is looking down at a scepter she is holding in her hands.
Date: July 4, 1923

[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~

[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~

[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

[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

[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~

[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

[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