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[Lyndon Johnson]

Description: Photograph of a man piloting a helicopter that says "Lyndon Johnson for U. S. Senator" on the side. The helicopter is hovering above a field of grass. In the background, there is a crowd of people standing in front of Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse.
Date: 1948
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Company Office Buildings]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Oil Company Office Buildings and docks in Port Arthur, TX. The Gulf Oil Refinery is in the background. The buildings are located on the side of the Sabine-Neches Canal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Women's Self-Improvement Club]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur Women's Self-Improvement Club. From left to right, the women are identified as Mrs. Florence Graham, Mrs. Emma Landes, Mrs. Robert Hogaboom, Mrs. C. C. Blackman, Mrs. C. M. Davis, Mrs. Paul Scullum, Mrs. T. W. Hughes, Mrs. Nels Jensen, Mrs. Charles Petrie, Mrs. Elma Gifford, Mrs. J. C. Reynolds, Mrs. Tom Rice, Mrs. Ed Laughlin, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Toland, and Mrs. A. M. Rutan. One boy is sitting behind two women.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[DeQueen Boulevard Residential Area]

Description: Photograph of a residential area in Port Arthur, TX. The main street running down the center is DeQueen Boulevard. Houses surround the boulevard for about four blocks in either direction.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Coke Stills]

Description: Photograph of the coke stills at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The coke stills are in a long building with five smoke stacks. Two cylindrical buildings are to the left of the stills. A short wire fence is between the photographer and the buildings. Railroad tracks run by the stills.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Refinery Plant Construction]

Description: Photograph of the construction of a gas plant and the railroad to the plant in 1929. Work crews in the foreground are laying ties and tracks for the new railroad. In the background, another crew is operating a pile driver to build the plant. A body of water is to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Returning from Deep-Sea Fishing Trip]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people, identified as employees and officials of the First National Bank and Pure Oil Company, returning from a deep-sea fishing trip sixty miles into the Gulf of Mexico. All the people are standing next to the railing of the boat, most holding their catches over the side. Several men are sitting on the life boats, pier posts, and boat awning.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[County Courthouse and Pleasure Pier]

Description: Photograph of the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse and Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, TX. The Pleasure Pier bridge, which spans the Sabine-Neches Canal from the courthouse to the amusement park, is raised. Pleasure Pier can be seen in the distance on the shore of Sabine Lake. The roller coaster is the tallest structure on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Procter Street to KCS Depot]

Description: Photograph of east Port Arthur, TX. Downtown Port Arthur is in the lower left corner. Pleasure Island is on the far right. A ship is sailing west through the Sabine-Neches Canal. A multitude of cars are driving on the streets of downtown. The Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse is visible in the lower right corner.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Texaco Lumber Shipping Dock]

Description: Photograph of the lumber shipping dock on Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. A ship is docked to the left of the dock. Past the dock is a row of buildings with several smokestacks. More ships and boats are docked near this area. Large piles of lumber are on the dock next to a large grouping of railroad tracks and several large boxcars.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Terminal]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Oil Company terminal in Port Arthur, TX. Pipes are running on the ground by the terminal. A large, white water tower is in front of the terminal. The Gulf Oil Refinery can be seen behind the terminal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[President of Martin Lumber Company]

Description: Photograph of W. Stewart Martin, the president of Martin Lumber Company. His home address is 101 Dryden place, and Martin Lumber Company's address is 401 Sixth Street.
Date: 193?
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Machine Shops]

Description: Photograph of the machine shop at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Several workers are working at worktables on the right side of the factory. Several more are on a locomotive crane on the left. The shop walls are covered in windows.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a line of stills at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Some of the still are open and some are closed. A track-mounted crane is running in front of the stills. Large piles of pipe and lumber are stacked in the picture foreground. Several workers are moving around the yard surrounding the stills.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Joseph P. Hooks]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Joseph P. Hooks. Hooks was an early day contractor, and came to Port Arthur with W. H. Schmyser.
Date: unknown
Creator: Williams
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Stella C. White]

Description: Photograph of Stella C. White in Port Arthur, TX. Ms. White was a personal friend of Lady Bird and Lyndon Johnson. She is a well-known hostess. This photograph was taken at 2216 Fifth Street in Port Arthur. She is wearing a dark top and light colored skirt. Next to her on the couch is a dog.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of West Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the sparsely populated western portion of Port Arthur, TX. A water tower is in the center bottom. At the top is the main "B" drainage canal for the Texaco Company.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX and Woodrow Wilson Junior High School. Behind the town and school are the Sabine-Neches Canal and Sabine Lake. A ship is sailing by the junior high on the canal.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Civil War Battle Monument]

Description: Photograph of Capt. and Mrs. Fredeman placing a memorial wreath near a monument to Civil War Lieutenant Richard (Dick) Dowling. The wreath is in commemoration of a battle won 100 years prior in 1863.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Refinery Wax Works]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The main focal point of the picture is the refinery's wax works. One smokestack is on the main building. On the right side of the building, there is a line of five stacks behind a grouping of storage tanks. Long lengths of pipe are running through the bottom.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mothers Going to Parent Teacher Association Conference]

Description: Photograph of a group of eight women, all members of the Parent Teacher Association, standing in front of an airplane. Five of the women are standing on stairs in front of the door. A seal on the side of the stairway says "The Great Silver Fleet Eastern Airlines," and has a symbol of a bird in the middle. The side of the plane says "Great Silver Fleet Eastern Airlines Silverline."
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. E. S. Carter]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of a woman identified as Mrs. E. S. (Evelyn M.) Carter. She is wearing a long dress and hat. Carter owned a millinery shop on the 700th block of Procter. She was also a real estate agent and a resident of Port Arthur for forty-three years.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Stephen F. Austin High School]

Description: Photograph of Stephen F. Austin High School in Port Arthur, TX. The school is located on 61st Street. The Port Acres neighborhood surrounds the school. In the distance, the smokestacks from the petrochemical plants can be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph