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[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

[Adams Building Banquet]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women sitting at long tables at a banquet for tenants of the Adams Building. There are plates of food, filled drinking glasses, and silverware on the tables. A handwritten arrow and text that says "me!!" is above a woman in the foreground. In the background, there are two windows.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Vessel Loaded with Export Oil]

Description: Photograph of two ships in the Port Arthur, TX harbor. One ship is the Atlas. It has two masts and one smokestack. The ship is loaded with export oil out of Port Arthur. To the right is another ship that is not steam-powered with four masts.
Date: unknown
Creator: Trost
Item Type: Photograph

[Tug Boat Passing Through Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the tugboat named South America sailing through the Pleasure Pier Bridge in Port Arthur, TX. The boat has two masts, one forward and one aft. It is steam powered with one smokestack in the center. The Texaco Star logo is painted on the smokestack.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Fox Company
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX. At the bottom of the photograph is the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse in the middle of a large courthouse square. It is surrounded by tall downtown buildings. In the distance, the petroleum storage tanks can be seen near the chemical plants.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Frank Trost]

Description: Photograph of a woman sitting in a chair identified as Mrs. Frank Trost. The chair has ornate designs carved into it. Text below the photograph says "Mrs. Frank Trost Early Port Arthurans."
Date: 193?
Item Type: Photograph

[Texaco Plant Personnel Showers]

Description: Photograph of the personnel showers at the Texaco plant in Port Arthur, TX. The showers are very simple. The floor is concrete and the walls are wooden planks. A single pipe is protruding up from the floor and connects to another pipe which has four shower heads. A small space heater is outside the shower to the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Popeye]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Lawrence P. Arnold. Arnold is wearing a sailor suit and has a pipe in his mouth. He is dressed as Popeye, a newspaper comic strip character, and is standing in front of Robert E. Lee Elementary School.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conley Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Sutherlin Jewelry Store]

Description: Photograph of the people inside Sutherlin's Jewelry Store in Port Arthur, TX. Three people are behind the counter to the left, one woman and two men. To the right are an elderly man and a young girl. There are various suitcases, watchbands, and instruments on top of the counter. By the man and young girl are a double bass in a plastic cover and an acoustic guitar.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Ruby Dee Austin]

Description: Photograph of a young woman identified as Ruby Dee Austin. She is wearing a dress and bonnet made out of newspapers. Each panel in the dress says "Port Arthur Herald."
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph