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[Photograph of Jeannine Villemez]

Description: Photograph of Jeannine Villemez at the First National Bank in Port Arthur, TX. Jeannine is a teller at the bank. The decorations around her appear to be Christmas oriented. She is standing next to a poinsettia and is holding a platter of cookies in her hands.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[First Water Well Near Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of two men standing near the first water well near Port Arthur, TX. The well is a hand pump device with a wooden trough to take water towards a holding container. Both men are wearing hats. The man on the left is holding a small glass of water in his hand.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Menhaden Fish Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Menhaden Fish Plant in Port Arthur, TX. The plant is a grouping of buildings, dominated by a long structure to the left of the rest. An area for storage of raw building materials is to the right. Four fishing boats are docked in the Sabine-Neches Canal adjacent to the plant.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

Description: Photograph of a memorial celebration in memory of John W. Gates in Port Arthur, TX. A large crowd is milling around a large open park near a building. In the middle of the park is a small gazebo. People are in the gazebo seated. Many of the people are carrying umbrellas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Refinery Employees on Break]

Description: Photograph of four workers from the Port Arthur Gulf Oil Refinery on break. They are seated on a wooden bench in front of an oil railroad car. All four are wearing hats and having a conversation. The picture has had two holes punched on the left side.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur National Guard Band]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur National Guard Band on a stage; three men are standing and holding drums, and the rest are sitting and holding various instruments. A man sitting on the back row in the first chair on the left is identified as Sergeant John L. McClintock. He is holding a bass horn.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Oil Plant from the entrance in Port Arthur, TX. A man is standing by the gate, holding it open. Several smokestacks are to the right. There are several large buildings on the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Baling Plant]

Description: Photograph of a storage area for cotton bales. The bales are made in a cotton baling plant in Sabine, TX. Large piles of bales are placed around the room. In the middle of the room, there is a machine that appears to be forming the cotton coming in on a conveyor belt into bales.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[J. W. Guffey Oil Tanker in Dock]

Description: Photograph of the tanker J. W. Guffey at the Gulf Oil docks in Port Arthur, TX. The tanker is the first ship designed with the sole purpose of transporting oil. It is long with four masts and one smokestack.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Engraving of Charles G. Gates]

Description: Engraving of Charles G. Gates. Gates headed a brokerage house on Wall Street in New York City, NY. He died in 1913.
Date: unknown
Creator: E. G. Williams & Brothers
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of North Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the northern portion of Port Arthur, TX. A large residential portion is visible. On the left is the Carver Terrace Apartment Complex. Railroad tracks also run by the apartments.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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