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[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
Item Type: Photograph

[McLaughlin School]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as McLaughlin School on 700 Procter Street. The building has two windows on each visible side. In the foreground, planks of wood are laying on the ground. Text below the photograph says "The first school, built, painted and furnished in one day." It was constructed on March 1, 1897, and was the first school building in Port Arthur.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artie Herbert Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Plaza Hotel on 500 Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high and is decorated with arches on the bottom floor. Outside the building, there are cars parked on a driveway and trees in a yard. Text below the photograph says "Plaza," "1909-1934," and "500 Lakeshore." The hotel was constructed in 1909 by Bet-a-Million Gates, and was torn down in 1934.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artie Herbert Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Public Library West Side Branch]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Port Arthur Public Library - West Side Branch on 740 West Seventh Street. The building is made of brick, and signs to the right of the entrance say "Memorial Library West Side Branch." The building was constructed in May of 1955 by Straub, Rather, and Howze at a cost of $30,000. It began with 4,285 volumes of reading materials; Mrs. Illen Sessions was a librarian there.
Date: unknown
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Lincoln High School Commencement]

Description: Photograph of a commencement at Lincoln High School. Several students wearing caps and gowns are in two lines meeting in the center. Students walking in pairs are in an aisle separating the audience. In the background, there is a stage with men wearing suits and ties seated on it. Further in the background, there are buildings, parked cars, and other people walking and standing about.
Date: unknown
Creator: Briscoe's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Transport of Offshore Drilling Rig]

Description: Photograph of an offshore drilling rig, J. Storm VII, being sailed to sea from Port Arthur, TX. The pillars that will support the platform are towering above the rig.
Date: unknown
Creator: Christopher Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Thomas Jefferson High School Classes of 1943 40-Year Reunion]

Description: Book compiled for the 40th reunion of graduates from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas including photographs of students who graduated in January or May 1943 with contact information, as well as a schedule of events for the reunion and related information.
Date: 1983
Creator: Class of 1943 Reunion Committee
Item Type: Book

[Thomas Jefferson High School Classes of 1943 55-Year Reunion]

Description: Book compiled for the 55th reunion of graduates from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas including photographs of students who graduated in January or May 1943 with contact information, as well as a schedule of events for the reunion and related information.
Date: 1998
Creator: Class of 1943 Reunion Committee
Item Type: Book

[Lawrence P. Arnold]

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, to entertain schoolchildren.
Date: April 12, 1937
Creator: Conley Studio
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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Circle 4 Club Actors]

Description: Photograph of two men identified as John Garner (Cowboy John) and Smiley Burnette. Garner was one of the hosts of The Circle 4 Club, a children's television program in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area of Southeast Texas. Garner is wearing a cowboy hat and bracelet, and Burnette is wearing a hat and bandanna. The television program played on Saturday mornings.
Date: October 2, 1962
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Farm School]

Description: Photograph of a wooden farm school. There are two chimney stacks protruding out from the roof towards the entrance. This school was built in 1914 in Griffing Park, and Tyrell Elementary was built in 1925 to replace it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Fourth of July Parade]

Description: Photograph of a Fourth of July parade on Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Several men holding musical instruments are marching down the street. Crowds of people are gathered on both sides of the parade. There are several buildings lining the street. In the background, there is an American flag on a pole.
Date: 1902
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding at Jefferson Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street outside of Jefferson Hotel. Pieces of wood are floating in the water close to the group. The water reaches a level above their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there is Jefferson Hotel and other buildings. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Port Arthur Flood Aug. 16-17 1915. Photo by D & H. ©."
Date: August 1915
Creator: D & H Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding at Pearce Theatre]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street outside of Pearce Theatre. A canoe is floating in front of the group. The water is at knee-level, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there is an arched doorway and a ticket booth. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Pearce Theatre P. A. Flood Aug. 16-17, 1915. D & H Photo. ©."
Date: August 1915
Creator: D & H Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flood waters outside of the Federal Building. Men and Women are standing in the water amongst debris. The water level reaches their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, several people are standing on the steps of the Federal Building. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "Post Office a Refuge. Port Arthur Flood Aug 16-17-1915. D & H Photo ©."
Date: 1915
Creator: D & H Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flooding at Procter Street. A group of people are standing in the flood waters; the water level reaches their upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane. One man is standing on the base of a utility pole. Several business buildings surround the street. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "Proctor St. Port Arthur Flood Aug 16-17, 1915. D & H Photo. ©."
Date: 1915
Creator: D & H Photography
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

[Jubilee Parade]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people gathering on the 600 block of Procter Street for the Jubilee Parade. Several businesses are lined along the street. Text below the photograph says "Before the Parade" and "By A.W. Ellsworth." On the back of the photograph, there is another photograph of the Jubilee Parade. A crowd is gathered in the street covering the view of the parade. People are sitting on the edges of the tops of the buildings lining the street. Text above the photograph says "P.F.: Celebrations Golden Jubilee- 1948;" text below the photograph says "The Jubilee Parade" and "By George Moon Printed by Einar Hansen."
Date: 1948
Creator: Ellsworth, A. W.; Moon, George & Hansen, Einar
Item Type: Photograph