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[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

[Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of downtown Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Several cars are on both sides of the road, and there are cars parked on the sides. In the center of the road, there are rail tracks. Businesses line the street.
Date: 1938~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a view of downtown Port Arthur, on the corner of Procter Street and Austin Avenue. Several cars are parked along a street, and a man is walking across it. Businesses line each side of the street. In the background, there are groups of people walking along the sidewalks.
Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Plaza Theatre]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as Plaza Theatre. Several cars are parked in front of the building. Text on the side of another building says "Yakie Supply Co. Auto Parts and Accessories[,] Phone 144."
Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Sabine Storage Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as Sabine Storage Company on the corner of Fourth Street and Austin Avenue. A sign on the side of the building says "Storage" and "Taxi." Cars and a truck are parked along the curb. In the foreground, old trolley railway tracks are visible on Austin Avenue; the trolley once led to Pleasure Pier.
Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Texaco Service Station]

Description: Photograph of a Texaco Service Station on the southeast corner of Procter Street and Beaumont Avenue. There are gas pumps and a car under an awning. A round sign at the corner of the station says "Texaco," and has a star-shaped logo with a "T" in the star. In the background, there are other businesses.
Date: 1938
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Windsor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Windsor Hotel in Sabine Pass, Texas. The building is three stories high, and a fence surrounds it. A car is parked outside the fence. Text below the photograph says "Windsor Hotel Sabine Pass."
Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Armistice Day Celebration]

Description: Photograph of a group of men at the Armistice Day celebration at Pleasure Island. The men are standing in a row, and some are wearing military uniforms, and some men are holding American flags. In the background, there is a metal structure. Text at the bottom-right of the photograph says "'Armistice Day' November 11, 1921."
Date: November 11, 1931
Item Type: Photograph

[Champion Cotton Crop]

Description: Photograph of two men (R. L. Hanna on right) standing beside a bail of cotton. The man on the left is wearing a light colored suit, and is holding a piece of paper in front of the bail. Hanna is wearing a hat and has a pipe in his mouth. A sign on the bail of cotton says "Weight 559 Lbs. Produced By R. L. Hanna Sabine, Texas on 1 1/4 Acres Purchased by Port Arthur, Chamber of Commerce and Shipping." In the background, there is a ceiling fan and a doorway.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of men working on a drainage improvement project for Port Arthur, Texas. Men are sitting on top of a stack of sandbags on a stack of wood. In the foreground, four men are standing on the ground. In the background, there is a train car and rows of pipe. Text below the photograph says "Load 58230 No Failure. 8-23-30."
Date: August 23, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of three men working on a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. Two of the men are standing around a wooden crate on top of pipe segments. One man is standing below the pipe and leaning on a piece of wood supporting the crate. In the background, there are slats of wood laying on the ground.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of two unidentified men standing in front the door of a wooden building. The building says "142" written on both the side and on a wooden sign.
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of men working on a drainage improvement project for Port Arthur. A stack of sandbags are sitting on top of a stack of wooden pallets. Three men are on top of the sandbags.
Date: August 23, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of men working on a drainage improvement project for Port Arthur, Texas. A stack of sandbags are sitting on a stack of wood. Men are sitting on top of the sandbags. In the background, there is a train car. Text below the photograph says "72" Pipe Test - Thomas Blvd."
Date: August 23, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. A pipe is laying in a ditch, and man is standing on it. In the background, there are men working close to a construction vehicle.
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. Segments of pipe are laying in a ditch. Two men are kneeling on the pipe, and other men are standing on it in the background. A road runs parallel to the ditch.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. A horse-drawn vehicle is pulling a large pipe segment down a road. A man is walking beside the vehicle. In the background, there is a wooden building and a car. Text below the photograph says "1930."
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project for Port Arthur, Texas. A horse-drawn vehicle is pulling a large pipe segment down a road. A man is walking beside the vehicle. In the background, there is a wooden building. Text below the photograph says "1930."
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[City Drainage System Projects]

Description: Photograph of a drainage system project in Port Arthur, Texas. Pipe segments are laying in a ditch in the ground. In the background, there are men working and a construction vehicle; one man is standing on a pipe suspended by the vehicle. Text below the photograph says "August 1930."
Date: August 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Car]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Bill Pearce standing beside a Clayton and Thompson Funeral car. The door of the car is partially open, and the man has one leg propped in the doorway. The car says "Clayton & Thompson[,] Phone 2500" on the side. In the background, there is a garage. Pearce lived in Dallas, Texas in 1981.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph