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[Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company]

Description: Photograph of the Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company on 539 Fifth Street. Five men and a horse drawn wagon are in front of a wooden building. Text on the side of the wagon says "Phone 236 J. E. Guimon & Son" on the side. A ladder is leaning against the building, and a sign beside it says "Guimont & Sheet Metal Workers."
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a flooded neighborhood near downtown Port Arthur, Texas. Flooding resulted from a hurricane, and spans the entire photograph.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Dormitory Room at Port Arthur College]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur College dormitory room. In the foreground, there is a desk with two chairs. In the background, there is a dresser with an oval mirror attached the top and a bed to its right. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur College Dorm Room." Port Arthur College was located on the south 1500 block of Procter Street.
Date: 1915~
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Streets]

Description: Photograph of flood waters resulting from a hurricane. The water is surrounding several trees and buildings.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Streets]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street. The water level reaches their upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are utility poles and business buildings. On the back of the photograph, there is another photograph. This image features people wading in the flooded streets with their backs to the camera. Business buildings line the street; a sign in front of one business says "Home Trust Co."
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Streets at Federal Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing outside the Federal Building in the flooded street corner of Austin Avenue and Fifth Street. The water is mid-calf level, and a result of a hurricane. Many people took refuge in the building during the hurricane.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding at Administration Building]

Description: Photograph of flood waters at the Administration Building. Flooding resulted from a hurricane. In the foreground, there are people gathered around a boat, and people in the boat. Behind them, there is a trolley car.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flood waters at Procter Street. Groups of people are wading and floating in boats in the water. The water level reaches their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are business buildings. Handwritten text on the right side of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Flood, Aug. 18/15," and "1st ... Austin Ave."
Date: 1915
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

[Hurricane Damage]

Description: Photograph of damage caused by a hurricane. A building is partially collapsed. In the foreground, there is a truck and two men standing beside each other.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Hurricane Damage]

Description: Photograph of a flooded street caused by a hurricane. Groups of people are wading in the water and floating in boats; it reaches their upper legs. Business buildings surround the street.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Hurricane Scenes]

Description: Photograph of four images of flood waters resulting from a hurricane. Two images are on the front side; both feature groups of people wading in the flood water. The water level reaches mid-calf, and there are buildings in the background of both images. Text on the bottom of each image says "1915 storm." On the back side of the photograph, one image features a group of people standing in the flood waters under an awning of a building. The water level is knee deep. In the background, there is a wagon with a child sitting in it in front of the building. The last image is upside down, and features flood waters surrounding several houses. On the bottom of both images text say "1915 storm."
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[John W. Gates Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a building identified as John W. Gates Plaza Hotel at 500 Lakeshore Drive. Trees line the streets outside the hotel. There are tents set up on the block in front of the hotel. A road leads to a canal bridge to Pleasure Island. In the background, there is a view of the city.
Date: 1915~
Item Type: Photograph

[Linn Garage]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Linn Garage on 812 Procter Street. Several signs on the building say "Linn Garage." There is a garage door opening in the center of the building and a car parked to the right side of it. Accompanying material gives information about Lynn Garage.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Men Riding in Boat in Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of a group of men in flood waters. Some of the men are sitting in a boat, and the other men are standing in the water around the boat. The water reaches their lower thighs, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are several businesses.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Opening Game of Port Arthur Sea Hawks]

Description: Photograph of the opening game of the Port Arthur Sea Hawks baseball team against the Beaumont Exporters. The stadium is located on the southwest corner of Orange Highway (Sixteenth Street) and Stadium Road. Baseball players are on the field. The stadium bleachers are filled with spectators; about 2,500 people attended.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur College Flooded]

Description: Photograph of flood waters at Port Arthur College. A group of people are standing under the awning of a building; a circular sign on the top of the building says "1909." In the foreground, a man is standing in the water; it reaches his upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Sabine Pass After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of Sabine Pass in Port Arthur, Texas, after a hurricane. Large puddles of water fill the streets. In the foreground, several metal chairs are sitting in a puddle. In the background, there are people walking in the street in front of business buildings. A sign on one business says "Hardware." In the far background, the building is identified as a school built in 1914.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Tailor Shop]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of two men standing in front of a tailor shop on 444 Austin Avenue. Text above the door of the shops says "J. F. Owens The Tailor." A bicycle is leaning against the building. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "444 Austing Avenue 1915." Accompanying material gives information about the tailor shop.
Date: 1915
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