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[Aerial View of Saint Mary Hospital]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Saint Mary Hospital on 3600 Gates Boulevard. There are several buildings connected by smaller covered walkways. Fields surround the hospital, and there is a football field behind it.
Date: January 20, 1949
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Girls Recreation Association]

Description: Photograph of the Thomas Jefferson High School Girls Recreation Association. The girls are wearing light colored uniforms, and are posing in five rows on a flight of stairs. In the background, there is a building with three sets of double doors.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Old and New Fire Trucks]

Description: Photograph of two fire trucks; a 1916 American LaFrance, sixty-five foot aerial and a 1948 American LaFrance, eighty-five foot aerial. A man identified as Dave Montgomery is sitting in the driver's seat of the older truck. A man identified as Alvin Montgomery is sitting in the back of the older truck, and has both hands on a tiller wheel. The ladder is raised on the newer truck. In the background, there are buildings.
Date: 1949
Creator: Moon Photographic Service
Item Type: Photograph

[Smith - May Motor Company]

Description: Photograph of three men identified as the owners, Leslie Cloar, Howard Smith, and Roy Cloar, standing in front of a row of cars at Smith-May Motor Company on 949 Procter Street. Behind the cars, there are buildings with signs on them that say "Smith-May Motor Co. Buick Pontiace GMC Trucks," "Serviing Port Arthur Motorists for more than a third of a Century," and "Better Used Cars."
Date: November 19, 1948
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home on 2105 Procter Street. Columns decorate the front of the building, and a canopy covers the walkway from the door to the street. In the yard, there are trees shrubs, and a post with handwritten text that says "2100 Procter."
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Golden Jubilee Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of the Murphy's Bakery parade float, made by Pete Balch for the Golden Jubilee Parade. The float consists of a four-tiered circular cake shape, with a sign on the top that says "50." On the side of the float, cursive text says "Murphy's." A man is standing in front of the float. In the background, there are houses.
Date: 1948
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

[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

[Pleasure Pier Ballroom]

Description: Photograph of a group of six young people sitting at a table at the Pleasure Pier Ballroom at Pleasure Island. They are identified as Nick Carcara, Marjorie Baxley, Jerry Fontenot, Yvonne Aaron, Jimmie Robinson, and Geraldine Hillard. On the table, there are empty and half-full soda bottles, two bowls, and a paper card that says "110." In the background, there are empty tables. Accompanying material is a card from Pleasure Pier.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Library Association Conference]

Description: Photograph of two men and three women at a Texas Library Association (T. L. A.) conference. From the left to right, the people are identified as Z. T. Fortescue (Superintendent of Port Arthur Independent School District), Buster Crow (Port Arthur Mayor), Arless B. Nixon (T. L. A. President), the Assistant Librarian of San Antonio Library, and Pearle Burr (Tyrell Public Library). In the background, there is a group of people on board "Ava," a Texaco Company yacht.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Thomas Jefferson High School]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as Thomas Jefferson High School. Trees and bushes surround the building. Text below the photograph says "abt 1948 Thomas Jefferson High School."
Date: 1948
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Webster School]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as a Port Arthur Independent School District administration office. Several men are working on top of the roof. A sign on the front of the building says "School Administration School Taxes." In the foreground, there are trees and a street. The number "1947" is handwritten at the top of the photograph. This building was built in 1900 with a $15,000 bond. It was formerly an elementary school, and since students found it hard to use the stairs, it became the administration building. A business card for Mac Roofing and Supplies, Inc is attached to the back of the photograph.
Date: 1947
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Bluebonnet Drive - In]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as Bluebonnet Drive-In on 1620 Bluebonnet Avenue. Text written on the front of the building's windows says "Bluebonnet Drive In Plate Lunch." Text on the side of the building says "Bluebonnet Drive In." There is a dirt lot beside the building. In the background, there are other buildings.
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph

[Double A Drive - In]

Description: Photograph of a back view of a wooden building identified as Double A Drive-In on 3848 Sixteenth Street. In the foreground, there is a dirt lot.
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph

[Golden Arrow Drive - In]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Golden Arrow Drive-In on 248 Seventh Street. A sign on the building says "Golden Arrow." On the left side of the building, there is a parking lot.
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph

[Golden Arrow Drive - In Staff]

Description: Photograph of nine women standing in a row, identified as the Golden Arrow Drive-In service staff on 248 Seventh Street. They are all wearing uniform skirts, bolero jackets, blouses, and change purses. They are standing in front of a window of the restaurant.
Date: 1946
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Men Waiting to Unload Train]

Description: Photograph of a group of men identified as local grocers waiting to unload food from a train car. Some men are leaning on cars, and other men are standing in the doorway of a train car. In the background, a train car says "Plessala Bros. Complete Food Stores Port Arthur, Texas" on the side.
Date: 1946
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Silver Hut Drive - In]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Silver Hut Drive-In on 3800 Procter Street. There are illegible neon signs on the front of an awning, and a sign at the top of the building that says "Chicken Hand" and "Silver Hut." The drive-in was a popular place for teen-aged people to gather.
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph

[Smith - May Motor Company]

Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Smith-May Motor Company on 900 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building. A sign on the front of the building says, "Smith-May Motor Co." A sign facing the sidewalk says, "Smith - May Motor Co. Buick - Pontiac." One man is walking on the sidewalk and cars are parked along its curb.
Date: 1946~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Speedboat Race]

Description: Photograph of three speedboats racing. One man is in each boat. The boat in the foreground says "Eight Ball III" on the side, the center boat says "Winkie," and the boat furthest says "gray goose 4th." In the background, there is an eroding shoreline.
Date: September 3, 1945
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph