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[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

[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

[Port Arthur High School Student Band]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur High School student band. The people are posing in five rows holding musical instruments; they are wearing uniforms and hats. In the background, there is a building with three archways in the front.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur College Aerial View]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Port Arthur College. Buildings are identified left to right as Gates Library, Administration Building, boys dormitory, girls dormitory, and the historic A. J. M. Vuylsteke House. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur. The A. J. M. Vuylsteke House was constructed for the Vuylsteke family in 1905 by J. E. Alexander at a cost of $3,600. Mr. Vulysteke was the Dutch Consul in Port Arthur beginning in 1906.
Date: 1930~
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

[Sabine Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Sabine Hotel on 600 Procter Street. The building is several stories high, and a sign extended from the side says "Hotel Vaughan." Cars are parked are parked along its curb. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "1-30 1930" and "No 1182 1-30-P.AWK." Text below the photograph says "Sabine Hotel." The hotel was built in 1928.
Date: January 30, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Cars]

Description: Photograph of two Clayton and Thompson Funeral cars. The cars are both white and say "Clayton Thompson Dial 5551" on the sides. In the background, there are trees and a wooden building.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe]

Description: Photograph of a group of one woman and four men in Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe on 249 Procter Street. Three of the men behind the bar are identified as John D. Loukas (founder), Fred D. Loukas, and Lawrence Lyons (Cook). One man is sitting at the bar. Text below the photograph says "Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe Circa 1935."
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home on 2105 Procter Street. Columns decorate the front of the funeral home, and a canopy covers the walkway from the door to the street. Trees and bushes surround the funeral home. Cars are parked along its curb, and a sign on the corner of the yard says "Clayton & Thompson Funeral Home[,] Phone 2500."
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Ice Company]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur Ice Company on 101 Houston Avenue. A sign on the building says "Port Arthur Ice Co." Three business trucks and two cars are parked in front of the building. The trucks say "Crystal Ice Co." and "Port Arthur Ice Co."
Date: 1933
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

[Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Plaza Hotel. The building is three stories high, and the bottom floor is decorated with arches. In the background, there are other buildings; a tall building in the top right corner is identified as Webster Building. In the foreground, there is a view of Pleasure Pier Bridge.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Sabine Pass Buildings]

Description: Photograph of a group of buildings along a shoreline at Sabine Pass, Texas. The buildings are identified as Doctor Adamson's home, a government life-saving station, a revenue cutter station, and a quarantine station. The United States Navy occupied the facilities after Pearl Harbor, and is still the site for a United States Coast Guard Station.
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph

[Football Team]

Description: Photograph of the Thomas Jefferson High School football team. All but four men are wearing football uniforms; they are posed in three rows. In the background, there is a building with three archways. Text below the photograph says "Coach Tom L. Dennis' 1934 Yellow Jackets, who open the season against the Byrd high eleven of Shreveport on Franklin field this afternoon, are shown above: Back row, left to right- Alex Pickett, assistant manager; Harold Goff, Austin Newsome, Marland Jeffrey, C. A. "Chick" Forwald, assistant coach; Herman Hankins, Mike Preddy, Robert Powell, Milton Nicholas and Joe Morman, manager. Middle row, To[m] L. Dennis, Jesse Pierce, Sam Lena, Mitchell Cappadona, Pete Catalina, Jake Messina, Frank Polite, Julius Palumbo, Robert Hall, Frank Keith, Neal Davis and W. B. "Gob" Hinton, assistant coach. Front row, Mortimer Wyble, Jack Hemphill, Tolbert Crowder, D. J. Blanchard, Tom Die, Mat Landry, Eldridge Davis, Milton Hebert, Dick Owens, Steve Collida and James Minner."
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Rice Mill]

Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as a rice mill. A smoke stack is protruding from a part of the roof. In the background towards the left of the photograph, there is a water tower. In the foreground, there are two sets of train tracks parallel to the building. Text on handwritten on the top right of the photograph says "Rice Mill. Port Arthur, Tex. 8602."
Date: 1933
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

[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

[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

[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

[Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Police Department posing in front of a building. Men are posing in two rows; six men in the back row are wearing uniforms. There is a small boy standing on the back row, and a dog sitting in the front row. One man on the front row is identified as J. C. Enright by an arrow and text written under him. Two other men on the front row are identified by arrows and text, but the handwriting is slightly illegible. A man on the back row is identified as Davis by an arrow and text.
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph