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[Armistice Day Parade]

Description: Photograph of a parade float for an Armistice Day celebration. The float consists of a truck decorated with star and stripe printed banners, a cannon on the truck bed, and a banner on the side with text that says "This is the Old Girl that Roared Out for Joy and Shattered our 'Panes' on Armistice Day. Nov. 11. 1918." In the background, there are trees and a building. Accompanying material gives information about the cannon.
Date: July 4, 1923

[Number Three Fire Station]

Description: Photograph of seven men standing outside of the Number Three Fire Station on Fifth Street and Vicksburg Avenue. Five of the men are standing on a 1923 Model Pumper truck, and two men are standing beside it; they are all wearing uniforms. Six men are identified as Harry Denson, Buster Curry, Les Hebert, Bonnie Curra, Dan Welch, and Carl Wilson.
Date: 192u

[Fire Department Personnel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fire department personnel sitting in trucks outside of the new Central Fire Station on 300 Waco Avenue. The men are identified as D. M. Montgomery, T. L. Murray, L. C. Dugan, R. E. Daniels, A. O. Montgomery, L. J. Hebert, Tom Goode, Frank Finchum, J. B. Salyer, E. L. Etheridge, Bob Cox, H. Jack Vaughan, H. B. Hay, H. C. Sport, H. I. McIllwain, Ronnie Smith, Arch Hallmark, Dave P. Rachael, R. R. Rachael, T. H. Taylor, Mayor J. P. (Pink) Logan, and Fire Chief Clyde LaRose.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio

[Men at Central Fire Station]

Description: Photograph of four men taking a break at Central Fire Station. Three of the men are identified as Billy Curry, J. C. Enright, and Bill Woods. One man is smoking a cigar. In the background, there are brick archways.
Date: unknown

[Horses in Port Arthur Parade]

Description: Photograph of group of people riding horses for a parade in Port Arthur, TX. There are a variety of age groups on horseback. The horses are a multitude of colors. Most of the people are wearing cowboy hats. A fire engine is in the back, behind the group of horses.
Date: unknown

[Murals in Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a historic mural on the side of Verna's Cafe in downtown Port Arthur, Texas. The mural consists of two couples dancing beside a river. On the opposite side of the river, there is a row boat and fish net. Above the net, there is a building that says "Verna's" on the roof; a dock attached to the building stretches into the river. The mural was painted by local artists. On the actual Verna's Cafe, there are signs that say "Verna's Cafe," "7-Up," and "Cafe." A sign on the sidewalk says "Cafe Plate Lunches Gumbo Steaks Beer."
Date: 197?

[Aerial View of Port Arthur College]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the Port Arthur College campus. In the background, a further view of the town is visible. On the left margin of the photograph, text says "Stilwell Blvd.," and an arrow points to a street running horizontally. On the bottom margin, text says "Lakeshore Drive" and an arrow points to a street running vertically. Also on the bottom margin, text says "Procter," and a second arrow points to a street running vertically.
Date: 193u

[Aerial View of Pleasure Pier Bridge]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Pleasure Pier Bridge. The bridge is drawn up, and a ship is sailing through the canal. Smaller boats line the left shore. In the background, there is a view of the city.
Date: 196u

[Aerial View of Jefferson Country Sub - Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse on 500 Lakeshore Drive. The courthouse is surrounded by yards with scattered trees. A view of Port Arthur spans the photograph.
Date: 194u
Creator: Everett, James

[Photograph of Frank Trost]

Description: Photograph of Frank Trost. Trost was the fire chief of Port Arthur, TX from 1899-1919. He is seen here dressed in suit and tie and wearing glasses.
Date: unknown

[Italian American Band]

Description: Photograph of a band identified as "Vita Nuova" of La Societi Italiana. The band members are wearing light colored uniforms and are all holding instruments. A man wearing a suit is standing in the middle of the group. Handwritten text on the top of the photograph says "La Societi Italiana 'Vita Nuova' si Port Arthur, Texas."
Date: 1930~

[Tug Boat Christening]

Description: Photograph of release of the tub boat Margaret C. after christening. The boat is splashing side first into the water after being released from her ties. The tug being released after just having finished construction.
Date: unknown

[Brick Complex at Texaco Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a brick complex at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Three workers are walking around the building. A tall storage tank is on the left with a ladder leaned against it. An object that appears to be an oven is in the picture foreground with a tall pipe protruding from the top.
Date: unknown

[Sabine Seafood Fishing Docks]

Description: Photograph of the Sabine Seafood Company in Sabine, TX. The building is attached to a wooden pier on a body of water. Several rows of fishing boats are docked next to the pier. They are covered in nets.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James

[Photograph of George M. Sims]

Description: Photograph of George M. Sims. Sims was the Superintendent of Schools in Port Arthur, TX from 1914-1944. He was one of the first to use the 12-year school grade system. He is posed wearing a suit and tie. Only his head is photographed. He is also wearing glasses.
Date: unknown

[Tugboat Preparing to Pull Tanker]

Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboat "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. The tanker is labeled as the "Wyoming" out of Wilmington, Delaware. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow. Another tanker, the "Nautica" out of Monrovia, is docked nearby.
Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio

[Seafers - Whigham Home]

Description: Photograph of the Seafers-Whigham home. Preston Seafer's family came to Port Arthur in 1897. The house is two stories high, with columns in the front. Bushes line the front of the house.
Date: 1976-07~

[Aerial of Mary Gate Memorial Hospital]

Description: Photograph of Mary Gates Memorial Hospital in Port Arthur, TX. The hospital is a three story building at the far left. Residential neighborhoods are to the right of the hospital. According to accompanying information, the hospital was converted and used as a city hall from 1930-1970.
Date: unknown

[Office of J.M. Guffey Oil Company]

Description: Photograph of original office of the J.M. Guffey (Gulf) Oil Company in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The building has three floors. A covered balcony extends from the second floor. It is supported by wooden columns on a porch around the first floor. The second floor balcony has pieces of fabric draped around it.
Date: unknown

[Crowd in front of the StrandTheater]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people outside the front doors of the Strand Theatre in the 500 block of Procter. The marquee says "John Barrymore-Dolores Costello and George O'Hara in The Screen Classic 'The Sea Beast.'" In the foreground, there is a row of cars.
Date: 1926

[Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell]

Description: Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell. Jennie is the wife of Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur. This is a profile portrait. She is wearing an elaborate light-colored dress and has an ornate string of pearls around her neck.
Date: unknown

[Eastern Texas Electric Company Vehicles]

Description: Photograph of six vehicles belonging to the Eastern Texas Electric Company. On the side of each vehicle is an advertisement promoting the use of electric appliances and GE refrigerators. Several men are seated on the side stoop of each vehicle. In the back is the company's main building. Many power lines are running from the building out.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Young George M. Sims]

Description: Photograph of George M. Sims at as a young man. Sims was the Superintendent of Schools in Port Arthur, TX from 1914-1944. He was one of the first to use the 12-year school grade system. He is posed wearing a suit and tie in a formal portrait.
Date: unknown