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[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Martin Company]

Description: Photograph of a group of three men standing and one woman sitting in a Charles Martin Company office at Realty Building. They are identified as W. J. Burch (oil inspector), C. E. Booz (senior manager), Elda LaPoint (secretary), and DeWitt Cudd (clerk). Charles Martin Company consisted of deep oil inspection and a steamship agency. The group is surrounded by desks with papers and typewriters on them. There is a set of filing cabinets to the left of the group, and a clock hanging on the wall towards the right. Text below the photograph says "Pictured left to right are: W. J. Burch, C. E. Booz, Senior Manager, Elda LaPoint, and DeWitt Cudd."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Yellow Jacket Football Team]

Description: Photograph of a group of men identified as the Yellow Jacket football team from Thomas Jefferson High School. The group is posing in four rows. The football team was state co-champions.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur College Float]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur College parade float made for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Port Arthur. The float consists of paper flowers covering the sides and a paper flower covered frame on top. One woman and two men are under the frame; the woman is sitting at a desk with a typewriter, one man is sitting at another desk, and the other man is standing. There are several American flags on the top of the float. Two groups of women are holding American flags and standing on both sides of the float. In the background, there is a banner that says "Greater Port Arthur [College]...."
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scouts Preparing for Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of boy scouts; they are posing in six rows on a flight of stairs. Most of the boys are wearing uniforms, and some are wearing hats. Text below the photograph says "Scouts Preparing for a Parade - 1928," "P.F.: Boy Scouts," and identifies some of the boys as "Joe Jackson, Billy Hause, Kerns, Hal Baird, Robert Pool, Carroll Wolford, Lester Carr, Darrell Beauchamp, Vernon, Bodin, Denbo, Bill Gray, Rodney Quebodeaux, J. T. Urwin, J.D. Thompson, Vernon Isaac, and Quincy Tuma.
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph

[Sea Scouts]

Description: Photograph of ten boys and three men known as Sea Scouts (Boy Scouts) posing on a flight of stairs. Eight people are identified as Willie D. Ward, J. W. Williams, Jr., Buck Fore, Fred Rensland, Carl Smith, Albert Ward, Howard Carter, and Tom Powers. Seven of the boys are dressed in sailor uniforms, two boys are wearing shirts, one boy is wearing a suit, and the three men are wearing scout uniforms. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur Sea Scouts - 1926 Willie D. Ward, J. W. Williams, Jr., Buck Fore, Fred Rensland, Carl Smith, Albert Ward, Howard Carter, and Tom Powers."
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scout Troop]

Description: Photograph of six boy scouts wearing uniforms and standing in a row; they are identified as Troop Five. In the background, there are two houses. Text below the photograph says "[Port] Arthur, Tex Troop #5 [,] 1920;" a block of text below that says "0193.01 MGC."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Funeral of Seamen]

Description: Photograph of a funeral procession for seamen killed at refinery docks. Several trucks are driving down a street, and a crowd is gathered on both sides of it. In the foreground, a hanging sign says "Dairy Maid Cafeteria and Sandwich Shop."
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Short Cutter Bar Mower]

Description: Photograph of a man sitting on a Short Cutter Bar Mower attached to a mule. In the background, there is a field and two tanks. A block of text on the bottom right of the photograph says "The Texas Company No. 2012 Date 9-27-2... View Short Cutter Bar Mower."
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Loan Desk at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the loan desk at Gates Memorial Library. A group of five people are gathered around the desk, and two women are sitting behind it. The two women are identified as Mrs. Mary (Donaldson) Wade and Mrs. Floy Haley Ranquetta. In the background, there are filing cabinets against the walls. A door is open behind the desk, and a woman is sitting behind another desk in a different room. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Loan Desk - 1925."
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Picture Collection Department at Gates Memorial Library. A circulation desk is in the foreground. Behind it, there is a glass wall with photographs pasted on it. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Picture Collection Department, The Makers of Books."
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Elks Theatre]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Elks Theatre building at 400 Fourth Street, near Austin Avenue. Several movie posters are set up under an awning in the front. It is owned and operated by the Elks Club.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Armory Display]

Description: Photograph of a display in Port Arthur Armory for the 1923 anniversary celebration. The display consists of regional information. A sign above the display says "Port Arthur Population 20,069 'The City Next Door to the Sea.'"
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Miss Mary Donaldson]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of Miss Mary Donaldson, the queen of the Port Arthur Silver Anniversary Celebration. She is wearing a crown and a long dress with sequin applique, pearl trim, and a long train. She is looking down at a scepter she is holding in her hands.
Date: July 4, 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[First Port Arthur Fire Department Truck]

Description: Photograph of two men sitting in a fire truck. The truck is a 1915 Cadillac chemical truck, and says "Port Arthur Fire Dept." on the front. The truck was donated by Assistant Chief George Stearns, in memory of his wife. The truck was named "Belle Stearns," and was the first piece of motorized fire equipment for the Department.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Blackman Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the home of Sarah and Calvin Blackman at 102 Dryden Place. The house is made of bricks and has a chimney on the front side. In the background, there is a garage.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

[Crumpler Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the family home of Doctor W. E. Crumpler on 221 Dryden Place. The house is two stories tall and is made of bricks. The front of the home is lined with shrubbery.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph