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[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as John P. Cillessen, a foreman for Port Arthur News, standing beside a printing machine in the press room. He is pushing a button on the machine, and looking towards the newspapers on the top of it.
Date: 1956
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography

[Pleasure Island Damage]

Description: Photograph of damage at Pleasure Island resulting from Hurricane Audrey. In the foreground, there are overturned amusement rides and an overturned chair. In the background, there is a Ferris wheel and a closed concession stand. Handwritten text below the photograph says "Hurricane Audrey June 1957."
Date: June 27, 1957
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography

[Red Hussars]

Description: Photograph of the all-girl honor organization, known as the Red Hussars of Thomas Jefferson High School. They are marching down Procter Street in a parade. People are gathered on both sides of the street to watch. Businesses also line the street. In the top-left of the photograph, text says "Port Arthur Telephone Directory September, 1961." The corps was best known for its quick "double time" step of 360 steps per minute. Members were selected and invited into the corps after passing five tests. The corps dissolved in 1993. In 1995, the Red Hussar Alumni Association was formed to be involved in community affairs and lead the Mardi Gras parade every February.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James

[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

Description: Photograph of Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company on 801 Procter Street. Text above the entrance and display windows says "B. F. Goodrich." Text at the top of the building says "19 Drunagel Building." A sign hanging from the corner of the building says "B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Tires." In the background, there are buildings and cars.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James

[Longhorn Cafe]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of The Longhorn Cafe on the 3800 block of Sixteenth Street. Neon signs on the building say, "The Longhorn Cafe," "Fine Foods Curb Service," and "Dining Room." Several cars are parked under a carport next to the building. In the background, there are trees and houses.
Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James E.