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Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library at Lamar State College - Port Arthur campus. A group of eight women are sitting at a table reading; they are identified as students in a library science class. They are researching the Reader's Guide for data. In the center of the table, there is a lamp and a row of books. In the background, there are bookshelves full of books.
Description: Photograph of a group of local fishermen posing with fish in front of Rogers Opera House. Some fish are tied to poles the men are holding, and some men are holding the fish by ropes. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Rogers Opera House - 1908 (Built 1898)."
Description: Photograph of a group of men at The Grotto, a gentlemen's resort on 449 Procter Street. Two men are standing behind a bar; three men wearing coats and hats are standing on the opposite side of the bar. In the background, there are mirrors decorated with arches and ornately carved columns. Three wreaths hang on the mirrors. Denton L. Burch was the proprietor of the resort.
Description: Photograph of a building identified as Mary Gates Memorial Hospital on Dallas Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high, and a flight of stairs leads to the entrance. One woman is standing at the top of the stairs. Two people are standing to the side of the stairs on the ground. In front of the building, there are trees. The hospital was built by John W. Gates, in memory of his mother. It was later used as Port Arthur's City Hall, and then torn down in the 1970s.
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Lutheran Church on the corner of Fourteenth Street and Dallas Avenue. A steeple extends from the front of the church. In front of the church, there are trees; to the right side, there are buildings. Text below the photograph says "Lutheran Church - 1901[,] 14th. and Dallas[,] School Minister lived on 15th. St."
Description: Three photographs an Independence Day Celebration. The first photograph features a crowd of people walking amongst rows of buildings. A horse-drawn wagon is in the center of the crowd. Text below the photograph says "July 4th, 1902 Celebration." The second photograph features an exterior view of Port Arthur Cycle Works. Four men are standing under an awning; two men are holding bicycles. Signs on the front of the building say "Port Arthur Cycle Works" and "Bicycles[,] We Buy in Large Quantities, and Can Sell for Less, Than Any One Who Buys 3 for 25[cents]." Text below the photograph says "Bicycle Shop[,] Sixth and Austin - 1902." The third photograph features a group of people gathered around the front of a building. In the foreground, there is a horse-drawn wagon. In the background, there are buildings. Text below the photograph says "Weinstein's Store - Procter and Ft. Worth - 1902."
Date: July 4, 1902
Description: Photograph of Port Arthur Cycle Works on Sixth Street and Austin Avenue. Several men are standing under the awning attached to the building; two men are holding bicycles. Legible signs on the building say "Port Arthur Cycle Works," "Bicycles," and "We Sell Them." In the background, there are other buildings. Text surrounding the photograph says "July 4th, 1902 Celebration" and "Bicycle Shop Sixth and Austin - 1902."
Date: July 4, 1902