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[Aerial Photograph Canal and River Confluence]

Description: Photograph of the confluence of the Sabine-Neches Canal and the Neches River. The Rainbow Bridge is seen at the top left. The top corner of the petroleum storage fields is in the middle left.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photograph of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX taken from the Navy aircraft "Dirigible Akron." Most of the city, canal, and lake are visible. A train is traveling through the rail yards. A tanker is sailing through the canal towards the raised Pleasure Pier Bridge. Pleasure Island and a majority of the coast of Sabine Lake can be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Groves]

Description: Photograph of the town of Groves, TX. The photo is taken from the air and the area surrounding Groves can be seen, including oil storage tanks, the Jefferson Chemical Plant, and Hogaboom Road. The town is small and surrounded by crop fields.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scouts on Church Steps]

Description: Photograph of a troop of boy scouts standing on the steps of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Port Arthur, TX. Most of the boys are wearing boy scout uniforms. Most are also wearing campaign hats. The boys appear to be of a variety of ages. No adults are present in the picture.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Bridge to Pleasure Island]

Description: Photograph of a group of people walking across a bridge in Port Arthur, TX towards Pleasure Island. The bridge is framed by large, steel girders. The people are all on a foot path on the right-hand side.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Burton Shipyard]

Description: Photograph of Burton Shipyard just east of Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are on land in the process of construction. Several more ships are already in the water, still under construction.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[City of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur skyline circa 1920. The bridge to Pleasure Island is to the right. Several people are walking on the bridge.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Construction of Martin Luther King Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Martin Luther King Bridge over the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, TX. Large nets are suspended from the bottom of the bridge. A large ship is passing beneath.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestants in Beard Judging Contest]

Description: Photograph of a group of men who have entered a beard competition for a celebration of the founding of Port Arthur, TX. All the men are gathered in a room surrounded by a group of spectators. The men are looking up at the photographer in front of them.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestants in Queen Contest]

Description: Photograph of fourteen young women competing for the queen title during Port Arthur's anniversary celebration. Most of the women are standing in a line, wearing white dresses. In the middle is a large throne where of the women is seated with a tall, ornate crown on her head. She is named at Miss Gloria Antone. To her left is one woman in a dark dress. She wears a smaller crown and a very long, dark cape with white, furred edges. She is named as runner-up, Thelma Tadlock.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Baling Plant]

Description: Photograph of a storage area for cotton bales. The bales are made in a cotton baling plant in Sabine, TX. Large piles of bales are placed around the room. In the middle of the room, there is a machine that appears to be forming the cotton coming in on a conveyor belt into bales.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[County Courthouse and Pleasure Pier]

Description: Photograph of the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse and Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, TX. The Pleasure Pier bridge, which spans the Sabine-Neches Canal from the courthouse to the amusement park, is raised. Pleasure Pier can be seen in the distance on the shore of Sabine Lake. The roller coaster is the tallest structure on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[DeQueen Boulevard Residential Area]

Description: Photograph of a residential area in Port Arthur, TX. The main street running down the center is DeQueen Boulevard. Houses surround the boulevard for about four blocks in either direction.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur Aerial]

Description: Photograph of the town of Port Arthur and surrounding area. The downtown area is in the center. In the back is the Sabine-Neches Canal and Pleasure Island. A ship is sailing the canal past the Pleasure Pier Bridge.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur in Snow]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX in January 1948. A ship is passing through the raised canal bridge. On land, the ground is covered in a layer of snow.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Dredge Digging Canal]

Description: Photograph of an Army Corps of Engineers dredge digging the Sabine-Neches Canal in 1908. The digging apparatus is on the back of the boat, being dragged along the bottom of the canal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Early Port Arthur Aerial]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur. Mary Gates Hospital, the engineers' office, and Port Arthur's first power plant are all visible. In the far background, the smoke off the Gulf Oil and Texaco Oil Refineries is visible. Several houses can also been seen near the hospital and power company.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[First Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Arthur, TX. The church is a tall building with a bell tower on the front, left corner. Several palm trees are in the churchyard surrounding the building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[First Water Well Near Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of two men standing near the first water well near Port Arthur, TX. The well is a hand pump device with a wooden trough to take water towards a holding container. Both men are wearing hats. The man on the left is holding a small glass of water in his hand.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Front of Rose Hill Manor]

Description: Photograph of Rose Hill Manor in Port Arthur, TX. The manor is a large, two story white house. Large covers and porches extend in all directions. Large white columns support the front porch and balcony. The manor is surrounded by foliage and trees and an expansive lawn extends from the front porch. A single lamp post is by the walk leading to the front door.
Date: unknown
Creator: Vernon Davis Photo
Item Type: Photograph

[Front View of Rose Hill Manor]

Description: Photograph of Rose Hill Manor in Port Arthur, TX. The manor is a large, two story white house. Large covers and porches extend in all directions. Large white columns support the front porch and balcony. A wide sidewalk leads up to the front door. The walk is bordered by rows of bushes. Two white lamps are on either side of the walk.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

Description: Photograph of a memorial celebration in memory of John W. Gates in Port Arthur, TX. A large crowd is milling around a large open park near a building. In the middle of the park is a small gazebo. People are in the gazebo seated. Many of the people are carrying umbrellas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph