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[July Fourth Celebration]

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
Item Type: Photograph

[Local Fishermen]

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)."
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph

[Lutheran Church]

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."
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Gates Memorial Hospital]

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.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

[Plaza Hotel Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of a view of the Plaza Hotel under construction from the Pleasure Pier area. In the background, there are other buildings. In the foreground, there is a body of water and a pier.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Cycle Works]

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
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of students standing in front of Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School. The building is three stories high and a sign on the front says "Port Arthur High School." It is located on Stilwell Boulevard and Lakeshore, and was built in 1906. Text below the photograph says "Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School - 1907."
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

[Residence of W. D. Griffing]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the home of W. D. Griffing on 4200 Twin City Highway. The house is two stories high and arches decorate the front entrance. In the foreground, there is a field with trees and plants. Text below the photograph says "Residence of W. D. Griffing, Port Arthur, Texas. Mr. Griffing is one of the Griffing Brothers, Nurserymen of Florida, Alabama, and Texas, the largest and most complete Nurserymen organization in the South." A circle symbol with "GB" in it is printed to the left of the text.
Date: 1905~
Item Type: Photograph

[Women at Gates Memorial Library]

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.
Date: 1905~
Item Type: Photograph