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[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

[Golden Jubilee Speedboat Race]

Description: Two photographs of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of 1948 in Port Arthur, TX, pasted back-to-back. The front photograph depicts a large group of people seated on a wooden pier on the left side of the photo. This pier is on Rue de Soldats Drive parallel to the waterway. Several boats are in the water, racing past the group of spectators. The photograph on the back is photographed from a high vantage overlooking the Rue de Soldats Drive with a number of automobiles and people in the foreground. A line of spectators runs diagonally into the background from the right foreground and disappears in the distance. The storm levee and Pleasure Island are visible across the waterway.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Coke Stills]

Description: Photograph of the coke stills at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The coke stills are in a long building with five smoke stacks. Two cylindrical buildings are to the left of the stills. A short wire fence is between the photographer and the buildings. Railroad tracks run by the stills.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Coking Operations]

Description: Photograph of the coking operations at the Gulf Oil Refinery. On the left of the picture are several tall brick storage containers. Near those are tall, brick chimneys. Two workers appear to be performing maintenance on a brick wall in the picture foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Docks and Refinery]

Description: Photograph of The Gulf Oil Company docks and refinery. Several ships are docked at the shoreline by the refinery. A field of many storage containers is in the picture background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Machine Shops]

Description: Photograph of the machine shop at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Several workers are working at worktables on the right side of the factory. Several more are on a locomotive crane on the left. The shop walls are covered in windows.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Oil Plant from the entrance in Port Arthur, TX. A man is standing by the gate, holding it open. Several smokestacks are to the right. There are several large buildings on the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Refinery Wax Works]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The main focal point of the picture is the refinery's wax works. One smokestack is on the main building. On the right side of the building, there is a line of five stacks behind a grouping of storage tanks. Long lengths of pipe are running through the bottom.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Structure]

Description: Photograph of workers in front of a tank at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The top half of the tank is covered in bricks. Behind the tank are two tall towers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulfport Shipyard]

Description: Photograph of the Gulfport Shipyard on the Sabine Neches Canal in Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are under construction. The Kansas City Southern rail yards run next to the shipyard. In the background is the town of Port Arthur. Beyond the town are the Gulf and Texaco Oil Company tank farms.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Holmes-Manley Batteries]

Description: Photograph of the Holmes-Manley Batteries at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The batteries are all similar. Each unit has a small white shack and one smokestack. There is also a circular device with each battery unit.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett Photographic Service
Item Type: Photograph

[Kansas City Southern Depot]

Description: Photograph of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot. Two towers are on either side. Two flags are flying from the left tower. According to accompanying information, the depot was built by Arthur Stilwell.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[KCS Train Crew]

Description: Photograph of a Kansas City Southern train outside the Kansas City Southern Depot in Port Arthur, TX circa 1914. The train's crew of six men is posed in front of the engine. Some men are standing on the engine, while are others are on the platform around it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Men at the Palace Saloon]

Description: Photograph of eight men on a porch in front of the Palace Saloon in Port Arthur, TX. Several of the men are policemen. A bartender is standing to the left. Three men in the middle are holding glasses of beer and cigarettes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Men Making Wooden Barrels]

Description: Photograph of two men at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX building wooden barrels. The barrels are being made to hold petroleum product. Both workers have the barrel boards secured by a single barrel band at the bottom and are placing a top band on the barrel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Menhaden Fish Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Menhaden Fish Plant in Port Arthur, TX. The plant is a grouping of buildings, dominated by a long structure to the left of the rest. An area for storage of raw building materials is to the right. Four fishing boats are docked in the Sabine-Neches Canal adjacent to the plant.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Menhaden Fish Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Menhaden Fish Plant in Port Arthur, TX. The plant is located next to the Sabine Neches Canal. A ship is docked by the plant. On the other side of the canal is Pleasure Island.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Northeast View of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX. The entire city can be seen. In the lower portion are the Sabine-Neches Canal and Pleasure Island. Ships are sailing on the canal. Beyond the city, the oil refineries and storage can be seen. Downtown is a prominent feature with several tall buildings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Ocean-going Oil Tanker]

Description: Photograph of an oil tanker sailing down the Sabine Neches Canal through Port Arthur, TX towards the ocean. The tanker is passing through a double-leaf bascule bridge by downtown Port Arthur. The tanker is named as the "Contreras."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Office of J.M. Guffey Oil Company]

Description: Photograph of original office of the J.M. Guffey (Gulf) Oil Company in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The building has three floors. A covered balcony extends from the second floor. It is supported by wooden columns on a porch around the first floor. The second floor balcony has pieces of fabric draped around it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph