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[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

[Outbound Oil Tanker]

Description: Photograph of an oil tanker carrying oil towards the East coast of Texas. The canal appears to be surrounded by grassy fields.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Parker Airport]

Description: Photograph of two small airplanes parked outside a hangar at Parker Airport circa 1940. The airport is located just north of Port Arthur, TX. One man is standing beside one of the aircraft.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Arthur Stilwell]

Description: Photograph of Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur, TX. He is wearing a suit with a vest and dark-colored tie. He is looking to the left. He has a bushy mustache.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Frank Trost]

Description: Photograph of Frank Trost. Trost was the fire chief of Port Arthur, TX from 1899-1919. He is seen here dressed in suit and tie and wearing glasses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of George M. Sims]

Description: Photograph of George M. Sims. Sims was the Superintendent of Schools in Port Arthur, TX from 1914-1944. He was one of the first to use the 12-year school grade system. He is posed wearing a suit and tie. Only his head is photographed. He is also wearing glasses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jeannine Villemez]

Description: Photograph of Jeannine Villemez at the First National Bank in Port Arthur, TX. Jeannine is a teller at the bank. The decorations around her appear to be Christmas oriented. She is standing next to a poinsettia and is holding a platter of cookies in her hands.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell]

Description: Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell. Jennie is the wife of Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur. This is a profile portrait. She is wearing an elaborate light-colored dress and has an ornate string of pearls around her neck.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of John W. Gates and Friends]

Description: Photograph of three men standing in front of a house. All three are wearing suits. The man on the right and the man in the middle are holding dogs. The man in the middle is named as John W. Gates. According to accompanying information, the men on either side of Gates are his friends.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mrs. W. H. Achey]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. W. H. Achey in Port Arthur, TX. She is an older woman with white hair. She is dressed in a dark dress and wearing a single strand of pearls.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph