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[Doctor's Office]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman standing outside a doctor's office. The front of the office is decorated with arches.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph

[Elks Theatre]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Elks Theatre building at 400 Fourth Street, near Austin Avenue. Several movie posters are set up under an awning in the front. It is owned and operated by the Elks Club.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Fire Department Personnel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fire department personnel sitting in trucks outside of the new Central Fire Station on 300 Waco Avenue. The men are identified as D. M. Montgomery, T. L. Murray, L. C. Dugan, R. E. Daniels, A. O. Montgomery, L. J. Hebert, Tom Goode, Frank Finchum, J. B. Salyer, E. L. Etheridge, Bob Cox, H. Jack Vaughan, H. B. Hay, H. C. Sport, H. I. McIllwain, Ronnie Smith, Arch Hallmark, Dave P. Rachael, R. R. Rachael, T. H. Taylor, Mayor J. P. (Pink) Logan, and Fire Chief Clyde LaRose.
Date: 1926
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[First Port Arthur Fire Department Truck]

Description: Photograph of two men sitting in a fire truck. The truck is a 1915 Cadillac chemical truck, and says "Port Arthur Fire Dept." on the front. The truck was donated by Assistant Chief George Stearns, in memory of his wife. The truck was named "Belle Stearns," and was the first piece of motorized fire equipment for the Department.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Funeral of Seamen]

Description: Photograph of a funeral procession for seamen killed at refinery docks. Several trucks are driving down a street, and a crowd is gathered on both sides of it. In the foreground, a hanging sign says "Dairy Maid Cafeteria and Sandwich Shop."
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Picture Collection Department at Gates Memorial Library. A circulation desk is in the foreground. Behind it, there is a glass wall with photographs pasted on it. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Picture Collection Department, The Makers of Books."
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library loan desk. Three women are sitting behind the desk, and bouquets of flowers are sitting on top of it. To the right of the desk, there is a set of glass panels with images attached to the glass. In the background, there are windows, a door, and bookshelves.
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of a three unidentified women at Gates Memorial Library. Two women are sitting at a desk and one woman is standing beside them. The wall behind the desk is decorated with prints of paintings and photographs.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library. Two glass walls surround a circulation desk with one woman sitting on one side, and another woman standing on the opposite side of it. In the foreground, there are tables and shelves with periodicals. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Gates Memorial Library 1925."
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Children's Reading Room. There are groups of children sitting at three tables in the room. Each table has a lamp on it. In the background, five children are facing bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Children's Reading Room [-] Shelf Reading and Arrangement Cared for by the Library Science Class."
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Memorial Library Reading Room]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Reading Room. Two glass walls surround a circulation desk with a woman sitting on one side and other people standing on the opposite side of it. In the foreground, there are tables and shelves with periodicals; a girl is reading at a table. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[High School Students at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of a group of high school students posing outside of Gates Memorial Library. One woman on the left front row is identified as Grace Wendling Foote, married to Henry Foote. Text below the photograph says, "front row- l. to r. Grace Wendling (Foote)," and "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. (Pupils receive full school credit for work done at library)."
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Kansas City Southern Railway Yardmaster's Office]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Kansas City Southern Railway Yardmaster's office building. One man is standing on the porch of the building, and two men are walking by it. A car is partially visible on the left side of the photograph.
Date: August 2, 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Lakeview Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as Lakeview Hotel on 601 Procter Street. The building is two stories high and text on the top says "Lakeview Hotel." Mrs. Sally Inman is the proprietor.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Loan Desk at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the loan desk at Gates Memorial Library. A group of five people are gathered around the desk, and two women are sitting behind it. The two women are identified as Mrs. Mary (Donaldson) Wade and Mrs. Floy Haley Ranquetta. In the background, there are filing cabinets against the walls. A door is open behind the desk, and a woman is sitting behind another desk in a different room. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Loan Desk - 1925."
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Armory Display]

Description: Photograph of a display in Port Arthur Armory for the 1923 anniversary celebration. The display consists of regional information. A sign above the display says "Port Arthur Population 20,069 'The City Next Door to the Sea.'"
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur College Float]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur College parade float made for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Port Arthur. The float consists of paper flowers covering the sides and a paper flower covered frame on top. One woman and two men are under the frame; the woman is sitting at a desk with a typewriter, one man is sitting at another desk, and the other man is standing. There are several American flags on the top of the float. Two groups of women are holding American flags and standing on both sides of the float. In the background, there is a banner that says "Greater Port Arthur [College]...."
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Gas Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Port Arthur Gas Company on west Nineteenth Street and Terminal Road, adjacent to Texas Company Refinery. There is a tank beside a building with smoke stacks rising from it. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur Gas Co." and "Located - West Port Arthur ... or 19th St." Accompanying material gives additional information about the company.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Miss Mary Donaldson]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of Miss Mary Donaldson, the queen of the Port Arthur Silver Anniversary Celebration. She is wearing a crown and a long dress with sequin applique, pearl trim, and a long train. She is looking down at a scepter she is holding in her hands.
Date: July 4, 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Sea Scouts]

Description: Photograph of ten boys and three men known as Sea Scouts (Boy Scouts) posing on a flight of stairs. Eight people are identified as Willie D. Ward, J. W. Williams, Jr., Buck Fore, Fred Rensland, Carl Smith, Albert Ward, Howard Carter, and Tom Powers. Seven of the boys are dressed in sailor uniforms, two boys are wearing shirts, one boy is wearing a suit, and the three men are wearing scout uniforms. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur Sea Scouts - 1926 Willie D. Ward, J. W. Williams, Jr., Buck Fore, Fred Rensland, Carl Smith, Albert Ward, Howard Carter, and Tom Powers."
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph