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[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

[Short Cutter Bar Mower]

Description: Photograph of a man sitting on a Short Cutter Bar Mower attached to a mule. In the background, there is a field and two tanks. A block of text on the bottom right of the photograph says "The Texas Company No. 2012 Date 9-27-2... View Short Cutter Bar Mower."
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Wells Fargo and Company Express]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a Wells Fargo and Company Express building on 234 Procter Street. An awning hangs over the entrance to the building. A sign on the building says "Wells Fargo & Company Express." In the foreground, there are railway tracks parallel to the road. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Wells-Fargo Express Building."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph