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[Flooding at Jefferson Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street outside of Jefferson Hotel. Pieces of wood are floating in the water close to the group. The water reaches a level above their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there is Jefferson Hotel and other buildings. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Port Arthur Flood Aug. 16-17 1915. Photo by D & H. ©."
Date: August 1915
Creator: D & H Photography

[Flooding at Pearce Theatre]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street outside of Pearce Theatre. A canoe is floating in front of the group. The water is at knee-level, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there is an arched doorway and a ticket booth. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Pearce Theatre P. A. Flood Aug. 16-17, 1915. D & H Photo. ©."
Date: August 1915
Creator: D & H Photography

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flood waters at Procter Street. Groups of people are wading and floating in boats in the water. The water level reaches their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are business buildings. Handwritten text on the right side of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Flood, Aug. 18/15," and "1st ... Austin Ave."
Date: 1915

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flood waters outside of the Federal Building. Men and Women are standing in the water amongst debris. The water level reaches their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, several people are standing on the steps of the Federal Building. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "Post Office a Refuge. Port Arthur Flood Aug 16-17-1915. D & H Photo ©."
Date: 1915
Creator: D & H Photography

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flooding at Procter Street. A group of people are standing in the flood waters; the water level reaches their upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane. One man is standing on the base of a utility pole. Several business buildings surround the street. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "Proctor St. Port Arthur Flood Aug 16-17, 1915. D & H Photo. ©."
Date: 1915
Creator: D & H Photography

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library. In the foreground, there is a man and woman sitting at a table reading. To each side of them, there are empty tables. Behind them, there is a circulation desk facing the entrance, which is surrounded by two panes of glass. In the foreground, there are other people sitting at tables. Bookshelves line the walls. Text at the bottom-right of the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas Interior View Gates Day, May 18, 1918." Mrs. John W. Gates donated $25,000 for the construction of the library in memory of her husband, John W. Gates, and their son, Charles W Gates.
Date: May 8, 1918

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library. Panes of glass separating parts of the library are decorated with World War I propaganda. In the foreground, there are study tables. In the background, there are bookshelves. Text on the bottom-right of the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur Texas Interior View Gates Day May 18, 1918 Patriotic Bulletin Board."
Date: May 18, 1918

[Gerald Glidden and Car]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as Gerald Glidden, District Representative of Gulf States Utilities Company, standing by a car and pointing to it in front of the Gulf States office on 101 Houston Avenue. The car is decorated with advertisements for the utility company. The back of the car says "Use Electrical Appliances;" the side of the car says "Water Pumps Ranges' Washers" and "General Electric Refrigerators." Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Gerald Glidden."
Date: 1917~

[Goldsberry and Knowles]

Description: Photograph of two men wearing coats and hats, sitting on a horse-drawn carriage. They are identified as Goldsberry and Knowles. Behind them, there is a wooden building with a sign that says "Goldsberry and Knowles Photographers." Handwritten text at the bottom of the photograph says "Goldsberry and Knowles, photographers."
Date: 1911

[Hurricane Flooding]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing on top of a horse-drawn wagon in flood waters on Procter Street. The water reaches to the horses' torsos. In the background, there are people wading in the water and houses. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Tex. Aug. 18th, 1915. Procter St."
Date: August 15, 1915

[Hurricane Scenes]

Description: Photograph of four images of flood waters resulting from a hurricane. Two images are on the front side; both feature groups of people wading in the flood water. The water level reaches mid-calf, and there are buildings in the background of both images. Text on the bottom of each image says "1915 storm." On the back side of the photograph, one image features a group of people standing in the flood waters under an awning of a building. The water level is knee deep. In the background, there is a wagon with a child sitting in it in front of the building. The last image is upside down, and features flood waters surrounding several houses. On the bottom of both images text say "1915 storm."
Date: 1915

[J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and a horse-drawn wagon in front of J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop on 537 Procter Street. The side of the wagon says "Phone 236" and "J. E. Guimont & Son." In the background, a ladder is leaning against the building. A sign beside the building says "Guimont & Sheet Metal Workers."
Date: 1912~

[John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of a an exterior view of a building identified as John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store on the corner of Fifth Street and Austin Avenue. Text along the building says "Groceries Hardware And Ship Chandlery Plymoth Cordage Steam...." In front of the building, there are three people. Adams was also the undertaker and butcher. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "John Adams store - 5th Street and Austin Avenue - 1914 (SW Corner)."
Date: 1914

[John R. Adam Department Store]

Description: Photograph of a an exterior view of a building identified as John R. Department Store on the corner of Fifth Street and Austin Avenue. Text along the building says "Groceries Hardware And Ship Chandlery Plymoth Cordage Steam...." In front of the building, there are three people standing and one person bending over in front of a store display window.
Date: 1914

[John W. Gates Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a building identified as John W. Gates Plaza Hotel at 500 Lakeshore Drive. Trees line the streets outside the hotel. There are tents set up on the block in front of the hotel. A road leads to a canal bridge to Pleasure Island. In the background, there is a view of the city.
Date: 1915~

[Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company]

Description: Photograph of the Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company on 539 Fifth Street. Five men and a horse drawn wagon are in front of a wooden building. Text on the side of the wagon says "Phone 236 J. E. Guimon & Son" on the side. A ladder is leaning against the building, and a sign beside it says "Guimont & Sheet Metal Workers."
Date: 1914

[Linn Garage]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Linn Garage on 812 Procter Street. Several signs on the building say "Linn Garage." There is a garage door opening in the center of the building and a car parked to the right side of it. Accompanying material gives information about Lynn Garage.
Date: 1915

[Men in Flooded Street]

Description: Photograph of two men standing in a flooded street. The water level reaches their upper thighs. In the background, there are several buildings. A sign on the side of one building has legible text that says "Real Estate."
Date: August 15, 1915