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[Blanton's Laundry]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blanton's Laundry on 1313 Procter Street. The building is two stories high, and signs on it say "Blanton's Laundry 20% Cash & Carry," "Fur Storage Dry Cleaning," and 19 Blanton's 39." A sign on a building to the left says "Pacific Finance Loans." Cars are parked outside of Blanton's Laundry.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James

[Blossom Shoppe and Matise Blue Print Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blossom Shoppe on 1730 Procter Street. Bouquets of flowers are displayed in the front window; a neon sign in the window says "Flowers." A sign above the entrance says "Blossom Shoppe." A business on the right side of Blossom Shoppe is identified as Matise Blue Print Company. Signs in the front window say "Notary Public." A sign above the entrance says "Matise Blue Print Company.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James

[Bluebonnet Drive - In]

Description: Photograph of a wooden building identified as Bluebonnet Drive-In on 1620 Bluebonnet Avenue. Text written on the front of the building's windows says "Bluebonnet Drive In Plate Lunch." Text on the side of the building says "Bluebonnet Drive In." There is a dirt lot beside the building. In the background, there are other buildings.
Date: 1946

[Bluestein Department Store]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Bluestein Department Store, on the 600 block of Procter Street. The brick building is several stories high, and a sign says "Bluestein's" on the side of the building. Several people are walking on its sidewalks, and cars are parked along its curb. Cars are also driving down the street. The store was owned and operated by Frank Bluestein (President), Leon Bluestein (Vice-President), and Maurice H. Born (Secretary-Treasurer).
Date: 196?
Creator: Everett, James

[Boat Launching]

Description: Photograph of several men and women standing on the boat, Juliette, at its launching. Each person is holding a group of mackerels, and mackerels are hanging from the sides of the boat. The fish came from a record catch at Sabine Jetties.
Date: August 15, 1910

[Bookie's Service Station]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Bookie's Service Station on 2500 Procter Street. Several gas pumps are under an awning extending from the front of the building. Automotive repair supplies are scattered underneath the awning. Several men are working around the building. A sign in front of the building says "Texaco" above a "T" and star logo. In the background, a carport says "Bookie's Motor-Tune-Up-Brake Service." In the bottom right of the photograph, text says "25850 9-26-41."
Date: September 26, 1941

[Bowl King Kole Bowling Alley]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Bowl King Kole bowling alley on Gulfway Drive. The building says "Bowl King Kole" at the top, and has cut-outs of bowling balls wearing crowns on it. In the foreground, there is a parking lot with cars in it.
Date: 1961
Creator: Everett, James

[Boy Scout Exhibition Room]

Description: Photograph of an exhibition room at a Boy Scout exhibition in Port Arthur, TX. The room is filled with various Boy Scout related items, including troop flags, archery stands, boats, knot charts, and geology displays. Several sea scout items are also on display.
Date: unknown

[Boy Scout Troop]

Description: Photograph of six boy scouts wearing uniforms and standing in a row; they are identified as Troop Five. In the background, there are two houses. Text below the photograph says "[Port] Arthur, Tex Troop #5 [,] 1920;" a block of text below that says "0193.01 MGC."
Date: 1920

[Boy Scouts at Strand Theater]

Description: Photograph of boy scouts in a group outside the Strand Theater in Port Arthur, TX. According to the marquee behind the boys, the movie playing is "One Sunday Afternoon." All the boys are dressed in boy scout uniforms. Several leaders are in the picture with them.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James

[Boy Scouts on Church Steps]

Description: Photograph of a troop of boy scouts standing on the steps of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Port Arthur, TX. Most of the boys are wearing boy scout uniforms. Most are also wearing campaign hats. The boys appear to be of a variety of ages. No adults are present in the picture.
Date: unknown

[Boy Scouts Preparing for Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of boy scouts; they are posing in six rows on a flight of stairs. Most of the boys are wearing uniforms, and some are wearing hats. Text below the photograph says "Scouts Preparing for a Parade - 1928," "P.F.: Boy Scouts," and identifies some of the boys as "Joe Jackson, Billy Hause, Kerns, Hal Baird, Robert Pool, Carroll Wolford, Lester Carr, Darrell Beauchamp, Vernon, Bodin, Denbo, Bill Gray, Rodney Quebodeaux, J. T. Urwin, J.D. Thompson, Vernon Isaac, and Quincy Tuma.
Date: 1928

[Brick Complex at Texaco Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a brick complex at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Three workers are walking around the building. A tall storage tank is on the left with a ladder leaned against it. An object that appears to be an oven is in the picture foreground with a tall pipe protruding from the top.
Date: unknown

[Brinkman Automotive Supply Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Brinkman Automotive Supply Company. Seven unidentified men are standing in a row outside of the building, and one man is leaning on one of its brick columns. Several cars are parked within the building. Signs on the top of the building say "Brinkman Auto Supply Co." and "Seiberling All-Treads."
Date: 1920~

[Brown Derby]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Brown Derby, a bar and hotel on 648 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building, and signs on it say "Coca-Cola" and "Brown Derby." In the foreground, there is a woman standing on the sidewalk and cars parked along the curb.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Everett, James

[Brown Derby Sports Bar]

Description: Photograph of a sports bar in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The bar's name is "Brown Derby." An awning above the sidewalk outside bears the bar's name. On both sides of the name are Coca-Cola signs. A woman is standing on the corner near the bar. A street sign on the corner identifies the street as "Procter Street."
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James

[Businesses at Four Corners]

Description: Photograph of businesses at Four Corners in Sabine Pass, Texas. Signs on the front of a building facing to the front say "Grand Prize," "The Jetties Sea Food Inn," "Sea Food Dinners 50 [cents] 75 [cents] $1.00," and "Entrance." Signs on a building facing to the right side say "The Jetties Seafood Inn" and "Coca-Cola." A row of cars are parked outside the buildings.
Date: 1940
Creator: Everett, James

[Carhops at Palmer's Drive - In]

Description: Photograph of four women identified as carhops at Palmer's Drive-In. The women are all wearing dark slacks, button blouses, and hats; they all holding trays with bottled beverages on them. In the background, there is a building with a sign that says "Palmer's Drive In;" cars are parked on the side of the building.
Date: 195?

[CavOILcade Boat Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat parade for CavOILcade taking place in the Sabine-Neches Waterway. A larger boat decorated with flags is floating beside a speed boat. A crowd is gathered along the shore. In the background, there are buildings.
Date: 1958
Creator: Cricchio Studio

[CavOILcade Parade]

Description: Photograph of eight women sitting on a parade float for the CavOILcade Parade. Two women are identified as Mrs. Merle Murphy (standing far right) and Mrs. George (Martha) Gray (front row, far right). All but one of the women are wearing historical dresses. There is an embroidery hoop to the left of the women, one woman is holding a parasol, and another woman is holding a quilt. A sign on the front of the float says "Civic Club."
Date: 1984
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography

[CavOILcade Parade]

Description: Photograph of the princesses float for the CavOILcade Parade. One woman is sitting under an arch at the top of the float, and nineteen other women are sitting on the edges of the float. Other parades floats are behind the princesses float. In the background, there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974