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[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Bridge to Pleasure Island]

Description: Photograph of a group of people walking across a bridge in Port Arthur, TX towards Pleasure Island. The bridge is framed by large, steel girders. The people are all on a foot path on the right-hand side.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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~
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Buffaloes]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man on a running horse behind three running buffaloes, known as "Gulfaloes." In the background, there is a Gulf Refinery tank and a man walking.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph

[Burton Shipyard]

Description: Photograph of Burton Shipyard just east of Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are on land in the process of construction. Several more ships are already in the water, still under construction.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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?
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of the princess float for the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of a girl, a boy, and a woman wearing a gown, tiara, and sash sitting on a white ramp. They are sitting in front of a structure made of columns with a gold crown shape on the front. In the background, two car floats are following, and there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float at the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of four older boys wearing yellow shirts and black cowboy hats, sitting around a red and yellow bee mascot in the back of a yellow Chevrolet truck. The truck is decorated with red and gold streamers. In the background, there are people watching the float.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Queen and Princesses]

Description: Photograph of the CavOILcade queen and princesses at Pleasure Pier Ballroom. The queen is standing in the center, and is wearing a crown and holding a bouquet of flowers. The princesses and escorts are standing in a row on each side of her. In the background, there is a band playing in front of a backdrop with mask shapes and text that says "Mardi Gras."
Date: 1953
Creator: Angelle, John
Item Type: Photograph

[Celebrating Completion of Kansas City Railroad]

Description: Photograph of the two financiers of the Kansas City Railroad celebrating the railroad's arrival at the Gulf of Mexico. There are several large stacks of unused railroad ties behind the men. They are standing by a cement block which holds up the end of the tracks. They are shaking hands over the block. The men are, from left, John Arthur DeGoeijen and his father, Jan DeGoeijen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Central Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as the Central Hotel on the corner of Procter Street and Waco Avenue. The building is several stories high, and a hanging sign says "Central Hotel" on the side. In front of the building, there are people walking on a sidewalk and cars parked along its curb. Text below the photograph says "Central Hotel - 1917." The hotel was used to house United States Coast Units during World War II.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Chamber of Commerce Cruise]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur, TX Chamber of Commerce preparing for a cruise on a yacht identified as, "Ilderim Baltimore." A line of men, all in shirt and tie, are leaning against the side rail of the boat. Several life boats are tied to metallic arms above the boat's awning. A life-preserver on the side of the yacht bears the boat's name.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Champion Cotton Crop]

Description: Photograph of two men (R. L. Hanna on right) standing beside a bail of cotton. The man on the left is wearing a light colored suit, and is holding a piece of paper in front of the bail. Hanna is wearing a hat and has a pipe in his mouth. A sign on the bail of cotton says "Weight 559 Lbs. Produced By R. L. Hanna Sabine, Texas on 1 1/4 Acres Purchased by Port Arthur, Chamber of Commerce and Shipping." In the background, there is a ceiling fan and a doorway.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Martin Company]

Description: Photograph of a group of three men standing and one woman sitting in a Charles Martin Company office at Realty Building. They are identified as W. J. Burch (oil inspector), C. E. Booz (senior manager), Elda LaPoint (secretary), and DeWitt Cudd (clerk). Charles Martin Company consisted of deep oil inspection and a steamship agency. The group is surrounded by desks with papers and typewriters on them. There is a set of filing cabinets to the left of the group, and a clock hanging on the wall towards the right. Text below the photograph says "Pictured left to right are: W. J. Burch, C. E. Booz, Senior Manager, Elda LaPoint, and DeWitt Cudd."
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Children Dressed as Book Characters]

Description: Photograph of a group of Franklin Elementary School students celebrating Children's Book Week outside of Gates Memorial Library. The children are dressed as, left to right, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Jo March in "Little Women," Robinson Crusoe, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Doctor Dolittle, Marigold in "The Golden Touch," Robin Hood, Heidi, and a pirate in "Treasure Island."
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Children Fishing]

Description: Photograph of many children standing by the lake side of Sabine Lake in Port Arthur, TX. They are all fishing in the lake. In the background is a line of parked cars. Further behind is the amusement park of Pleasure Island.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph