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[USS Constitution Sailing in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the Rainbow Bridge crossing the Neches River between Jefferson and Orange Counties, TX. A ship is crossing beneath the bridge. According to accompanying information, at the time the photograph was taken, the bridge was the tallest in the south. The bridge was completed in 1938.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[USS Kula Gulf]

Description: Photograph of the aircraft carrier USS Kula Gulf, sailing on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas. No aircraft are visible on the deck.
Date: 1969
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Vessel Loaded with Export Oil]

Description: Photograph of two ships in the Port Arthur, TX harbor. One ship is the Atlas. It has two masts and one smokestack. The ship is loaded with export oil out of Port Arthur. To the right is another ship that is not steam-powered with four masts.
Date: unknown
Creator: Trost
Item Type: Photograph

[Veterans and Boy Scouts at American Legion Clubhouse]

Description: Photograph of a group of veterans and boy scouts outside of an American Legion Clubhouse on 720 Lakeshore Drive. They are standing amongst long tables with plates of food on them. In the background, there are cars and trees. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "American Legion Clubhouse Lakeshore Drive."
Date: 193?
Item Type: Photograph

[View from Sabine Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a view the top of Sabine Hotel on Fifth Street. In the foreground, there are buildings and streets. In the background, Sabine Lake and Louisiana are visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[View of Sabine Lake]

Description: Photograph of two ships, one identified as U. S. S. Manhattan, in Sabine Lake beside Pleasure Pier Bridge. The U. S. S. Manhattan is the largest vessel of its time to enter the Sabine-Neches Canal. In the foreground, there is a view of Port Arthur. One building is identified as Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse on Lakeshore Drive.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[W. T. Grant Company]

Description: Photograph of W. T. Grant Company on 701 Procter Street. The display windows are filled with products and signs. Some of the signs say "Air Conditioned" and "44 [cents]." Text above the entrances says "W. T. Grant Co." Columns in front of the entrances say "Grants."
Date: August 1951
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Wallings Dairy Farm]

Description: Photograph of wooden buildings identified as Wallings Dairy Farm, located on the north side of State Highway 365 in Nederland, Texas. There are two silos in front of a wooden building. To the right of the silos, there is a wooden house with a car parked in front of it. Several cows are spread out through the grounds. In the foreground, there is a wire fence.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Water and Sewer Planning Session]

Description: Photograph of five men at a planning session for a Port Arthur water and sewer bond issue. Pictured standing left to right are Paul Rushing, Assistant City Engineer; City Councilmen Bernis W. Sadler and Larry Fontana; and Robert A. Bowers, Director of Public Works. Seated in a wheelchair is H. P. Rodrique, Head Draftsman. They are standing around a drawing table looking at a set of blueprints.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Webster School]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as a Port Arthur Independent School District administration office. Several men are working on top of the roof. A sign on the front of the building says "School Administration School Taxes." In the foreground, there are trees and a street. The number "1947" is handwritten at the top of the photograph. This building was built in 1900 with a $15,000 bond. It was formerly an elementary school, and since students found it hard to use the stairs, it became the administration building. A business card for Mac Roofing and Supplies, Inc is attached to the back of the photograph.
Date: 1947
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Weinstein's Store]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Weinstein's Store on Procter Street and Fort Worth Avenue. A woman, a girl, and two men are standing behind a display case with bolts of fabric on top of it. Two women are standing behind counters on both sides of the photograph. There are several display cases filled with clothing items. Several bouquets of flowers sit on top of shelves behind each counter. Text below the photograph says "Taken in the early 1920's. A proud moment in my parents' lives! This was in the entrance to the store at Procter and Ft. Worth."
Date: 192?
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

[Westminster Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Westminster Presbyterian Church on the 900 block of Ninth Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas. The front of the building is decorated with columns that extend to the top of the building. There is a steeple with a cross on the top protruding from the center of the roof. Text on the front of the church says "Westminster Presbyterian Church." A group of people are walking out of the entrance of the church.
Date: 198u
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Whitehaven House]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as Whitehaven, the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Morris on 2545 Lakeshore Drive. The house is two stories high, and columns in the front reach the second story. Bushes and shrubs line the house. The house was built in 1915, and is now owned and operated by Lamar State College. Facilities were donated to the college by the Port Arthur Daughters of the American Revolution in 2000.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Photograph

[Whitehaven House]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as Whitehaven, the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Morris on 2545 Lakeshore Drive. The house is two stories high, and columns in the front reach the second story. There is a flag pole and a circle driveway in the front yard. Text at the top of the photograph says "White Haven 1988." The house was built in 1915, and is now owned and operated by Lamar State College. Facilities were donated to the college by the Port Arthur Daughters of the American Revolution in 2000.
Date: 1988
Item Type: Photograph

[Windsor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Windsor Hotel in Sabine Pass, Texas. The building is three stories high, and a fence surrounds it. A car is parked outside the fence. Text below the photograph says "Windsor Hotel Sabine Pass."
Date: 1939
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Windsor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Windsor Hotel in Sabine Pass, Texas. The building is three stories high and an awning extends from the entrance. Outside the hotel, there is a parked car and a fence that surrounds a yard. Text at the top of the photograph says "torn down 1939," and text at the bottom of the photograph says "Windsor Hotel - Sabine Pass." The hotel had fifty rooms and was built by the Kountze brothers in 1896. It was considered "hotel perfection" at the time, but was later abandoned in 1920.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Wireless Telegraphy Class]

Description: Photograph of students sitting at desks in Wireless Telegraphy class at Port Arthur College. They are all wearing headphones and are writing on papers. On the desks, there are Morse telegraphs in front of each two students sitting across from each other. In the background, there are windows.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Carrying a Rug]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Grace Foote carrying a rug. She is walking underneath an awning of a building. Beside the building, there is a wagon.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph

[Women at CavOILcade Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of five women wearing hats and sitting in a horse-drawn carriage at the Elk's Parade. The women are identified as Mrs. John W. Tryon, Miss Mae Berring, Miss Louise Craig, Miss Bennette Craig, and Miss Christine Landes. The carriage is decorated with flowers along its borders and wheels. A man wearing a top hat is sitting in the driver's seat. In the background, there is a brick building with circular flags hanging from it. Text below the photograph says "Elk's Parade Mrs. John W. Tryon, Miss Mae Berring, Miss Louise Craig, Miss Bennette Craig, and Miss Christine Landes" and "P.F.: Parades."
Date: 194?
Item Type: Photograph

[Women at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library at Lamar State College - Port Arthur campus. A group of eight women are sitting at a table reading; they are identified as students in a library science class. They are researching the Reader's Guide for data. In the center of the table, there is a lamp and a row of books. In the background, there are bookshelves full of books.
Date: 1905~
Item Type: Photograph

[Women at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of two women sitting at a table working at Gates Memorial Library; they are identified as students in a college library science class. There are various labeling tools and books on the table. In the background, there is a bookshelf. Text below the photograph says, "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Department of Book Preparation, Accession work and Labelling Assisted by the Library Science Class. 1918."
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Description: Photograph of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School band. They are all wearing uniforms and holding musical instruments; they are posing in five rows. The front row consists of four girls holding batons with drums in between them. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of Woodrow Wilson Junior High Band. There are four rows of students wearing uniforms and holding instruments. In front, four girls wearing uniforms are holding batons and kneeling; a banner in the middle of the girls says "Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Port Arthur Texas," and has an emblem of the school mascot: a bear. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Date: March 1959
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph