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[Photograph of Aerial View of Port Arthur, 1945]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, Texas, with an aerial view of the courthouse, bridge, Pleasure Island, and YMCA. The courthouse stands in the stone building in the center of the photo, surrounded by streets that are lined with cars. The bridge is raised for a passing boat. Beyond the bridge, a roller coaster can be seen. The Watkins Studio mark is in the bottom right corner.
Date: August 1, 1945
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Inaugural Banquet]

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing behind a table at the inaugural banquet of the Port Arthur Junior Chamber of Commerce, held in the Pleasure Pier ballroom in Port Arthur, Texas. The men are identified as Joe Bogel, Wes Brannon, Clint Dunnigan, Lyle Vickers, Forest Collins, Herbert Halliday, Fred Wilson, Tom Faver, and Ross Harris.
Date: July 1944
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Golden Jubilee Queen Candidates]

Description: Photograph of a group of young women, all candidates for the Golden Jubilee Queen in Port Arthur, Texas, posing together on benches set on a hardwood floor. Some of them are identified as Doris Jones, Abbie Speights, Thelma Tadlock, and Gloria Antonia.
Date: 1948
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Men on Stage]

Description: Photograph of several men, including Kay Kyser, Mayor H. L. "Buzz" Crow, and Mayor Curtis Trahan, standing on a stage in Port Arthur, Texas. Mayor Crow hands a benefit check to Mayor Trahan. A band is visible in the background.
Date: 1947
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Kay Kyser at Airport]

Description: Photograph of Kay Kyser standing by a car at an airport for a benefit show after the Texas City disaster. He has a coat over his arm and a hat in his hand, and a large crowd is visible in the background.
Date: 1947
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Crowd at Airport]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of men and women at an airport in Port Arthur, Texas, waiting for Mickey Rooney to arrive. He was in town for a show benefiting Texas City after a natural disaster.
Date: 1947
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[First National Bank Street Corner]

Description: Photograph of First National Bank street corner showing cars parked beside and in front of the store with a boy in shorts leaning on the building wall. A grocery store is attached next door to the bank. Awning sign reading "Red & White Food Stores", and window sign "Welch & Co. Groceries"
Date: 1944
Creator: James Everett
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Gulf Gas Station with Tire and Service Station]

Description: Photograph of Gulf gas station with gas pumps and signs reading "Flats Fixed", "Vulcanizing, Recapping". Service station attached with signs reading "Viator Auto Service" "welding, painting, auto service, general repairing" Car being repaired with worker up under the hood, man standing in front and a few others standing around behind near other cars and a bicycle.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[J.B. Jameson Gas Station]

Description: Photograph of small white cinder block building with "J.B. Jameson, Groceries, Beer" painted on the side with a Coca-Cola sign also. There are two fuel pumps out front with mail boxes to the back of the building. On the reverse of the photograph is the handwritten address: "Orange Rd. & Stadium Rd."
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Fred Miller Bicycle Trucks and Rairoad Car]

Description: Photograph of Fred Miller standing in front of his pick-up truck with another crate filled flat bed truck behind. In the background is a wooden "Burlington Route" box car. Advertising displayed on the door of the pick-up reads: " Fred Miller, Bicycles, Hardware & Pets, 526 Austin Ave. Dial 5519" and "Fishing tackle, We make keys" on the side.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast