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[Series of Barrels]

Description: Photograph of a line of barrels on a railway platform outside of a building. There are six barrels, four made of wood and two of metal. Text in the lower-right corner of the photograph reads, "Plate No. 7570, 5-1-27." An accompanying card (which has the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the photograph as "Original type asphalt product packages" and the same text is handwritten on the back of the photograph.
Date: May 1, 1927
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Fleet of Wagons]

Description: Photograph of a line of Texaco tank wagons on a railway platform in front of three buildings. There are five men standing on the platform in front of the wagons, and one man sitting on top of a wagon. Text in the lower-left corner of the photograph reads, "Fleet of the Texas Company's wagons at Port Arthur." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo at the bottom) labels the scene "Fleet of Texaco Tank Wagons," which is also hand-written on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Girls in swimming dresses]

Description: Photograph of six girls in swimming dresses at the Old Gates Pier. Three are standing on the back of a bench, and the other three are seated on the back of it. The seated girl on the left and the girls that are standing are looking off to the right of the photograph, and the two girls on the right are looking towards the camera. The girl on the far left is resting her hands on her head. Text on the top and bottom border reads, "On Loan: Mrs. C. E. Yates. Picture taken at the northeast corner on the end of the Old Gates Pier. Standing: Beryl Coe, Della Price, Mrs. Kyle Elam, nee Mary McFarland. Seated: Mrs. Wm. Haley, nee Annie Laurie Kennedy, Mattie Wirtz, Unknown."
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Description: Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000. A separate paper is included with a description of this document.
Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Seated Woman in Parade]

Description: Photograph of a woman, possibly Mary Virginia Latimer, sitting on a parade float in Port Arthur, Texas. She wears a long cape and a large tiara. The text beneath her cape reads: "Queen Mary Virginia of the House of Latimer".
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Basketball Team]

Description: Photograph of boys in basketball uniforms in two rows in front of a building in Port Arthur. Four of them sit on a bench with a basketball between the middle two boys, and four more boys and their coach stand behind the bench. The logos on the boys' uniforms and the text on the basketball have been colored yellow.
Date: 1922
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Portrait of Tiny Moore]

Description: Photograph of Tiny Moore,visible from the chest up, posing with a violin. Moore is wearing a patterned shirt with bolo tie, a jacket, and a straw cowboy hat. He has the violin under his right arm and angled across his body, and has his bow in his right hand. Text printed under the photograph includes his name and the address and phone number for an unidentified company in Sacramento, California.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Port Arthur Civilian Defense Card]

Description: Card certifying A. J. Krohn as an air raid warden in Port Arthur, Texas. A head shot of Krohn and his fingerprint are visible on the front of the card. The text on the back of the card reads: "Port Arthur Civilian Defense Air Raid. This is to certify that A. J. Krohn has been duly appointed an air raid warden. This is his authority to carry out the duties given wardens by the chief air raid warden."
Date: January 10, 1942
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Air Raid Warden George Gondron]

Description: Card certifying George Gondron as an air raid warden in Port Arthur, Texas. The front of the card has a head shot of Gondron next to his fingerprint. The text on the back of the card reads: "Port Arthur Civilian Defense Air Raid. This is to certify that George Gondron has been duly appointed an air raid warden. This is his authority to carry out the duties given wardens by the chief air raid warden."
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Port Arthur Civilian Defense Card]

Description: Card certifying Lee De Rouen as a Port Arthur Civilian Defense air raid warden. The text reads: "Port Arthur Civilian Defense Air Raid. This is to certify that Lee De Rouen has been duly appointed an air raid warden. This is his authority to carry out the duties given wardens by the chief air raid warden."
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Two Women with Lifesaver]

Description: Photograph of two women, identified as Edna Grace Kynard on the left and Ruth Azwell on the right, peering through the middle of a lifesaver. The text on the lifesaver reads: "Pleasure Pier Port Arthur, Tex."
Date: 1939
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast