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Oldest house in Port O'Connor

Description: Photograph of a house identified as the oldest house in Port O'Connor, Texas. The house is a small wooden, unpainted structure with an unpainted picket fence surrounding it.
Date: March 25, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

Building in Port O'Connor, Texas

Description: Photograph of construction work in Port O'Connor,Texas, located in southern Calhoun County. The town was established in 1909 on land formerly owned by Thomas M. O'Connor.
Date: March 25, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

[Pistol Range for Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a new pistol range for the Port Arthur Police Department at Spoilbank on Pleasure Pier. A road leads to two buildings, and an uneven grid is marked in front of them. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur. Text at the top of the photograph says "New Police Pistol Range 1951." The range was modeled after a Federal Bureau of Investigation (F. B. I.) Practical Pistol Course in Quantico, Virginia. There are four pistol lanes, three small-bore rifle lanes, and three machine gun lanes.
Date: September 1951
Creator: Gulf Coast Publishers
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[First National Bank Interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the First National Bank in Port, Arthur, TX. Each side wall is lined with teller booths. There are two floors in the bank. In the middle of the bottom floor is a single dark table. On the back wall is the bank vault.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett Photographic Service
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Group in Front of Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of people sitting on the ground in front of a building in Port Arthur, Texas. A boy in a tuxedo stands at a microphone at the top of the building's steps, and a few women and men stand in the doorway behind him.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Port Arthur Police]

Description: Photograph of four men of the Port Arthur Police Department standing in front of a police car. Three of the men are wearing uniforms, and the other man is wearing a suit. They are identified as J. O. Fortenberry, E. G. Hunter, Chief G. B. Douglas, and R. J. Ardoin. The police car has a police badge emblem on the side of the door. In the background, there are buildings and parked cars.
Date: 195?
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur, Texas Gulf Oil Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Port Arthur, Texas Gulf Oil fire department. The circular patch has a white background and orange edging. "Gulf Oil Fire Dept." and "Port Arthur, Texas" are written along the top and bottom in black. A cross shape with black borders and the circular orange and blue Gulf Oil logo is located in the center of the patch. The points of the cross contain illustrations of fire equipment and, in the bottom point, the letters "G.O.F.D."
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Sanspariel Club Tacky Party]

Description: Photograph of a group of couples in the Sabine Hotel in Port Arthur, TX. Many are wearing what appears to be nautical attire. Some have eye patches. Several are also smoking as the picture is taken. Several lights are hung from ceiling fans above. Those named are identified in the attached photocopy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library