GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION

Collection Title: THE GILBERT AND MELBA WATSON PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

Accession Number: 014

Archives and Special Collections Department
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of black and white photographs taken in and around the Lake Charles area during the late 1930's - early 1940's. Photographs include scenes of Ryan Street, Shell Beach Drive, City Hall, the Court House, Big Lake, and the Watson Machine Shop.


Container List

Box 1  (8X10 photographs)

1. Spanish Moss
2. Spanish Moss
3. The Fleet's In
4. Reflection
5. Boat on River
6. Cattle
7. Country Road
8. The Golden Door
9. Amaryllis
10. French Drip
11. Boat on the Lake
12. The Charleston Roof
13. Shell Beach in Winter


Box 2  (8x10 photographs)

1. Winter Wonderland Shell Beach Dr.
2. Downtown Ryan St.
3. Armistice Day Parade
4. "Mine is a Pontiac" at Hodges and Peake
5. Ice
6. English Bayou
7. "Abandoned" Goosport Area
8. "Eavesdropping" East of City
9 North Shore of Lake
10.  House at Ged
11. Shell Beach Pier
12. Island Close to Westlake


Box 3  (8x10 photographs)

1. Court House
2. Court House
3. City Hall
4. Tool Bin - Watsonís Machine Shop
5. Watson Machine Shop
6. Hwy 90 Bridge
7. "The Micrometer" Watson Machine Shop
8. Goosport Gate
9. Early Beginnings - Cities Service Refinery
10. "The Lathe" - Watson Machine Shop


Box 4  (11x14 photographs)

1. Cypress Trees and Moss
2. Judge Thomas Porter, Floyd DeWitt, Joyce Nutter
3. Cattle and Sheep
4. Cattle Drive
5. Hotel Charleston
6. Lake Charles Boat Club
7. Sailboat
8. Lake Charles - Sun setting over Lake
9. Big Lake Pier
10. Big Lake Pier
11. Mooring Post


Box 5  (11x14 photographs)

1. Big Lake Pier
2. Little Chenier
3. Lake Charles Near MSU Area
4. City Hall
5. Local Refinery
6. Lake Charles Air Force Base, WWII, airplane cockpit
7. Unknown
8. Cutting Thread on Steel

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