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Claire Rhorman Photograph Collection

Identifier: AC-662

Scope and Content Note

This collection of family photographs covers the time period from the early 1920’s through to the 1950’s in the area around St. Martin Parish in Louisiana and the Port Arthur area in Texas. Featured are family members, special events, the flood of the Atchafalaya River Basin in the 1940’s, oil derricks worked by Skelly Oil Drilling Company, and houses, bridges and landscapes.


  • Creation: 1920-1959


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.


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Biographical Note

This collection consists of family photographs belonging to Claire Rhorman. The photographs cover the time period from the early 1920’s through to the 1930’s in Louisiana around St. Martin Parish and the time period from the early 1940’s through to the 1950’s in Port Arthur, Texas.


.25 cubic feet (1 box)


Claire Rhorman is a resident of Beaumont, Texas. Her family moved from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, to Port Arthur, Texas, when she was about three months old. She attended Port Arthur schools and continued living in the area into adulthood. Many of the photographs in this collection reflect family events and locations in and around Port Arthur. Her grandfather, Carlos Castille, inherited land in St. Martin Parish which had been in his family for about 200 years. A number of the early photographs feature the family homestead located in Louisiana. Her uncle worked for Skelly Oil Drilling Company and there are several images that depict oil derricks in this collection.

Organization of Collection

This collection is arranged in folders according to time period and subject matter.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Claire Rhorman, 2015 May.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material


Separated Material


Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 May.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 May.

Finding Aid for the Claire Rhorman Photograph Collection, 1920-1959
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
2015 May 18
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository