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John C. Hooper, Jr., Photograph Collection

Identifier: AC-631


John C. Hooper, Jr., was a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He lived in Beaumont for 73 years and was the owner of Hooper Graphic Arts and also was employed as a freelance photographer for the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper. This collection includes photographs of landmark structures around the City of Beaumont, landscapes, industrial, and portrait photographs that date back to the early 1900’s.


  • Creation: 1903-1959


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.


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Biographical Note

John C. Hooper, Jr., lived in Beaumont most of his life and owned a small business, Hooper Graphic Arts. He married Mary Jane Langham in 1941 and they had 6 children. John was an avid photographer of the Beaumont area and also collected old photographs. His photographs depict Beaumont in the early twentieth century from approximately 1902 to the 1950’s. Included are photographs of the original central fire station, torn down in 1903; “Lovers Lane” which ran near the O’Brien mansion; the old police station; aerial views of the city; the Harvest Club; South Park High School; and St. Anthony High School.


.50 Cubic Feet (.50 cubic feet in one box)

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized according to subject matter.

Acquisition Information

Donated by an anonymous donor as a gift to the library from 2013 to 2014.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material


Separated Material


Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 March.

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

Finding Aid for the John C. Hooper, Jr. Photograph Collection, 1903-1959
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
2015 April 20
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Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository