Patricia Cargill, was an artist, and married to the noted local Beaumont sculpture artist, David Cargill. During her lifetime she compiled a cumulative photograph album of historical images related to the electrical industry of the eastern part of the State of Texas. This album of photographs consists primarily of electric utility company images of the Eastern Texas Electric Company during the time period of the 1920's. This company later changed its name to Gulf States Utilities Company. The photographs show both the rapid historical growth and development of the electric utility industry in its formative years.