[Aerial view of burning storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description:

An aerial view of burning storage tanks on a storage tank farm near the port in Texas City during the Texas City Disaster. Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke are rising from several of the tanks. A number of the tanks show visible compression and explosion damage. The caption on back of this photograph reads: "White smoke rises for a fire that is burning out. The thick black smoke is being fed by all manner of petroleum products."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
Creation Date: April 16, 1947
Partner(s):
Moore Memorial Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 560
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 16, 1947
  • Digitized: 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
April 16, 1947
Description:

An aerial view of burning storage tanks on a storage tank farm near the port in Texas City during the Texas City Disaster. Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke are rising from several of the tanks. A number of the tanks show visible compression and explosion damage. The caption on back of this photograph reads: "White smoke rises for a fire that is burning out. The thick black smoke is being fed by all manner of petroleum products."

Note:

Per comment from online viewer: "Picture taken from a point due south of where the Grandcamp exploded. Monsanto Chemical Co. is behind the black smoke."

Physical Description:

1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Texas City Disaster, 1947
Partner:
Moore Memorial Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ntbkb-034
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11813
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public