[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description:

An aerial view of burning refinery structures near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Huge clouds of black smoke obscure much of the picture. Two sections of smoke, one in the lower middle, and one on the right, burn white.

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: 3,103
Past 30 days: 61
Yesterday: 2
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 refinery structures near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Huge clouds of black smoke obscure much of the picture. Two sections of smoke, one in the lower middle, and one on the right, burn white.

Note:

Per comment from online viewer, this photograph was taken looking south from a point near the Texas City Dike.

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-033
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11814
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public