[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description:

An aerial view from the north of part of the Monsanto refinery and processing compound with flames visible in several areas and huge clouds of very dark smoke covering most of the photograph. Storage tanks, pipeline control facilities, and two towers can be identified. On the far right in the background are two water towers. The number "#46" is written in the lower right corner.

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: 869
Past 30 days: 20
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 16, 1947
  • Digitized: March 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
April 16, 1947
Description:

An aerial view from the north of part of the Monsanto refinery and processing compound with flames visible in several areas and huge clouds of very dark smoke covering most of the photograph. Storage tanks, pipeline control facilities, and two towers can be identified. On the far right in the background are two water towers. The number "#46" is written in the lower right corner.

Note:

This photo is captioned "The burning Monsanto plant from the north directly after the Grandcamp explosion" on page 9 of Report to John G. Simmonds & Company, Inc. Oil Insurance Underwriters New York City on The Ship Explosions at Texas City, Texas on April 16 and 17, 1947 and Their Results by George Armistead, Jr., published by R. N. Blaize and J. L. Armstrong Engineers, Houston, Texas, 1947.

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: veale-031
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11883
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public