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  Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
 County: Galveston County, TX
 Decade: 1930-1939
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[An aerial view of American Oil storage tanks in Texas City in 1934]

[An aerial view of American Oil storage tanks in Texas City in 1934]

Date: February 12, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of two large round black storage tanks of American Oil in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground are other refinery structures. Behind the large storage tanks can be seen some one-story buildings. Further back can be seen some homes and other structures. On the horizon can be seen other structures and the water tower. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil :"2-12-34". Taped to the back of the photograph is a label that reads: "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An aerial view of construction in Texas City in 1934]

[An aerial view of construction in Texas City in 1934]

Date: January 13, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of several construction sites in Texas City. At the bottom left, the foundation of a large building is in place and several men are walking within the building perimeters. At the bottom right the concrete walls and internal supports of another building have been built. About mid-picture the first floor of a large industrial building has been completed. A line of automobiles are parked along a wide dirt road between the construction sites. These sites appear to be refinery buildings and lines of pipelines, and power poles, surrounded by security fencing can be seen. In the background are scattered houses. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written :"1-13-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971"
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An aerial view of the American Oil storage tank farm in Texas City in 1935]

[An aerial view of the American Oil storage tank farm in Texas City in 1935]

Date: 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial photograph of the white and black storage tanks in the American Oil Tank farm in Texas City. Some other refinery buildings can be seen about mid-photograph, behind the storage tanks. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil "1935." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

Date: October 19, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the American Oil Refinery in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground, a man holds the reins to three mules in tandem, pulling something. A four wheeled car with metal drums and a flatbed truck can be seen behind the man. The refinery buildings, smokestacks and tanks and piping structures can be clearly seen in the picture. A row of railroad cars sit in front of the pipeline structure. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "10-19-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

Date: October 19, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: A group photograph of American Oil workers in 1934. A group of 28 men in light coats or jackets, some wearing shirts and ties, some wearing outdoor work clothes, have gathered for a group photograph. The photograph is taken on a dirt clearing in front of a wooden building. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "2-14-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Grain elevator near the port in Texas City]

[Grain elevator near the port in Texas City]

Date: 1935 - 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of the grain elevator near the port in Texas City. The photograph is taken from the side of the grain elevator, which has two rows of 6 silos each.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A group picture at the driving of the first pile for the Texas Sugar Refinery in 1923]

[A group picture at the driving of the first pile for the Texas Sugar Refinery in 1923]

Date: March 13, 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of seven people (3 ladies and four men) pose in front of a tower structure. The third person from the left appears to be Helen Edmunds Moore. In the background is a long, one-story commercial building. On the back of the photograph is written: "Sugar Refinery March 1923".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A view of the docks and pipelines under construction in Texas City in 1934]

[A view of the docks and pipelines under construction in Texas City in 1934]

Date: February 2, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: Long lengths of pipeline lie on the ground near a dock. On the dock, men can be seen. A hoisting crane and a truck are near the docks. Other men gather near the hoisting crane.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library