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  Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the dock area and shorelines across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Clouds of white smoke cover the horizon, and smoke still rises from the debris. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far right. Directly across the water from it, unseen firefighters direct a stream of water toward burning debris near shore. The area in the foreground is covered with debris of all kinds including metal and wooden pieces, wire cabling, and an unknown product in fabric bags.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Clouds of very heavy black smoke cover the port area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An aerial view of some of the residences near the port can be seen in the lower right hand portion of the photograph. On the reverse side is written "Texas City a few hours after the Grandcamp exploded."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Layers of thick black and white smoke hang over the residential area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the distance, can be seen a storage tank farm.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
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.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of burning storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
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."
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[Aerial view of refinery and port facilities before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery and port facilities before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of a portion of the Texas City port area before the 1947 disaster including the SeaTrain loading crane, warehouses, refinery facilities, and storage tanks.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery facilities and the storage tank farm before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery facilities and the storage tank farm before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the refinery facilities and the storage tank farm in Texas City before the 1947 Disaster. The smoke stack and power house is also visible on the far left. A residential area can be seen on the far right in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of Republic's refinery facilities after the 1947 Disaster. In the foreground, the large spherical liquid petroleum tank has been visibly damaged on the left and top portions of the sphere. A spiralling stairway runs from the ground to the top of the tank. Behind the tank are other refinery pipelines and structures, and a line of freight cars.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of refinery structures at the port after the explosions and fires. The Seatrain loading crane is visible in the lower left corner. White and black smoke still rise from burning areas.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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