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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
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.
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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.
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[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view from outside looking through a damaged warehouse. The metal framework appears to be intact but much of the covering of the front and back walls has been destroyed. Piles of a product stored in cloth bags of uniform size sit in stacks in the warehouse. A line of freight cars, many heavily damaged, sit on a railroad track along the right side the building. Large pieces of debris are scattered in front of the building. There is a large light colored object in the foreground lying on the ground. It seems to be either a piece of concrete with large chunks of aggregate, or a loose pile of material of similar appearance. The number "#37" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 15, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The grain elevator, a tank farm, the port facilities, the Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane, a smokestack, some refinery facilities and some residential housing can be seen. The print has a handwritten caption at the top: "Texas City Disaster photograph."
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[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Stacks of wooden forms lined up in a row awaiting shipping. Some of the stacks have been toppled. To the far left is a large column of smoke blowing left to right. The grain elevator and a smokestack are visible in the rear center. Utililty poles, some with visibly damaged lines hanging down, are visible throughout the scene. To the right of the grain elevator, structures of twisted open metal frameworks can be seen, near a damaged building. The number "#32" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

Date: 1952~
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the Nessler swimming pool. Many people are in the pool. A few people are on or near three sets of bleachers along the side of the pool. To the left of the pool is a tennis court with about ten people playing or watching tennis. A bus and a truck are parked near the building near the front of the pool. Approximately 20 cars are parked in a cleared lot near the street. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Nessler Pool" (early 1950's)
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[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph is taken from a raised perspective looking toward the grain elevator and the railroad shed, probably from on top of a line of freight train cars at the far right. Wood and metal debris is scattered over tracks. Roof and side damage is visible on the line of freight cars. At the far left is the destroyed power plant and sheds with only parts of some walls standing. Two steam locomotives, with their fuel and water tenders behind them, are facing the camera and between the fork lift and grain elevator. The headlight for backing up can be seen on the slope of the water tank on the engine to the left. The footboard for the brakemen to ride upon is visible below the coupler. A truck sits underneath a raised conveyor system crossing a number of railroad tracks. The grain elevator has no glass in most of the windows, and has sustained damage to a wall of a smaller section of the elevator nearest the ruined building. To the left of the grain elevator, a shed with three train cars inside is attached to the grain elevator. Part of a wheeled vehicle sits amid other debris in ...
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[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.
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[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A large warehouse stands along a dirt road. The metal structure of the building remains, but much of the covering material for the walls is gone. The roof shows large holes where the roofing material is gone. The corner of another similar building can be seen behind this building. It too has visible holes in the walls. Large pieces of debris lie scattered in front of the main building. To the right of the building stands a bent power pole. A line of freight cars sits in front of two storage tanks on tower structures and one large round storage tank. The number "#39" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Stores on 6th Street in Texas City ]

[Stores on 6th Street in Texas City ]

Date: c. 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Five cars are parked along a street in front of a long building holding small stores. The store signs read : "Jeweler Hetherington", "Westinghouse Appliances Farmer Bros.", "Allan's Shoes" and "Prescriptions Pharmacy." There is a woman standing looking into the window of the shoe store with other people nearby mostly hidden behind a car; a man in a suit and hat walks along the sidewalk in front of the pharmacy.
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