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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[The Altar monument in Memorial Park in Texas City]
A close-up view of the Altar memorial at Memorial Park in Texas City. A stone book lies open on a stone altar. On the front of the memorial is engraved "In memoriam those who lost their lives in the Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947". On the back of the photograph is typed "A stone altar was part of the original cemetery and remains as part of the restoration and enhancement completed in 1991." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11663/
[The Davison home after restoration]
A front view of the Davison house after restoration. The house has three stories, a front porch, and a gabled tower. A flag pole stands on the far left in the front yard with a flag flying. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15308/
[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore in front of their cabin in New Mexico]
A casual portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore and Col. Hugh Benton Moore standing in front of their log cabin at their Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mrs. Moore is on the left wearing denim jeans and a print short-sleeved shirt. Col. Moore is on the right wearing a long-sleeved white shirt and bow tie. On the back of the photograph is written "At their camp in N Mexico". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15281/
[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore relaxing on the porch of their ranch]
Photograph of Colonel and Helen Moore sitting in wooden rocking chairs on the front porch of their log cabin on the Rainy Day Ranch. Both have their feet up on the porch rail. Col. Moore is smoking a pipe. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15297/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore and another Army officer in France]
A full length portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore in Army uniform with hands behind his back. On his right, stands an unknown Army officer with crossed arms. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15240/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore and Army officers]
Five Army officers in uniform and three civilian gentlemen in suits stand in front of an industrial building. The officer second from the left is identified on the back of the photograph as "General Harboard [or perhaps Harbvard] ." Col. Hugh B. Moore, in civilian clothes stands next to him on the right. On the back of the photograph is written :"No. 1 - General Harboard 2- H B Moore". The General is most likely James G. Harbord, variously spelled as Harboard in some reference sources. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15233/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore and guest at the cabin]
Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in hiking clothes, sits on a rock slab in front of the Moore cabin at the Rainy Day Ranch. Behind Col. Moore is an outside fireplace with a large stone chimney. A piece of folk art can be seen above the fireplace. An unknown man, also dressed in hiking clothes, sits to the left of Col. Moore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15284/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore in front of the Moore cabin at the Rainy Day Ranch in New Mexico]
A photograph of Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a light-colored suit, bow tie, and a hat, standing in front of the log cabin at the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch in New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15275/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore relaxing at the cabin in New Mexico]
Col. Moore is lying on a striped glider swing with an overhead awning near the Moore cabin in New Mexico. He is holding a newspaper in one hand. A woman with her hair in a turban sits near the glider. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15271/
[A commercial building in Texas City]
An unidentified two-story commercial building stands on the northwest corner of Texas Avenue and Third Street in Texas City. Line markers for parking places are visible in the foreground, so the building is in the business district, although the building on the left was a residence. Three identical signs are posted on the floor-to-ceiling ground floor windows on the left end of the building. To the left of the building, pipes and other materials lie on the ground near another two-story building. To the far right of the picture a sign reading "Frank's Taxi Service" hangs on the side of another building that was once a pawn shop. A car is driving down the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11816/
[General Frederick Funston]
Photograph is a portrait of a U.S. army office wearing a full dress uniform two stars on shoulder epaulets and "U.S." designation on collar. The photo appears to be an official Army officer portrait, taken from mid-chest up and in slight profile. Wording on photo back: "B Funston, Frederick #32." Funston commanded the 2d Division, U.S. Army in Texas City. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11546/
[Gottfried Moller]
A photograph of a sketch of Gottfried Moller, dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and dark string tie. The sketch is taped to a wooden background, probably a wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15322/
[Helen Moore holding a stringer of fish in front of a cabin]
Helen Moore stands in front of a log cabin holding a fishing pole and a stringer of fish. The cabin is probably located at the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15304/
[James Franklin Bell]
A formal portrait of James Franklin Bell in a civilian, three-piece suit. Wording on front of photo in script (apparently a facsimile of Bell's signature): "J. F. Bell". Wording on photo lower left corner: "G[?]ianca Fonti". A symbol composed of a small "s" and a capital "F" is located directly under the name. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11548/
[Jimmy Wedell and Edith Wedell]
A woman in her late twenties or early thirties, dressed in a plain, long, white dress stands next to a boy of about ten. The boy is dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, knickers and a tie and wears no shoes or socks. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jimmie Wadell [sic, corr: Jimmy Wedell] & Mother Edith." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15342/
[Julia Cornelia Wilcox]
A portrait of Julia Cornelia Wilcox, wearing a dark, high-necked pleated blouse with a brooch at the neckline. She is wearing her hair up in a bun. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15319/
[Major General William H. Carter]
An official portrait of a military officer in uniform. Wording on photo back: "General Carter" His wearing a military hat and wire rimmed eyeglasses, and has a full moustache. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11547/
[Memorial Park in Texas City]
A view of Memorial Park from outside the wall. The angel statue and the monument near the reflecting pool can be seen in the distance. Near the monument, several men are standing. A grounds-keeping truck is visible in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11558/
[Memorial Park in Texas City]
A view of the reflecting pool at Memorial Park. A monument stands at the far right, but the wording on the monument is not readable. In the background is a truck with four men working on landscaping around one of the walks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11559/
[Memorial Park in Texas City]
A view of the reflecting pool at Memorial Park taken near the walkway and monument. Across the road can be seen houses and businesses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11557/
[The Moore family home]
A frontal view of the home of Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Edmunds Moore in Texas City. The home is a two-story brick home. Four large sets of windows open onto a second-story porch. Five large brick pillars and a large front porch are visible on the ground level. A trimmed hedge with a gate fronts the house. Large flowering trees are visible in the side yard at the right, and a large palm tree and another smaller tree and some bushes are visible in the front yard. Two automobiles are parked along the curb in front. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15283/
[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]
A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore as a teenager. She wears a long-sleeved white blouse with large cuffs over her long sleeves and a long white skirt. A pocket watch is pinned to her blouse and a small piece of jewelry is pinned at her neck. She stands with her right hand held behind her back. On the matte frame of the photograph is printed "Naschke 15th & Church Sts. Galveston, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15252/
[A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore]
A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore without his glasses. He is wearing a long-sleeved white shirt with a bow-tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15286/
[A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore]
A portrait of Hugh B. Moore in a dark suit and bow tie. He has his arms crossed and is looking at the camera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15237/
[A portrait of Col. Hugh Benton Moore in uniform]
A portrait of Col. Hugh Benton Moore in his Army uniform. Col. Moore is seated, with his right knee crossed over the left knee and his hands in his lap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15264/
[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]
A portrait of Helen Moore, probably during her debutante days. She is wearing an off-the-shoulder formal gown. The photograph is a profile of her left side. On the back of the photograph is written: "Helen Moore.' texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15279/
[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]
A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore looking toward the left. Mrs. Moore is seated in an upholstered chair with arms. She holds an open book in her hand, and wears a single strand of pearls, a brooch and a bar pin, over a pleated skirt ensemble. She is wearing a short hairstyle, pinned back on the sides. From other photographs and the style of the clothes Mrs. Moore is wearing, it appears that this portrait was taken during the period of her service with the Texas Legislature (1928-1936). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15262/
[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]
A formal portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore. She is wearing an off-the shoulder white or pastel dress with a dark ribbon tied in front. Her hair is worn up on top of her head. The portrait appears to be a debutante, or coming-out, photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15263/
[Solomon Parr]
A photograph of Solomon Parr in a dark suit and white shirt. The print is a photograph of a photographic print taped to a wooden background, probably a wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15321/
[Stores on 6th Street in Texas City ]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11843/
[A young girl carrying flowers at a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
A young girl dressed in good clothes holds a spray of flowers to place on a memorial in Memorial Park, recognizing the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. She stands between a raised plaque and the anchor monument in the park. In the background, other persons attending the memorial service can be seen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11646/
[Helen Edmunds Moore in her later years]
A close-up photograph of Helen Moore in her later years. Mrs. Moore is wearing a tweed coat over a sweater. She is sitting down and has a black purse by her side. She wears a black beret-type hat and is wearing glasses. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taken by Dr. Verrett." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15243/
[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
A close-up photograph of the Italian marble angel statue in Memorial Park which honors the Texas City firefighters killed in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An angel stands on a pedestal with an inscription which is covered by a bouquet of flowers sitting on the ground. Behind the statue, part of the reflecting pool and another monument can be seen. On the back of the photograph is the following caption: "An Italian marble angel honors the Texas City Firefighters lost in the explosion." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11654/
[Helen Moore sitting at the base of a cliff in Frijoles Canyon, New Mexico]
Photograph of Helen Moore, wearing a dress and a hat, sits on rocks near a road at the base of a cliff at Frijoles Canyon, New Mexico. On the back of the photograph is written: "Frijoles Canyon, N. M. June 1, 1959." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15269/
[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]
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) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11845/
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
An honor guard carries in a coffin topped with flowers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The honor guard is composed of both veterans and civilians. A large crowd watches as the coffin is brought in. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11665/
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
A large crowd gathers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A clergyman is speaking from a temporary dais, surrounded by funeral wreaths while other clergymen, including a Catholic priest, and acolytes stand to the right of the platform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11664/
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
A large crowd watches as honor guards carry in the caskets of unidentified victims of the 1940 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947, at Memorial Park. Identical caskets decorated with floral sprays are lined up in rows. An honor guard carries in a casket to start the fourth row. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass burial - June 22, 1947 - unidentified remains - 63 indiv caskets attended by 5,000 people 197 Loop North/ 29th Street outside city." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11649/
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11659/
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Three identical coffins topped with flower sprays await burial at the mass funeral service for unidentified victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A group of five mourners gather near a coffin. Outside the fenced-in area, a number of people are gathered. At the far right a man stands on top of a truck. Just inside the fence on the far left is a man holding a camera. On the back of the photograph is written :"Mass funeral held June 22, 1947 at Memorial Cemetery - land that was purchased for the purpose of burying unidentified dead." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11620/
[Carrying a coffin in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Identical coffins decorated with floral sprays are lined up on the porch of the temporary morgue building at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock. Four men dressed in suits carry one coffin to waiting hearses. On the back of the photograph is written: "This is a scene at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock, where the unclaimed bodies were stored in cold storage awaiting identification. The individual caskets were loaded into individual hearses loaned by over 50 funeral homes in southeast Texas. The man carrying casket on right front is John Irwin's brother - don't know name." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11622/
[Carrying in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
An honor guard of three military men and one civilian carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. Rows of identical coffins are lined up at the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals near the coffins and each casket is decorated with a spray of flowers. A large crowd is gathered for the ceremony. In the background, round storage tanks and refinery structures can be seen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11650/
[Clergymen prepare for the mass burial services for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Clergymen from several faiths and acolytes stand near a platform and microphone waiting for the mass burial services to start on June 22, 1947. To the left stand funeral wreaths. Behind the clergymen can be seen a tall cross on a staff held by an acolyte. A large crowd stands behind the roped-off burial area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11696/
[Coffins of victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster being lined up at the mass funeral service]
Pall bearers, or an honor guard (at least two of the men seem to be in uniform), carry in the casket of an unidentified victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947. Two rows of identical caskets have already been brought in and two more caskets stand in a third row. A small group of clergymen awaits the casket. A large crowd of people stand behind a fence or spectator ropes on three sides of the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals around the caskets. The tops of parked vehicles are visible behind the crowd. In the far distance can be seen some refinery facilities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11699/
[An honor guard carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Two honor guards composed of military and civilian pallbearers carry in coffins at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. On both sides of the pathway, veterans and other men line the walkway. A large crowd has assembled for the service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11657/
[An honor guard carrying in a casket at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
An honor guard including two civilian and two military pallbearers carry a flower-draped casket at the mass burial service on for the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster on June 22, 1947. Two rows of veterans standing at attention line the walkway. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Honor guard (Veterans?) casket being borne to burial site." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11700/
[Loading a casket into a hearse before the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Four men load a casket into a hearse in preparation for the the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. At the far right, another man reads a piece of paper in front of another hearse, with a partial license plate of "MORA HE 3 Tex" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11666/
[Loading a casket into a hearse for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Four pallbearers load a decorated casket into the back of a hearse in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The license plate on the hearse is FT 3925 Texas - 47. A row of hearses is parked near the building at Camp Wallace being used as a mortuary. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11645/
[Mourners at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
A row of caskets each bearing a funeral spray of flowers rests on boards at the grave site, evidently after the mass burial services for the victims of the Texas City Disaster. Six mourners are gathered standing or kneeling near the caskets. Behind them, funeral wreaths stand in front of a mound of dirt. Outside the fence, mourners return to their cars. A dump truck waits in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11697/
[Mourners at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Mourners at the mass burial service held on June 22, 1947. Rev. F. M. Johnson of the First Baptist Church is standing on the far right. The two women in the middle of the picture are believed to be Angela Garza on the left and Mrs. Saragosa on the right." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11701/
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