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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Language: English
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Wife and Children of John Kenneth Hicks]

[Wife and Children of John Kenneth Hicks]

Date: December 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Regina, Kenneth Jr., William and Robert, family of John Kenneth Hicks. Mr. Hicks was the adopted son of someone named ZuZu. Photo taken Christmas 1949. From the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
Individual pictures of the Class of 1949

Individual pictures of the Class of 1949

Date: 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Individual pictures of the Class of 1949. Austin, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Concordia University Texas
Broadway Street, Van Horn,1948

Broadway Street, Van Horn,1948

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of street scene. Photograph of Broadway street in Van Horn,TX. 1948.
Contributing Partner: Clark Hotel Museum
[Loading a casket into a hearse before the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Loading a casket into a hearse before the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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"
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Loading a casket into a hearse for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Loading a casket into a hearse for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Ambulances ready to respond after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Ambulances ready to respond after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two military soldiers, and a civilian man and woman talk beside a military ambulance after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The woman is writing on a set of papers. The vehicle in the forefront has a large cross on a white background on the side of the vehicle, and the word "ambulance" on the top front. It's vehicle number is stenciled on the top front of the hood as "745745". The identification "32m" is stenciled on the right front bumper. Another military ambulance is parked next to the first ambulance in front of a large building, possibly the High School Gymnasium, with many of its windows blown out. The back door of the front- most ambulance is open, and a stretcher can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Five rescue workers stand in front of a Red Cross canteen truck. Two women are handing out coffee and food to the workers. On the side of the vehicle is lettered "American Red Cross Galveston County Chapter." At the far right in the background is the grain elevator with visible damage to the top part of the structure. Clouds of smoke fill the sky.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Four men look at the wreckage at a pier alongside the Longhorn II after the explosions. At least two of the men appear to be military personnel. Metal and wooden debris covers the foreground. The Longhorn II is at the pier behind the men. Above it is the Seatrain loading crane with visible damage. Behind that is the Monsanto plant building with only the metal framework remaining.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Clouds of smoke over the business district after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Clouds of smoke over the business district after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two lines of stores and small businesses line a wide street in the business district. Cars are parked at an angle to the curbs on both sides of the street. Very heavy black smoke blankets the far end of the street. Signs on the nearest two businesses on the left read "[C]ity [C]afe" and "Edwards Jewelry". The nearest business on the right displays a sign that says "Berkley's [illegible]".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A damaged building and automobile after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building and automobile after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A man in uniform and another man look at a damaged white car parked at the curb at the intersection of two streets in the business district. The two-story building behind the parked car has been badly damaged on the two sides facing the corner of the intersection. Windows have been blown out of the building, and building rubble has fallen on the sidewalk on both sides. There are three other parked automobiles visible in the picture. Signs in front of a building (unseen except for a small portion of the roof) on the nearest (southeastern?) right side of the intersection read: "Texas City Loan Co., Jewelry Luggage Clothing" and "Loans, Liquor". There is also a short post used as a street sign with "Texas Ave" on the side of the post designating the street in which the photographer is standing, and "N(?) 3 St" on the side for the intersecting street.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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