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 Language: English
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[The Altar monument in Memorial Park in Texas City]

[The Altar monument in Memorial Park in Texas City]

Date: 1991
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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[A commercial building in Texas City]

[A commercial building in Texas City]

Date: c. 1940 - 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[James Franklin Bell]

[James Franklin Bell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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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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[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1960~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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[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"
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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