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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[A nurse in a makeshift hospital comforts a victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A nurse in a makeshift hospital comforts a victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A nurse bends over an unidentified man, injured in the 1947 Texas City Disaster, who is lying on a cot in a makeshift hospital. In the background are two other medical staff members and other cots. A folding chair with bedding stands near the patient's cot. On the back of the photograph is written: "A nurse comforts an injured man in a make shift hospital".
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[Smoke during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Smoke during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Heavy clouds of gray and white smoke fill the sky after the 1947 Texas City Disaster.
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[Devastation at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Devastation at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the devastation on the docks and along the shoreline near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This photograph was taken from out on the water. Huge clouds of black smoke, interspersed with smaller white smoke clouds rise from behind the piers and dock areas. Structures along the shoreline have been totally destroyed and huge hunks of metal, damaged pier structures and piles of debris are visible. In the far left, the metal framework from a warehouse can be seen.
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[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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[Grandcamp survivors at a memorial service at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Galveston after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Grandcamp survivors at a memorial service at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Galveston after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Five crewmen of the Grandcamp stand on the lowest sanctuary step at the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral in Galveston behind a draped coffin. Behind the crewmen, flowers line the altar railing and the top sanctuary step in front of the main altar, which is laid with funeral cloths. On the back of the photograph is written: "The five survivors of the Grand Camp explosion - Texas City - April 1947 - Guy Sancey - Dulong - Gueril, Labbe, most of them from LeHavre, and their boss...[unreadable].. from ..[unreadable] Finistere Brettany the one with the patch still on his head taken at the Catholique Church at Galveston Texas - the same day they left for France-". In the lower right hand corner on the back of the photograph is written: "Given to MMPL (1989) by Mrs. Leontine Miller of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Miller served as French interpreter for crewmen while hospitalized in Galveston."
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[A view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Taken from out on the water of the bay, this photograph captures the different layers of smoke rising from fires during the Texas City Disaster. White smoke rises from the port area, blowing from left to right and staying closest to the ground. Behind and above it, huge thick clouds of black smoke rise from unseen fires at petroleum tanks and facilities. Refinery structures, including two large towers, stand near the shoreline in the middle of the picture. Damage is visible along the shoreline.
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[Rabbi Louis Feigon speaking at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Rabbi Louis Feigon speaking at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Rabbi Louis Feigon speaks into a standing microphone on the temporary speakers platform at the mass burial services on June 22, 1947. Other clergymen and three acolytes stand off the dais on the right. One funeral wreath stands on the dais, while other wreaths stand behind the speaker's platform. A large crowd of people wearing military uniforms or dress clothes stand behind the roped-off area. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Ministers representing Protestant, Jewish & Catholic faiths share in leading the funeral service June 22, 1947. 5,000 people."
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[An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Visible from lower left to top right are the SeaTrain loading crane, the Monsanto Building, the destroyed docks and piers and refinery structures including two refinery towers. On the back of the photograph is written: "Monsanto / part of slip - Grandcamp".
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[A Texas City policeman after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A Texas City policeman after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of an unidentified Texas City policeman in uniform after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The officer has a blanket around his shoulders, and a bag on a strap over his shoulders. On the back of the photograph is written: "Texas City Policeman April 1947".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library