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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11856/
[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/
[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]
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 port in Texas City on August 19, 1915]
A view of one of the slips at the Texas City port. To the left a large cargo ship is anchored, with another ship directly behind it. On the right of the photograph, in the lower right corner, is the tugboat named J. W. Terry of Galveston. Behind it can be seen a dock and dock warehouse, with several dock workers visible. Behind it, at the end of the dock is a barge and another ship. In the lower right hand corner, embossed lettering reads "Naschke Galveston." Underneath the photograph, written in longhand, is "Texas City - Aug 19th 1915 - Two days after the storm". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15259/
[At the port in Texas City on August 19, 1915]
A tugboat, the J.W. Terry of Galveston, can be seen in the lower right of the photograph near the dock warehouses. Products can be seen on the dock, and at least four dockworkers are visible in front of the warehouses. Farther down this wharf are two other ships. On the left side of the picture, a large cago ship is docked. Down the dock on this side, at least two other ships can be seen. On the bottom of the picture in cursive writing is written: "Texas City Aug 19th 1915 - Two days after the storm." In the right hand corner of the picture, "Naschke Galveston" is embossed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15258/
[At the port in Texas City on August 19, 1915]
A large cargo ship is anchored along a dock in Texas City. To the right of the ship, on the dock, several railroad freight cars are pulled up alongside the ship. In the right foreground, the railroad car bears the markings "STILMAS 18217". Four groups of two men each are gathered along the dock, talking or observing. The grain elevator is visible behind the ship. In the lower right hand corner in raised lettering is "Naschke Galveston." Underneath the photograph in longhand is written: "Texas City Aug. 19th-1915 - Two day [corr: days] after the storm." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15260/
[At the temporary morgue for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Four men lift a cot holding a blanket-covered body in the temporary morgue after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Another man stands in the foreground, ready to assist. In the foreground, another blanket-wrapped body lies on a wooden table. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11670/
[At the Texas City dock in 1921]
A group of three women and two men, posed on the Texas City Dock. Two men wearing dark suits and hats sit or crouch on top of the pilings to the right of the picture. The three ladies, dressed in stoles or jackets, hats and long dresses stand on the dock. On the back of the photograph is written: "Terry, Morton, Gustavos, Walker T.C. Docks." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15327/
[At the Texas City Sulphur Dock in 1921]
Three women and two men, stand posing at the foot of a large pile on the docks near the SeaTrain loading crane in Texas City. The men are dressed in dark suits, ties and hats and the women are dressed in formal or dressy clothes and hats. On the back of the photograph is written: "Morton, Terry, Gustavos, Walker and Co. Sulfur Dock. T.C." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15328/
Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas
An airplane with pilot and co-pilot in helmets are sitting at controls of the biplane. Eight other ground crew in uniform and hats are posing for photograph standing in front of airplane. Large tents are seen in the background. People in distance on right are standing or sitting on a wall with advertising on it. "Wright C, SC-14 with 1/Lts. Roy Kirtland pilot and Hugh Kelly student, Texas City, Texas March 1913. Lt. Kelly would be killed in SC-14 with pilot Lt. E.L. Ellington in San Diego, California, 24 November 1913"--p. 123 1st Aero Squadron in Texas City, Texas / by Douglas E. Edwards in Over the Front : Journal of the League of World War I Aviation Historians, v. 13, no. 2, Summer 1998. "Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas, M. Lurer (?) photo copy ger (?)"--label on image. USAF Museum photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11555/
Battery camp 4th Artillery after the storm Texas City
Army soldiers repairing a roof of a large building. Piles of debris and extensive flooding are visible in the foreground. Wording on photo front "A Battery camp 4th artillery after the storm Texas City." The number "14" is marked on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11541/
[Board of Trade Building in early Texas City]
A photograph of the Texas City Board of Trade building in the early 1900's. The building is three stories high with Texas City National Bank and Goodson Drugstore on the ground floor at the right of the building. On the front of the building are large letters spelling "BOARD OF TRADE". On the side of the building with the bank and drugstore entrances and the letters "T C E L & W C O". Five automobiles and parked around the building. A number of men dressed in suits and hats are gathered outside the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15189/
[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]
Two children sit in a wooden boat near the edge of the bay. In the background, around the bay inlet are other boats pulled up onshore, an open-air, but covered pavilion, some smaller wooden buildings, and a pier. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15193/
[Bob Wedell]
Bob Wedell, dressed in a white shirt, dark pants and tie, stands with one hand on his hip outside. Behind him can be seen a house, some trees and a fence. There is a black area on the print from the left center to the center bottom of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15337/
[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Seen from inside a church, a man is standing on a window sill of a tall window on the right. He is reaching up removing jagged pieces of the glass remaining in the window. On the left, a statue depicting Jesus Christ stands on a shelf above a small altar. A candle in a candleholder, two small votive candles and a dish of flowers sit on the altar which is near the front of the Church, behind the wooden communion rail gates. Hanging on the wall on the right is a depiction of the 14th Station from the Stations of the Cross, showing the placement of Jesus' body in the tomb after the crucifixion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11893/
[Burning storage tanks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke rise from burning storage tanks near the shoreline in the Texas City port area. This photograph is taken looking across a long wooden pier toward the storage tanks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11807/
[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/
[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11779/
[Checking through the debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Two groups of men search through debris after the explosions. On the far left, one group is gathered around a bulldozer tractor with a powered arm, perhaps for a bucket attachment. On the right, another group is gathered around a large, badly damaged metal object, perhaps a vehicle. Near them, large pieces of metal debris, apparently from a railroad freight car, lie surrounded by shallow water. Large pieces of metal debris are scattered over the foreground. In the distance there is a lone man and behind him another bulldozer tractor. Further on, on both sides, there are large metal framework structures twisted and bent, probably from a warehouse roof or from the covered conveyor system. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11748/
[City Hall on Sixth Street in Texas City]
A photograph of the City Hall of Texas City, which was located at 519 N 6th St. in Texas City. The two story building is decorated with flags and banners. A large number of people are gathered in front of the building, and many automobiles are parked on both sides of the street in front of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15201/
[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/
[Clouds of smoke fill the sky after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
Huge clouds of thick dark smoke fill the sky behind a house after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11580/
[Clouds of smoke over the business district after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]
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]". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11819/
[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/
[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford taking a walk]
Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford walk arm-in-arm along a ridge. Behind them is a tree and a stone outcropping. To the left of them, is a valley. Col. Moore is dressed in a suit and Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Crawford are wearing dresses. This landscape may have been near the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mrs. Crawford HB & I, 1935". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15294/
[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 on the porch steps of their cabin in New Mexico]
Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Moore stand on the steps of their log cabin at their ranch in New Mexico. Col. Moore is dressed in a suit, hat and a bow tie. Mrs. Moore is dressed in denim pants and a short-sleeved shirt. In the foreground are rocks and scrub. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15287/
[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. and Helen Moore standing in front of a car]
Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Moore stand on the sidewalk near a black automobile. Mrs. Moore stands on the right. She is wearing formal clothes and a hat. Col. Moore stands to her left dressed in a dark suit, a bow tie and a hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15296/
[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore standing on a road near Santa Fe, New Mexico]
An automobile is stopped on a dirt road near an aspen woods. Helen Moore, dressed in a white dress, and Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a suit, stand alongside the car. On the back of the photograph is written "Near the Aspen Ranch Santa Fe 1935 - Lona Stamper was with us." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15272/
[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore taking a walk]
Helen Moore, wearing dark pants and a dark shirt, and Col. Hugh B. Moore, wearing a long-sleeved dark shirt, dark pants, a hat, and no tie, hold hands while out for a walk on wooded slopes. The photograph was probably taken at the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. A small wooden bridge, crossing an arroyo, can be seen behind Mrs. Moore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15268/
[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore with an unidentified couple]
A photograph of Col. and Mrs. Moore with two unidentified people standing in front of bushes near a multi-storied commercial or institutional building. From left to right the individuals are: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a dark suit and bow tie and holding a straw hat; Helen Edmunds Moore with her arm through Col. Moore's arm; an unidentified man dressed in a dark suit and tie and wearing a hat, and an unidentified woman in a white dress and hat with her arms behind her back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15292/
[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 General John J. Pershing]
General John J. Pershing (on the left) and Col. Hugh B. Moore (on the right) are standing together on an open field or parade ground. Both men are in military uniform. General Pershing wears a military overcoat, while Col. Moore does not. In the background are a number of unidentified buildings, made of stone or brick. Some have two stories. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15217/
[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 and Helen Edmunds Moore at the cabin]
Photograph of Col. Hugh B. Moore and Mrs. Helen Edmunds Moore standing in front of the door to the Moore cabin near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Moores are dressed in casual clothes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15226/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Edmunds Moore fishing]
Col. Hugh B. Moore (on the right) and Helen Edmunds Moore (on the left), dressed in casual clothes, are standing and holding fishing rods at an unknown location. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15224/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore and ladies on board a ship]
Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a black suit, bow tie and hat, sits in the middle of a group of four ladies on the deck of a ship. On shore, in the background, is a multi-storied institutional or commercial building. The lady on the far right end of the group appears to be Helen Edmunds Moore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15293/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore at a black-tie dinner]
Approximately 25 older men, almost all in formal black-tie evening dress, stand in five rows behind a banquet table. The table has been set formally. Col. Hugh B. Moore is standing second from the left, in the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15266/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore in conversation with Congressman Clark Thompson and Ray Miller]
Col. Hugh B. Moore stands between Ray Miller and Congressman Clark Thompson outside a governmental building in Washington D.C. The Capitol Building is in the background. All three men are dressed in business suits and hats. At the bottom of the picture is written: "To Col. H. B. Moore with [gap: illegible] and warm regards". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15191/
[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 in his office]
Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a dark suit vest and bowtie but without the jacket, sits at a desk in an office. A large stack of papers sits in the foreground on the desk top at Col. Moore's left. At the far left of the picture in the middle of the desk is an old "candlestick" or upright telephone. A stack of magazines/journals sits on the edge of the desk to Col. Moore's right. Behind the magazines, next to a rolltop desk are large rolled documents, possibly blueprints or surveying documents. Behind Col. Moore, on top of a rolltop desk is a radio and above that there is a framed print hanging on the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15231/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore in his office in 1915]
Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, suit vest and bow tie, sits at a large table-like desk. On the desk is a blotter, wire basket, several books and stacks of paper. Behind him is a dark roll-top desk with a telephone on it, and a coat-rack with a dark suit jacket. Blinds cover most of the four windows in the office. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jany 1 1915 Col. H. B. Moore". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15245/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform]
Col. Hugh Benton Moore [1874-1944], in regular Army uniform with field jacket, stands in front of the porch of a brick and stone building. Based on the uniform and other photographs in the collection, this photograph was taken sometime between 1910 and 1920. (Col. Moore served in World War I in the U.S. Army). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15235/
[Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform and Helen Moore in front of a house]
Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in Army uniform, stands with Helen Edmunds Moore, who is wearing a long-sleeved light-colored dress with button-up boots. They are on the grass in front of a house with a porch railing behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15276/