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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[At the Texas City dock in 1921]

[At the Texas City dock in 1921]

Date: 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[At the Texas City Sulphur Dock in 1921]

[At the Texas City Sulphur Dock in 1921]

Date: 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas

Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas

Date: March 1913
Creator: Lurer
Description: 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.
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Battery camp 4th Artillery after the storm Texas City

Battery camp 4th Artillery after the storm Texas City

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: 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"
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[Board of Trade Building in early Texas City]

[Board of Trade Building in early Texas City]

Date: 1907 - 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]

[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]

Date: September 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Bob Wedell]

[Bob Wedell]

Date: 1900 - 1903
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Burning storage tanks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Burning storage tanks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Carrying a coffin in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Carrying a coffin in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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