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 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Fire at the Humble Oil Tank Farm]

[Fire at the Humble Oil Tank Farm]

Date: 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a fire at the Humble Oil tank farm in Webster, Texas. A large cloud of smoke is billowing out from the property.
Contributing Partner: League City Helen Hall Library
[Lillie Abercrombie with two toddlers on lawn]

[Lillie Abercrombie with two toddlers on lawn]

Date: December 1, 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Lillie Abercrombie kneeling on lawn behind two seated toddlers dressed in blue overcoats beside brick sidewalk. Two story house with double columns in background.
Contributing Partner: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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