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  Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Language: English
[Airplanes at a small airport]

[Airplanes at a small airport]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: At the far left, one small biplane sits on a runway. Two men are near that plane. Off the runway, in the grass, is a small airplane with a prop engine on the right wing. It's call number is NC65212. There are barrels and what appears to be an engine part near the plane. Further in the distance is another small plane parked in the grass.
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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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[Clouds of smoke over the business district after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Clouds of smoke over the business district after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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]".
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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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[A damaged building and automobile after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building and automobile after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A man in uniform and another man look at a damaged white car parked at the curb at the intersection of two streets in the business district. The two-story building behind the parked car has been badly damaged on the two sides facing the corner of the intersection. Windows have been blown out of the building, and building rubble has fallen on the sidewalk on both sides. There are three other parked automobiles visible in the picture. Signs in front of a building (unseen except for a small portion of the roof) on the nearest (southeastern?) right side of the intersection read: "Texas City Loan Co., Jewelry Luggage Clothing" and "Loans, Liquor". There is also a short post used as a street sign with "Texas Ave" on the side of the post designating the street in which the photographer is standing, and "N(?) 3 St" on the side for the intersecting street.
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[A damaged commercial building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged commercial building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A commercial building shows damage to the top part of the building front after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A sign made of shaped letters on the building front reads "Jack & Jill".
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[The damaged Texas Hotel after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The damaged Texas Hotel after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A two-story building with the words "Texas Hotel" on the front shows damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Windows and doors have been blown out, and pieces of window frames and screens are leaning against the front of the building. A car is parked near the side entrance to the hotel.
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[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of part of the business district in Texas City before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Cars are parked along both sides of the street and are driving down the roads of a four-way intersection. Stores and businesses line the right side of the streets. On the left side a large flag pole stands near the corner. Down the left side of the street, a two-story building can be seen. People are walking or standing along the sidewalks in front of the stores. A bus is pulled up near one corner of the intersection. On the far right, the two nearest businesses have signs which read "Clar[r?]'s Liquor Store" and "Lucas Cafe." Further down the street are signs reading "Plaza Hotel" and "Nusbaum's."
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