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[Damaged warehouse and storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse and storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two men stand on top of a line of damaged railroad freight cars. Another man sits on the top of a freight car while several men below sort through debris. To the right of the train cars a long warehouse building has been destroyed. Metal and wooden debris and a number of dark barrels line the railroad tracks. In the distance on the right a number of the storage tanks from the Richardson-Republic tank farm can be seen, many of which have visible crushing and compression damage. The number "#42" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Republic refinery structures after 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Republic refinery structures after 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of evidently undamaged refinery facilities from the top of a storage tank.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of Republic's refinery facilities after the 1947 Disaster. In the foreground, the large spherical liquid petroleum tank has been visibly damaged on the left and top portions of the sphere. A spiralling stairway runs from the ground to the top of the tank. Behind the tank are other refinery pipelines and structures, and a line of freight cars.
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[Damaged freight cars and pier structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged freight cars and pier structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A line of freight cars parallels a road alongside twisted and warped metal framework from pier buildings. Three or four train cars are overturned and have sustained heavy damage. Metal and wood debris is scattered in the foreground. An automobile is parked on the road just left of the center of the image. The number "#14" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Large piece of metal debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Large piece of metal debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A large piece of metal debris lies on the ground in front of a building after the Texas City disaster. In the background, a four-wheeled flat vehicle or wagon stands in front of the building which appears to be missing part of its siding. To the right of the vehicle, a pole leans over a pile of wooden boards or ties.
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[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A row of four warehouses stands alongside railroad tracks. The metal framework appears intact, but the first two buildings are missing much of the metal siding covering the sides and ends of the buildings. Large pieces of corrugated metal debris lie in front and along the side of the front building. Piles of an agricultural product stored in cloth bags and stacked in uniform piles can be seen inside the front building. Toward the side rear of the front building four men are gathered in a small group looking at something on the ground. In the foreground, between sets of railroad tracks, a bicycle wheel and two wooden railroad ties lie scattered on the ground. Two water towers are visible on the far left horizon. The number "#35" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Pipelines and freight cars near the piers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Pipelines and freight cars near the piers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Eight long piplines run toward the storage tank farm in the background. The pipelines are twisted and bent, and pieces of corrugated metal and other debris are scattered between the pipelines and heaped along the right side. Farther right, a line of damaged freight cars stands near a long, large structure with a metal framework, apparently part of the metal structure of the pier building. On the left of the pipelines is a road on which are two automobiles. Another long section of metal framework from a damaged pier structure is at the far left. Part of the structure has fallen. A cloud of smoke rises on the horizon about mid-picture.
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[Two locomotives and power plant debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Two locomotives and power plant debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two damaged steam locomotives sit amid metal and wooden debris from the power plant and shop buildings damaged in the concussion from the explosions. A large smokestack is visible behind the rightmost locomotive, but the structure next to it is heavily damaged with only the metal structural frame standing. To the right rear, only parts of one wall of a building remain standing; the rest of the building has been destroyed down to within a few feet of the foundation level. Behind the leftmost locomotive, which has the number "29" visible on its front, is the edge of a water tower. On the right in the foreground is a fire hydrant with a wooden box on a post above it with one side forming an open door. Inside the box can be seen a folded water hose and nozzle with one end of the hose attached to the hydrant below. A wrench is attached to the valve on the top of the hydrant. The number "27" is written in the lower right hand corner of the picture.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of fourteen round storage tanks taken from across a dirt road lined with power poles. One power line is down, lying in the road. Debris is strewn on the ground in the foreground. Across the road near the storage tanks, pipes of varying sizes lie broken and bent on the ground. A number of the storage tanks have visible compression crushing and denting damage. A spherical butane/LPG tank is visible on the far right. Behind the tanks, two tall water towers are visible.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of part of the storage tank farm after the Texas City Disaster. Five round storage tanks and a butane/liquid petrolem gas sphere storage tank can be seen. The two tanks on the far right show significant crushing on the tops and sides of the tank. The second tank on the left has a section on the left crushed inward.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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