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[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of burning refinery structures near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Huge clouds of black smoke obscure much of the picture. Two sections of smoke, one in the lower middle, and one on the right, burn white.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of burning storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of burning storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of burning storage tanks on a storage tank farm near the port in Texas City during the Texas City Disaster. Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke are rising from several of the tanks. A number of the tanks show visible compression and explosion damage. The caption on back of this photograph reads: "White smoke rises for a fire that is burning out. The thick black smoke is being fed by all manner of petroleum products."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An aerial view of construction in Texas City in 1934]

[An aerial view of construction in Texas City in 1934]

Date: January 13, 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of several construction sites in Texas City. At the bottom left, the foundation of a large building is in place and several men are walking within the building perimeters. At the bottom right the concrete walls and internal supports of another building have been built. About mid-picture the first floor of a large industrial building has been completed. A line of automobiles are parked along a wide dirt road between the construction sites. These sites appear to be refinery buildings and lines of pipelines, and power poles, surrounded by security fencing can be seen. In the background are scattered houses. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written :"1-13-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971"
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

Date: 1952~
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the Nessler swimming pool. Many people are in the pool. A few people are on or near three sets of bleachers along the side of the pool. To the left of the pool is a tennis court with about ten people playing or watching tennis. A bus and a truck are parked near the building near the front of the pool. Approximately 20 cars are parked in a cleared lot near the street. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Nessler Pool" (early 1950's)
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery and port facilities before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery and port facilities before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of a portion of the Texas City port area before the 1947 disaster including the SeaTrain loading crane, warehouses, refinery facilities, and storage tanks.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery facilities and the storage tank farm before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery facilities and the storage tank farm before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the refinery facilities and the storage tank farm in Texas City before the 1947 Disaster. The smoke stack and power house is also visible on the far left. A residential area can be seen on the far right in the distance.
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.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of refinery structures at the port after the explosions and fires. The Seatrain loading crane is visible in the lower left corner. White and black smoke still rise from burning areas.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the Monsanto building and the refinery facilities near the port after the explosions. Dark gray smoke streams from a burning structure near the tall refinery towers. The Monsanto building is very heavily damaged. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far left. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Site of explosion - looking west. Shows damage to Monsanto plant and port facilities."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery structures, storage tanks, and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery structures, storage tanks, and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the port area of Texas City after the explosions. Residences can be seen in the lower right corner. Beyond and to the left of those homes are refinery structures. Beyond those structures are the piers and docks of the port area. Thick heavy clouds of black smoke come from burning storage tanks to the right of the docks. Thick white smoke comes from the dock areas. Through a gap between the black and white smoke streams can be seen a number of storage tanks.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library