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[Mourners at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Mourners at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Mourners at the mass burial service held on June 22, 1947. Rev. F. M. Johnson of the First Baptist Church is standing on the far right. The two women in the middle of the picture are believed to be Angela Garza on the left and Mrs. Saragosa on the right."
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[Mourners near the caskets at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Mourners near the caskets at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Rows of identical caskets topped with sprays of flowers are waiting for burial at the interdenominational funeral services conducted at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947 for victims of the 1947 Texas City. Persons walk between the rows, and a large crowd is visible in the background. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass funeral 6/22/47 Inter-denominational".
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[Preparing for burial at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Preparing for burial at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Men ready caskets for burial after the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A large crowd of people is gathered to watch. Identical coffins are lined up in rows. Military veterans stand watch around the perimeter of the coffins.
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[Preparing for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Preparing for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 9.5" x 7.5" b&w photograph
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[Rabbi Louis Feigon speaking at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Rabbi Louis Feigon speaking at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Rabbi Louis Feigon speaks into a standing microphone on the temporary speakers platform at the mass burial services on June 22, 1947. Other clergymen and three acolytes stand off the dais on the right. One funeral wreath stands on the dais, while other wreaths stand behind the speaker's platform. A large crowd of people wearing military uniforms or dress clothes stand behind the roped-off area. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Ministers representing Protestant, Jewish & Catholic faiths share in leading the funeral service June 22, 1947. 5,000 people."
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[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 19, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of people gather at the Texas City High School stadium for a memorial service for victims of the 1947 disaster. A small group of speakers stands in the middle, between the crowd standing on the field and a group of choir members standing on the bleachers. At the bottom of the picture is printed "Texas City Disaster, April 16, 1947." On the back of the photograph is written: "Memorial - April 19, 1947 at H.S. Stadium 10th Street."
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[A rescue worker amid the debris of a destroyed Monsanto structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A rescue worker amid the debris of a destroyed Monsanto structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 19, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A rescue worker stands amid twisted pipes and debris. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "J. J. Hickey 100 Area Ethylene Dept Monsanto Co. Texas City April 19 - 1947 M. Welch".
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[Aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: April 17, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the port area after the explosions. White smoke rises from the destroyed dock area. The Monsanto building, refinery facilities, storage tanks, and the grain elevator are visible. Many of the storage tanks have visible damage. Piers and docks show almost total destruction.
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[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the dock area and shorelines across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Clouds of white smoke cover the horizon, and smoke still rises from the debris. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far right. Directly across the water from it, unseen firefighters direct a stream of water toward burning debris near shore. The area in the foreground is covered with debris of all kinds including metal and wooden pieces, wire cabling, and an unknown product in fabric bags.
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[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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