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[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Clouds of very heavy black smoke cover the port area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An aerial view of some of the residences near the port can be seen in the lower right hand portion of the photograph. On the reverse side is written "Texas City a few hours after the Grandcamp exploded."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Layers of thick black and white smoke hang over the residential area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the distance, can be seen a storage tank farm.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[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
[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
[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view from the north of part of the Monsanto refinery and processing compound with flames visible in several areas and huge clouds of very dark smoke covering most of the photograph. Storage tanks, pipeline control facilities, and two towers can be identified. On the far right in the background are two water towers. The number "#46" is written in the lower right corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the refinery structures near the coastline during the Texas City Disaster. Enormous plumes of very heavy black smoke fills most of the image. Flames from a burning storage tank can be seen near the middle of the photograph. Beyond and to the right, through a break in the heavy smoke, can be seen rows of round storage tanks. On the right, a portion of a road with right angle bend can be seen. There are many vehicles parked along the sides of the road.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library