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  Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
[Aerial view of the port facilities and the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the port facilities and the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A large cargo ship is moored at one of the slips. Three other smaller ships are on the water. Clearly visible are the grain elevator, the smoke stack, the Seatrain loading crane, the Longhorn II aground, damaged storage tanks and the destroyed warehouses and docks. One wall remains from the power house near the grain elevator, and the heavy damage to the Texas City Terminal building can be seen. The badly damaged hull of the Wilson B. Keene can be seen near the Texas City Terminal building. In the bottom right corner is a badly crushed storage tank.
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[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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[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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[At a Red Cross aid station for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At a Red Cross aid station for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Three victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster sit on cots at an outdoor first aid station under trees (possibly behind City Hall). A Red Cross worker is talking to one of the victims with a blanket around his shoulders. The other two victims have bandages on their face or head.
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[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.
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[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Three identical coffins topped with flower sprays await burial at the mass funeral service for unidentified victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A group of five mourners gather near a coffin. Outside the fenced-in area, a number of people are gathered. At the far right a man stands on top of a truck. Just inside the fence on the far left is a man holding a camera. On the back of the photograph is written :"Mass funeral held June 22, 1947 at Memorial Cemetery - land that was purchased for the purpose of burying unidentified dead."
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[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47."
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[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An honor guard carries in a coffin topped with flowers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The honor guard is composed of both veterans and civilians. A large crowd watches as the coffin is brought in.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library