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[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 15, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The grain elevator, a tank farm, the port facilities, the Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane, a smokestack, some refinery facilities and some residential housing can be seen. The print has a handwritten caption at the top: "Texas City Disaster photograph."
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[Aerial view of the port area during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the port area during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of refinery facilities near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Heavy black smoke coming from a source out of view on the right obscures much of the top two-thirds of the picture. A smaller plume of white smoke can be seen on the left. Storage tanks can be seen through a small hole in the smoke near the top middle of the photograph. The lower part of the image shows destroyed areas of the docks.
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[Aerial view of the port facilities and grain elevator before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: April 15, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Disaster. A large cargo ship is in one of the slips. The grain elevator with the conveyor system, the Seatrain loading crane, warehouses, and docks and piers are identifiable. In the background, part of the residential area of the city is visible.
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[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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After the hurricane, 4th Artillery officers line

After the hurricane, 4th Artillery officers line

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: An automobile sits alongside the ruins of an open sided canvas-covered structure. To the right three wooden one-story buildings are visible with very heavy structural damage. Behind the automobile are at least four other wooden buildings. One building has fully collapsed on 2 sides. One building has been blown off its foundation and lies tilted at a 90 degrees angle, with the building underside vertical to the ground. The large building is a two story building with about half the building totally collapsed. A pile of wooden debris lies in the right front foreground. Flooding is visible behind the building. Wording on the photo front "After the hurricane 4th Art. Officers line, Texas City." The number "15." is written on the photo. Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
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After the hurricane, Texas City

After the hurricane, Texas City

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Boat run aground along the railroad tracks in front of buildings and listing heavily. Telephone pole in front of boat leaning to the right approx. 15 degrees. Debris and another listing telephone pole are visible to the right of the buildings. Wording on photo front "38 After the Hurricane Texas City." Most likely taken after the August 16, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, Texas. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
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After the storm

After the storm

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Four soldiers, two on horseback and two on foot, in front of two one-story buildings. Flooding and building debris are visible in the foreground and in the background. Wording on photo front "After the storm." The number "19" is marked on the photo. Most likely taken after the August 16th, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, Texas. Wording on photo back "Texas City, TX Aug 16, 1915."
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[After the storm]

[After the storm]

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Three rows of one-story houses. On the far left, a pile of debris stands. The nearest house on the left is tilted and sagging to the right. The porch on the second house in the second row is tilted to the side. Wording on photo back "Texas City, Tx Aug 16, 1916". [Based on other photos similar to this one and on historical records of the weather, this date should most likely be Aug. 16, 1915.]
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After the storm and flood Texas City

After the storm and flood Texas City

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: In the front left section of the photo, a soldier carrying what appears to be a typewriter or teletype machine wades through flood waters about mid-calf deep. Behind him are badly damaged buildings surrounded by flood waters. Wording on photo front "After the storm and flood, Texas City Camp Sight (sic) Co. D. Signal Corps." Handwritten in pencil on photo back "Texas City, TX Aug 16, 1915."
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After the storm, Texas City

After the storm, Texas City

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Two buildings along a road with another building a a water tower in the background. The building to the left has heavy structural damage to the side facing the road and is braced in the right front corner with a pole or board. The building to the right is surrounded by debris from the structure and its contents. A large piece of debris lies in the road near the forefront of the picture. A water tower and other buildings are visible in the distance. Clothing, quilts or blankets and a pillow are hanging on lines in the foreground. Wording on photo front: "After the storm Texas City." The number "22" is written on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
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