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  Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
[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: A large crowd gathers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A clergyman is speaking from a temporary dais, surrounded by funeral wreaths while other clergymen, including a Catholic priest, and acolytes stand to the right of the platform.
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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: A large crowd watches as honor guards carry in the caskets of unidentified victims of the 1940 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947, at Memorial Park. Identical caskets decorated with floral sprays are lined up in rows. An honor guard carries in a casket to start the fourth row. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass burial - June 22, 1947 - unidentified remains - 63 indiv caskets attended by 5,000 people 197 Loop North/ 29th Street outside city."
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[At the temporary morgue for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the temporary morgue for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Four men lift a cot holding a blanket-covered body in the temporary morgue after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Another man stands in the foreground, ready to assist. In the foreground, another blanket-wrapped body lies on a wooden table.
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[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Seen from inside a church, a man is standing on a window sill of a tall window on the right. He is reaching up removing jagged pieces of the glass remaining in the window. On the left, a statue depicting Jesus Christ stands on a shelf above a small altar. A candle in a candleholder, two small votive candles and a dish of flowers sit on the altar which is near the front of the Church, behind the wooden communion rail gates. Hanging on the wall on the right is a depiction of the 14th Station from the Stations of the Cross, showing the placement of Jesus' body in the tomb after the crucifixion.
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[Burning storage tanks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Burning storage tanks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke rise from burning storage tanks near the shoreline in the Texas City port area. This photograph is taken looking across a long wooden pier toward the storage tanks.
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[Carrying a coffin in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Carrying a coffin in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Identical coffins decorated with floral sprays are lined up on the porch of the temporary morgue building at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock. Four men dressed in suits carry one coffin to waiting hearses. On the back of the photograph is written: "This is a scene at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock, where the unclaimed bodies were stored in cold storage awaiting identification. The individual caskets were loaded into individual hearses loaned by over 50 funeral homes in southeast Texas. The man carrying casket on right front is John Irwin's brother - don't know name."
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[Carrying in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Carrying in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An honor guard of three military men and one civilian carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. Rows of identical coffins are lined up at the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals near the coffins and each casket is decorated with a spray of flowers. A large crowd is gathered for the ceremony. In the background, round storage tanks and refinery structures can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Four men look at the wreckage at a pier alongside the Longhorn II after the explosions. At least two of the men appear to be military personnel. Metal and wooden debris covers the foreground. The Longhorn II is at the pier behind the men. Above it is the Seatrain loading crane with visible damage. Behind that is the Monsanto plant building with only the metal framework remaining.
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[Checking through the debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Checking through the debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two groups of men search through debris after the explosions. On the far left, one group is gathered around a bulldozer tractor with a powered arm, perhaps for a bucket attachment. On the right, another group is gathered around a large, badly damaged metal object, perhaps a vehicle. Near them, large pieces of metal debris, apparently from a railroad freight car, lie surrounded by shallow water. Large pieces of metal debris are scattered over the foreground. In the distance there is a lone man and behind him another bulldozer tractor. Further on, on both sides, there are large metal framework structures twisted and bent, probably from a warehouse roof or from the covered conveyor system.
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[Clergymen prepare for the mass burial services for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Clergymen prepare for the mass burial services for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Clergymen from several faiths and acolytes stand near a platform and microphone waiting for the mass burial services to start on June 22, 1947. To the left stand funeral wreaths. Behind the clergymen can be seen a tall cross on a staff held by an acolyte. A large crowd stands behind the roped-off burial area.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library