[Document stating the expenses aboard the Henrich bound for Galveston, December 1843]

[Document stating the expenses aboard the Henrich bound for Galveston, December 1843]

Date: December 1843
Creator: Castro, Henri
Description: Document stating the charges for five chests aboard the Hennrich bound for Galveston. Dated December 5, 1843 in Antwerp. Reverse side is a document stating the expenses for shipment of two chests of merchandise aboard the Hennrich bound for Galveston. Lists contents of chests, including linens and straw hats. Dated December 1, 1843 in Antwerp and signed by Henry [sic] Castro.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Order sheet for Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co, Paris, France]

[Order sheet for Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co, Paris, France]

Date: 187?
Creator: Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co
Description: Order sheet for Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co, Paris, France. Not filled out.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Order sheet for Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co, Paris, France, copy 2]

[Order sheet for Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co, Paris, France, copy 2]

Date: 188?
Creator: Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co
Description: Order sheet for Vilmorin-Andrieax & Co, Paris, France. Not filled out. Copy 2.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A grain elevator, a smokestack and the ruins of a power plant stand in the middle of the picture. On the left, four railroad freight cars sit on a track. A row of train wheels sits near a power pole with dangling lines. Brick, metal and wood debris litter the foreground. A large pipe, twisted and broken lies along the railroad tracks on the right. Two men stand along a rail line. Behind them, two structures lie in ruins surrounded by piles of bricks and metal debris, with remnants of brick walls visible. Amid the debris are upturned vehicles, including a treaded vehicle.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damage near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damage near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Taken from ground level, this photograph shows a large grain elevator in the background with a damaged metal conveyor lying twisted on the ground in front, and with railroad tracks in the foreground. On the right, the rear cylindrical silo of of the grain elevator has crumbled at the top and shows heavy damage on the right side. Windows have been blown out on the elevator, and the long structure atop the 12 cylindrical silos of grain elevator has one section caved in. Damage on the rear tower part of the elevator is also evident. Supports for an elevated conveyer belt encased in a metal grided structure have collapsed, and the elevated structure lies damaged and twisted on the ground. Four trucks, at least three of which have open beds, stand alongside this structure. Approximately 10 men, some in hard hats, are looking at the damage. A large container with a cross decal and a large water dispenser sit near a small group of men. Three sets of railroad tracks run across the photo in the foreground. Between the tracks and the trucks is a stack of long wooden beams. The number "#17" is written in the lower right corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Ruins of a warehouse and large fragments of ship hull after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Ruins of a warehouse and large fragments of ship hull after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two railroad tracks separated by a dirt road run horizontally across the foreground of the photograph. A utility pole with damaged wires dangling stands on the far side of the road. Beyond the tracks is a pile of very large pieces of twisted metal debris, apparently the fragments of a shattered hull of a ship. Beyond that are at least a dozen men scattered outside a large, two-story, heavily damaged building. Two cranes, a truck with a hoist at the rear, and a bulldozer are sitting in front of the building amid large piles of metal and wooden debris. Several train cars sit amid debris at the far right side. In the distance can be seen the top part of another crane. On the left runs a line of utility poles away from the viewer, probably along another road. On the far left can be seen more men working, with one man operating a construction vehicle, perhaps another bulldozer, and several dump trucks waiting to be loaded. Beyond the trucks one can see the end silos of the grain elevator. The number "#40" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view from outside looking through a damaged warehouse. The metal framework appears to be intact but much of the covering of the front and back walls has been destroyed. Piles of a product stored in cloth bags of uniform size sit in stacks in the warehouse. A line of freight cars, many heavily damaged, sit on a railroad track along the right side the building. Large pieces of debris are scattered in front of the building. There is a large light colored object in the foreground lying on the ground. It seems to be either a piece of concrete with large chunks of aggregate, or a loose pile of material of similar appearance. The number "#37" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged warehouse and freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse and freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A long open metal framework structure runs along the border of a dirt road. The metal structures are the twisted and warped frameworks of fire and concussion damaged dock warehouses. The support columns of the buildings on the road side are damaged but still vertical, whereas the structures behind that have been crushed and have collapsed. To the right in the distance sits a line of train cars on tracks alongside the structures. The end car is heavily damaged, and one car is flipped on its side. A line of power poles runs along the road, with the power lines down. The second pole on the right is bent away from the observer. Debris is scattered along the road and the in the foreground. The number "#19" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[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.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Destroyed warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Destroyed warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Closeup view of the foundation of a brick building, which has been completely destroyed, with only a very small amount of a brick wall and a corner surviving. Bricks, broken pipes, and cables lay scattered over the foundation. Behind the destroyed building on the right is another large building, still standing, but with heavy structural damage. On the left side, a row of freight train cars, loaded with structural forms sits behind a section of extra railroad wheels. A row of four vehicles, apparently small trucks of some type, sit between the foundations of two buildings. On the right, another truck is parked amid the rubble. Heavy clouds of dark smoke hang over the scene. The number "#9" is written in the lower right-hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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