[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Date: September 28, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of part of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane. The Oklahoma Hotel is in the foreground of the picture. A building in back of the hotel has been demolished and lies in ruins on the ground. Other buildings in the photograph, including houses and other larger buildings, do not show visible structural damage. An automobile is driving on a wide road, across from the hotel, at the lower left of the photograph. In the lower right hand corner, the following information has been written on the photograph : Texas City Texas 9-28- Photo copyrighted 1915 by Martin Blandford 1542 Williams St. Denver, Colo."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
Suttle Building after the storm at Texas City, Tex.

Suttle Building after the storm at Texas City, Tex.

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Description: A two-story brick building with heavy structural damage visible to the front of the second story and the windows. Building debris is piled in front of the building and on the front of the second floor. A telephone pole still stands in the center of the picture, and a soldier faces the building at the front far-left corner. Written on the photo is the caption "Suttle Bld. after the storm at Texas City Tex. Aug 16/15. Photo by Higby."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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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Storm at Texas City, Aug. 16th, 1915

Storm at Texas City, Aug. 16th, 1915

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Description: Remains of a wooden structure with only a portion of two walls still standing appears in the photo foreground. The structure is surrounded by wooden debris. Two other long wooden structures stand behind this structure, one of which is heavily damaged. In the background are four one-story houses and two power poles. Only one partially collapsed wall of the left-most house is visible. Four soldiers are standing amid the wreckage and debris. Flooded fields are visible in the distance. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Aug 16th, 1915 Higby photo."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
Texas City after the storm, Army Camp scene

Texas City after the storm, Army Camp scene

Date: August 15, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: A horse-drawn wagon with six soldiers near debris from wooden buildings is in the foreground. Two mules or horses are hitched to the wagon. Beyond are numerous wood or wood and canvas structures many of which are damaged or destroyed. Flood water is standing throughout much of the area. In the immediate foreground is what appears to be the roof of structure from which the photograph was taking looking down on the wagon. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the storm Army Camp scene". The number "11." is marked on the photo. Most likely taken after the August 16th, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, based on other dated photographs in the collection.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
Soldiers camp, Texas City, after the storm

Soldiers camp, Texas City, after the storm

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Several damaged structures stand in a row in the foreground. Only parts of the sides and roof structures (poles and beams) remain. These buildings appear to have had wooden sides and canvas rooftops. Three soldiers sort through the debris in front of the buildings. Other buildings with piles of rubble are visible in the background. In the foreground two streams of water form an "x" in front of a large piece of debris. Most of a damaged row boat is visible in the foreground on the right. Hand printed wording on photo front "Soldiers camp Texas City after the storm." The number "5." is written in the lower right hand corner. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
Texas City after the hurricane

Texas City after the hurricane

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Four soldiers stand outside the door of a wood and canvas building surrounded by debris and flooded areas. The wooden structure is heavily damaged and the building looks to be near total collapse with no roof nor front wall remaining. Another soldier stands to the left of the building. Two smaller structures are visible to the right, both visibly damaged. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the hurricane. U.S. Army Division Hdqs Genl. [General] Bell and staff." The number "18." appears twice, written on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug. 16, 1915".
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Storm at Texas City, Tex.

Storm at Texas City, Tex.

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Description: A residential area is shown with scattered debris in the foreground. On the left is a large pile of debris from a destroyed wooden structure. Beyond that is a one story house leaning precariously to the right, braced up at the right rear corner by a board wedged in between the roof and the ground at a sharp angle. Two people are sitting on the porch of the house holding children on their laps. An animal, probably a dog, is standing to the right of the house. Two other buildings are visible behind and on the right of the damaged house, with one other building on the left. Wooden boards in the foreground have been placed as walkways over watery areas. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Tex. Aug. 16th, 1915. Photo by Higby."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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