[Debris along the shore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the shore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Concrete, cable and metal debris line the water after the 1947 Disaster. Concrete support columns have been sheared off with rebar protruding upward twisted and bent. A large flashlight shaped column (flareing out at the top) has been smashed over to the floor in the center of the image. In the background, a cargo ship sails in the bay.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A damaged vehicle and structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged vehicle and structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: The metal framework of a vehicle sits amid the railroad tracks in front of a badly damaged structure. The vehicle appears to be fitted with wheels for running on railroad tracks and has sustained extensive crushing and missile damage. Debris is scattered all over. A portion of a concrete wall of the structure behind it still stands but a section on the right that has collapsed to ground level.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Debris at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the Texas City port area after the explosions. Debris covers both sides of a slip, where docks and piers stood. From left to right, the Seatrain loading crane, the badly damaged Monsanto building, and refinery structures are visible.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[The grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[The grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: The grain elevator, showing damage to the tower and the top of the end cylinder section, after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the foreground, stacks of a long rectangular product and a pile of pipes have been toppled. Corrugated metal debris and pipes are scattered in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A ruined railroad car after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A ruined railroad car after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: This image shows a close-up view of a damaged freight car sitting on railroad tracks. The right half of the car is crushed in. The railroad tracks and the surrounding area are strewn with debris. On the right, in the distance, another freight car can be seen on parallel tracks.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged boat after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged boat after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Portions of a damaged boat after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Debris is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City Terminal building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City Terminal building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of approximately 25 men are standing on a huge pile of debris near the grain elevator, looking through rubble. Metal girders, wooden beams and assorted debris is piled at least ten foot high. What appears to have been the roof structure of a building has collapsed on top of vehicles. Parts of at least two vehicles can be seen in the debris-- one on the far right has been crushed under the collapsed structure and on the one on the far left has been overturned with its wheels in the air.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A badly damaged house leans to one side after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The roof structure is missing, doors and windows have been blown out, and boards and beams have fallen down. Building supports and boards are piled in the yard to the left front of the house. At the far right of the photograph, another house can be seen with visible damage.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Three houses show heavy roof and window damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Pieces of boards and building materials are scattered around the houses.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged pipelines and railroad tracks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged pipelines and railroad tracks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A railroad freight car loaded with wooden forms sits amid the debris near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the left, the support for the elevated pipelines near the port have collapsed, and pipelines lie on the ground. Metal, concrete and wooden debris are scattered along the pipeline route and the railroad tracks. In the distance can be seen the destroyed pier and dock structures. On the back of the photograph is written: "Loading Dock".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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