[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
[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant, refinery structures and port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant, refinery structures and port 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. Refinery facilities, the Monsanto building, the grain elevator and the storage tank farms are visible. Handwritten in ink at top margin of front of print: "Texas City Disaster Photograph."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of the hull of the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the hull of the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster showing the ruined hull of the Wilson B. Keene. The dock and wharf structures lining both sides of this slip have been leveled. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Hull of the Wilson B. Keene visible in boat slip adjacent to the slip where the Grandcamp exploded".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Residential damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Residential damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of damaged houses at Bay St. & 2nd Ave. N. (per note on back of print). At least five houses are visible with heavy roof and wall damage. One house in the left foreground has collapsed. Across from that house on the nearer side of the street sits a car. Near the car, two sections of boards nailed together are propped up with by a board at the corner of the street. A child sits in front of the wooden sections looking out at the damage. A large glass jug sits behind the wooden sections. Wooden and metal debris is scattered around, although the street has been cleared. On the next street over to the right, lesser amounts of damage are visible on the houses. Downed power lines from the power poles hang along the street.
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
[Medical staff and a survivor in the hospital after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Medical staff and a survivor in the hospital after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Five female and two male medical staff members are gathered around the bed of a patient in a hospital. The patient is an older male, sitting up in bed and holding a cigarette in his hand. Most are smiling. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "From John P. Blazetic with 32nd medical battalion".
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
[Inside the temporary morgue after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Inside the temporary morgue after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two men in white medical coats are standing in the temporary morgue. One man examines a body wrapped in a blanket. Another body lies covered on a wooden slab.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[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.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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