[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.
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[Near the water towers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Near the water towers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two water towers sit on stilts near the railroad tracks after the Texas City Disaster. Building rubble, barrels, and metal debris are extend over most of the middle portion of the picture. To the far left, a line of tank cars sit on a track. On the right, on a rail road track, a destroyed railroad car sits with most of its sides missing. A large pile of twisted metal debris lies on the railroad tracks behind it. On the far right is the grain elevator. On the horizon in the middle of the picture is the Seatrain crane. The tops of refinery facilities are barely visible on the horizon. Black smoke is coming from beyond the line of tanker cars, blowing from left to right. The number "34" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: The grain elevator, two water towers and the smokestack can be seen on the horizon. A large dark cloud hangs over the port area in the distance. Most of the sky is darkened.
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.
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[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Five rescue workers stand in front of a Red Cross canteen truck. Two women are handing out coffee and food to the workers. On the side of the vehicle is lettered "American Red Cross Galveston County Chapter." At the far right in the background is the grain elevator with visible damage to the top part of the structure. Clouds of smoke fill the sky.
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[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two damaged freight train boxcars sit on a railroad track on the right. In front of the train cars are the remains of a truck and scattered metal debris of various kinds. The top portion of a smoke stack can be seen behind the train cars. A grain elevator stands on the left and beyond the train. Most of the glass in the windows of the grain elevator have been blown out. There is a vertical cylindrical tank in front of the grain elevator. To the left of the tank sit three boxcars side-by-side in bays under a metal roofed structure supported by pillars. On the left there is visible the top of a of a damaged wall extending out from the elevator. The number "#11" is in the lower right hand corner of the print.
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[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: This photograph is taken from a raised perspective looking toward the grain elevator and the railroad shed, probably from on top of a line of freight train cars at the far right. Wood and metal debris is scattered over tracks. Roof and side damage is visible on the line of freight cars. At the far left is the destroyed power plant and sheds with only parts of some walls standing. Two steam locomotives, with their fuel and water tenders behind them, are facing the camera and between the fork lift and grain elevator. The headlight for backing up can be seen on the slope of the water tank on the engine to the left. The footboard for the brakemen to ride upon is visible below the coupler. A truck sits underneath a raised conveyor system crossing a number of railroad tracks. The grain elevator has no glass in most of the windows, and has sustained damage to a wall of a smaller section of the elevator nearest the ruined building. To the left of the grain elevator, a shed with three train cars inside is attached to the grain elevator. Part of a wheeled vehicle sits amid other debris in ...
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[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 15, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The grain elevator, a tank farm, the port facilities, the Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane, a smokestack, some refinery facilities and some residential housing can be seen. The print has a handwritten caption at the top: "Texas City Disaster photograph."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A line of damaged freight cars runs horizontally across the image in front of a large grain elevator. The topmost edge of the nearest end of the grain elevator is missing, and damage is evident at other places on the structure. In front of the train tracks stand two large power poles. One pole has snapped into several drooping pieces. In the foreground, metal debris and a hose lie scattered over other sets of tracks. Wooden and metal debris are visible on the embankment leading up to the train tracks with the train cars. In the left foreground of the picture, the front part of a construction tractor can be seen with its bulldozer type blade on the ground. The number "#6" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[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: The grain elevator stands in the middle of the image. Some damage is visible at the top of the structure sitting above the 12 cylindrical silos, and to the side and top of the last rear silo. The tower part of the grain elevator shows damage to the rear walls. In the left middle, in front of the grain elevator, a power plant and shop buildings have been destroyed, with only parts of two walls standing and metal framework standing near the smokestack. Piles of debris lie to the left front of the grain elevator. Two trucks and two treaded construction vehicles stand along the road. Debris is scattered in the foreground. An elevated steel structure enclosing a conveyor system has partially collapsed in front of the grain elevator.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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