[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
[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
[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
[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
[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 ...
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[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
[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.
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
FIRST PREV 1 2 3 NEXT LAST