[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
[Destroyed warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Destroyed warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Closeup view of the foundation of a brick building, which has been completely destroyed, with only a very small amount of a brick wall and a corner surviving. Bricks, broken pipes, and cables lay scattered over the foundation. Behind the destroyed building on the right is another large building, still standing, but with heavy structural damage. On the left side, a row of freight train cars, loaded with structural forms sits behind a section of extra railroad wheels. A row of four vehicles, apparently small trucks of some type, sit between the foundations of two buildings. On the right, another truck is parked amid the rubble. Heavy clouds of dark smoke hang over the scene. The number "#9" is written in the lower right-hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A row of four warehouses stands alongside railroad tracks. The metal framework appears intact, but the first two buildings are missing much of the metal siding covering the sides and ends of the buildings. Large pieces of corrugated metal debris lie in front and along the side of the front building. Piles of an agricultural product stored in cloth bags and stacked in uniform piles can be seen inside the front building. Toward the side rear of the front building four men are gathered in a small group looking at something on the ground. In the foreground, between sets of railroad tracks, a bicycle wheel and two wooden railroad ties lie scattered on the ground. Two water towers are visible on the far left horizon. The number "#35" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library