[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view from outside looking through a damaged warehouse. The metal framework appears to be intact but much of the covering of the front and back walls has been destroyed. Piles of a product stored in cloth bags of uniform size sit in stacks in the warehouse. A line of freight cars, many heavily damaged, sit on a railroad track along the right side the building. Large pieces of debris are scattered in front of the building. There is a large light colored object in the foreground lying on the ground. It seems to be either a piece of concrete with large chunks of aggregate, or a loose pile of material of similar appearance. The number "#37" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two construction cranes stand alongside a line of damaged freight cars, with the sides of most of the cars pushed in. Debris is scattered on and around the railroad tracks. On the right in the background, a metal framework from a covered track/conveyor system is twisted and bent. Two men stand near a bulldozer, looking at debris. A power pole with no electrical lines attached stands near the train tracks. In the right front corner, piles of sacking or burlap lie scattered between two sets of tracks.
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
[Portrait of H. J. Mikeska]

[Portrait of H. J. Mikeska]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A portrait of H. J. Mikeska, President of the Texas City Terminal. On the reverse of the photograph is also written the numbers "2947".
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
[Locomotive and debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Locomotive and debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A railroad locomotive sits surrounded by debris. The debris appears to be mostly metal, and includes corrugated sheets, poles and structural supports. Three power poles are visible, with damaged wires hanging from the pole on the far left. A fenced enclosure is in the middle far right of the picture with damaged fencing. Heavy smoke is visible in the sky. The number "#1" is visible in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Searching through debris near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Searching through debris near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A crane stands at the far edge of a cleared section of dirt in the foreground. On the right is a line of boxcars receding away from the viewer with their left sides crushed inward. A large line of debris lies on the left of the train between it and the cleared area. On the far left of the cleared area is very large mound of debris mostly behind a low wall. Four men are on top of the debris, much of it concrete chunks and rebar, searching through it. The wall is either the remnant of a building or has been erected as a retaining wall. All around the crane and in the distance are piles of twisted metal, railroad tracks, wooden railroad ties and other debris. Wording on the crane: "The M. W. Kellogg Co.' and "Northwest". The number "#38" is in the lower right hand corner of the 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
[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: At least five sets of railroad tracks run across the photograph. Debris lies scattered around the ground. What looks like two shovels from a crane lie face down on the ground along a track. In the background are a damaged round storage tank, a damaged building near the smokestack, two water towers, and a long pile of debris heaped in front of a train of freight cars. Lines sag in places from wooden utility or power poles. Heavy smoke hangs over the scene. The number "#33" is written in the lower right hand corner.
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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