Texas City after the storm, Army Camp scene

Texas City after the storm, Army Camp scene

Date: August 15, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: A horse-drawn wagon with six soldiers near debris from wooden buildings is in the foreground. Two mules or horses are hitched to the wagon. Beyond are numerous wood or wood and canvas structures many of which are damaged or destroyed. Flood water is standing throughout much of the area. In the immediate foreground is what appears to be the roof of structure from which the photograph was taking looking down on the wagon. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the storm Army Camp scene". The number "11." is marked on the photo. Most likely taken after the August 16th, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, based on other dated photographs in the collection.
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Suttle Building after the storm at Texas City, Tex.

Suttle Building after the storm at Texas City, Tex.

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Description: A two-story brick building with heavy structural damage visible to the front of the second story and the windows. Building debris is piled in front of the building and on the front of the second floor. A telephone pole still stands in the center of the picture, and a soldier faces the building at the front far-left corner. Written on the photo is the caption "Suttle Bld. after the storm at Texas City Tex. Aug 16/15. Photo by Higby."
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Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas

Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas

Date: March 1913
Creator: Lurer
Description: An airplane with pilot and co-pilot in helmets are sitting at controls of the biplane. Eight other ground crew in uniform and hats are posing for photograph standing in front of airplane. Large tents are seen in the background. People in distance on right are standing or sitting on a wall with advertising on it. "Wright C, SC-14 with 1/Lts. Roy Kirtland pilot and Hugh Kelly student, Texas City, Texas March 1913. Lt. Kelly would be killed in SC-14 with pilot Lt. E.L. Ellington in San Diego, California, 24 November 1913"--p. 123 1st Aero Squadron in Texas City, Texas / by Douglas E. Edwards in Over the Front : Journal of the League of World War I Aviation Historians, v. 13, no. 2, Summer 1998. "Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas, M. Lurer (?) photo copy ger (?)"--label on image. USAF Museum photo.
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[James Franklin Bell]

[James Franklin Bell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A formal portrait of James Franklin Bell in a civilian, three-piece suit. Wording on front of photo in script (apparently a facsimile of Bell's signature): "J. F. Bell". Wording on photo lower left corner: "G[?]ianca Fonti". A symbol composed of a small "s" and a capital "F" is located directly under the name.
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After the storm

After the storm

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Four soldiers, two on horseback and two on foot, in front of two one-story buildings. Flooding and building debris are visible in the foreground and in the background. Wording on photo front "After the storm." The number "19" is marked on the photo. Most likely taken after the August 16th, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, Texas. Wording on photo back "Texas City, TX Aug 16, 1915."
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[General Frederick Funston]

[General Frederick Funston]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph is a portrait of a U.S. army office wearing a full dress uniform two stars on shoulder epaulets and "U.S." designation on collar. The photo appears to be an official Army officer portrait, taken from mid-chest up and in slight profile. Wording on photo back: "B Funston, Frederick #32." Funston commanded the 2d Division, U.S. Army in Texas City.
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After the storm, Texas City

After the storm, Texas City

Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of soldiers gathers on the right side of a damaged wooden building. Wooden debris is piled on both sides of the building, with a large flooded area visible on the right and in front. Other buildings with structural damage are visible in the background on the right side. Wording on photo front "After the storm Texas City." Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug. 16, 1915."
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[4th Artillery Camp]

[4th Artillery Camp]

Date: 1913 - 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Soldiers gather between two rows of large tents busy with a variety of tasks. In the center foreground two soldiers sit on chairs near a table. Equipment and gear including a wheel and a strapped bundle are scattered in a rough circle in front of the table. Smoke is blowing from beyond that table to the left. In the right rear, approximately twenty soldiers are standing in a rough line moving toward soldiers at another table. In the middle rear, soldiers gather near another table in front of another large tent. Wording on photo back "Texas City, Tx Aug 16, 1915 4th Art. Camp." Based on other photographs taken on Aug. 16, 1915, the day a hurricane struck and decimated the camp, it is most likely that this particular photo was taken before the date on the photo back or well after.
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[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Date: 1913 - 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Two rows of small pup tents are pitched in a field. Two soldiers are standing at the front of the tent rows watching the nearest tent on the left which has two soldiers kneeling and working inside the tent. One soldier stands in the distance looking away and other soldiers are kneeling or sitting in front of in the tents. On back of photo - "First Army Base Texas City Texas" and "Edward Martin Born Gal. Tx. Stationed here."
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[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Date: 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a plane sitting in a field. Nine soldiers stand in front of the plane facing straight ahead. One of the soldiers stands off to the right side of the plane, turned toward the camera.
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