[Two girls at the beach]

[Two girls at the beach]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Two girls walking on the beach, probably near Port Isabel.
Contributing Partner: The University of Texas-Pan American
[Passenger pier in Texas City]

[Passenger pier in Texas City]

Date: 1912 - 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: A long wooden pier, wide enough to hold automobile traffic, runs out into the bay. At the end of the pier, a structure of some kind can be seen. Electric poles line the left side of the pier. Three women dressed in long dresses and hats stand looking over the rail. Farther down the pier, an automobile and a single pedestrian share the pier.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view taken from on the water looking back to the shore of piles of metal and wooden debris along the shoreline after the explosions. Huge clouds of thick black smoke cover most of the sky. A smaller cloud of heavy white smoke is on the left, coming from behind the visible debris. On the right, on the horizon, more broken pipelines can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Fires near the port during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Fires near the port during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view taken from out on the water near the refinery structures in the port area after the explosions. Two large refinery tower structures are on the right with elevated pipelines in front at the shoreline. Damage to the pipelines and other structural damage is visible. Debris is scattered along the shore. Large clouds of heavy black smoke come from burning storage tanks and other structures. The large Monsanto plant with heavy damage can be seen evidently still burning through the smoke on the left.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the shoreline in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Taken from out on the water, this photograph shows destruction along the shorelines near the port area after the explosions. Debris lines the shores and heavy clouds of black and white smoke obscure everything behind the shores. The white smoke is closer to the shore line, with the heavy black smoke rising from the unseen refinery and storage tank facilities beyond the shore. A damaged round storage tank, and bent and warped metal frameworks from warehouse buildings can be seen along the shore. An undamaged boat, apparently a fireboat, is moving away from the shore.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Taken from out on the water of the bay, this photograph captures the different layers of smoke rising from fires during the Texas City Disaster. White smoke rises from the port area, blowing from left to right and staying closest to the ground. Behind and above it, huge thick clouds of black smoke rise from unseen fires at petroleum tanks and facilities. Refinery structures, including two large towers, stand near the shoreline in the middle of the picture. Damage is visible along the shoreline.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Taken out from the shore on the water, this photograph shows huge clouds of white and black smoke obscuring most of the structures on shore. Part of the metal framework of a large dock warehouse can be seen through the smoke on the right, behind the pier & dock structures.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph was taken from out on the water looking toward the refinery structures at the port. At the far left, the Monsanto plant building stands, very heavily damaged. At the far right, two tower refinery structures stand. Major damage is visible on the refinery structure in front of these two towers. Debris is strewn heavily along the shoreline. Damaged elevated pipelines are visible in the middle of the picture where some of the supporting structures have failed. Layers of smoke cover the entire background of the picture, with gray smoke closest to the ground, then white smoke, then heavy black smoke.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged warehouses and piers at the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouses and piers at the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Huge clouds of thick black and white smoke rise from the damaged warehouses and dock facilities at the port after the Texas City Disaster. Steel girders are all that remain of three dock warehouses along the shore. The metal structure of the second warehouse from the right has visible bending and twisting. The hull of a ship or barge still floats along the pier. It appears that debris covers the deck of the barge.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico, 1848

Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico, 1848

Date: unknown
Creator: Ensigns and Thayer
Description: Map of the United States, Mexico and Cuba circa 1848. The map shows the Oregon Territory, New California, Missouri Territory and Texas along with other states and territories. The map also has illustrations of events, people and places in the United States, including George Washington.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
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