Bottle.

Bottle.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Phillips, George C.
Description: Patent for a bottle that has a mechanism near its opening, and when the cork is pulled out, it becomes impossible to refill the bottle and use it again. The point of this bottle is so that after it has been sealed, it cannot be opened and emptied without apparent evidence that it has been opened.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Texas City harbor in 1919]

[Texas City harbor in 1919]

Date: 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of the port of Texas City from the docks in 1919. A one story wooden building with a lean-to porch is in the foreground. To the left, up the shoreline, a horse-drawn wagon stands near a series of small boats. A number of men, piles of boxes and kegs, are on the wooden wharves alongside the small boats. Beyond the small boats is a tug boat. On shore, a loading crane stands near an Ice wagon. On the other side of the slip, large cargo ships are at anchor. In the lower left hand corner of the photograph is written "Texas City Tex. Copyright E. E. Schlueter".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Texas City Post Office in 1908]

[Texas City Post Office in 1908]

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: A photographic print of the Texas City Post Office in 1908. The second building from the left along a dirt road, the post office is a two story wooden building with a flat roof and a porch. To the left of the post office is a large two story house with a fenced hard. To the right of the post office, down the road from the post office are several two story buildings. On the photograph, in front of the building with the flat roof, is written :"P. O."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of part of the business district in Texas City before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Cars are parked along both sides of the street and are driving down the roads of a four-way intersection. Stores and businesses line the right side of the streets. On the left side a large flag pole stands near the corner. Down the left side of the street, a two-story building can be seen. People are walking or standing along the sidewalks in front of the stores. A bus is pulled up near one corner of the intersection. On the far right, the two nearest businesses have signs which read "Clar[r?]'s Liquor Store" and "Lucas Cafe." Further down the street are signs reading "Plaza Hotel" and "Nusbaum's."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Texas City High School in 1947]

[Texas City High School in 1947]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of Texas City High School about 1947, located at 14th Avenue and 6th Street. This building later became Blocker Middle School and a new High School was built on 9th Avenue.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery facilities and the storage tank farm before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery facilities and the storage tank farm before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the refinery facilities and the storage tank farm in Texas City before the 1947 Disaster. The smoke stack and power house is also visible on the far left. A residential area can be seen on the far right in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A Texas City firefighter]

[A Texas City firefighter]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A firefighter, standing alongside a fire truck inside the fire station, smiles as he reads a letter. In the background another firefighter watches and smiles.
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
[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two rows of parked cars line the street in front of stores in the business district.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of refinery and port facilities before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of refinery and port facilities before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of a portion of the Texas City port area before the 1947 disaster including the SeaTrain loading crane, warehouses, refinery facilities, and storage tanks.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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