[Inside a refinery facility after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Inside a refinery facility after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An inside view of a refinery facility after the Texas City Disaster. The concrete floor has a large hole in it, with cracks running from the hole. Four large cylindrical tanks are stacked vertically, with many pipes and valves connected to the unit. A large pipe hangs down, with the broken end of the pipe crushed in. Above the tanks other broken pipes and cables can be seen hanging downward.
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
Cloud of Smoke and Dust

Cloud of Smoke and Dust

Date: 192?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a controlled explosion, called a "land shot", near the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the late 1920's. A large cloud of smoke and dust rises into the air.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Water Shot

Water Shot

Date: 192?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a controlled explosion in a body of water, called a "water shot", in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region during the late 1920's. A large cloud of smoke and dust rises into the air.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
Water Shot

Water Shot

Date: 192?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a controlled explosion in a body of water, called a "water shot", in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region during the late 1920's. A large cloud of smoke and dust rises into the air.
Contributing Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame
[Repairing the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Repairing the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A group of about 15 men are working to clear and repair railroad tracks. Two parallel sets of tracks are visible. On the left, a flatbed rail vehicle holds railroad ties. Ahead of it on the tracks is a freight car holding several large rectangular forms. Small groups of men work along the other set of tracks, picking up debris, and replacing railroad ties. Some metal and wooden debris is visible along the tracks. Ahead of the workers on the tracks sits a badly damaged locomotive. To the right of the tracks are stacks of rectangular wooden structures stacked in piles. Some piles have been toppled. A large metal hook, suspended from a wheel and pulley, is visible on the far right. The number "#41" is written in the lower right corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
Exterior of Wreckage

Exterior of Wreckage

Date: 1937-03~
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Exterior view of the wreckage of the New London School after an explosion. Three unidentified men are standing with their backs to the camera.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Photographer

Photographer

Date: 1937-03~
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Close-up of an unidentified photographer seated on a hard case with his press camera resting in his left hand on his left knee at the scene of the New London School explosion.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Close-Up of Workers

Close-Up of Workers

Date: 1937-03~
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Close-up of two unidentified workers clearing debris from the New London School explosion.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[View of Funeral Procession]

[View of Funeral Procession]

Date: unknown
Creator: Trost Studio
Description: Photograph of a large crowd at a funeral procession, held for 29 people that were killed in the Gulf Tanker "Venezuela" explosion. The view is from above, and shows crowds of people on both sides of the street that the procession is going down. There are parked automobiles in the foreground, and hearses and medical cars driving in the procession. The bottom right corner has a stamp from Trost Studio.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
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