[Shaft from the Grandcamp near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Shaft from the Grandcamp near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A metal spar from the Grandcamp has been driven into the ground at about a 45 degree angle near the railroad tracks after the ship's explosion. Debris is scattered on the ground throught the area. In the background, flames and large clouds of smoke can be seen in the direction of the port.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A wounded survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A wounded survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: People stand on the sidewalk across the street from the Lucus Cafe, a liquor store and a dime store. A woman with bandages on her face and arm and bloodstained clothing looks at the camera. A flag flies at half mast near the cafe. Signs on the storefronts read: "5-10 store", "Clark's liquor store" and "Lucus Cafe." On the reverse side of the photograph is written "Irving Peterman" in cursive. The picture was taken from City Hall which was located on the SW corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Survivors and rescue workers at an aid station after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Survivors and rescue workers at an aid station after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A first-aid and disaster relief station at night. Rescue workers, victims and medical personnel move about the area. Cots are set up in rows. On the far right, a man lying under a blanket is being examined by military personnel. At least two people are wearing visible head bandages The aid trailer has the numbers "32195" written on a window. Behind the trailer is a large building with some visible window damage.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A damaged church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A church shows noticeable damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The left wall has partially detached from the framework, and windows have been blown out. Debris lies in front of the church. The building to the left has sustained damage to windows and some damage is visible on the facing wall. On the back of the photograph is written :"Church on Texas Ave - front view".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Survivors wait at an aid station after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Survivors wait at an aid station after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: People of all ages stand or sit on cots at an aid station set up under some trees after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Some individuals have blankets around their shoulders. Some people are wearing head bandages. At the left, in the foreground, are large jugs of water.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Disaster victims being assisted after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Disaster victims being assisted after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A disaster relief worker in uniform leads a groups of disaster victims. An older woman wearing a coat, an older man carrying a child, a woman carrying bedding and blankets, a woman in a hat (of the same uniform as the first woman) and a group of men follow her. On the left, a man wheels a stretch or a cot with pillows from the back of a vehicle. On the right is an empty bus. The area is dark.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Loading a casket into a hearse before the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Loading a casket into a hearse before the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Four men load a casket into a hearse in preparation for the the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. At the far right, another man reads a piece of paper in front of another hearse, with a partial license plate of "MORA HE 3 Tex"
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A nurse in a makeshift hospital comforts a victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A nurse in a makeshift hospital comforts a victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A nurse bends over an unidentified man, injured in the 1947 Texas City Disaster, who is lying on a cot in a makeshift hospital. In the background are two other medical staff members and other cots. A folding chair with bedding stands near the patient's cot. On the back of the photograph is written: "A nurse comforts an injured man in a make shift hospital".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Coffins of victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster being lined up at the mass funeral service]

[Coffins of victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster being lined up at the mass funeral service]

Date: June 22, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Pall bearers, or an honor guard (at least two of the men seem to be in uniform), carry in the casket of an unidentified victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947. Two rows of identical caskets have already been brought in and two more caskets stand in a third row. A small group of clergymen awaits the casket. A large crowd of people stand behind a fence or spectator ropes on three sides of the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals around the caskets. The tops of parked vehicles are visible behind the crowd. In the far distance can be seen some refinery facilities.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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