[Damaged Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: The heavily damaged Monsanto building after the explosion. On the left is part of the Seatrain loading crane with little visible damage. In between is a crawler type crane with its boom pointed toward the Seatrain crane. In the distance on the far left, one of the refinery towers is visible. In the distance on the far right is another crane and beyond it more heavily damaged structures.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Chocolate Bayou, Texas Monsanto Emergency Response Team Patch]

[Chocolate Bayou, Texas Monsanto Emergency Response Team Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Chocolate Bayou, Texas Monsanto Emergency Response Team. The patch is white with red lettering and edging. "Monsanto" and "Chocolate Bayou" are written around the outside edge of the patch, while "Emergency Response Team" is written across the center.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view from the north of part of the Monsanto refinery and processing compound with flames visible in several areas and huge clouds of very dark smoke covering most of the photograph. Storage tanks, pipeline control facilities, and two towers can be identified. On the far right in the background are two water towers. The number "#46" is written in the lower right corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the refinery structures near the coastline during the Texas City Disaster. Enormous plumes of very heavy black smoke fills most of the image. Flames from a burning storage tank can be seen near the middle of the photograph. Beyond and to the right, through a break in the heavy smoke, can be seen rows of round storage tanks. On the right, a portion of a road with right angle bend can be seen. There are many vehicles parked along the sides of the road.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[The Seatrain loading crane and the Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]]

[The Seatrain loading crane and the Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the the Seatrain loading crane and the badly damaged Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Little damage is visible to the Seatrain structure, but the Monsanto building and a long two-story building to its left appear almost totally destroyed, with only parts of the building framework standing.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant, refinery structures and port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant, refinery structures and port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Refinery facilities, the Monsanto building, the grain elevator and the storage tank farms are visible. Handwritten in ink at top margin of front of print: "Texas City Disaster Photograph."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the port after the explosions. The heavily damaged Monsanto building, the grain elevator, tank farms and storage tanks and the destroyed docks and warehouses are visible. Written on the reverse side of the photograph is: "The Monsanto plant (in right foreground) received extensive damage to office buildings and equipment. There was heavy loss of life among employees."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view of the grain elevator, the Monsanto building and the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view of the grain elevator, the Monsanto building and the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: An aerial view of the grain elevator, the damaged Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane and the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The ruined hull of the Wilson B. Keene is partially submerged at Slip 1. In the lower left hand corner is a badly crushed storage tank. The Longhorn II resting on dry ground is visible near the middle of the picture.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A rescue worker amid the debris of a destroyed Monsanto structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A rescue worker amid the debris of a destroyed Monsanto structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 19, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A rescue worker stands amid twisted pipes and debris. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "J. J. Hickey 100 Area Ethylene Dept Monsanto Co. Texas City April 19 - 1947 M. Welch".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

Date: 1924 - 1931
Creator: unknown
Description: A large cargo ship is docked near the Texas Sugar Refinery. Two buildings, one of eight stories and one of 5 stories, stand side-by-side facing the port. Several smaller buildings and structures are partially visible between the cargo ship and the buildings. Train cars can be seen in front of the refinery buildings.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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