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

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Three identical coffins topped with flower sprays await burial at the mass funeral service for unidentified victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A group of five mourners gather near a coffin. Outside the fenced-in area, a number of people are gathered. At the far right a man stands on top of a truck. Just inside the fence on the far left is a man holding a camera. On the back of the photograph is written :"Mass funeral held June 22, 1947 at Memorial Cemetery - land that was purchased for the ...

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in.

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Creator: Unknown. June 22, 1947.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Moore Memorial Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 611 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Moore Memorial Public Library

The Moore Memorial Public Library materials include local history materials selected for the grant Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-Risk Photographs and Maps. Images include photographs of the 1st Aero Squadron in Texas City from 1913-15, and of the Texas City Disaster of 1947.

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Three identical coffins topped with flower sprays await burial at the mass funeral service for unidentified victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A group of five mourners gather near a coffin. Outside the fenced-in area, a number of people are gathered. At the far right a man stands on top of a truck. Just inside the fence on the far left is a man holding a camera. On the back of the photograph is written :"Mass funeral held June 22, 1947 at Memorial Cemetery - land that was purchased for the purpose of burying unidentified dead."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 9.5 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-risk Photographs and Maps, 2006, presents local history materials from eleven partners: the Clay County Historical Society, Genevieve Miller Public Library, the Palestine Public Library, the Laredo Public Library, the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, the Moore Memorial Public Library, UT Pan-American, the Clark Hotel Museum, the Austin Public Library, and Concordia University at Austin. Funding is provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • June 22, 1947

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  • April 13, 2006, 10:04 a.m.

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  • July 19, 2007, 8:26 a.m.

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[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster], photograph, June 22, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11620/: accessed December 10, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.