[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description

Layers of thick black and white smoke hang over the residential area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the distance, can be seen a storage tank farm.

Physical Description

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. April 16, 1947.

Context

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 292 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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Description

Layers of thick black and white smoke hang over the residential area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the distance, can be seen a storage tank farm.

Physical Description

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

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • April 16, 1947

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Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • April 13, 2006, 8:21 a.m.

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  • May 2, 2007, 4:31 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

[An aerial view of a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster], photograph, April 16, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11685/: accessed January 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.