[Receiving a check for disaster relief after the 1947 Texas City Explosion]

Description

Four men in suits stand in a row in front of a window. The two men on the right each hold a corner of a check, probably for disaster relief. The man second from the left is J. Curtis Trahan, mayor of Texas City; third from the left appears to be Carl Nessler, formerly mayor. On the right behind the men are horizontal or Venetian window blinds which have been partly drawn up and are in disorder and bent, possibly from blast damage.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 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 446 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Moore Memorial Public Library

The Moore Memorial Public Library documents the local history of Texas City and surrounding areas. Because of their work in preserving historical materials, they received the Rescuing Texas History grant.

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Description

Four men in suits stand in a row in front of a window. The two men on the right each hold a corner of a check, probably for disaster relief. The man second from the left is J. Curtis Trahan, mayor of Texas City; third from the left appears to be Carl Nessler, formerly mayor. On the right behind the men are horizontal or Venetian window blinds which have been partly drawn up and are in disorder and bent, possibly from blast damage.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 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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  • April 13, 2006, 3:40 a.m.

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  • March 6, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

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[Receiving a check for disaster relief after the 1947 Texas City Explosion], photograph, April 16, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11703/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.