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

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."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. April 16, 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 10606 times , with 104 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

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."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 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, 3:06 a.m.

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  • June 10, 2010, 9:10 a.m.

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[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster], photograph, April 16, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11733/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.