[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description

An aerial view of burning refinery structures near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Huge clouds of black smoke obscure much of the picture. Two sections of smoke, one in the lower middle, and one on the right, burn white.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 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 4052 times , with 96 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 burning refinery structures near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Huge clouds of black smoke obscure much of the picture. Two sections of smoke, one in the lower middle, and one on the right, burn white.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Notes

Per comment from online viewer, this photograph was taken looking south from a point near the Texas City Dike.

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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, 12:38 a.m.

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  • Feb. 27, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

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[Aerial view of burning refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster], photograph, April 16, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11814/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.