[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description

A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. ...

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 936 times , with 13 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

A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 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, 12:27 a.m.

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  • Feb. 27, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster], photograph, April 16, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11856/: accessed March 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.