[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster] Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title [Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date

  • Creation: 1947-04-16
  • Digitized: 2006-03

Language

  • No Language

Description

  • Content Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
  • Physical Description: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Subject

  • Keyword: Texas City Disaster, 1947
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Transportation - Railroads
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Shipping
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Places - United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Disasters - Texas - Texas City - 1947.
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Industrial accidents - Texas - Texas City - 1947
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Debris - Texas - Texas City - 1947
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Railroad freight cars - Texas - Texas City - 1947
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Railroads - Texas - Texas City - 1947
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Grain elevators - Texas - Texas City - 1947
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Railroad shops & yards - Texas - Texas City - 1947
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Water towers - Texas - Texas City -1947
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Agriculture - Processing and Storage - Grain Elevators
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Explosions - Texas - Texas City - 1947

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Galveston County - Texas City
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 1947-04-16

Collection

  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
    Code: SG06

Institution

  • Name: Moore Memorial Public Library
    Code: MMPL

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: veale-045

Note

  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: UMAX Powerlook 2100 XL