[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description

An aerial view of Texas City, looking toward the grain elevator and the smokestack, after the 1915 hurricane. One and two story houses are laid out along a grid of dirt roads. Damage to fences and some outbuildings is visible. About mid-photograph, a large one story building has had its roof heavily damaged, and about half the building has collapsed. In the distance on the horizon can be seen the grain elevator, the smokestack and the water tower. This photograph is believed to be one of several copyrighted in 1915 by Martin Blandford of Denver Colorado.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. September 28, 1915.

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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 298 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Blandford, Martin Photo copyrighted 1915 by Martin Blandford, 1542 Blandford, Denver, Colo.

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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 Texas City, looking toward the grain elevator and the smokestack, after the 1915 hurricane. One and two story houses are laid out along a grid of dirt roads. Damage to fences and some outbuildings is visible. About mid-photograph, a large one story building has had its roof heavily damaged, and about half the building has collapsed. In the distance on the horizon can be seen the grain elevator, the smokestack and the water tower.

This photograph is believed to be one of several copyrighted in 1915 by Martin Blandford of Denver Colorado.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Notes

[This photograph was also published on page 27 in Texas City : Images of the Twentieth Century by Collier A. Campbell and Susie M. Moncla, published by The Donning Company Publishers in 1999. The caption there is listed as "Town view following 1915 storm."

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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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  • September 28, 1915

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • July 20, 2006, 10:02 a.m.

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  • March 1, 2017, 7:52 p.m.

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[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane], photograph, September 28, 1915; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15207/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.