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[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Seen from inside a church, a man is standing on a window sill of a tall window on the right. He is reaching up removing jagged pieces of the glass remaining in the window. On the left, a statue depicting Jesus Christ stands on a shelf above a small altar. A candle in a candleholder, two small votive candles and a dish of flowers sit on the altar which is near the front of the Church, behind the wooden communion rail gates. Hanging on the wall on the right is a depiction of the 14th Station from the Stations of the Cross, showing the placement of Jesus' body in the tomb after the crucifixion.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A view of the port from a residential area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This photograph was taken from above street level from the post office located at the NW corner of 6th Street and 3rd Avenue, looking toward the port. At a four-way intersection with a stoplight, two policemen direct traffic. Some refinery facilities and the grain elevator are visible in the distance and clouds of dark smoke flow from left to right. Approximately 20 cars are visible, driving along the streets or parked along the roadsides. Two women walk down a street. Three men stand at a corner facing toward the port. An official stands with one policeman watching traffic go by. Diagonally across the interstection are several empty lots, but a number of houses, one large industrial building and a store are visible in the distance. The store, located on the corner of the next street, has signage on it that reads "Cookies. Grocery & Market, CocaCola". Two portable signs are on short poles at entrance of street headed to port area on the left. The legible sign on the right reads "One way, do not enter."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two storage tanks sit on a strip of land between two retention basins full of water. One tank, in the middle of the picture, has exploded and is completed destroyed. Another tank to its right is heavily dented with compression damage especially visible along the top. In the distance are other refinery structures and other storage tanks. To the far left is a long piece of metal debris, possibly from the destroyed storage tank, with the number "325" on the debris.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Interior view of a damaged storage tank after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An interior view of the top of a metal cylindrical storage tank. Metal structural supports hang twisted and broken on the left side, lower left, and right middle portions of the photograph. Other interior metal suports are twisted and bent. There is a hole in the left center portion of the top of the tank near the side/top joining.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged cooling tower after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Refinery structures after the Texas City disaster. The round storage tank on the left shows compression denting along the top seam and the side and a large puncture or dent near the bottom. A small sheet metal structure standing next to that tank has damage and missing sections in several places. Some wooden boards, perhaps arranged as a walkway, are visible lying on the ground in front of the structures. The ground appears to be wet, perhaps with spilled petroleum products, in a number of places. The cooling tower looks to have an object imbedded in it at the bottom of the top section of the structure made of horizontal slats.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Pipeline and structural damage to piers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Multiple pipelines, running along the bay toward the loading docks, lie broken and twisted near the water. Some pipelines hang into the waters of the bay. A metal track extends to the water with its supports missing. Broken pilings and wharf supports have been destroyed and debris is scattered all along the shore and covers a section of the water. On the right, large metal frameworks covering a track or conveyor system have twisted and buckled. In the distance, hoisting cranes and loading structures can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Longhorn II washed ashore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The cargo ship Longhorn II sits on land down near the wharves. Twisted metal structures can be seen on deck. Men are working on deck. Other men are walking along the wharf and pier area looking at damage. Wooden and metal debris is scattered all along the shoreline, and debris covers the surface of the water down by the piers. The wooden pier structure along the shore has been destroyed. A piece of machinery sits near the edge of the shore in the foreground. The top of a large crane is visible in the distance behind the ship.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Tanker cars near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two lines of railroad tanker cars sits on tracks near the docks in front of the Seatrain loader crane. On the far right in the distance can be seen a large ship with visible damage. Cars are parked along the road leading to the dock, and two pairs of two men are walking away from the dock. In the middle of the picture, power lines dangle from two tall power poles. Debris is scattered around, and a heavily damaged automobile sits near the road. To the left in the distance is a large three story building, and another long structure, both with visible damage. On the other side of the tracks, men walk along looking at damage. Very heavy smoke has obscured the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A view of the Union Carbide storage terminal after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Behind a wall, round storage tanks stand in rows, showing compression damage with sides and roofs dented, warped and crushed. Behind the round tanks, a spherical tank with a spiralling staircase can be seen. In the foreground, four sets of parallel railroad tracks cross the pictures. Pieces of pipes, valves, railroad ties and other debris are scattered over the ground. A wheeled vehicle sits on one set of tracks and two sets of buckets or scoops sit between two sets of tracks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view from the north of part of the Monsanto refinery and processing compound with flames visible in several areas and huge clouds of very dark smoke covering most of the photograph. Storage tanks, pipeline control facilities, and two towers can be identified. On the far right in the background are two water towers. The number "#46" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view from outside looking through a damaged warehouse. The metal framework appears to be intact but much of the covering of the front and back walls has been destroyed. Piles of a product stored in cloth bags of uniform size sit in stacks in the warehouse. A line of freight cars, many heavily damaged, sit on a railroad track along the right side the building. Large pieces of debris are scattered in front of the building. There is a large light colored object in the foreground lying on the ground. It seems to be either a piece of concrete with large chunks of aggregate, or a loose pile of material of similar appearance. The number "#37" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The grain elevator, a tank farm, the port facilities, the Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane, a smokestack, some refinery facilities and some residential housing can be seen. The print has a handwritten caption at the top: "Texas City Disaster photograph."
Date: April 15, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Stacks of wooden forms lined up in a row awaiting shipping. Some of the stacks have been toppled. To the far left is a large column of smoke blowing left to right. The grain elevator and a smokestack are visible in the rear center. Utililty poles, some with visibly damaged lines hanging down, are visible throughout the scene. To the right of the grain elevator, structures of twisted open metal frameworks can be seen, near a damaged building. The number "#32" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

Description: An aerial view of the Nessler swimming pool. Many people are in the pool. A few people are on or near three sets of bleachers along the side of the pool. To the left of the pool is a tennis court with about ten people playing or watching tennis. A bus and a truck are parked near the building near the front of the pool. Approximately 20 cars are parked in a cleared lot near the street. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Nessler Pool" (early 1950's)
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This photograph is taken from a raised perspective looking toward the grain elevator and the railroad shed, probably from on top of a line of freight train cars at the far right. Wood and metal debris is scattered over tracks. Roof and side damage is visible on the line of freight cars. At the far left is the destroyed power plant and sheds with only parts of some walls standing. Two steam locomotives, with their fuel and water tenders behind them, are facing the camera and between the fork lift and grain elevator. The headlight for backing up can be seen on the slope of the water tank on the engine to the left. The footboard for the brakemen to ride upon is visible below the coupler. A truck sits underneath a raised conveyor system crossing a number of railroad tracks. The grain elevator has no glass in most of the windows, and has sustained damage to a wall of a smaller section of the elevator nearest the ruined building. To the left of the grain elevator, a shed with three train cars inside is attached to the grain elevator. Part of a wheeled vehicle sits amid other debris in the left front corner. The number "#2" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large warehouse stands along a dirt road. The metal structure of the building remains, but much of the covering material for the walls is gone. The roof shows large holes where the roofing material is gone. The corner of another similar building can be seen behind this building. It too has visible holes in the walls. Large pieces of debris lie scattered in front of the main building. To the right of the building stands a bent power pole. A line of freight cars sits in front of two storage tanks on tower structures and one large round storage tank. The number "#39" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Stores on 6th Street in Texas City ]

Description: Five cars are parked along a street in front of a long building holding small stores. The store signs read : "Jeweler Hetherington", "Westinghouse Appliances Farmer Bros.", "Allan's Shoes" and "Prescriptions Pharmacy." There is a woman standing looking into the window of the shoe store with other people nearby mostly hidden behind a car; a man in a suit and hat walks along the sidewalk in front of the pharmacy.
Date: 1947~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged storage tank after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large round metal storage tank shows compression damage with the top and edges pushed in. In the background are other storage tanks from the tank farm. Several of these storage tanks show compression damage. Two large raised tanks on towers, perhaps water towers, are also in the background. Small pieces of metal debris are scattered in the field in the foreground.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of part of the business district in Texas City before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Cars are parked along both sides of the street and are driving down the roads of a four-way intersection. Stores and businesses line the right side of the streets. On the left side a large flag pole stands near the corner. Down the left side of the street, a two-story building can be seen. People are walking or standing along the sidewalks in front of the stores. A bus is pulled up near one corner of the intersection. On the far right, the two nearest businesses have signs which read "Clar[r?]'s Liquor Store" and "Lucas Cafe." Further down the street are signs reading "Plaza Hotel" and "Nusbaum's."
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Inside a refinery facility after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An inside view of a refinery facility after the Texas City Disaster. The concrete floor has a large hole in it, with cracks running from the hole. Four large cylindrical tanks are stacked vertically, with many pipes and valves connected to the unit. A large pipe hangs down, with the broken end of the pipe crushed in. Above the tanks other broken pipes and cables can be seen hanging downward.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library