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[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A line of damaged freight cars runs horizontally across the image in front of a large grain elevator. The topmost edge of the nearest end of the grain elevator is missing, and damage is evident at other places on the structure. In front of the train tracks stand two large power poles. One pole has snapped into several drooping pieces. In the foreground, metal debris and a hose lie scattered over other sets of tracks. Wooden and metal debris are visible on the embankment leading up to the train tracks with the train cars. In the left foreground of the picture, the front part of a construction tractor can be seen with its bulldozer type blade on the ground. The number "#6" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A long line of freight and box cars crosses the photograph. Damage is clearly visible on several of the cars. A large pile of lumber, perhaps railroad ties, stands at the far fight. Large pipes and debris are scattered along the length of the train. A power pole with the top snapped off and no power lines stands in the middle of the picture. In the lower right a fire hydrant stands surrounded by debris. The boom of a crane is visible in the far right, behind the train cars. The number "#26" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Three sets of railroad lines cross the picture. Large pieces of metal debris lie on and along the tracks. In some places the railroad tracks have been broken. In the distance is the outline of some refinery structures and the Seatrain loading crane. A large cloud of smoke blowing right to left is visible in the background. The number "#13" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

Description: A close-up view of a round storage tank. The side of the tank has been crushed in and a large gap is visible where the side and the top meet, near two gauges or valves. A long cable lies haphazardly twisted and coiled in the lower left portion of the image.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Ruins of a warehouse after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Description: This photograph appears to have been taken from the top of a car in a line of train boxcars seen on the left in the image. This set of train cars, with visible damage, stands alongside the remnants of a warehouse. None of the structure of the warehouse is discernable. There is extensive debris scattered around stacks of some product packed in fabric bags and arranged in large square stacks. Each stack contains at least 500 bags and there are at least 14 large stacks, some visibly damaged. The debris consists mostly of corrugated metal and wood pieces. Three train cars sit on a parallel track at the right with a large group of round petroleum storage tanks beyond that. Several of the tanks have been damaged and have visible denting and crushing to their structures. The number "#43" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The U.S. Coast Guard fighting a fire during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A Coast Guard ship sprays fire on debris in the harbor near the Seatrain loading crane. Debris covers the water in the foreground, and covers the piers and dock area. A large multi-storied building stands with most of its metal framework exposed. Heavy smoke covers the area. The number "64309" can be seen on the prow of the ship.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[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. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Clouds of smoke over the business district after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two lines of stores and small businesses line a wide street in the business district. Cars are parked at an angle to the curbs on both sides of the street. Very heavy black smoke blankets the far end of the street. Signs on the nearest two businesses on the left read "[C]ity [C]afe" and "Edwards Jewelry". The nearest business on the right displays a sign that says "Berkley's [illegible]".
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two damaged freight train boxcars sit on a railroad track on the right. In front of the train cars are the remains of a truck and scattered metal debris of various kinds. The top portion of a smoke stack can be seen behind the train cars. A grain elevator stands on the left and beyond the train. Most of the glass in the windows of the grain elevator have been blown out. There is a vertical cylindrical tank in front of the grain elevator. To the left of the tank sit three boxcars side-by-side in bays under a metal roofed structure supported by pillars. On the left there is visible the top of a of a damaged wall extending out from the elevator. The number "#11" is in the lower right hand corner of the print.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the Post Office and the Showboat Theater in Texas City]

Description: Looking north up 6th Street North in the downtown area of Texas City. Cars are parked on both sides of the road. Other cars travel in both directions on the street. A number of people can be seen standing on the corner or walking near the large multi-storied Post Office with the tall flag pole which stands on the corner of the street. Small businesses line both sides of the street. On the left side, beyond the Post Office on the corner, are signs identifying the first building as "Hetherington's Jewelry", and the second building as "Insurance" and "Shoes". On the right side of the street, about two blocks down is a tall multi-storied sign reading "Showboat", [i.e. the Showboat Theater]. A taxi is in the street near the Post Office building on the left corner.
Date: [1940..1949]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Searching through debris near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A crane stands at the far edge of a cleared section of dirt in the foreground. On the right is a line of boxcars receding away from the viewer with their left sides crushed inward. A large line of debris lies on the left of the train between it and the cleared area. On the far left of the cleared area is very large mound of debris mostly behind a low wall. Four men are on top of the debris, much of it concrete chunks and rebar, searching through it. The wall is either the remnant of a building or has been erected as a retaining wall. All around the crane and in the distance are piles of twisted metal, railroad tracks, wooden railroad ties and other debris. Wording on the crane: "The M. W. Kellogg Co.' and "Northwest". The number "#38" is in the lower right hand corner of the photograph.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Storage tanks and refinery facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The view is from an elevation looking down and out at three large round storage tanks, two large buildings, one smaller building and some processing structures with two smaller cylindrical storage tanks. The round storage tanks have compression damage, showing portions of their perimeter and/or tops pushed in. Roof damage is evident on both the larger buildings. A railroad track and a dirt road run across the foreground of the image. Another road in the middle, with a parked automobile, separates the nearer buildings from the storage tanks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A commercial building in Texas City]

Description: An unidentified two-story commercial building stands on the northwest corner of Texas Avenue and Third Street in Texas City. Line markers for parking places are visible in the foreground, so the building is in the business district, although the building on the left was a residence. Three identical signs are posted on the floor-to-ceiling ground floor windows on the left end of the building. To the left of the building, pipes and other materials lie on the ground near another two-story building. To the far right of the picture a sign reading "Frank's Taxi Service" hangs on the side of another building that was once a pawn shop. A car is driving down the street.
Date: 1940~/1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A water tower, pipeline, damaged structure and train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: In the foreground, a pipeline crosses an open field. A watertower stands at the far left of the picture. Four rail boxcars and at least three tanker cars sit in a line. The tops of damaged tanks are visible behind the rail cars. A large one-story structure, heavily damaged, stands at the right of the picture. Debris is scattered across the field. Heavy clouds of black and white smoke rise in the background.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

Description: An aerial view of refinery facilities near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Heavy black smoke coming from a source out of view on the right obscures much of the top two-thirds of the picture. A smaller plume of white smoke can be seen on the left. Storage tanks can be seen through a small hole in the smoke near the top middle of the photograph. The lower part of the image shows destroyed areas of the docks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris near storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large piece of mangled metal, apparently plate metal from a ship, lies on the ground in the forefront of the picture. A pipeline runs through the middle of the photograph. Behind the pipline are storage tanks, power poles, and some structures. A large one-story brick structure, with visible roof and window damage sits in the middle of the picture.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Processing facilities located near the coastline seen from a distance. Some debris is visible in front of the line of power poles, closer to the water. Smoke coming from somewhere behind the facility can be seen in the middle of the picture.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library