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[Diana Campbell Parr]

Description: A photograph of Diana Campbell Parr, daughter of privateer James Campbell and wife of Solomon Parr. Mrs. Campbell is wearing a long-sleeved, full-length dark dress with a bow at the neck and gloves.
Date: 1840~/1850
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore and guest at the cabin]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in hiking clothes, sits on a rock slab in front of the Moore cabin at the Rainy Day Ranch. Behind Col. Moore is an outside fireplace with a large stone chimney. A piece of folk art can be seen above the fireplace. An unknown man, also dressed in hiking clothes, sits to the left of Col. Moore.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

Description: Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On the reverse of the photograph is written "Rev. Germany eating cream. Misses Whitney, Christine Davison and some other young lady. Note: Rev. Germany pastor of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1906 - 1909."
Date: 1906 - 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Passenger Pier in Texas City]

Description: Photograph of a long wooden pier, wide enough to hold automobile traffic, running out into the bay. At the end of the pier, a structure of some kind can be seen. Electric poles line the left side of the pier. Three women dressed in long dresses and hats stand looking over the rail. Farther down the pier, an automobile and a single pedestrian share the pier.
Date: [1912..1913]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Board of Trade Building in early Texas City]

Description: A photograph of the Texas City Board of Trade building in the early 1900's. The building is three stories high with Texas City National Bank and Goodson Drugstore on the ground floor at the right of the building. On the front of the building are large letters spelling "BOARD OF TRADE". On the side of the building with the bank and drugstore entrances and the letters "T C E L & W C O". Five automobiles and parked around the building. A number of men dressed in suits and hats are gathered outside the building.
Date: 1907 - 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Election poster for the first Texas City election in 1911]

Description: A photographic reproduction of a campaign poster for the first city elections for the city of Texas City, held on Saturday, September 16, 1911. The poster reads as follows " Vote for W. P. Tarpey for mayor H. M. Coats and F. B. Davison for commissioners for a greater Texas City and a square deal for all Election Saturday, September 16th, 1911". At the bottom of the poster is printed "Fred F. Hunter, Printer, Galveston." The poster has no graphic decoration or color, and is printed in black and white letters.
Date: September 16, 1911
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in conversation with Congressman Clark Thompson and Ray Miller]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore stands between Ray Miller and Congressman Clark Thompson outside a governmental building in Washington D.C. The Capitol Building is in the background. All three men are dressed in business suits and hats. At the bottom of the picture is written: "To Col. H. B. Moore with [gap: illegible] and warm regards".
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas City Post Office in 1908]

Description: A photographic print of the Texas City Post Office in 1908. The second building from the left along a dirt road, the post office is a two story wooden building with a flat roof and a porch. To the left of the post office is a large two story house with a fenced hard. To the right of the post office, down the road from the post office are several two story buildings. On the photograph, in front of the building with the flat roof, is written :"P. O."
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]

Description: Two children sit in a wooden boat near the edge of the bay. In the background, around the bay inlet are other boats pulled up onshore, an open-air, but covered pavilion, some smaller wooden buildings, and a pier.
Date: September 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Pierce-Fordyce Refinery in Texas City]

Description: A view of part of the Pierce-Fordyce Refinery. A one story brick building stands at the far left. Two horizontal cylindrical storage tanks and a raised pipeline are to the right of the building. In the rear middle of the picture, a number of men gather near a large smokestack near a two story building.
Date: 1920 - 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

Description: A large cargo ship is docked near the Texas Sugar Refinery. Two buildings, one of eight stories and one of 5 stories, stand side-by-side facing the port. Several smaller buildings and structures are partially visible between the cargo ship and the buildings. Train cars can be seen in front of the refinery buildings.
Date: 1924 - 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Pierce Petroleum in Texas City]

Description: A view of Pierce Petroleum, formerly Texas City Refining Company, probably taken between 1910 and 1935. Eleven large round storage tanks can be seen on the far right side of the photograph. A smokestack is visible to the rear of a number of buildings of various sizes on the left side of the picture.
Date: 1910 - 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Grain elevator near the port in Texas City]

Description: A photograph of the grain elevator near the port in Texas City. The photograph is taken from the side of the grain elevator, which has two rows of 6 silos each.
Date: 1935 - 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas City harbor in 1919]

Description: A photograph of the port of Texas City from the docks in 1919. A one story wooden building with a lean-to porch is in the foreground. To the left, up the shoreline, a horse-drawn wagon stands near a series of small boats. A number of men, piles of boxes and kegs, are on the wooden wharves alongside the small boats. Beyond the small boats is a tug boat. On shore, a loading crane stands near an Ice wagon. On the other side of the slip, large cargo ships are at anchor. In the lower left hand corner of the photograph is written "Texas City Tex. Copyright E. E. Schlueter".
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Kohfeldt school in Texas City]

Description: A photograph of Kohfeldt School in Texas City about 1910. The school is a two-story brick building. Five young children stand in front of the school at the left. Three children stand at the top of the front stairs. An adult is walking up the steps.
Date: 1910 - 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[City Hall on Sixth Street in Texas City]

Description: A photograph of the City Hall of Texas City, which was located at 519 N 6th St. in Texas City. The two story building is decorated with flags and banners. A large number of people are gathered in front of the building, and many automobiles are parked on both sides of the street in front of the building.
Date: 1920 - 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: An aerial view of Texas City looking towards the port after the hurricane of 1915. One and two story houses line the streets. Most houses are made of wood. Some damage is visible to fences and smaller buildings, but little structural damage is noticeable for most of the buildings.
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: An aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 storm, looking toward the port. At the far right is a wide, straight street with an automobile and two trolley cars traveling down the street. In the background on the left are houses, with little damage visible. In the lower right hand corner, in the back yard of a two-story building is some wooden debris from a small structure that has been demolished. Further up the wide street on the left is a long one-story building raised on posts with a large number of windows.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: An aerial view of part of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane. The Oklahoma Hotel is in the foreground of the picture. A building in back of the hotel has been demolished and lies in ruins on the ground. Other buildings in the photograph, including houses and other larger buildings, do not show visible structural damage. An automobile is driving on a wide road, across from the hotel, at the lower left of the photograph. In the lower right hand corner, the following information has been written on the photograph : Texas City Texas 9-28- Photo copyrighted 1915 by Martin Blandford 1542 Williams St. Denver, Colo."
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[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.
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore and General John J. Pershing]

Description: General John J. Pershing (on the left) and Col. Hugh B. Moore (on the right) are standing together on an open field or parade ground. Both men are in military uniform. General Pershing wears a military overcoat, while Col. Moore does not. In the background are a number of unidentified buildings, made of stone or brick. Some have two stories.
Date: 1912 - 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Sepha Helen Edmunds in a school photograph in 1891]

Description: A group photograph of school children, including Helen Edmunds Moore, at the age of 11. Twenty-nine children, including both boys and girls, are arranged in three rows for the group photograph. The children are dressed in dress clothing, with the girls wearing long dresses, and the boys wearing long-sleeved shirts and dark pants. Some of the girls wear pinafores over their dresses; some of the boys wear suit jackets. One child, in the middle of the picture, is noticeably younger than the others and still wears the long white clothes of a very young child. Boys in the first row sit cross-legged on the ground. Helen Edmunds Moore is in the second row, fourth from the left with a handwritten "x me" below her torso. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jack Louden, Ed Sitzler, Clifford Everett, Tod Kirk, Robert Henry Heraker 1891 Nina Fyfe, Nellie Sharp, Josie Fish, Daisy Eteen, Susie [Eteen], Gladys Jacobs, Mariah Deathrige, Ora Zeigler, Zelma Eldridge, Lettie Chandler, Jennie Gray, Sepha Helen Edmunds 11 years of age." Stamped on the back of the photograph is "W. W. Graham, View Artist, 1431 Walnut St., Tel. 1440, Kansas City, Mo."
Date: 1891
Creator: Graham, W. W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library