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[An aerial view of construction in Texas City in 1934]

Description: An aerial view of several construction sites in Texas City. At the bottom left, the foundation of a large building is in place and several men are walking within the building perimeters. At the bottom right the concrete walls and internal supports of another building have been built. About mid-picture the first floor of a large industrial building has been completed. A line of automobiles are parked along a wide dirt road between the construction sites. These sites appear to be refinery buildings and lines of pipelines, and power poles, surrounded by security fencing can be seen. In the background are scattered houses. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written :"1-13-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971"
Date: January 13, 1934
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view of American Oil storage tanks in Texas City in 1934]

Description: An aerial view of two large round black storage tanks of American Oil in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground are other refinery structures. Behind the large storage tanks can be seen some one-story buildings. Further back can be seen some homes and other structures. On the horizon can be seen other structures and the water tower. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil :"2-12-34". Taped to the back of the photograph is a label that reads: "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Date: February 12, 1934
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Charles W. Blackshear]

Description: Charles W. Blackshear - Freeport Beach - Age 21 - on visit to William S. Blackshear - April 1934 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: April 1934
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

Description: A view of the American Oil Refinery in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground, a man holds the reins to three mules in tandem, pulling something. A four wheeled car with metal drums and a flatbed truck can be seen behind the man. The refinery buildings, smokestacks and tanks and piping structures can be clearly seen in the picture. A row of railroad cars sit in front of the pipeline structure. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "10-19-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

Description: A group photograph of American Oil workers in 1934. A group of 28 men in light coats or jackets, some wearing shirts and ties, some wearing outdoor work clothes, have gathered for a group photograph. The photograph is taken on a dirt clearing in front of a wooden building. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "2-14-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

1935-36 Van Horn Basketball Team, District Champs

Description: Photograph of coaches and basketball team. Photograph of the Van Horn Basketball Team, 1935-36. District Champions. Front Row-Bob Hurt, Roy Johnson, D.L. Moore, James Mayfield; Second Row-Horace Oiver (Superintendent), Baylus Wagnon, Bart Knight, Dutch Walters, Ben Medley, Raymond Wheat (Assistant Coach), Back-Jimmy Terrell (coach)
Date: 1935~/1936~
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[An aerial view of the American Oil storage tank farm in Texas City in 1935]

Description: An aerial photograph of the white and black storage tanks in the American Oil Tank farm in Texas City. Some other refinery buildings can be seen about mid-photograph, behind the storage tanks. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil "1935." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Date: 1935
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Bellevue HS Faculty]

Description: Bellevue HS faculty: Virginia Gaines, Unk, Martha White, Frances Farr, Myrtle Early, CA Jolly Lucy Childress, Mr. Miller, Elvira Gilliland, W.A. (Bot) Greer. Photo taken in 1935: Bellevue, Texas.
Date: 1935
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford taking a walk]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford walk arm-in-arm along a ridge. Behind them is a tree and a stone outcropping. To the left of them, is a valley. Col. Moore is dressed in a suit and Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Crawford are wearing dresses. This landscape may have been near the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mrs. Crawford HB & I, 1935".
Date: 1935
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in his office]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a dark suit vest and bowtie but without the jacket, sits at a desk in an office. A large stack of papers sits in the foreground on the desk top at Col. Moore's left. At the far left of the picture in the middle of the desk is an old "candlestick" or upright telephone. A stack of magazines/journals sits on the edge of the desk to Col. Moore's right. Behind the magazines, next to a rolltop desk are large rolled documents, possibly blueprints or surveying documents. Behind Col. Moore, on top of a rolltop desk is a radio and above that there is a framed print hanging on the wall.
Date: [1935..1944]
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore relaxing near the cabin]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, smoking a pipe, sits in a wooden rocker in front of the Moore cabin in New Mexico. Col. Moore wears knee-high hiking boots, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat. Near the corner of the cabin, on the far left, an unidentified young woman sits in a free-standing glider/swing shaded by an awning. The cabin sits at the bottom of a mountain, and the mountainside covered with scrub and some trees can be seen behind the cabin.
Date: [1935..1939]
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[John Henry Handorf]

Description: A native of Anderson County, John Henry Handorf was born on September 9, 1887, a son of John and Melissa (Milton) Handorf. He was educated in the public schools of Anderson County and after leaving school he came to Palestine and married Miss Dora Martin, the daughter of Walter and Alice Martin, on April 13, 1913. Over the next several years he worked at several companies, including a year for the I&GN Railroad, and then he went to work as foreman for the Palestine Water Works. He climbed their ranks and in 1917 was made superintendent of the plant, a position he held until 1933, when he was elected a member of the board of commissioners for the City of Palestine. After the death of Mayor Steven E. Reed in November 1934, Mr. Handorf stepped in and served out his term. He was re-elected as Mayor without opposition and served until 1939. He died on July 14, 1939 and is buried in the New Addition Annex section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Date: 1935
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Laura Harriett Dameron

Description: Photograph of woman in wedding dress. Photograph of Laura Harriett Dameron Toolen, in wedding dress and veil, of Van Horn, TX. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Toolen, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Hall.
Date: 1935~
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum