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[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: c. 1940 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

Friday night at the Service Club

Description: Friday night at the Service Club at Camp Wallace. Two servicemen in full dress and three women in evening wear are sitting. They are smoking and drinking.
Date: c. 1940 - 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Page from Trotter-Huddleston Marriage Book]

Description: Marriage record for Elanor Trotter and Carroll Huddleston. This photo was included in the Pells-Trotter collection of photos and memorabilia which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: c. 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

St. Elmo Hotel

Description: St. Elmo Hotel on a corner in Henrietta, TX around 1942. Automobiles are parked outside the building. Other businesses include a drug store and a cafe.
Date: c. 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[A woman with books at Capital Archives]

Description: A woman looking through a stack of books at Capital Archives. One of the books is entitled "In Our Image." The woman is wearing a dark suit.
Date: c. 1945
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Wife and Children of John Kenneth Hicks]

Description: Photo of Regina, Kenneth Jr., William and Robert, family of John Kenneth Hicks. Mr. Hicks was the adopted son of someone named ZuZu. Photo taken Christmas 1949. From the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: December 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Photograph of the Concordia College Class of 1949]

Description: Individual pictures of the Concordia College Class of 1949. Those pictured are E. Eckert, J. Gruetzner, C. Hartfield, A. Kieschniek, M. Knape, J. Kunkel, B. Martens, R. Martens, R. Pillack, W. Symank, and C. Symmank.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Concordia University Texas

[Loading a casket into a hearse before the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four men load a casket into a hearse in preparation for the the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. At the far right, another man reads a piece of paper in front of another hearse, with a partial license plate of "MORA HE 3 Tex"
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Loading a casket into a hearse for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four pallbearers load a decorated casket into the back of a hearse in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The license plate on the hearse is FT 3925 Texas - 47. A row of hearses is parked near the building at Camp Wallace being used as a mortuary.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Ambulances ready to respond after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two military soldiers, and a civilian man and woman talk beside a military ambulance after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The woman is writing on a set of papers. The vehicle in the forefront has a large cross on a white background on the side of the vehicle, and the word "ambulance" on the top front. It's vehicle number is stenciled on the top front of the hood as "745745". The identification "32m" is stenciled on the right front bumper. Another military ambulance is parked next to the first ambulance in front of a large building, possibly the High School Gymnasium, with many of its windows blown out. The back door of the front- most ambulance is open, and a stretcher can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five rescue workers stand in front of a Red Cross canteen truck. Two women are handing out coffee and food to the workers. On the side of the vehicle is lettered "American Red Cross Galveston County Chapter." At the far right in the background is the grain elevator with visible damage to the top part of the structure. Clouds of smoke fill the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four men look at the wreckage at a pier alongside the Longhorn II after the explosions. At least two of the men appear to be military personnel. Metal and wooden debris covers the foreground. The Longhorn II is at the pier behind the men. Above it is the Seatrain loading crane with visible damage. Behind that is the Monsanto plant building with only the metal framework remaining.
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

[A damaged building and automobile after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A man in uniform and another man look at a damaged white car parked at the curb at the intersection of two streets in the business district. The two-story building behind the parked car has been badly damaged on the two sides facing the corner of the intersection. Windows have been blown out of the building, and building rubble has fallen on the sidewalk on both sides. There are three other parked automobiles visible in the picture. Signs in front of a building (unseen except for a small portion of the roof) on the nearest (southeastern?) right side of the intersection read: "Texas City Loan Co., Jewelry Luggage Clothing" and "Loans, Liquor". There is also a short post used as a street sign with "Texas Ave" on the side of the post designating the street in which the photographer is standing, and "N(?) 3 St" on the side for the intersecting street.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The damaged Texas Hotel after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A two-story building with the words "Texas Hotel" on the front shows damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Windows and doors have been blown out, and pieces of window frames and screens are leaning against the front of the building. A car is parked near the side entrance to the hotel.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A druggist on duty after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A woman slacks and a sweater and holding a pair of white gloves stands in front of a store with the front windows boarded up and one door open. Handmade signs at the door read "Druggist on duty" and "Fountain closed". On the right side, in what would have been the display shelf in the front window of the store, sits a keg with the numeral "48" on it and five glass drink or milk bottles. On the sidewalk below the window are two large round metal cans with handles, perhaps milk cans, one with the initials "STDP" on the side. There is a hose running from the window to behind one of the cans. Another object, perhaps a rectangular can, is partially visible behind the round can on the right. The woman has cuts and abrasions on her face.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A drugstore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of dark smoke are visible behind and to the left of a commercial building with two store fronts visible. A sign in front of the store on the left reads, in part, "Public Drugs". Windows on the drugstore are boarded closed. In front of the store is a scales. The other store on the right is also boarded up. These buildings were located on the south side of the 300 block of Texas Avenue.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Longhorn II aground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The Longhorn II rests aground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A large portion of twisted ship's hull is near its front end. A covered truck, probably an Army vehicle, sits near the back end. Several men walk near the boat between a parked automobile and road-clearing equipment. In the background, on the far right are two damaged multi-story buildings. The damaged building on the left has only the metal structure of the upper floor visible. The white building on the far right has lost all windows. A flag flies at half mast from a pole near the white building. Clouds of gray smoke rise from behind the buildings.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Longhorn II aground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The Longhorn II rests aground near the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A large chunk of damaged ship's hull sits at the far left, between two parked automobiles and the Longhorn II. In the distance on the left can be seen some refinery tower structures. Debris is scattered in the foreground, including an tire, metal pieces and wooden beams.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library