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[The Altar Monument in Memorial Park in Texas City]

Description: A close-up view of the Altar memorial at Memorial Park in Texas City. A stone book lies open on a stone altar. On the front of the memorial is engraved "In memoriam those who lost their lives in the Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947". On the back of the photograph is typed "A stone altar was part of the original cemetery and remains as part of the restoration and enhancement completed in 1991."
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Davison home after restoration]

Description: A front view of the Davison house after restoration. The house has three stories, a front porch, and a gabled tower. A flag pole stands on the far left in the front yard with a flag flying.
Date: 1990 - 1999
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: c. 1940 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[General Frederick Funston]

Description: Photograph is a portrait of a U.S. army office wearing a full dress uniform two stars on shoulder epaulets and "U.S." designation on collar. The photo appears to be an official Army officer portrait, taken from mid-chest up and in slight profile. Wording on photo back: "B Funston, Frederick #32." Funston commanded the 2d Division, U.S. Army in Texas City.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Jimmy Wedell and Edith Wedell]

Description: A woman in her late twenties or early thirties, dressed in a plain, long, white dress stands next to a boy of about ten. The boy is dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, knickers and a tie and wears no shoes or socks. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jimmie Wadell [sic, corr: Jimmy Wedell] & Mother Edith."
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Julia Cornelia Wilcox]

Description: A portrait of Julia Cornelia Wilcox, wearing a dark, high-necked pleated blouse with a brooch at the neckline. She is wearing her hair up in a bun.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Memorial Park in Texas City]

Description: A view of Memorial Park from outside the wall. The angel statue and the monument near the reflecting pool can be seen in the distance. Near the monument, several men are standing. A grounds-keeping truck is visible in the distance.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Memorial Park in Texas City]

Description: A view of the reflecting pool at Memorial Park. A monument stands at the far right, but the wording on the monument is not readable. In the background is a truck with four men working on landscaping around one of the walks.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Memorial Park in Texas City]

Description: A view of the reflecting pool at Memorial Park taken near the walkway and monument. Across the road can be seen houses and businesses.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Moore family home]

Description: A frontal view of the home of Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Edmunds Moore in Texas City. The home is a two-story brick home. Four large sets of windows open onto a second-story porch. Five large brick pillars and a large front porch are visible on the ground level. A trimmed hedge with a gate fronts the house. Large flowering trees are visible in the side yard at the right, and a large palm tree and another smaller tree and some bushes are visible in the front yard. Two automobiles are parked along the curb in front.
Date: c. 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore looking toward the left. Mrs. Moore is seated in an upholstered chair with arms. She holds an open book in her hand, and wears a single strand of pearls, a brooch and a bar pin, over a pleated skirt ensemble. She is wearing a short hairstyle, pinned back on the sides. From other photographs and the style of the clothes Mrs. Moore is wearing, it appears that this portrait was taken during the period of her service with the Texas Legislature (1928-1936).
Date: unknown
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore. She is wearing an off-the shoulder white or pastel dress with a dark ribbon tied in front. Her hair is worn up on top of her head. The portrait appears to be a debutante, or coming-out, photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Solomon Parr]

Description: A photograph of Solomon Parr in a dark suit and white shirt. The print is a photograph of a photographic print taped to a wooden background, probably a wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A young girl carrying flowers at a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A young girl dressed in good clothes holds a spray of flowers to place on a memorial in Memorial Park, recognizing the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. She stands between a raised plaque and the anchor monument in the park. In the background, other persons attending the memorial service can be seen.
Date: c. 1960 - 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A close-up photograph of the Italian marble angel statue in Memorial Park which honors the Texas City firefighters killed in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An angel stands on a pedestal with an inscription which is covered by a bouquet of flowers sitting on the ground. Behind the statue, part of the reflecting pool and another monument can be seen. On the back of the photograph is the following caption: "An Italian marble angel honors the Texas City Firefighters lost in the explosion."
Date: 1960~
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

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An honor guard carries in a coffin topped with flowers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The honor guard is composed of both veterans and civilians. A large crowd watches as the coffin is brought in.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large crowd gathers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A clergyman is speaking from a temporary dais, surrounded by funeral wreaths while other clergymen, including a Catholic priest, and acolytes stand to the right of the platform.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large crowd watches as honor guards carry in the caskets of unidentified victims of the 1940 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947, at Memorial Park. Identical caskets decorated with floral sprays are lined up in rows. An honor guard carries in a casket to start the fourth row. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass burial - June 22, 1947 - unidentified remains - 63 indiv caskets attended by 5,000 people 197 Loop North/ 29th Street outside city."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Three identical coffins topped with flower sprays await burial at the mass funeral service for unidentified victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A group of five mourners gather near a coffin. Outside the fenced-in area, a number of people are gathered. At the far right a man stands on top of a truck. Just inside the fence on the far left is a man holding a camera. On the back of the photograph is written :"Mass funeral held June 22, 1947 at Memorial Cemetery - land that was purchased for the purpose of burying unidentified dead."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Carrying a coffin in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Identical coffins decorated with floral sprays are lined up on the porch of the temporary morgue building at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock. Four men dressed in suits carry one coffin to waiting hearses. On the back of the photograph is written: "This is a scene at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock, where the unclaimed bodies were stored in cold storage awaiting identification. The individual caskets were loaded into individual hearses loaned by over 50 funeral homes in southeast Texas. The man carrying casket on right front is John Irwin's brother - don't know name."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library