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

Description: An honor guard of three military men and one civilian carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. Rows of identical coffins are lined up at the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals near the coffins and each casket is decorated with a spray of flowers. A large crowd is gathered for the ceremony. In the background, round storage tanks and refinery structures can be seen.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Coffins of victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster being lined up at the mass funeral service]

Description: Pall bearers, or an honor guard (at least two of the men seem to be in uniform), carry in the casket of an unidentified victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947. Two rows of identical caskets have already been brought in and two more caskets stand in a third row. A small group of clergymen awaits the casket. A large crowd of people stand behind a fence or spectator ropes on three sides of the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals around the caskets. The tops of parked vehicles are visible behind the crowd. In the far distance can be seen some refinery facilities.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An honor guard carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two honor guards composed of military and civilian pallbearers carry in coffins at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. On both sides of the pathway, veterans and other men line the walkway. A large crowd has assembled for the service.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An honor guard carrying in a casket at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An honor guard including two civilian and two military pallbearers carry a flower-draped casket at the mass burial service on for the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster on June 22, 1947. Two rows of veterans standing at attention line the walkway. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Honor guard (Veterans?) casket being borne to burial site."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[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

[Mourners at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A row of caskets each bearing a funeral spray of flowers rests on boards at the grave site, evidently after the mass burial services for the victims of the Texas City Disaster. Six mourners are gathered standing or kneeling near the caskets. Behind them, funeral wreaths stand in front of a mound of dirt. Outside the fence, mourners return to their cars. A dump truck waits in the background.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Mourners near the caskets at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Rows of identical caskets topped with sprays of flowers are waiting for burial at the interdenominational funeral services conducted at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947 for victims of the 1947 Texas City. Persons walk between the rows, and a large crowd is visible in the background. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass funeral 6/22/47 Inter-denominational".
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rabbi Louis Feigon speaking at the mass burial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Rabbi Louis Feigon speaks into a standing microphone on the temporary speakers platform at the mass burial services on June 22, 1947. Other clergymen and three acolytes stand off the dais on the right. One funeral wreath stands on the dais, while other wreaths stand behind the speaker's platform. A large crowd of people wearing military uniforms or dress clothes stand behind the roped-off area. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Ministers representing Protestant, Jewish & Catholic faiths share in leading the funeral service June 22, 1947. 5,000 people."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of people gather at the Texas City High School stadium for a memorial service for victims of the 1947 disaster. A small group of speakers stands in the middle, between the crowd standing on the field and a group of choir members standing on the bleachers. At the bottom of the picture is printed "Texas City Disaster, April 16, 1947." On the back of the photograph is written: "Memorial - April 19, 1947 at H.S. Stadium 10th Street."
Date: April 19, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the explosions. White smoke rises from the destroyed dock area. The Monsanto building, refinery facilities, storage tanks, and the grain elevator are visible. Many of the storage tanks have visible damage. Piers and docks show almost total destruction.
Date: April 17, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the dock area and shorelines across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Clouds of white smoke cover the horizon, and smoke still rises from the debris. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far right. Directly across the water from it, unseen firefighters direct a stream of water toward burning debris near shore. The area in the foreground is covered with debris of all kinds including metal and wooden pieces, wire cabling, and an unknown product in fabric bags.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Clouds of very heavy black smoke cover the port area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An aerial view of some of the residences near the port can be seen in the lower right hand portion of the photograph. On the reverse side is written "Texas City a few hours after the Grandcamp exploded."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of burning storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of burning storage tanks on a storage tank farm near the port in Texas City during the Texas City Disaster. Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke are rising from several of the tanks. A number of the tanks show visible compression and explosion damage. The caption on back of this photograph reads: "White smoke rises for a fire that is burning out. The thick black smoke is being fed by all manner of petroleum products."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Description: An aerial view of Republic's refinery facilities after the 1947 Disaster. In the foreground, the large spherical liquid petroleum tank has been visibly damaged on the left and top portions of the sphere. A spiralling stairway runs from the ground to the top of the tank. Behind the tank are other refinery pipelines and structures, and a line of freight cars.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library