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[Aerial view of the port facilities and the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A large cargo ship is moored at one of the slips. Three other smaller ships are on the water. Clearly visible are the grain elevator, the smoke stack, the Seatrain loading crane, the Longhorn II aground, damaged storage tanks and the destroyed warehouses and docks. One wall remains from the power house near the grain elevator, and the heavy damage to the Texas City Terminal building can be seen. The badly damaged hull of the Wilson B. Keene can be seen near the Texas City Terminal building. In the bottom right corner is a badly crushed storage tank.
Date: April 16, 1947
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
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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Seen from inside a church, a man is standing on a window sill of a tall window on the right. He is reaching up removing jagged pieces of the glass remaining in the window. On the left, a statue depicting Jesus Christ stands on a shelf above a small altar. A candle in a candleholder, two small votive candles and a dish of flowers sit on the altar which is near the front of the Church, behind the wooden communion rail gates. Hanging on the wall on the right is a depiction of the 14th Station from the Stations of the Cross, showing the placement of Jesus' body in the tomb after the crucifixion.
Date: April 16, 1947
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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Checking through the debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two groups of men search through debris after the explosions. On the far left, one group is gathered around a bulldozer tractor with a powered arm, perhaps for a bucket attachment. On the right, another group is gathered around a large, badly damaged metal object, perhaps a vehicle. Near them, large pieces of metal debris, apparently from a railroad freight car, lie surrounded by shallow water. Large pieces of metal debris are scattered over the foreground. In the distance there is a lone man and behind him another bulldozer tractor. Further on, on both sides, there are large metal framework structures twisted and bent, probably from a warehouse roof or from the covered conveyor system.
Date: April 16, 1947
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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Crushed train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two badly crushed train cars sitting on a railroad track lie half buried under debris. Barrels and other debris lie scattered and heaped over most of the visible area. Behind the cars, heavy metal framework, probably from either a warehouse or the covered metal conveyor system, shows heavy damage and twisting.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Building rubble, cable and wire are spread over the ground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far left, some structure of a long building or the elevated conveyor system remains standing. In the middle of the photograph, a line of posts, with metal wires and cables protruding, can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage along the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the destruction on the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Wooden and metal debris lines the area where the docks and warehouses were. Debris floats on the water in the port. White smoke rises from near the destroyed warehouses. At the far right, a large piece of metal framework from a warehouse sticks up toward the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage along the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the destruction on the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Wooden debris is scattered over the area where the docks were. Debris floats in the water, or sticks up from the floor of the port area. White smoke rises from the area near the destroyed warehouses. At the lower right, two men stand on a raised area and look into the water near raised pipelines.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Taken from ground level, this photograph shows a large grain elevator in the background with a damaged metal conveyor lying twisted on the ground in front, and with railroad tracks in the foreground. On the right, the rear cylindrical silo of of the grain elevator has crumbled at the top and shows heavy damage on the right side. Windows have been blown out on the elevator, and the long structure atop the 12 cylindrical silos of grain elevator has one section caved in. Damage on the rear tower part of the elevator is also evident. Supports for an elevated conveyer belt encased in a metal grided structure have collapsed, and the elevated structure lies damaged and twisted on the ground. Four trucks, at least three of which have open beds, stand alongside this structure. Approximately 10 men, some in hard hats, are looking at the damage. A large container with a cross decal and a large water dispenser sit near a small group of men. Three sets of railroad tracks run across the photo in the foreground. Between the tracks and the trucks is a stack of long wooden beams. The number "#17" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged automobiles and building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: About a dozen automobiles sit in a parking lot in front of a large three-story building. Doors and windows have been blown out of the building, and the upper story has only the metal framework remaining. The cars in the parking lot show damage from the explosions. Metal pieces and wooden debris are scattered near the building and in the parking lot. Heavy black smoke with a few white smoke clouds fill the sky. On the right, one men in a hard hat looks at a damaged car. Five men stand or walk on the left near the left end of the building.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A close-up shot of a long two-story building, badly damaged. Two large pipelines run across the picture, one parallel to the long side of the building, one parallel to the short side of the building. Metal and wooden debris is scattered along the length and sides of the building. Roof structures are almost completely missing except for twisted metal debris. Doors and windows in the building have been blown out, and interior wreckage is visible through those spaces. The number "#4" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A building, apparently a small business, has been damaged in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Windows and doors have been blown out, and wooden beams or building pieces are visible through the opening. On the far left of the building, the entire front of the addition is missing. Debris lies in front of the building.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A building shows damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The building has wide double entry doors and a long addition at a 90 degree angle to the rear of the building. Damage to the front facade and window above the entrance doors is visible, and damage to the stone or stucco on the right front corner can be seen. A ladder leads up to the roof on the left rear, and debris is visible along that side of the building. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Possible could be St. Marys Catholic Church". Since identified as the fellowship hall of the First Methodist Church of Texas City.
Date: April 16, 1947
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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library