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[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An Easter Egg hunt at the Davison home in 1913]

Description: At least six children of varying ages look for Easter eggs on the lawn at the Davison home. Six men, dressed in dark suits, and one woman wearing a white shirtwaist and long white skirt stand near the children watching. The woman holds an infant. Two of the children hold baskets. On the back of the photograph is written: "1913".
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the Texas City Sulphur Dock in 1921]

Description: Three women and two men, stand posing at the foot of a large pile on the docks near the SeaTrain loading crane in Texas City. The men are dressed in dark suits, ties and hats and the women are dressed in formal or dressy clothes and hats. On the back of the photograph is written: "Morton, Terry, Gustavos, Walker and Co. Sulfur Dock. T.C." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[On a train car in Texas City in 1921]

Description: A group of three women and two men pose at the end of a railroad car in Texas City in 1921. The three women and one man (evidently Wlliam R. Blocker) are standing on the balcony or observation platform at the end of the railroad car. One man (evidently Dee Walker) stands on the ground in front of the balcony and the other individuals. The car's sides are unpainted and weathered wood and two windows are boarded up. All five persons are dressed in dark clothes and are wearing hats. In the background on the far right can be seen a long wooden building with a sign reading [unknown word] "House." On the back of the photograph is written:" Texas City Feb. 1921 Miss Gustavos, [Miss] Terry, [Miss] Martou, Dee Walker."
Date: February 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Florence Davison's first party on Dec. 17, 1913]

Description: Photograph of twelve young girls gathered around a table holding a large cake. Two older girls and one younger girl stand at the end of the table. The other girls are seated around the table, which is decorated. The girls are dressed up, and a number of them wear bows or ribbons in their hair. The table appears to be in a dining room with floor length drapes. Special plates are displayed on top of wooden cabinets lining the walls between the windows. On the back of the photograph is written: "Florence's first party Dec. 17 1913."
Date: December 17, 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial 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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Davison family in the early 1900's]

Description: A group photograph of the Davison family in front of the Davison home. On the back of the photograph is written: "L-R Christine D. (Jones), Margaret D. (Grainger), Florence Davison, Florence D. (Hart), Don Davison, Frank B. Davison, Perry A. Davison, George O. Davison, Gere D. (Kilgore). and "(approx. 1906)."
Date: 1906
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

[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

The Renaud home

Description: The Renaud home in Hitchcock, Texas, located around the 7800 block of N. Railroad.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

J.A. Bret home in Hitchcock

Description: J.A. Bret home in Hitchcock, Texas, was located at the corner of Wallace and 1st.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

Sound detector at Camp Wallace

Description: Soldiers at Camp Wallace manning a sound detector, which was part of an anti-aircraft battery at that time.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library