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[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, CA.]

Description: (back of photo) Side of 1215 Anacapa St. 1946 - W.S.B. purchased it for $14,500. The date I purchased this property spent about $3,000.00 on it for paint and improvements. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: April 12, 1946
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[William S. Blackshear - Atlanta Ga.]

Description: (back of photo) W.S.B. in Atlanta, Ga. Rainy. Just put Alf on bus to Camp Campbell so felt quite sad and lonely 1943. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. Business signs in the background for the Paramount Theatre, showing "Phantom Lady" and the Royal Palm Dancing club.
Date: 1943
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Howell Family Photograph]

Description: (back of photo) July 1942 - Howell Family - Escondido - From Left to Right: My godson Courtney Howell, Carmen, Meredith, Elenor Howell. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: July 1942
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Unidentified Colonel]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man in uniform (with the rank of colonel). He is standing in the midst of jungle foliage and holding a lit cigarette in his left hand. Written on the back of the photo: "To my devoted friend, Bill Blackshear - June 1943 - South Sea Islands - (In the jungles) and I don't mean maybe! Taken on recent trip north and didn't miss a thing.
Date: June 1943
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Bill Blackshear]

Description: Bill Blackshear. Summer 1944. Caption says: "A San Antonio Spree to Galveston, Summer 1944. I call it A.W.O.L. Bill." From the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1944
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Major Alfred Morris Jr.]

Description: Taken by Lt. Geo. L. Forward of Texarkana, Ark. at the Liba Staging area, Philippines, December 1945, of Maj. Alfred Morris, Jr. sun bathing. From the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: December 1945
Creator: Forward, George L.
Partner: Palestine 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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A nurse in a makeshift hospital comforts a victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A nurse bends over an unidentified man, injured in the 1947 Texas City Disaster, who is lying on a cot in a makeshift hospital. In the background are two other medical staff members and other cots. A folding chair with bedding stands near the patient's cot. On the back of the photograph is written: "A nurse comforts an injured man in a make shift hospital".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Pieces of wooden and metal debris are scattered over an embankment after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A long piece of bent metal, perhaps from railroad tracks, lies in front of a power pole. To its right, are large pieces of metal debris. In the distance, looking toward the top of the embankment, can be seen walls of a building, power poles, and what appears to be storage tanks. At the far right in the background, is a cloud of smoke.
Date: April 16, 1947
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
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
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
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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library