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[The family of Helen Edmunds Moore around 1890]

Description: A group of six women and four men are gathered in an outside location, four standing and the rest sitting, for this group photograph. All are dressed in formal clothes - the men are wearing suits, the women wear long dark dresses or long-sleeved white blouses and long skirts.
Date: 1890
Creator: Patterson, R. S.
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Colonel Hugh Benton Moore, Captain A. B. Wolvin and others at the Texas City docks around 1907]

Description: A group of seven businessmen stand on the Texas City dock. Behind them can be seen a large cargo ship docked. To the left of the picture, stands a warehouse building. An automobile is parked near the men. The driver, in long white coat, hat and gloves stands by the front left fender. The first man in the line of seven, with the numeral "1" written underneath on the photograph, is identified as Captain Wolvin of Duluth; he leans on the right front of the car. Col. Hugh B. Moore, carrying a coat is the man fifth from the left, and is identified with the numeral "2" on the photograph. On the back of the photograph is written: "Number I Captain Wolvin of Duluth [Number] 2 - H. B. Moore - General Manager for Company Interests in Texas City - about 1907 - taken at dock."
Date: 1907
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Helen Edmunds Moore at the driving of the first pile for the Texas Sugar Refinery in 1923]

Description: A woman, who appears to be Helen Edmunds Moore, stands with her arms around two other young women near a large beam. In the background is a tower structure and a long, one-story commercial building. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taken when first pile was driven for the Texas Sugar Refinery - March 13, '23." In the lower right hand corner of the photograph is written the number "17.".
Date: March 13, 1923
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in his office in 1915]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, suit vest and bow tie, sits at a large table-like desk. On the desk is a blotter, wire basket, several books and stacks of paper. Behind him is a dark roll-top desk with a telephone on it, and a coat-rack with a dark suit jacket. Blinds cover most of the four windows in the office. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jany 1 1915 Col. H. B. Moore".
Date: January 1, 1915
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Loading a passenger ship in Texas City in 1915]

Description: A large passenger ship is docked with the gangway down. Three black men are loading barrels onto the ship. Another man stands on the dock watching them. Farther down the dock, a small group of people stands near other dockside equipment near the boat. The passenger ship has two stories of cabins. Two individuals stand near the railing on the lowest level watching the action on the dock. Below the bottom edge of the print on the cardboard backing is written in cursive writing: "Texas City - Aug 19th, 1915 - Two days after the storm." In the lower right hand corner of the photograph "Naschke Galveston" is embossed.
Date: August 19, 1915
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore and guest at the cabin]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in hiking clothes, sits on a rock slab in front of the Moore cabin at the Rainy Day Ranch. Behind Col. Moore is an outside fireplace with a large stone chimney. A piece of folk art can be seen above the fireplace. An unknown man, also dressed in hiking clothes, sits to the left of Col. Moore.
Date: unknown
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore at age 25. She has styled her hair up on top of her head, and wears a formal dress with a pocket watch pinned to the left breast and a high-necked blouse. She is seated in the portrait and is looking to her right. On the back of the photograph is written: "Sepha (Helen) Moore 1906."
Date: 1906
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds at the age of 15. She is wearing her long hair up on top of her head and is wearing a white or pastel formal dress. This appears to be a debutante portrait. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Sepha Edmunds 1896 Kansas City Mo."
Date: 1896
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Texas House of Representatives Appropriation Committee in 1935]

Description: A group photograph of the Texas House of Representatives Appropriations Committee of the 44th Legislature in 1936. Seventeen men and one woman (Helen Edmunds Moore) are gathered around tables with documents in front of them. On the back of the photograph is written: "Lenard - Chairman, Clayton - V. [Chairman], Aiken, Atchison, Bergman, Butler, Dickison, dunlap of Hays Co., Dunlap [of] Kleburg [Co.], Good, Graves, Hyder, McKee, Moore, Roberts, Settle, Stinson, Stovall, Tilllery, Word Appropriations Committe of House of Representatives 44th Legislature 1936 - (Jan 1933 to Jan. 1937)."
Date: March 1935
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the port in Texas City on August 19, 1915]

Description: A tugboat, the J.W. Terry of Galveston, can be seen in the lower right of the photograph near the dock warehouses. Products can be seen on the dock, and at least four dockworkers are visible in front of the warehouses. Farther down this wharf are two other ships. On the left side of the picture, a large cago ship is docked. Down the dock on this side, at least two other ships can be seen. On the bottom of the picture in cursive writing is written: "Texas City Aug 19th 1915 - Two days after the storm." In the right hand corner of the picture, "Naschke Galveston" is embossed.
Date: August 19, 1915
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the hull of the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster showing the ruined hull of the Wilson B. Keene. The dock and wharf structures lining both sides of this slip have been leveled. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Hull of the Wilson B. Keene visible in boat slip adjacent to the slip where the Grandcamp exploded".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Medical staff and a survivor in the hospital after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five female and two male medical staff members are gathered around the bed of a patient in a hospital. The patient is an older male, sitting up in bed and holding a cigarette in his hand. Most are smiling. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "From John P. Blazetic with 32nd medical battalion".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[William R. Blocker and friends sitting in a tree in the summer of 1914]

Description: Five young men sit in a large banch of a tree. The men are dressed in long-sleeved white shirts with ties; one is wearing a suit jacket. On the back of the photograph is written: "Summer 1914." The gentleman are listed as "Paul Hayes, Elisha Myers, W. R. Blocker, Henry Foster[l?], J. F. Elliott." (W. R. Blocker is the man in the middle of the group).
Date: 1914
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view of American Oil storage tanks in Texas City in 1934]

Description: An aerial view of two large round black storage tanks of American Oil in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground are other refinery structures. Behind the large storage tanks can be seen some one-story buildings. Further back can be seen some homes and other structures. On the horizon can be seen other structures and the water tower. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil :"2-12-34". Taped to the back of the photograph is a label that reads: "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Date: February 12, 1934
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the Texas City dock in 1921]

Description: A group of three women and two men, posed on the Texas City Dock. Two men wearing dark suits and hats sit or crouch on top of the pilings to the right of the picture. The three ladies, dressed in stoles or jackets, hats and long dresses stand on the dock. On the back of the photograph is written: "Terry, Morton, Gustavos, Walker T.C. Docks." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph.
Date: 1921
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A badly damaged house leans to one side after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The roof structure is missing, doors and windows have been blown out, and boards and beams have fallen down. Building supports and boards are piled in the yard to the left front of the house. At the far right of the photograph, another house can be seen with visible damage.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library