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[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform with Helen Edmunds Moore in 1919]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore in standard army uniform stands outdoors near a women in a long black dress and coat and a black hat which partially obscures her face. From other photographs in the collection the woman has been identified as Helen Edmunds Moore. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jan. 1919."
Date: January 1919
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: An aerial view of Texas City, looking toward the grain elevator and the smokestack, after the 1915 hurricane. One and two story houses are laid out along a grid of dirt roads. Damage to fences and some outbuildings is visible. About mid-photograph, a large one story building has had its roof heavily damaged, and about half the building has collapsed. In the distance on the horizon can be seen the grain elevator, the smokestack and the water tower. This photograph is believed to be one of several copyrighted in 1915 by Martin Blandford of Denver Colorado.
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris along the shore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Concrete, cable and metal debris line the water after the 1947 Disaster. Concrete support columns have been sheared off with rebar protruding upward twisted and bent. A large flashlight shaped column (flareing out at the top) has been smashed over to the floor in the center of the image. In the background, a cargo ship sails in the bay.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged vehicle and structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The metal framework of a vehicle sits amid the railroad tracks in front of a badly damaged structure. The vehicle appears to be fitted with wheels for running on railroad tracks and has sustained extensive crushing and missile damage. Debris is scattered all over. A portion of a concrete wall of the structure behind it still stands but a section on the right that has collapsed to ground level.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Residential damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of damaged houses at Bay St. & 2nd Ave. N. (per note on back of print). At least five houses are visible with heavy roof and wall damage. One house in the left foreground has collapsed. Across from that house on the nearer side of the street sits a car. Near the car, two sections of boards nailed together are propped up with by a board at the corner of the street. A child sits in front of the wooden sections looking out at the damage. A large glass jug sits behind the wooden sections. Wooden and metal debris is scattered around, although the street has been cleared. On the next street over to the right, lesser amounts of damage are visible on the houses. Downed power lines from the power poles hang along the street.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the Texas City port area after the explosions. Debris covers both sides of a slip, where docks and piers stood. From left to right, the Seatrain loading crane, the badly damaged Monsanto building, and refinery structures are visible.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The grain elevator, showing damage to the tower and the top of the end cylinder section, after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the foreground, stacks of a long rectangular product and a pile of pipes have been toppled. Corrugated metal debris and pipes are scattered in the foreground.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A ruined railroad car after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This image shows a close-up view of a damaged freight car sitting on railroad tracks. The right half of the car is crushed in. The railroad tracks and the surrounding area are strewn with debris. On the right, in the distance, another freight car can be seen on parallel tracks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A damaged car sits in a parking area surrounded by other damaged cars. Compression and missile damage is evident. The right side of the car is covered with black soot and/or oil. On the horizon on the right, can be seen some of the refinery structures.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City Terminal building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of approximately 25 men are standing on a huge pile of debris near the grain elevator, looking through rubble. Metal girders, wooden beams and assorted debris is piled at least ten foot high. What appears to have been the roof structure of a building has collapsed on top of vehicles. Parts of at least two vehicles can be seen in the debris-- one on the far right has been crushed under the collapsed structure and on the one on the far left has been overturned with its wheels in the air.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Helen Moore and Essie Monday riding horses in Taviche, Mexico]

Description: Two women in white riding clothes sit on horseback in front of a one-story building near a third horse which is saddled but has no rider. The woman on the far left is Helen Moore. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taviche Mexico Dr. Monday's home Essie Monday Helen Moore 1910".
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library