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[Kohfeldt school in Texas City]

Description: A photograph of Kohfeldt School in Texas City about 1910. The school is a two-story brick building. Five young children stand in front of the school at the left. Three children stand at the top of the front stairs. An adult is walking up the steps.
Date: 1910 - 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in conversation with Congressman Clark Thompson and Ray Miller]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore stands between Ray Miller and Congressman Clark Thompson outside a governmental building in Washington D.C. The Capitol Building is in the background. All three men are dressed in business suits and hats. At the bottom of the picture is written: "To Col. H. B. Moore with [gap: illegible] and warm regards".
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas City Post Office in 1908]

Description: A photographic print of the Texas City Post Office in 1908. The second building from the left along a dirt road, the post office is a two story wooden building with a flat roof and a porch. To the left of the post office is a large two story house with a fenced hard. To the right of the post office, down the road from the post office are several two story buildings. On the photograph, in front of the building with the flat roof, is written :"P. O."
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

Description: A large cargo ship is docked near the Texas Sugar Refinery. Two buildings, one of eight stories and one of 5 stories, stand side-by-side facing the port. Several smaller buildings and structures are partially visible between the cargo ship and the buildings. Train cars can be seen in front of the refinery buildings.
Date: 1924 - 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An ice cream social at the First Methodist Church in Texas City around 1909]

Description: Three young ladies, dressed in white shirtfronts, lockets and long white skirts are sitting on chairs in a room eating ice cream. A young man, dressed in a dark suit jacket and plaid pants, eats ice cream from a large ladle. The ice cream tin and an extra plate sit on a wooden chair in front of the young ladies. The room holds other wooden chairs and a podium, behind the people. A map of the United States and a framed certificate are on the back wall. The room appears to be either a church or a court room. On the reverse of the photograph is written "Rev. Germany eating cream. Misses Whitney, Christine Davison and some other young lady. Note: Rev. Germany pastor of 1st Methodist Episcopal Church 1906 - 1909."
Date: 1906 - 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Pierce-Fordyce Refinery in Texas City]

Description: A view of part of the Pierce-Fordyce Refinery. A one story brick building stands at the far left. Two horizontal cylindrical storage tanks and a raised pipeline are to the right of the building. In the rear middle of the picture, a number of men gather near a large smokestack near a two story building.
Date: 1920 - 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: An aerial view of part of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane. The Oklahoma Hotel is in the foreground of the picture. A building in back of the hotel has been demolished and lies in ruins on the ground. Other buildings in the photograph, including houses and other larger buildings, do not show visible structural damage. An automobile is driving on a wide road, across from the hotel, at the lower left of the photograph. In the lower right hand corner, the following information has been written on the photograph : Texas City Texas 9-28- Photo copyrighted 1915 by Martin Blandford 1542 Williams St. Denver, Colo."
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Sepha Helen Edmunds in a school photograph in 1891]

Description: A group photograph of school children, including Helen Edmunds Moore, at the age of 11. Twenty-nine children, including both boys and girls, are arranged in three rows for the group photograph. The children are dressed in dress clothing, with the girls wearing long dresses, and the boys wearing long-sleeved shirts and dark pants. Some of the girls wear pinafores over their dresses; some of the boys wear suit jackets. One child, in the middle of the picture, is noticeably younger than the others and still wears the long white clothes of a very young child. Boys in the first row sit cross-legged on the ground. Helen Edmunds Moore is in the second row, fourth from the left with a handwritten "x me" below her torso. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jack Louden, Ed Sitzler, Clifford Everett, Tod Kirk, Robert Henry Heraker 1891 Nina Fyfe, Nellie Sharp, Josie Fish, Daisy Eteen, Susie [Eteen], Gladys Jacobs, Mariah Deathrige, Ora Zeigler, Zelma Eldridge, Lettie Chandler, Jennie Gray, Sepha Helen Edmunds 11 years of age." Stamped on the back of the photograph is "W. W. Graham, View Artist, 1431 Walnut St., Tel. 1440, Kansas City, Mo."
Date: 1891
Creator: Graham, W. W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore]

Description: A professional full-length portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore. He is dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and dark bow tie, with the jacket unbuttoned, and wears a hat on his head. He holds a partially smoked cigar in his left hand.
Date: 1900 - 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[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.
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 towards the port after the hurricane of 1915. One and two story houses line the streets. Most houses are made of wood. Some damage is visible to fences and smaller buildings, but little structural damage is noticeable for most of the buildings.
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore, sitting in an upholstered chair with arms. Mrs. Moore holds an open book in her hand, and wears a single strand of pearls, a brooch and a bar pin, over a pleated skirt ensemble. She is wearing a short hairstyle. On the bottom of the photograph is written: "To my dear friend Mary - Mrs. H. B. Moore "Indian". From other photographs and the style of the clothes Mrs. Moore is wearing, it appears that this portrait was taken during the period of her service with the Texas Legislature (1928-1936).
Date: 1928 - 1936
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A portrait of Helen Moore, probably during her debutante days. She is wearing an off-the-shoulder formal gown. The photograph is a profile of her left side. On the back of the photograph is written: "Helen Moore.'
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A portrait of a middle-aged Helen Edmunds Moore. Her hair is cut short and is softly curled. She wears a blouse with a white lace shawl collar. Mrs. Moore is not wearing glasses.
Date: 1920 - 1929
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library