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23rd Infantry Camp D Texas City, Tex.

Description: Several groups of soldiers in full uniform are gathered in a field. Wording on photo front: "23rd Inf. Camp D Texas City, Tex." The symbol "B4." appears in the lower right-hand corner of the image.
Date: 1913/1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

23rd Infantry just arriving at Texas City, Texas

Description: A large group of soldiers in full uniform including greatcoats and weapons stands in three rough lines facing the camera. Wording on photo front:" 23rd Inf. just arriving at Texas City Texas." The symbol "B5." is written in the lower right-hand corner.
Date: 1913/1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[4th Artillery Camp]

Description: Soldiers gather between two rows of large tents busy with a variety of tasks. In the center foreground two soldiers sit on chairs near a table. Equipment and gear including a wheel and a strapped bundle are scattered in a rough circle in front of the table. Smoke is blowing from beyond that table to the left. In the right rear, approximately twenty soldiers are standing in a rough line moving toward soldiers at another table. In the middle rear, soldiers gather near another table in front of another large tent. Wording on photo back "Texas City, Tx Aug 16, 1915 4th Art. Camp." Based on other photographs taken on Aug. 16, 1915, the day a hurricane struck and decimated the camp, it is most likely that this particular photo was taken before the date on the photo back or well after.
Date: 1913 - 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

4th Artillery Headquarters after the hurricane, Texas City

Description: A group of soldiers sit and stand on a pile of wooden debris in a pathway between two rows of wooden Army buildings. The building on the left has no roof, but the roof beams remain. Soldiers have rolled-up sleeves, unbuttoned tunics and one soldier is hatless. Wording on phot front "4th Art. Hdqs. after the hurricane, Texas City." Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug. 16, 1915." The number "10." is written in the right hand corner.
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

4th Field Artillery & Engineers Camp, Texas City, Texas, 1914

Description: Panoramic view of army camp with many large tents and some wooden buildings. A water tower and other buildings and residences are visible in the distance. Printing on front of image is "4th Field Artillery & Engineers Camp, Texas City, Texas, 1914."
Date: 1914
Creator: Medley & Blandford
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the dock area and shorelines across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Clouds of white smoke cover the horizon, and smoke still rises from the debris. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far right. Directly across the water from it, unseen firefighters direct a stream of water toward burning debris near shore. The area in the foreground is covered with debris of all kinds including metal and wooden pieces, wire cabling, and an unknown product in fabric bags.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Clouds of very heavy black smoke cover the port area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An aerial view of some of the residences near the port can be seen in the lower right hand portion of the photograph. On the reverse side is written "Texas City a few hours after the Grandcamp exploded."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of burning storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of burning storage tanks on a storage tank farm near the port in Texas City during the Texas City Disaster. Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke are rising from several of the tanks. A number of the tanks show visible compression and explosion damage. The caption on back of this photograph reads: "White smoke rises for a fire that is burning out. The thick black smoke is being fed by all manner of petroleum products."
Date: April 16, 1947
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

[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

Description: An aerial view of the Nessler swimming pool. Many people are in the pool. A few people are on or near three sets of bleachers along the side of the pool. To the left of the pool is a tennis court with about ten people playing or watching tennis. A bus and a truck are parked near the building near the front of the pool. Approximately 20 cars are parked in a cleared lot near the street. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Nessler Pool" (early 1950's)
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of refinery structures after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Description: An aerial view of Republic's refinery facilities after the 1947 Disaster. In the foreground, the large spherical liquid petroleum tank has been visibly damaged on the left and top portions of the sphere. A spiralling stairway runs from the ground to the top of the tank. Behind the tank are other refinery pipelines and structures, and a line of freight cars.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the Monsanto building and the refinery facilities near the port after the explosions. Dark gray smoke streams from a burning structure near the tall refinery towers. The Monsanto building is very heavily damaged. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far left. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Site of explosion - looking west. Shows damage to Monsanto plant and port facilities."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of refinery structures, storage tanks, and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area of Texas City after the explosions. Residences can be seen in the lower right corner. Beyond and to the left of those homes are refinery structures. Beyond those structures are the piers and docks of the port area. Thick heavy clouds of black smoke come from burning storage tanks to the right of the docks. Thick white smoke comes from the dock areas. Through a gap between the black and white smoke streams can be seen a number of storage tanks.
Date: April 16, 1947
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

[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

[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

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: An aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 storm, looking toward the port. At the far right is a wide, straight street with an automobile and two trolley cars traveling down the street. In the background on the left are houses, with little damage visible. In the lower right hand corner, in the back yard of a two-story building is some wooden debris from a small structure that has been demolished. Further up the wide street on the left is a long one-story building raised on posts with a large number of windows.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library