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[Col. Hugh B. Moore and ladies on board a ship]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a black suit, bow tie and hat, sits in the middle of a group of four ladies on the deck of a ship. On shore, in the background, is a multi-storied institutional or commercial building. The lady on the far right end of the group appears to be Helen Edmunds Moore.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore at a black-tie dinner]

Description: Approximately 25 older men, almost all in formal black-tie evening dress, stand in five rows behind a banquet table. The table has been set formally. Col. Hugh B. Moore is standing second from the left, in the back.
Date: [1935..1944]
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

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in his office]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a dark suit vest and bowtie but without the jacket, sits at a desk in an office. A large stack of papers sits in the foreground on the desk top at Col. Moore's left. At the far left of the picture in the middle of the desk is an old "candlestick" or upright telephone. A stack of magazines/journals sits on the edge of the desk to Col. Moore's right. Behind the magazines, next to a rolltop desk are large rolled documents, possibly blueprints or surveying documents. Behind Col. Moore, on top of a rolltop desk is a radio and above that there is a framed print hanging on the wall.
Date: [1935..1944]
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

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform]

Description: Col. Hugh Benton Moore [1874-1944], in regular Army uniform with field jacket, stands in front of the porch of a brick and stone building. Based on the uniform and other photographs in the collection, this photograph was taken sometime between 1910 and 1920. (Col. Moore served in World War I in the U.S. Army).
Date: [1910..1920]
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

[Col. Hugh B. Moore relaxing near the cabin]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, smoking a pipe, sits in a wooden rocker in front of the Moore cabin in New Mexico. Col. Moore wears knee-high hiking boots, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat. Near the corner of the cabin, on the far left, an unidentified young woman sits in a free-standing glider/swing shaded by an awning. The cabin sits at the bottom of a mountain, and the mountainside covered with scrub and some trees can be seen behind the cabin.
Date: [1935..1939]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Col. Hugh B. Moore working at an easel]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, suit vest and bow tie, sits at an easel in front of large windows. The easel is set up on a table.
Date: [1935..1944]
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

[A commercial building in Texas City]

Description: An unidentified two-story commercial building stands on the northwest corner of Texas Avenue and Third Street in Texas City. Line markers for parking places are visible in the foreground, so the building is in the business district, although the building on the left was a residence. Three identical signs are posted on the floor-to-ceiling ground floor windows on the left end of the building. To the left of the building, pipes and other materials lie on the ground near another two-story building. To the far right of the picture a sign reading "Frank's Taxi Service" hangs on the side of another building that was once a pawn shop. A car is driving down the street.
Date: 1940~/1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Crushed train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two badly crushed train cars sitting on a railroad track lie half buried under debris. Barrels and other debris lie scattered and heaped over most of the visible area. Behind the cars, heavy metal framework, probably from either a warehouse or the covered metal conveyor system, shows heavy damage and twisting.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Building rubble, cable and wire are spread over the ground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far left, some structure of a long building or the elevated conveyor system remains standing. In the middle of the photograph, a line of posts, with metal wires and cables protruding, can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage along the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the destruction on the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Wooden and metal debris lines the area where the docks and warehouses were. Debris floats on the water in the port. White smoke rises from near the destroyed warehouses. At the far right, a large piece of metal framework from a warehouse sticks up toward the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage along the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the destruction on the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Wooden debris is scattered over the area where the docks were. Debris floats in the water, or sticks up from the floor of the port area. White smoke rises from the area near the destroyed warehouses. At the lower right, two men stand on a raised area and look into the water near raised pipelines.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Taken from ground level, this photograph shows a large grain elevator in the background with a damaged metal conveyor lying twisted on the ground in front, and with railroad tracks in the foreground. On the right, the rear cylindrical silo of of the grain elevator has crumbled at the top and shows heavy damage on the right side. Windows have been blown out on the elevator, and the long structure atop the 12 cylindrical silos of grain elevator has one section caved in. Damage on the rear tower part of the elevator is also evident. Supports for an elevated conveyer belt encased in a metal grided structure have collapsed, and the elevated structure lies damaged and twisted on the ground. Four trucks, at least three of which have open beds, stand alongside this structure. Approximately 10 men, some in hard hats, are looking at the damage. A large container with a cross decal and a large water dispenser sit near a small group of men. Three sets of railroad tracks run across the photo in the foreground. Between the tracks and the trucks is a stack of long wooden beams. The number "#17" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged automobiles and building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: About a dozen automobiles sit in a parking lot in front of a large three-story building. Doors and windows have been blown out of the building, and the upper story has only the metal framework remaining. The cars in the parking lot show damage from the explosions. Metal pieces and wooden debris are scattered near the building and in the parking lot. Heavy black smoke with a few white smoke clouds fill the sky. On the right, one men in a hard hat looks at a damaged car. Five men stand or walk on the left near the left end of the building.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library