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After the storm Texas City

Description: Saddled horse with no rider stands in front of a sailboat lying on its side in a field. The sails are torn and tangled. Wording on photo front "After the storm Texas City." the number "30" is marked on the photo. Wording on back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the storm, Texas City

Description: A group of soldiers gathers on the right side of a damaged wooden building. Wooden debris is piled on both sides of the building, with a large flooded area visible on the right and in front. Other buildings with structural damage are visible in the background on the right side. Wording on photo front "After the storm Texas City." Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug. 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the storm, Texas City

Description: Several soldiers on horses are standing in flood waters. Three additional horses without riders are drinking at the bottom of an embankment in front of damaged buildings. Debris from the buildings is scattered throughout the area. A leaning telephone pole is visible near one of the houses. Four soldiers are standing in the distance on higher ground. Wording on photo front "After the storm, Texas City." The number "7." is marked on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Agusta Regan]

Description: A portrait of Agusta Regan, who appears to be about six or seven years of age in this photograph. She has her hair cut short, and is wearing a muslin dress with collar, cuffs and sash of white, white socks and black button-up shoes. On the back of the photograph is written: "Agusta Regan daughter of Mrs. M. Regan".
Date: [1910..1930]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and a copilot in uniforms and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane standing in a field. In front of the plane, 8 other soldiers in uniform and a civilian in white shirt and bow tie stand posed facing the camera.The third soldier from the right is resting his arm on part of the airplanes framework, and holding one of the structural supports. In the background are some large tents and two soldiers. "Wright C., SC-16 "Trainer," with Lts. Thomas D. Milling, instructor and Fred Seydel student, Texas City, Texas, May 1913. The 'C" was a larger, heavier version of the 'B', and had fixed vertical stabilizers (Blinkers) in front for additional stability. SC-16 was flown to Houston and back by Lt. Kirtland with Sgt. Idzorek, mechanic, 12 May 1913. It was transferred to San Diego in June 1913, however, a cracked crankcase prevented it from flying. There were no spare 50 h.p. engines, thus preventing his 'C' from joining the rest of hte Wright 'C's.' (USAF Museum photo) - from "1st Aero Squadron in Texas City, Texas" by Douglas E. Edwards in Over The Front, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1998, p. 129, published by the League of WWI Aviation Historians.
Date: May 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a plane sitting in a field. Nine soldiers stand in front of the plane facing straight ahead. One of the soldiers stands off to the right side of the plane, turned toward the camera.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane sitting in a field. Seven other soldiers in uniform and one civilian man dressed in white shirt and bow tie stand in front of the airplane. Wording on photo front with a line drawn to the pilot (the leftmost person in the cockpit): "Milling". "Wright C., SC-16 Trainer," with Lts. Thomas D. Milling, instructor and Fred Seydel student, Texas City, Texas, May 1913. The 'C" was a larger, heavier version of the 'B', and had fixed vertical stabilizers (Blinkers) in front for additional stability. SC-16 was flown to Houston and back by Lt. Kirtland with Sgt. Idzorek, mechanic, 12 March 1913. It was transferred to San Diego in June 1913, however, a cracked crankcase prevented it from flying. There were no spare 50 h.p. engines, thus preventing this 'C' from joining the rest of the Wright 'C's." (USAF Museum photo)."
Date: May 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot wearing uniforms and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane sitting in a field. Eight other soldiers in uniform stand in front of the plane. Tents are visible in the background. From labels on other photographs in collection this appears to be a Wright C biplane.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Airplanes at a small airport]

Description: At the far left, one small biplane sits on a runway. Two men are near that plane. Off the runway, in the grass, is a small airplane with a prop engine on the right wing. It's call number is NC65212. There are barrels and what appears to be an engine part near the plane. Further in the distance is another small plane parked in the grass.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Altar Monument in Memorial Park in Texas City]

Description: A close-up view of the Altar memorial at Memorial Park in Texas City. A stone book lies open on a stone altar. On the front of the memorial is engraved "In memoriam those who lost their lives in the Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947". On the back of the photograph is typed "A stone altar was part of the original cemetery and remains as part of the restoration and enhancement completed in 1991."
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Amanda Wedell Pike]

Description: A photograph of Amanda Wedell Pike standing outdoors in front of bushes and trees. A building can be seen in the background. Ms. Pike is wearing a drop-waisted dress with dark shoes and stockings. On the back of the photograph is written: "Amanda Wedell Pike."
Date: [1920..1929]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Ambulances ready to respond after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two military soldiers, and a civilian man and woman talk beside a military ambulance after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The woman is writing on a set of papers. The vehicle in the forefront has a large cross on a white background on the side of the vehicle, and the word "ambulance" on the top front. It's vehicle number is stenciled on the top front of the hood as "745745". The identification "32m" is stenciled on the right front bumper. Another military ambulance is parked next to the first ambulance in front of a large building, possibly the High School Gymnasium, with many of its windows blown out. The back door of the front- most ambulance is open, and a stretcher can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

Description: A view of the American Oil Refinery in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground, a man holds the reins to three mules in tandem, pulling something. A four wheeled car with metal drums and a flatbed truck can be seen behind the man. The refinery buildings, smokestacks and tanks and piping structures can be clearly seen in the picture. A row of railroad cars sit in front of the pipeline structure. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "10-19-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

Description: A group photograph of American Oil workers in 1934. A group of 28 men in light coats or jackets, some wearing shirts and ties, some wearing outdoor work clothes, have gathered for a group photograph. The photograph is taken on a dirt clearing in front of a wooden building. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "2-14-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five rescue workers stand in front of a Red Cross canteen truck. Two women are handing out coffee and food to the workers. On the side of the vehicle is lettered "American Red Cross Galveston County Chapter." At the far right in the background is the grain elevator with visible damage to the top part of the structure. Clouds of smoke fill the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A close-up photograph of the Italian marble angel statue in Memorial Park which honors the Texas City firefighters killed in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An angel stands on a pedestal with an inscription which is covered by a bouquet of flowers sitting on the ground. Behind the statue, part of the reflecting pool and another monument can be seen. On the back of the photograph is the following caption: "An Italian marble angel honors the Texas City Firefighters lost in the explosion."
Date: 1960~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Description: Two rows of small pup tents are pitched in a field. Two soldiers are standing at the front of the tent rows watching the nearest tent on the left which has two soldiers kneeling and working inside the tent. One soldier stands in the distance looking away and other soldiers are kneeling or sitting in front of in the tents. On back of photo - "First Army Base Texas City Texas" and "Edward Martin Born Gal. Tx. Stationed here."
Date: [1913..1915]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Description: Rows of Army tents and Army buildings. Photo was taken from outside and above the fence visible in the foreground. City buildings are visible in the far distance.
Date: [1913..1915]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of people gather at the Texas City High School stadium for a memorial service for victims of the 1947 disaster. A small group of speakers stands in the middle, between the crowd standing on the field and a group of choir members standing on the bleachers. At the bottom of the picture is printed "Texas City Disaster, April 16, 1947." On the back of the photograph is written: "Memorial - April 19, 1947 at H.S. Stadium 10th Street."
Date: April 19, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At a Red Cross aid station for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Three victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster sit on cots at an outdoor first aid station under trees (possibly behind City Hall). A Red Cross worker is talking to one of the victims with a blanket around his shoulders. The other two victims have bandages on their face or head.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An honor guard carries in a coffin topped with flowers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The honor guard is composed of both veterans and civilians. A large crowd watches as the coffin is brought in.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large crowd gathers at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A clergyman is speaking from a temporary dais, surrounded by funeral wreaths while other clergymen, including a Catholic priest, and acolytes stand to the right of the platform.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large crowd watches as honor guards carry in the caskets of unidentified victims of the 1940 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947, at Memorial Park. Identical caskets decorated with floral sprays are lined up in rows. An honor guard carries in a casket to start the fourth row. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass burial - June 22, 1947 - unidentified remains - 63 indiv caskets attended by 5,000 people 197 Loop North/ 29th Street outside city."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library