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[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

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

Description: An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47."
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: Three identical coffins topped with flower sprays await burial at the mass funeral service for unidentified victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A group of five mourners gather near a coffin. Outside the fenced-in area, a number of people are gathered. At the far right a man stands on top of a truck. Just inside the fence on the far left is a man holding a camera. On the back of the photograph is written :"Mass funeral held June 22, 1947 at Memorial Cemetery - land that was purchased for the purpose of burying unidentified dead."
Date: June 22, 1947
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

[At the port in Texas City on August 19, 1915]

Description: A large cargo ship is anchored along a dock in Texas City. To the right of the ship, on the dock, several railroad freight cars are pulled up alongside the ship. In the right foreground, the railroad car bears the markings "STILMAS 18217". Four groups of two men each are gathered along the dock, talking or observing. The grain elevator is visible behind the ship. In the lower right hand corner in raised lettering is "Naschke Galveston." Underneath the photograph in longhand is written: "Texas City Aug. 19th-1915 - Two day [corr: days] after the storm."
Date: August 17, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the port in Texas City on August 19, 1915]

Description: A view of one of the slips at the Texas City port. To the left a large cargo ship is anchored, with another ship directly behind it. On the right of the photograph, in the lower right corner, is the tugboat named J. W. Terry of Galveston. Behind it can be seen a dock and dock warehouse, with several dock workers visible. Behind it, at the end of the dock is a barge and another ship. In the lower right hand corner, embossed lettering reads "Naschke Galveston." Underneath the photograph, written in longhand, is "Texas City - Aug 19th 1915 - Two days after the storm".
Date: August 19, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the Texas City dock in 1921]

Description: A group of three women and two men, posed on the Texas City Dock. Two men wearing dark suits and hats sit or crouch on top of the pilings to the right of the picture. The three ladies, dressed in stoles or jackets, hats and long dresses stand on the dock. On the back of the photograph is written: "Terry, Morton, Gustavos, Walker T.C. Docks." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the Texas City Sulphur Dock in 1921]

Description: Three women and two men, stand posing at the foot of a large pile on the docks near the SeaTrain loading crane in Texas City. The men are dressed in dark suits, ties and hats and the women are dressed in formal or dressy clothes and hats. On the back of the photograph is written: "Morton, Terry, Gustavos, Walker and Co. Sulfur Dock. T.C." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas

Description: An airplane with pilot and co-pilot in helmets are sitting at controls of the biplane. Eight other ground crew in uniform and hats are posing for photograph standing in front of airplane. Large tents are seen in the background. People in distance on right are standing or sitting on a wall with advertising on it. "Wright C, SC-14 with 1/Lts. Roy Kirtland pilot and Hugh Kelly student, Texas City, Texas March 1913. Lt. Kelly would be killed in SC-14 with pilot Lt. E.L. Ellington in San Diego, California, 24 November 1913"--p. 123 1st Aero Squadron in Texas City, Texas / by Douglas E. Edwards in Over the Front : Journal of the League of World War I Aviation Historians, v. 13, no. 2, Summer 1998. "Aviation field and machines First Aero Squadron Texas, Maurer (?) photo copy ger (?)"--label on image. USAF Museum photo.
Date: March 1913
Creator: Maurer
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

Battery camp 4th Artillery after the storm Texas City

Description: Army soldiers repairing a roof of a large building. Piles of debris and extensive flooding are visible in the foreground. Wording on photo front "A Battery camp 4th artillery after the storm Texas City." The number "14" is marked on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915"
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Board of Trade Building in early Texas City]

Description: A photograph of the Texas City Board of Trade building in the early 1900's. The building is three stories high with Texas City National Bank and Goodson Drugstore on the ground floor at the right of the building. On the front of the building are large letters spelling "BOARD OF TRADE". On the side of the building with the bank and drugstore entrances and the letters "T C E L & W C O". Five automobiles and parked around the building. A number of men dressed in suits and hats are gathered outside the building.
Date: [1907..1908]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]

Description: Two children sit in a wooden boat near the edge of the bay. In the background, around the bay inlet are other boats pulled up onshore, an open-air, but covered pavilion, some smaller wooden buildings, and a pier.
Date: September 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Bob Wedell]

Description: Bob Wedell, dressed in a white shirt, dark pants and tie, stands with one hand on his hip outside. Behind him can be seen a house, some trees and a fence. There is a black area on the print from the left center to the center bottom of the image.
Date: [1900..1903]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Broken window in a church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Seen from inside a church, a man is standing on a window sill of a tall window on the right. He is reaching up removing jagged pieces of the glass remaining in the window. On the left, a statue depicting Jesus Christ stands on a shelf above a small altar. A candle in a candleholder, two small votive candles and a dish of flowers sit on the altar which is near the front of the Church, behind the wooden communion rail gates. Hanging on the wall on the right is a depiction of the 14th Station from the Stations of the Cross, showing the placement of Jesus' body in the tomb after the crucifixion.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Carrying a coffin in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Identical coffins decorated with floral sprays are lined up on the porch of the temporary morgue building at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock. Four men dressed in suits carry one coffin to waiting hearses. On the back of the photograph is written: "This is a scene at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock, where the unclaimed bodies were stored in cold storage awaiting identification. The individual caskets were loaded into individual hearses loaned by over 50 funeral homes in southeast Texas. The man carrying casket on right front is John Irwin's brother - don't know name."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Carrying in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An honor guard of three military men and one civilian carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. Rows of identical coffins are lined up at the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals near the coffins and each casket is decorated with a spray of flowers. A large crowd is gathered for the ceremony. In the background, round storage tanks and refinery structures can be seen.
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four men look at the wreckage at a pier alongside the Longhorn II after the explosions. At least two of the men appear to be military personnel. Metal and wooden debris covers the foreground. The Longhorn II is at the pier behind the men. Above it is the Seatrain loading crane with visible damage. Behind that is the Monsanto plant building with only the metal framework remaining.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Checking through the debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two groups of men search through debris after the explosions. On the far left, one group is gathered around a bulldozer tractor with a powered arm, perhaps for a bucket attachment. On the right, another group is gathered around a large, badly damaged metal object, perhaps a vehicle. Near them, large pieces of metal debris, apparently from a railroad freight car, lie surrounded by shallow water. Large pieces of metal debris are scattered over the foreground. In the distance there is a lone man and behind him another bulldozer tractor. Further on, on both sides, there are large metal framework structures twisted and bent, probably from a warehouse roof or from the covered conveyor system.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[City Hall on Sixth Street in Texas City]

Description: A photograph of the City Hall of Texas City, which was located at 519 N 6th St. in Texas City. The two story building is decorated with flags and banners. A large number of people are gathered in front of the building, and many automobiles are parked on both sides of the street in front of the building.
Date: [1920..1925]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library