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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

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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

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

[An Easter Egg hunt at the Davison home in 1913]

Description: At least six children of varying ages look for Easter eggs on the lawn at the Davison home. Six men, dressed in dark suits, and one woman wearing a white shirtwaist and long white skirt stand near the children watching. The woman holds an infant. Two of the children hold baskets. On the back of the photograph is written: "1913".
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Florence Davison's first party on Dec. 17, 1913]

Description: Photograph of twelve young girls gathered around a table holding a large cake. Two older girls and one younger girl stand at the end of the table. The other girls are seated around the table, which is decorated. The girls are dressed up, and a number of them wear bows or ribbons in their hair. The table appears to be in a dining room with floor length drapes. Special plates are displayed on top of wooden cabinets lining the walls between the windows. On the back of the photograph is written: "Florence's first party Dec. 17 1913."
Date: December 17, 1913
Item Type: Photograph

Just arrived - waiting orders, Texas City, Texas

Description: A group of 24 soldiers, 4 adult males in civilian clothing and 6 boys are sitting or standing in front of a building. A soldier on the far right stands astride a bicycle. Wording on photo front "Just arrived waiting orders Texas City Texas" The inscription "Higby photo No. 1310" is written on the bottom right corner. The building is probably the train depot.
Date: 1913 - 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph

Lt. T.D. Milling and Lt. Sherman landing at Texas City, Tex.

Description: Pilot and co-pilot are seated in a biplane on an airfield. Large tents are visible in distance on right. Wording on front of image reads "Lt T.D. Milling and Lt Sherman landing at Texas City Tex. after breaking American duration and distance record. Left T.C. Fri March 28th 2:15 pm arrived San Antonio 5:37 pm landed at 630 left S.A. Mon 1:15 pm arr T.C. 512 pm [copyright symbol] by Higby photo no. 1." Year is 1913, known from other sources.
Date: 1913
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph

[Lt. T.D. Milling and Lt. Sherman landing at Texas City, Tex.]

Description: Pilot and co-pilot seated in biplane on an airfield. Large tents are visible in distance on the right. From comparison with other images in collection, this is Lt. T.D. Milling and Lt. Sherman landing at Texas City, Tex. after breaking American duration and distance record by flying from Texas City to San Antonio on March 28th and back to Texas City on March 31, 1913.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of Miss Lavinia Engle]

Description: A photograph of Miss Lavinia Engle as a young woman. She is wearing a dark lace-trimmed dress and her hair is in a braid, wrapped around her head. On the back of the photograph is written: "Miss Lavinia Engle Organizer for the National Women Suffrage Assn 1913 Please return to Mrs. Helen Moore Texas City" On the bottom of the photograph is stamped: "National Women Suffrage Press Bureau, 505 Fifth Ave. New York City."
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of Willie Wedell & John Anizan]

Description: A formal portrait of two men. The man on the left, identified on the back as Willie Wedell, is sitting on a stool. The man on the right, identified as John Anizan, is standing with his right hand resting on the other man's left shoulder. Both men are dressed in two-piece dark suits with white dress shirts and bowties. Their jackets are open. John Anizan wears a pocket watch clipped to his jacket lapel and a pen or pencil in his jacket pocket. On the back of the postcard is written: "Dear Sister This Picture was taken when I come from worke Dont I look bored I got fired last night and put Back to work again Wel BYBY Wm. J. Wedell." The postcard is stamped "Savannah Photo Co. 24 E. Broughton Savannah Ga." It is addressed to Mrs. A. Pike Texas City Texas. The card is postmark stamped: "May 28 1913 5 - PM Savannah Ga." Written in ink over the back of the postcard are " X John Anizan brother of Tony" and "X Willie Wedell."
Date: May 28, 1913
Creator: Savannah Photo Co.
Item Type: Postcard

[Review of the Second Battalion U.S. Engineers stationed at Texas City]

Description: Numerous rows of mounted soldiers in full uniform and bearing unit standards ride down a field in formal review formation. On the far left, on the side of the field, two individuals stand watching. At least one of the two people watching is in civilian clothing. The top portion of a text caption is visible at the bottom of the image reading: Review of the Second Battalion U. S. Engineers stationed at Texas City.
Date: 1913 - 1915
Item Type: Photograph

Troops at Texas City, Tex.

Description: A large number of soldiers in uniform are gathered in small groups in a field engaged in a variety of tasks. A group of three soldiers is standing in the foreground with hands on hips or in pockets, looking at something off to the right of the photo. Another soldier stands near them facing away from the camera. Wording on photo front: "Troops at Texas City Tex."
Date: 1913 - 1915
Item Type: Photograph

Twenty-sixth Infantry Band now at Texas City

Description: Twenty three soldiers in uniform stand in two rows in a semicircle holding brass and woodwind musical instruments. Metal music stands are arranged in front of the soldiers. Another soldier stands facing the camera in front of a music stand while holding a musical conductor's baton in one hand. Wording on photo front :"26t Inf. Band. Texas City Higby Photo."
Date: 1913 - 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph