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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
An automobile sits alongside the ruins of an open sided canvas-covered structure. To the right three wooden one-story buildings are visible with very heavy structural damage. Behind the automobile are at least four other wooden buildings. One building has fully collapsed on 2 sides. One building has been blown off its foundation and lies tilted at a 90 degrees angle, with the building underside vertical to the ground. The large building is a two story building with about half the building totally collapsed. A pile of wooden debris lies in the right front foreground. Flooding is visible behind the building. Wording on the photo front "After the hurricane 4th Art. Officers line, Texas City." The number "15." is written on the photo. Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Boat run aground along the railroad tracks in front of buildings and listing heavily. Telephone pole in front of boat leaning to the right approx. 15 degrees. Debris and another listing telephone pole are visible to the right of the buildings. Wording on photo front "38 After the Hurricane Texas City." Most likely taken after the August 16, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, Texas. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Four soldiers, two on horseback and two on foot, in front of two one-story buildings. Flooding and building debris are visible in the foreground and in the background. Wording on photo front "After the storm." The number "19" is marked on the photo. Most likely taken after the August 16th, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, Texas. Wording on photo back "Texas City, TX Aug 16, 1915."
Three rows of one-story houses. On the far left, a pile of debris stands. The nearest house on the left is tilted and sagging to the right. The porch on the second house in the second row is tilted to the side. Wording on photo back "Texas City, Tx Aug 16, 1916". [Based on other photos similar to this one and on historical records of the weather, this date should most likely be Aug. 16, 1915.]
In the front left section of the photo, a soldier carrying what appears to be a typewriter or teletype machine wades through flood waters about mid-calf deep. Behind him are badly damaged buildings surrounded by flood waters. Wording on photo front "After the storm and flood, Texas City Camp Sight (sic) Co. D. Signal Corps." Handwritten in pencil on photo back "Texas City, TX Aug 16, 1915."
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."
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."
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."
Two buildings along a road with another building a a water tower in the background. The building to the left has heavy structural damage to the side facing the road and is braced in the right front corner with a pole or board. The building to the right is surrounded by debris from the structure and its contents. A large piece of debris lies in the road near the forefront of the picture. A water tower and other buildings are visible in the distance. Clothing, quilts or blankets and a pillow are hanging on lines in the foreground. Wording on photo front: "After the storm Texas City." The number "22" is written on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
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".
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.
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.
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.
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)."
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."
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".
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."
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.
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.
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"
General John J. Pershing (on the left) and Col. Hugh B. Moore (on the right) are standing together on an open field or parade ground. Both men are in military uniform. General Pershing wears a military overcoat, while Col. Moore does not. In the background are a number of unidentified buildings, made of stone or brick. Some have two stories.
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".
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).
Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in Army uniform, stands with Helen Edmunds Moore, who is wearing a long-sleeved light-colored dress with button-up boots. They are on the grass in front of a house with a porch railing behind them.
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."
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".
A photographic reproduction of a campaign poster for the first city elections for the city of Texas City, held on Saturday, September 16, 1911. The poster reads as follows " Vote for W. P. Tarpey for mayor H. M. Coats and F. B. Davison for commissioners for a greater Texas City and a square deal for all Election Saturday, September 16th, 1911". At the bottom of the poster is printed "Fred F. Hunter, Printer, Galveston." The poster has no graphic decoration or color, and is printed in black and white letters.
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."
Nine army officers in full dress uniform, Governor Oscar Branch Colquitt in long coat and top hat, and a gentleman in a costume composed of a crown, a pastel dress with lace, a shawl, white stockings and slippers stand as a group near the end of a wooden pier or boat slip. Two gentlemen wearing naval caps are at the back of the group. From left to right in the first row is Col. Hugh B. Moore, then Governor Colquitt, then the man in the costume, then another army officer. The man in costume has a sash of leaves or fronds draped over the dress. Strings of flags and banners hang overhead. On the back of the photograph is written:"Governor Colquit's staff Houston Carnival 1914." On the front of the photograph is a handwritten note "Governor" identifying the gentleman in the top hat.
Helen Edmunds Moore, dressed in a longsleeved white blouse and long dark skirt, is holding a white goat on a rope as she walks down a hillside. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taviche Mx. 1910 Helen Moore double horned goat." Stamped on the back of the photograph is "Morris-Carter Photo Supply Co. 9119 P. O. St. Galveston, Tex".
Two women in white riding clothes sit on horseback in front of a one-story building near a third horse which is saddled but has no rider. The woman on the far left is Helen Moore. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taviche Mexico Dr. Monday's home Essie Monday Helen Moore 1910".
Helen Moore holds two round objects, possibly melons, at shoulder height. At her feet is a dog or a goat lying on the ground, being patted by a young girl, approximately 10 years old. Mrs. Moore is standing in a dirt clearing with a large building of some sort down below and behind her. Trees and scrub are visible. A small metal burner of some sort is in the far right of the picture, resting on the ground.
Two rows of Army tents divided by a dirt road with cots, bedding, and footlockers sitting out in front of the tent entrances. Soldiers in uniforms are visible in front of some of the tents. The caption under the print reads "House cleaning Day in the Second Division of the U.S. Army stationed in Texas City."
A woman in her late twenties or early thirties, dressed in a plain, long, white dress stands next to a boy of about ten. The boy is dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, knickers and a tie and wears no shoes or socks. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jimmie Wadell [sic, corr: Jimmy Wedell] & Mother Edith."
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.
A photograph of Kohfeldt School in Texas City about 1910. The school is a two-story brick building. Five young children stand in front of the school at the left. Three children stand at the top of the front stairs. An adult is walking up the steps.
A large passenger ship is docked with the gangway down. Three black men are loading barrels onto the ship. Another man stands on the dock watching them. Farther down the dock, a small group of people stands near other dockside equipment near the boat. The passenger ship has two stories of cabins. Two individuals stand near the railing on the lowest level watching the action on the dock. Below the bottom edge of the print on the cardboard backing is written in cursive writing: "Texas City - Aug 19th, 1915 - Two days after the storm." In the lower right hand corner of the photograph "Naschke Galveston" is embossed.
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.
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.
Three women and two men, dressed in good clothes, stand in front of a brick or stone building. The bearded gentleman on the far left is dressed in a dark three-piece suit and holds a cane. Next to him stands a young woman dressed in a white shirtwaist, long white skirt and a straw hat. In the middle is an older woman dressed in an ankle-length dress and wearing a long balck mantilla. To her right is a younger man dressed in a three-piece dark suit, wearing a hat. At the far right is Helen Edmunds Moore, wearing a hat, a white long-sleeved blouse and a long dark skirt. She is carrying a purse. On the back of the photograph is written: "Father Moore, Mother Moore, Essie Monday, Ratin [sp.?] Moore, Helen Moore, Taviche 1910."
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