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[An aerial view of American Oil storage tanks in Texas City in 1934]

Description: An aerial view of two large round black storage tanks of American Oil in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground are other refinery structures. Behind the large storage tanks can be seen some one-story buildings. Further back can be seen some homes and other structures. On the horizon can be seen other structures and the water tower. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil :"2-12-34". Taped to the back of the photograph is a label that reads: "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Date: February 12, 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[An aerial view of construction in Texas City in 1934]

Description: An aerial view of several construction sites in Texas City. At the bottom left, the foundation of a large building is in place and several men are walking within the building perimeters. At the bottom right the concrete walls and internal supports of another building have been built. About mid-picture the first floor of a large industrial building has been completed. A line of automobiles are parked along a wide dirt road between the construction sites. These sites appear to be refinery buildings and lines of pipelines, and power poles, surrounded by security fencing can be seen. In the background are scattered houses. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written :"1-13-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971"
Date: January 13, 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[An aerial view of the American Oil storage tank farm in Texas City in 1935]

Description: An aerial photograph of the white and black storage tanks in the American Oil Tank farm in Texas City. Some other refinery buildings can be seen about mid-photograph, behind the storage tanks. On the back of the photograph is written in pencil "1935." Taped to the back of the photograph is a label reading "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company September 15, 1971."
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford taking a walk]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore and Helen Moore and Mrs. Crawford walk arm-in-arm along a ridge. Behind them is a tree and a stone outcropping. To the left of them, is a valley. Col. Moore is dressed in a suit and Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Crawford are wearing dresses. This landscape may have been near the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mrs. Crawford HB & I, 1935".
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore in front of their cabin in New Mexico]

Description: A casual portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore and Col. Hugh Benton Moore standing in front of their log cabin at their Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mrs. Moore is on the left wearing denim jeans and a print short-sleeved shirt. Col. Moore is on the right wearing a long-sleeved white shirt and bow tie. On the back of the photograph is written "At their camp in N Mexico".
Date: 1930~/1939~
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore taking a walk]

Description: Helen Moore, wearing dark pants and a dark shirt, and Col. Hugh B. Moore, wearing a long-sleeved dark shirt, dark pants, a hat, and no tie, hold hands while out for a walk on wooded slopes. The photograph was probably taken at the Moore's Rainy Day Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico. A small wooden bridge, crossing an arroyo, can be seen behind Mrs. Moore.
Date: [1933..1939]
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. and Helen Moore with an unidentified couple]

Description: A photograph of Col. and Mrs. Moore with two unidentified people standing in front of bushes near a multi-storied commercial or institutional building. From left to right the individuals are: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in a dark suit and bow tie and holding a straw hat; Helen Edmunds Moore with her arm through Col. Moore's arm; an unidentified man dressed in a dark suit and tie and wearing a hat, and an unidentified woman in a white dress and hat with her arms behind her back.
Date: [1935..1939]
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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