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[Photograph of Passenger Pier in Texas City]

Description: Photograph of a long wooden pier, wide enough to hold automobile traffic, running out into the bay. At the end of the pier, a structure of some kind can be seen. Electric poles line the left side of the pier. Three women dressed in long dresses and hats stand looking over the rail. Farther down the pier, an automobile and a single pedestrian share the pier.
Date: [1912..1913]
Item Type: Photograph

[Election poster for the first Texas City election in 1911]

Description: 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.
Date: September 16, 1911
Item Type: Poster

[Pierce Petroleum in Texas City]

Description: A view of Pierce Petroleum, formerly Texas City Refining Company, probably taken between 1910 and 1935. Eleven large round storage tanks can be seen on the far right side of the photograph. A smokestack is visible to the rear of a number of buildings of various sizes on the left side of the picture.
Date: [1910..1935]
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas City harbor in 1919]

Description: A photograph of the port of Texas City from the docks in 1919. A one story wooden building with a lean-to porch is in the foreground. To the left, up the shoreline, a horse-drawn wagon stands near a series of small boats. A number of men, piles of boxes and kegs, are on the wooden wharves alongside the small boats. Beyond the small boats is a tug boat. On shore, a loading crane stands near an Ice wagon. On the other side of the slip, large cargo ships are at anchor. In the lower left hand corner of the photograph is written "Texas City Tex. Copyright E. E. Schlueter".
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[Kohfeldt school in Texas City]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1915]
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: 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.
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: 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.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: 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."
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: 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.
Date: September 28, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. Moore and General John J. Pershing]

Description: 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.
Date: [1912..1919]
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform with Helen Edmunds Moore in 1919]

Description: 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."
Date: January 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[The Moores in Taviche, Mexico in 1910]

Description: 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."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore in military uniform]

Description: A formal portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore in his Army uniform showing his service medals. Col. Moore has his arms crossed in front and wears a leather shoulder strap as part of the uniform. He has three service medals pinned above the left breast pocket of his uniform tunic. In the lower right corner, below the portrait, is written: "Naschke Galveston".
Date: [1917..1920]
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph

[A profile portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore in military uniform]

Description: A portrait in profile of Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform wearing his service medals. Col. Moore wears a dress uniform with three service medals pinned over the left breast pocket of his uniform tunic. In the right bottom corner of the portrait is embossed "Naschke, Galveston."
Date: [1917..1920]
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform]

Description: A portrait of Col. Hugh B. Moore in Army uniform. The portrait has no background, but is mounted in the center of tan cardboard stock mat with an embossed stamp in the lower right corner reading "Photographie Victor Hugo 130 Avenue Victor Hugo." The folded cover paper has a round stamp affixed on the front which reads "Rancoule, Paris, 130 Av. Victor Hugo." The portrait was apparently taken in Paris, France during Col. Moore's service on General Pershing's staff.
Date: [1914..1919]
Creator: Rancoule
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in uniform]

Description: 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).
Date: [1910..1920]
Item Type: Photograph

[General Colquitt's staff at the Houston carnival in 1914]

Description: 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.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. Moore in his office in 1915]

Description: 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".
Date: January 1, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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

[Loading a passenger ship in Texas City in 1915]

Description: 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.
Date: August 19, 1915
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