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[The Davison home before restoration]

Description: A view of the Davison home before restoration began in the 1990's. The house has three stories with large porches off parts of the lower two stories, and a gabled tower on one corner. A small wooden building can be seen to the far left of the house. The house is in need of repainting. On top of the photograph on the front side is written in cursive writing :"Home of Florence Haver Davison & Frank B. Davison."
Date: [1945..1980]
Item Type: Photograph

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The house on the right has been badly damaged. The left wall has detached from the house structure. The windows and doorway on the front and sides have been boarded up, some of the framing is missing, and a long board has been detached and broken across the front. The house on the left leans noticeably to the right and has visible structural damage.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of black smoke rise from the Texas City port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This picture appears to have been taken from a spot above the Galveston Port Area near the grain elevator. Two large ships, one of which is a cargo ship, is visible in front of a large building on stilts which is near the grain elevator and in front of a mult-storied warehouse. A large white ship, which may be a passenger ship, is moored next to the cargo ship.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of heavy black and white smoke stream upwards from the Texas City port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This photograph appears to have been taken from above the Galveston port, down near the railroad yards and the grain elevator. In the foreground, four lines of railroad cars can be seen. A large multi-storied warehouse is behind the railroad tracks. At the left is a long building raised on stilts.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of heavy black and white smoke stream upwards from the Texas City port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This photograph appears to have been taken from above the Galveston port, near the grain elevator. At the far left, the grain elevator, a very large multi-story warehouse and a line of railroad freight cars can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of black smoke rise from the Texas City port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This picture appears to have been taken from a spot above the Galveston Port Area near the grain elevator. Two large ships, one of which is a cargo ship, are visible in front of a large building on stilts near the grain elevator and in front of a multi-storied warehouse. A large white ship, which may be a passenger ship is moored next to the cargo ship.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of heavy black and white smoke fill the sky after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This photograph appears to have been taken from above the Galveston port, near the grain elevator. At the far left, the grain elevator, a very large multi-story warehouse and a train car can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This photograph was taken looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far left are refinery structures, including some small and cylindrical tanks. To the right of three of the tanks, the heavily damaged Monsanto building can be seen. In the middle of the picture in the background the Seatrain loading crane is partially visible. On the far right is the grain elevator. Some debris is visible in the foreground.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two houses show visible damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The one story house on the left appears to have been split apart in the middle and has visible roof damage to the rear. The house on the right is raised above the ground, but shows damage to some of the siding on the lower level, and appears to be leaning. Some building debris is visible in the foreground.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Damaged pipelines after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A man in a hardhat stands near a cluster of pipelines and control valves near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the background the destruction at the docks and piers is visible. Pieces of pipes and valves lie on the ground near the man.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four one-story houses in a residential area show visible damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far left, the house shows roof damage. The house second from the left has a partially collapsed roof, and part of the front wall is detached and leaning forward. A car sits in front of the house second from the right, which has had all windows and doors blown out. The house on the far right also shows window and door damage. Boards and building debris is scattered in front of the houses.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[A damaged house after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A house has had the left half of its roof structure destroyed by the force of the explosions in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Building debris is strewn in front of the house. Windows and doors are missing glass. The building on the far right next to the house appears to also have window damage.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplanes at a small airport]

Description: At the far left, one small biplane sits on a runway. Two men are near that plane. Off the runway, in the grass, is a small airplane with a prop engine on the right wing. It's call number is NC65212. There are barrels and what appears to be an engine part near the plane. Further in the distance is another small plane parked in the grass.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[A damaged storage tank after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large round storage tank shows compression damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A ladder leans against the tank, providing access to the tank's top. Near the tank, two smaller round tanks stand on towers. At the far left, another round storage tank is visible. In the foreground, a round piece of metal lies near a road.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A telephone pole stands amid debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Bent and broken pipelines, wooden railroad ties, and twisted metal litter a slope on which the telephone pole stands with power lines drooping. On the horizon at the top of the slope are storage tanks and other telephone poles.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph