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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

[Photograph of Storm Damage at Texas City]

Description: Photograph of remains of a wooden structure with only a portion of two walls still standing appears in the photo foreground. The structure is surrounded by wooden debris. Two other long wooden structures stand behind this structure, one of which is heavily damaged. In the background are four one-story houses and two power poles. Only one partially collapsed wall of the left-most house is visible. Four soldiers are standing amid the wreckage and debris. Flooded fields are visible in the distance. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Aug 16th, 1915 Higby photo."
Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Storm Damage at Texas City, Tex.]

Description: Photograph of a residential area is shown with scattered debris in the foreground. On the left is a large pile of debris from a destroyed wooden structure. Beyond that is a one story house leaning precariously to the right, braced up at the right rear corner by a board wedged in between the roof and the ground at a sharp angle. Two people are sitting on the porch of the house holding children on their laps. An animal, probably a dog, is standing to the right of the house. Two other buildings are visible behind and on the right of the damaged house, with one other building on the left. Wooden boards in the foreground have been placed as walkways over watery areas. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Tex. Aug. 16th, 1915. Photo by Higby."
Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Storm Damage at Texas City, Tex.]

Description: Photograph of two automobiles with passengers driving along a flooded roadway. Heavily damaged buildings are surrounded by debris and flooding. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Tex. Aug 16th 1915. Photo by Higby."
Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Suttle Building After Storm]

Description: Photograph of a two-story brick building with heavy structural damage visible to the front of the second story and the windows. Building debris is piled in front of the building and on the front of the second floor. A telephone pole still stands in the center of the picture, and a soldier faces the building at the front far-left corner. Written on the photo is the caption "Suttle Bld. after the storm at Texas City Tex. Aug 16/15. Photo by Higby."
Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
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

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

4th Field Artillery & Engineers Camp, Texas City, Texas, 1914

Description: 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."
Date: 1914
Creator: Medley & Blandford
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

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

[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

After the hurricane, 4th Artillery officers line

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

After the hurricane, Texas City

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

After the storm

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

After the storm and flood Texas City

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

After the storm, Texas City

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

After the storm Texas City

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

After the storm, Texas City

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

After the storm, Texas City

Description: 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."
Date: August 16, 1915
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

[The Altar Monument in Memorial Park in Texas City]

Description: A close-up view of the Altar memorial at Memorial Park in Texas City. A stone book lies open on a stone altar. On the front of the memorial is engraved "In memoriam those who lost their lives in the Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947". On the back of the photograph is typed "A stone altar was part of the original cemetery and remains as part of the restoration and enhancement completed in 1991."
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph

[Ambulances ready to respond after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two military soldiers, and a civilian man and woman talk beside a military ambulance after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The woman is writing on a set of papers. The vehicle in the forefront has a large cross on a white background on the side of the vehicle, and the word "ambulance" on the top front. It's vehicle number is stenciled on the top front of the hood as "745745". The identification "32m" is stenciled on the right front bumper. Another military ambulance is parked next to the first ambulance in front of a large building, possibly the High School Gymnasium, with many of its windows blown out. The back door of the front- most ambulance is open, and a stretcher can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph