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[Sepha Helen Edmunds in a school photograph in 1891]

Description: A group photograph of school children, including Helen Edmunds Moore, at the age of 11. Twenty-nine children, including both boys and girls, are arranged in three rows for the group photograph. The children are dressed in dress clothing, with the girls wearing long dresses, and the boys wearing long-sleeved shirts and dark pants. Some of the girls wear pinafores over their dresses; some of the boys wear suit jackets. One child, in the middle of the picture, is noticeably younger than the others and still wears the long white clothes of a very young child. Boys in the first row sit cross-legged on the ground. Helen Edmunds Moore is in the second row, fourth from the left with a handwritten "x me" below her torso. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jack Louden, Ed Sitzler, Clifford Everett, Tod Kirk, Robert Henry Heraker 1891 Nina Fyfe, Nellie Sharp, Josie Fish, Daisy Eteen, Susie [Eteen], Gladys Jacobs, Mariah Deathrige, Ora Zeigler, Zelma Eldridge, Lettie Chandler, Jennie Gray, Sepha Helen Edmunds 11 years of age." Stamped on the back of the photograph is "W. W. Graham, View Artist, 1431 Walnut St., Tel. 1440, Kansas City, Mo."
Date: 1891
Creator: Graham, W. W.
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore as a teenager. She wears a long-sleeved white blouse with large cuffs over her long sleeves and a long white skirt. A pocket watch is pinned to her blouse and a small piece of jewelry is pinned at her neck. She stands with her right hand held behind her back. On the matte frame of the photograph is printed "Naschke 15th & Church Sts. Galveston, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Naschke
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 portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore looking to the right. Mrs. Moore wears a short hairstyle, parted on the left. She wears a tweed jacket over a blouse with a bar pin at the v-neckline. She is also wearing a string of pearls. On the back of the photograph is written: "Photo by Naschke."
Date: 1935
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore looking toward the left. Mrs. Moore is seated in an upholstered chair with arms. She holds an open book in her hand, and wears a single strand of pearls, a brooch and a bar pin, over a pleated skirt ensemble. She is wearing a short hairstyle, pinned back on the sides. From other photographs and the style of the clothes Mrs. Moore is wearing, it appears that this portrait was taken during the period of her service with the Texas Legislature (1928-1936).
Date: unknown
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore, sitting in an upholstered chair with arms. Mrs. Moore holds an open book in her hand, and wears a single strand of pearls, a brooch and a bar pin, over a pleated skirt ensemble. She is wearing a short hairstyle. On the bottom of the photograph is written: "To my dear friend Mary - Mrs. H. B. Moore "Indian". From other photographs and the style of the clothes Mrs. Moore is wearing, it appears that this portrait was taken during the period of her service with the Texas Legislature (1928-1936).
Date: [1928..1936]
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

[The family of Helen Edmunds Moore around 1890]

Description: A group of six women and four men are gathered in an outside location, four standing and the rest sitting, for this group photograph. All are dressed in formal clothes - the men are wearing suits, the women wear long dark dresses or long-sleeved white blouses and long skirts.
Date: 1890
Creator: Patterson, R. S.
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

[Helen Edmunds Moore in her later years]

Description: A close-up photograph of Helen Moore in her later years. Mrs. Moore is wearing a tweed coat over a sweater. She is sitting down and has a black purse by her side. She wears a black beret-type hat and is wearing glasses. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taken by Dr. Verrett."
Date: [1962..1968]
Creator: Verrett, Dr.
Item Type: Photograph

[4th Artillery Camp]

Description: 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.
Date: [1913..1915]
Item Type: Photograph

4th Artillery Headquarters after the hurricane, Texas City

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

[Across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the dock area and shorelines across from the Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Clouds of white smoke cover the horizon, and smoke still rises from the debris. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far right. Directly across the water from it, unseen firefighters direct a stream of water toward burning debris near shore. The area in the foreground is covered with debris of all kinds including metal and wooden pieces, wire cabling, and an unknown product in fabric bags.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[An aerial view near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Clouds of very heavy black smoke cover the port area of Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An aerial view of some of the residences near the port can be seen in the lower right hand portion of the photograph. On the reverse side is written "Texas City a few hours after the Grandcamp exploded."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Aerial view of burning storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of burning storage tanks on a storage tank farm near the port in Texas City during the Texas City Disaster. Large clouds of heavy black and white smoke are rising from several of the tanks. A number of the tanks show visible compression and explosion damage. The caption on back of this photograph reads: "White smoke rises for a fire that is burning out. The thick black smoke is being fed by all manner of petroleum products."
Date: April 16, 1947
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

[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

Description: An aerial view of the Nessler swimming pool. Many people are in the pool. A few people are on or near three sets of bleachers along the side of the pool. To the left of the pool is a tennis court with about ten people playing or watching tennis. A bus and a truck are parked near the building near the front of the pool. Approximately 20 cars are parked in a cleared lot near the street. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Nessler Pool" (early 1950's)
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph