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[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

[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

[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

[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

[Colonel Hugh Benton Moore, Captain A. B. Wolvin and others at the Texas City docks around 1907]

Description: A group of seven businessmen stand on the Texas City dock. Behind them can be seen a large cargo ship docked. To the left of the picture, stands a warehouse building. An automobile is parked near the men. The driver, in long white coat, hat and gloves stands by the front left fender. The first man in the line of seven, with the numeral "1" written underneath on the photograph, is identified as Captain Wolvin of Duluth; he leans on the right front of the car. Col. Hugh B. Moore, carrying a coat is the man fifth from the left, and is identified with the numeral "2" on the photograph. On the back of the photograph is written: "Number I Captain Wolvin of Duluth [Number] 2 - H. B. Moore - General Manager for Company Interests in Texas City - about 1907 - taken at dock."
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

[Helen Edmunds Moore at the driving of the first pile for the Texas Sugar Refinery in 1923]

Description: A woman, who appears to be Helen Edmunds Moore, stands with her arms around two other young women near a large beam. In the background is a tower structure and a long, one-story commercial building. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taken when first pile was driven for the Texas Sugar Refinery - March 13, '23." In the lower right hand corner of the photograph is written the number "17.".
Date: March 13, 1923
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

[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 Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A portrait of Helen Moore, probably during her debutante days. She is wearing an off-the-shoulder formal gown. The photograph is a profile of her left side. On the back of the photograph is written: "Helen Moore.'
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Col. Hugh B. Moore and guest at the cabin]

Description: Col. Hugh B. Moore, dressed in hiking clothes, sits on a rock slab in front of the Moore cabin at the Rainy Day Ranch. Behind Col. Moore is an outside fireplace with a large stone chimney. A piece of folk art can be seen above the fireplace. An unknown man, also dressed in hiking clothes, sits to the left of Col. Moore.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore at age 25. She has styled her hair up on top of her head, and wears a formal dress with a pocket watch pinned to the left breast and a high-necked blouse. She is seated in the portrait and is looking to her right. On the back of the photograph is written: "Sepha (Helen) Moore 1906."
Date: 1906
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

[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]

Description: A formal portrait of Helen Edmunds at the age of 15. She is wearing her long hair up on top of her head and is wearing a white or pastel formal dress. This appears to be a debutante portrait. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Sepha Edmunds 1896 Kansas City Mo."
Date: 1896
Item Type: Photograph

[The Texas House of Representatives Appropriation Committee in 1935]

Description: A group photograph of the Texas House of Representatives Appropriations Committee of the 44th Legislature in 1936. Seventeen men and one woman (Helen Edmunds Moore) are gathered around tables with documents in front of them. On the back of the photograph is written: "Lenard - Chairman, Clayton - V. [Chairman], Aiken, Atchison, Bergman, Butler, Dickison, dunlap of Hays Co., Dunlap [of] Kleburg [Co.], Good, Graves, Hyder, McKee, Moore, Roberts, Settle, Stinson, Stovall, Tilllery, Word Appropriations Committe of House of Representatives 44th Legislature 1936 - (Jan 1933 to Jan. 1937)."
Date: March 1935
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

[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

[Debris along the shore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Concrete, cable and metal debris line the water after the 1947 Disaster. Concrete support columns have been sheared off with rebar protruding upward twisted and bent. A large flashlight shaped column (flareing out at the top) has been smashed over to the floor in the center of the image. In the background, a cargo ship sails in the bay.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[A damaged vehicle and structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The metal framework of a vehicle sits amid the railroad tracks in front of a badly damaged structure. The vehicle appears to be fitted with wheels for running on railroad tracks and has sustained extensive crushing and missile damage. Debris is scattered all over. A portion of a concrete wall of the structure behind it still stands but a section on the right that has collapsed to ground level.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Residential damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of damaged houses at Bay St. & 2nd Ave. N. (per note on back of print). At least five houses are visible with heavy roof and wall damage. One house in the left foreground has collapsed. Across from that house on the nearer side of the street sits a car. Near the car, two sections of boards nailed together are propped up with by a board at the corner of the street. A child sits in front of the wooden sections looking out at the damage. A large glass jug sits behind the wooden sections. Wooden and metal debris is scattered around, although the street has been cleared. On the next street over to the right, lesser amounts of damage are visible on the houses. Downed power lines from the power poles hang along the street.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph