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[A water tower, pipeline, damaged structure and train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: In the foreground, a pipeline crosses an open field. A watertower stands at the far left of the picture. Four rail boxcars and at least three tanker cars sit in a line. The tops of damaged tanks are visible behind the rail cars. A large one-story structure, heavily damaged, stands at the right of the picture. Debris is scattered across the field. Heavy clouds of black and white smoke rise in the background.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[William R. Blocker]

Description: A portrait of William R. Blocker, dressed in a dark, three-piece suit with a white shirt and tie. In the bottom right-hand corner of the photograph is raised lettering reading "Bartlett Clarendon Tex". On the bottom of the portrait, written in cursive writing is "Bill Blocker." The photograph is accompanied by an envelope on which is written "When Will was at Clarendon College, 1922-23, 1923-24."
Date: 1920 - 1929
Item Type: Photograph

[William R. Blocker and friends sitting in a tree in the summer of 1914]

Description: Five young men sit in a large banch of a tree. The men are dressed in long-sleeved white shirts with ties; one is wearing a suit jacket. On the back of the photograph is written: "Summer 1914." The gentleman are listed as "Paul Hayes, Elisha Myers, W. R. Blocker, Henry Foster[l?], J. F. Elliott." (W. R. Blocker is the man in the middle of the group).
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[The Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The ruined hull of the Wilson B. Keene sits in the harbor after the explosions. The right side of the deck is tilted toward the dock and is partially submerged. Debris covers the water around the ship. Piers and docks on the other side of the slip are destroyed. On the right side, a group of rescue workers is working between the ship and the badly damaged warehouse next to it.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[The Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The hull of the Wilson B. Keene sits in the harbor after the explosions. The right side of the hull is partially submerged. Debris is visible to the right of the ship, floating in the water and on the dock, and on the destroyed piers on the far left.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Wrecked fore end of the Wilson B. Keene in Main Slip after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The Wilson B. Keene cargo ship lists heavily to the right (toward the dock) after the explosions. Very heavy damage to the ship is visible, and the right side of the ship is actually below the surface of the water. Wooden debris covers the surface of the water. Across the channel, large heaps of debris can be seen on the shore. On the far right hand side of the photograph, along the dock side of a damaged warehouse, near the damaged ship, approximately a dozen men are searching through the rubble and debris. The nearest man on the dock, wearing a suit or sports coat with no tie, is facing toward the photographer but is looking down around his feet, and is himself carrying what appears to be a camera.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph