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[After the storm]

Description: Three rows of one-story houses. On the far left, a pile of debris stands. The nearest house on the left is tilted and sagging to the right. The porch on the second house in the second row is tilted to the side. Wording on photo back "Texas City, Tx Aug 16, 1916". [Based on other photos similar to this one and on historical records of the weather, this date should most likely be Aug. 16, 1915.]
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Agusta Regan]

Description: A portrait of Agusta Regan, who appears to be about six or seven years of age in this photograph. She has her hair cut short, and is wearing a muslin dress with collar, cuffs and sash of white, white socks and black button-up shoes. On the back of the photograph is written: "Agusta Regan daughter of Mrs. M. Regan".
Date: [1910..1930]
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and a copilot in uniforms and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane standing in a field. In front of the plane, 8 other soldiers in uniform and a civilian in white shirt and bow tie stand posed facing the camera.The third soldier from the right is resting his arm on part of the airplanes framework, and holding one of the structural supports. In the background are some large tents and two soldiers. "Wright C., SC-16 "Trainer," with Lts. Thomas D. Milling, instructor and Fred Seydel student, Texas City, Texas, May 1913. The 'C" was a larger, heavier version of the 'B', and had fixed vertical stabilizers (Blinkers) in front for additional stability. SC-16 was flown to Houston and back by Lt. Kirtland with Sgt. Idzorek, mechanic, 12 May 1913. It was transferred to San Diego in June 1913, however, a cracked crankcase prevented it from flying. There were no spare 50 h.p. engines, thus preventing his 'C' from joining the rest of hte Wright 'C's.' (USAF Museum photo) - from "1st Aero Squadron in Texas City, Texas" by Douglas E. Edwards in Over The Front, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1998, p. 129, published by the League of WWI Aviation Historians.
Date: May 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a plane sitting in a field. Nine soldiers stand in front of the plane facing straight ahead. One of the soldiers stands off to the right side of the plane, turned toward the camera.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane sitting in a field. Seven other soldiers in uniform and one civilian man dressed in white shirt and bow tie stand in front of the airplane. Wording on photo front with a line drawn to the pilot (the leftmost person in the cockpit): "Milling". "Wright C., SC-16 Trainer," with Lts. Thomas D. Milling, instructor and Fred Seydel student, Texas City, Texas, May 1913. The 'C" was a larger, heavier version of the 'B', and had fixed vertical stabilizers (Blinkers) in front for additional stability. SC-16 was flown to Houston and back by Lt. Kirtland with Sgt. Idzorek, mechanic, 12 March 1913. It was transferred to San Diego in June 1913, however, a cracked crankcase prevented it from flying. There were no spare 50 h.p. engines, thus preventing this 'C' from joining the rest of the Wright 'C's." (USAF Museum photo)."
Date: May 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot wearing uniforms and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane sitting in a field. Eight other soldiers in uniform stand in front of the plane. Tents are visible in the background. From labels on other photographs in collection this appears to be a Wright C biplane.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Amanda Wedell Pike]

Description: A photograph of Amanda Wedell Pike standing outdoors in front of bushes and trees. A building can be seen in the background. Ms. Pike is wearing a drop-waisted dress with dark shoes and stockings. On the back of the photograph is written: "Amanda Wedell Pike."
Date: [1920..1929]
Item Type: Photograph

[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

Description: A view of the American Oil Refinery in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground, a man holds the reins to three mules in tandem, pulling something. A four wheeled car with metal drums and a flatbed truck can be seen behind the man. The refinery buildings, smokestacks and tanks and piping structures can be clearly seen in the picture. A row of railroad cars sit in front of the pipeline structure. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "10-19-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

Description: A group photograph of American Oil workers in 1934. A group of 28 men in light coats or jackets, some wearing shirts and ties, some wearing outdoor work clothes, have gathered for a group photograph. The photograph is taken on a dirt clearing in front of a wooden building. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "2-14-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Description: Two rows of small pup tents are pitched in a field. Two soldiers are standing at the front of the tent rows watching the nearest tent on the left which has two soldiers kneeling and working inside the tent. One soldier stands in the distance looking away and other soldiers are kneeling or sitting in front of in the tents. On back of photo - "First Army Base Texas City Texas" and "Edward Martin Born Gal. Tx. Stationed here."
Date: [1913..1915]
Item Type: Photograph

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Description: Rows of Army tents and Army buildings. Photo was taken from outside and above the fence visible in the foreground. City buildings are visible in the far distance.
Date: [1913..1915]
Item Type: Photograph

[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of people gather at the Texas City High School stadium for a memorial service for victims of the 1947 disaster. A small group of speakers stands in the middle, between the crowd standing on the field and a group of choir members standing on the bleachers. At the bottom of the picture is printed "Texas City Disaster, April 16, 1947." On the back of the photograph is written: "Memorial - April 19, 1947 at H.S. Stadium 10th Street."
Date: April 19, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large crowd watches as honor guards carry in the caskets of unidentified victims of the 1940 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947, at Memorial Park. Identical caskets decorated with floral sprays are lined up in rows. An honor guard carries in a casket to start the fourth row. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass burial - June 22, 1947 - unidentified remains - 63 indiv caskets attended by 5,000 people 197 Loop North/ 29th Street outside city."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Three identical coffins topped with flower sprays await burial at the mass funeral service for unidentified victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. A group of five mourners gather near a coffin. Outside the fenced-in area, a number of people are gathered. At the far right a man stands on top of a truck. Just inside the fence on the far left is a man holding a camera. On the back of the photograph is written :"Mass funeral held June 22, 1947 at Memorial Cemetery - land that was purchased for the purpose of burying unidentified dead."
Date: June 22, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[At the Texas City dock in 1921]

Description: A group of three women and two men, posed on the Texas City Dock. Two men wearing dark suits and hats sit or crouch on top of the pilings to the right of the picture. The three ladies, dressed in stoles or jackets, hats and long dresses stand on the dock. On the back of the photograph is written: "Terry, Morton, Gustavos, Walker T.C. Docks." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[At the Texas City Sulphur Dock in 1921]

Description: Three women and two men, stand posing at the foot of a large pile on the docks near the SeaTrain loading crane in Texas City. The men are dressed in dark suits, ties and hats and the women are dressed in formal or dressy clothes and hats. On the back of the photograph is written: "Morton, Terry, Gustavos, Walker and Co. Sulfur Dock. T.C." William R. Blocker is also in the photograph.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

[Board of Trade Building in early Texas City]

Description: A photograph of the Texas City Board of Trade building in the early 1900's. The building is three stories high with Texas City National Bank and Goodson Drugstore on the ground floor at the right of the building. On the front of the building are large letters spelling "BOARD OF TRADE". On the side of the building with the bank and drugstore entrances and the letters "T C E L & W C O". Five automobiles and parked around the building. A number of men dressed in suits and hats are gathered outside the building.
Date: [1907..1908]
Item Type: Photograph

[Boaters at the Texas City Dike in 1929]

Description: Two children sit in a wooden boat near the edge of the bay. In the background, around the bay inlet are other boats pulled up onshore, an open-air, but covered pavilion, some smaller wooden buildings, and a pier.
Date: September 1929
Item Type: Photograph