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[Helen Moore and Essie Monday riding horses in Taviche, Mexico]

Description: Two women in white riding clothes sit on horseback in front of a one-story building near a third horse which is saddled but has no rider. The woman on the far left is Helen Moore. On the back of the photograph is written: "Taviche Mexico Dr. Monday's home Essie Monday Helen Moore 1910".
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Helen Moore with a young girl in Mexico in 1910]

Description: Helen Moore holds two round objects, possibly melons, at shoulder height. At her feet is a dog or a goat lying on the ground, being patted by a young girl, approximately 10 years old. Mrs. Moore is standing in a dirt clearing with a large building of some sort down below and behind her. Trees and scrub are visible. A small metal burner of some sort is in the far right of the picture, resting on the ground.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Jimmy Wedell and Edith Wedell]

Description: A woman in her late twenties or early thirties, dressed in a plain, long, white dress stands next to a boy of about ten. The boy is dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt, knickers and a tie and wears no shoes or socks. On the back of the photograph is written: "Jimmie Wadell [sic, corr: Jimmy Wedell] & Mother Edith."
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph

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

[Kohfeldt school in Texas City]

Description: A photograph of Kohfeldt School in Texas City about 1910. The school is a two-story brick building. Five young children stand in front of the school at the left. Three children stand at the top of the front stairs. An adult is walking up the steps.
Date: 1910 - 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

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

[Lt. T.D. Milling and Lt. Sherman landing at Texas City, Tex.]

Description: Pilot and co-pilot seated in biplane on an airfield. Large tents are visible in distance on the right. From comparison with other images in collection, this is Lt. T.D. Milling and Lt. Sherman landing at Texas City, Tex. after breaking American duration and distance record by flying from Texas City to San Antonio on March 28th and back to Texas City on March 31, 1913.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[The Moores in Taviche, Mexico in 1910]

Description: Three women and two men, dressed in good clothes, stand in front of a brick or stone building. The bearded gentleman on the far left is dressed in a dark three-piece suit and holds a cane. Next to him stands a young woman dressed in a white shirtwaist, long white skirt and a straw hat. In the middle is an older woman dressed in an ankle-length dress and wearing a long balck mantilla. To her right is a younger man dressed in a three-piece dark suit, wearing a hat. At the far right is Helen Edmunds Moore, wearing a hat, a white long-sleeved blouse and a long dark skirt. She is carrying a purse. On the back of the photograph is written: "Father Moore, Mother Moore, Essie Monday, Ratin [sp.?] Moore, Helen Moore, Taviche 1910."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[On the road to supper in the summer of 1914]

Description: Four young men and five young ladies are gathererd along a road in a wooded area. The women are dressed in long white dresses and hats. The men are dressed in suits and boaters. One man, sitting on the ground, holds a large white box. The left-most woman holds a string to another long box, or perhaps a lease on an unseen pet. On the back of the postcard is written: "Summer 1914 on the road to supper" and "Lee McCaughn, W.R. Blocker, Evalyn Davidson, Elisha Meyers, Emma Webster, Henry Foster, Pauline Landrum, Paul Hayes, Sceu [?], Lucile Davidson".
Date: 1914
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Passenger Pier in Texas City]

Description: Photograph of a long wooden pier, wide enough to hold automobile traffic, running out into the bay. At the end of the pier, a structure of some kind can be seen. Electric poles line the left side of the pier. Three women dressed in long dresses and hats stand looking over the rail. Farther down the pier, an automobile and a single pedestrian share the pier.
Date: [1912..1913]
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Soldiers Camp, Texas City, After Storm]

Description: Photograph of several damaged structures stand in a row in the foreground. Only parts of the sides and roof structures (poles and beams) remain. These buildings appear to have had wooden sides and canvas rooftops. Three soldiers sort through the debris in front of the buildings. Other buildings with piles of rubble are visible in the background. In the foreground two streams of water form an "x" in front of a large piece of debris. Most of a damaged row boat is visible in the foreground on the right. Hand printed wording on photo front "Soldiers camp Texas City after the storm." The number "5." is written in the lower right hand corner. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
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

[Photograph of Texas City After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of four soldiers standing outside the door of a wood and canvas building surrounded by debris and flooded areas. The wooden structure is heavily damaged and the building looks to be near total collapse with no roof nor front wall remaining. Another soldier stands to the left of the building. Two smaller structures are visible to the right, both visibly damaged. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the hurricane. U.S. Army Division Hdqs Genl. [General] Bell and staff."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Texas City After Storm]

Description: Photograph of a house and a power pole stand at the center of the picture. A large area of building debris lies in front of the house. A large flooded area lies to the left and in front of the house. Two other structures are visible to the right one of which appears to be attached to the house. On the left a soldier stands outside the flooded area and on the right a man is bent over looking through debris. In the distance several other buildings, a water tower, and a man on horseback can be seen. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the storm." The number "25" is written on the photo.
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Texas City After Storm]

Description: Photograph of a large flooded area with plant growth sticking up fills the bottom half of the picture. Behind the flooded area, two large buildings are visible. The sign on the nearer building reads "Cold Storage Artesian Ice & Cold Storage Co." The building behind and to the left of it is a multi-storied commercial building with a sign on which only the word "Ice" is legible. Roof damage is visible on the storage facility, and building damage is visible on an upper storage unit of the ice plant. A water tower on stilts is visible in the far left portion of the photo. On the right hand side, in the distance, the outlines of a number of structures can be seen, including a substantial two-story building. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the storm, RY Sta. and Ice plant." The number '6'. is marked on the photo. "RY Sta" may mean "Railway Station."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Texas City After Storm, Army Camp Scene]

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn wagon with six soldiers near debris from wooden buildings is in the foreground. Two mules or horses are hitched to the wagon. Beyond are numerous wood or wood and canvas structures many of which are damaged or destroyed. Flood water is standing throughout much of the area. In the immediate foreground is what appears to be the roof of structure from which the photograph was taking looking down on the wagon. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the storm Army Camp scene". The number "11." is marked on the photo. Most likely taken after the August 16th, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, based on other dated photographs in the collection.
Date: August 15, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Texas City Residence District After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of a power pole with lines attached stands straight near the right of the photo center. In the distance a line of five one-story buildings and one two-story building can be seen. A car is parked in front of the middle buildings. The entire visible landscape is flooded with standing water. Other buildings are visible in the far distance. A large tangled canvas lies at the base of the power pole. Wording on photo front: "Texas City residence dist. after the hurricane." The number "12." is written on the photo.
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Pierce Petroleum in Texas City]

Description: A view of Pierce Petroleum, formerly Texas City Refining Company, probably taken between 1910 and 1935. Eleven large round storage tanks can be seen on the far right side of the photograph. A smokestack is visible to the rear of a number of buildings of various sizes on the left side of the picture.
Date: 1910 - 1935
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