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

Description: The Wilson B. Keene cargo ship lists heavily to the right in the port. Heavy explosion and fire damage is visible to the ship. On shore to the right rear of the ship is a large pile of rubble. The water near the ship is covered with floating wooden debris. A large piece of twisted metal, apparently from a ship's hull, sticks up near the shoreline on the bottom of the picture, and a power pole has fallen over into the water. Two men are looking at the power pole. Metal debris is visible on the shores on both the right and the left sides of the photograph.
Date: April 16, 1947

[A wounded survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: People stand on the sidewalk across the street from the Lucus Cafe, a liquor store and a dime store. A woman with bandages on her face and arm and bloodstained clothing looks at the camera. A flag flies at half mast near the cafe. Signs on the storefronts read: "5-10 store", "Clark's liquor store" and "Lucus Cafe." On the reverse side of the photograph is written "Irving Peterman" in cursive. The picture was taken from City Hall which was located on the SW corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue.
Date: April 16, 1947

[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