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Damaged Home After Tornado

Description: Photograph of the front of a badly-damaged house after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The wall of the structure is gone, revealing wooden beams and there is a large pile of debris. In front of the house, there is a tree and a white wooden fence enclosing the yard, with a curb and a sidewalk near the bottom of the image, in the foreground.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J. W.
Item Type: Photograph

Car and House After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a damaged car and house after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The car is in the foreground on the left side of the frame and the house is in the background on the right side of the frame. The windows of th car and house are busted out and the roof of the house partially missing. All over the ground is scattered debris, including tree limbs, wooden boards, and pieces of metal.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Cows After Tornado

Description: Photograph of four cows after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Three cows are lying down and one cow is standing and covered in mud. There is a large field and fence in the background.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Damaged Building After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a damaged two-story brick building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The windows of the building are blown out and the roof is damaged. In front of the building is a pile of debris with bricks and wooden beams. In the close foreground on the right side of the frame is a partial view of an old car.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Debris in Ditch After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a dirt ditch filled with a pile of debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The pile contains big pieces of bent metal and wooden boards.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Destroyed Building and Piles of Debris

Description: Photograph of a demolished building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The ground is covered in wooden planks and beams, chairs, tires, bricks and tables. In the back are empty shelves standing upright. On the right side of the frame is a broken cinder-block wall.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Dog and Duck Under Bush After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a dog and a duck underneath a bush after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. There is debris scattered all over the ground. In the background are leaning telephone poles.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Fallen Silo After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a fallen silo after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. There is a man wearing a leather jacket and hat looking at the silo. On the ground is debris.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Fallen Silo After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a fallen silo after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. There are two metal posts standing diagonally on the left side of the frame. Behind the fallen silo are two standing silos and a building. In the far background on the right side of the frame is an oil pump.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Man Standing with Damaged Trucks After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a leather jacket and hat standing in-between two damaged trucks after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The truck in the foreground has its windows blown out and the hood is dented with bricks. Behind the man is a truck who's roof is caved in. On the right side of the frame next to the center truck is a long wooden beam; behind the beam is another truck.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[People and Destroyed Buildings After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of two-story buildings destroyed by Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The windows of the buildings are busted out, the roofs are torn off, and there are large piles of debris in front of them. On the right side of the frame are seven men in jackets and hats and two women in skirts and jackets talking to each other. On the left side of the frame is a man, woman, and small girl looking at the group.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of an Overturned Tractor After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a large overturned tractor after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Behind the tractor is a house and beside the house are stacks of sacks. In the background are telephone poles. In the foreground is scattered debris.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of an Overturned Vehicle after a Tornado]

Description: Photograph of an overturned vehicle after the Glazier/Higgins, Texas tornado. There are shadows of two men, one wearing a hat, in the foreground. The overturned vehicle is in the center of the photo and behind the vehicle is a dirt road with a parked truck.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Fallen Structure After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a fallen wooden structure after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. On the left side is a pile of sacks filled with an unknown substance. On top of the structure is debris and metal siding. In the background is a small building a few leaning telephone poles.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Farm Equipment and Debris]

Description: Photograph of a piece of farm equipment with large tires covered and surrounded by debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. There are wires across the top of the photograph. The debris includes many pieces of wooden beams and there are cinder blocks in the background.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Fence, Tricycle, Tree and Puddle After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a barbed-wire fence and up-rooted tree after the Higgins/Glazier tornado. There is a tricycle and a piece of metal caught in the fence. In the foreground is a large puddle of water and mud. In the background is a mangled barbed-wire fence and scattered wooden beams.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Higgins and Glazier, Texas Tornado Aftermath]

Description: Photograph of destruction after the Higgins and Glazier, Texas tornado. In the foreground is the shadow of a person wearing a hat. In the center is a piece of machinery covered in dirt. In the background on the right side of the frame are four men looking right. There is also an automobile, a fallen building, and a standing telephone pole.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Man and Damaged Truck]

Description: Photograph of a damaged truck after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The front end of the truck is crushed. The truck is surrounded by wooden boards and planks. There is a young man in a jacket and hat on the right side of the frame. In the background is another man on the left side of the frame.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Man and Pile of Debris]

Description: Photograph of a man in a flannel shirt and cap standing in front of a large pile of debris created by the Higgins/Glazier tornado. In the pile are many wooden boards and a few barrels. The man is pulling on something from the pile.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Man and Woman in Front of Fallen House]

Description: Photograph of an older couple standing beside a fallen house after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The house is on the left side of the frame. Within the fallen walls there is a bed frame with blankets and clothing hanging on it. The man wears overalls, a jacket, and a hat. The woman wears a skirt, dark sweater, and a head scarf. Behind them are fallen walls and wooden beams. In the foreground is more debris, a bucket and an ax.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Man Standing in Debris]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in front of a house after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. All around him on the ground is scattered debris and household items. In the foreground is an entire fallen wall with a shower head and knobs still attached. There is a large black area on the right side of the frame.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Man Standing on Debris]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in front of a brick building with damaged windows after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. He is standing on top of pile of debris that includes bricks and wooden beams. He is wearing a flannel jacket, hat, and is smoking a cigarette. On the right side of frame is a street filled more debris and old cars. There are two men in hats standing in front of a car.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph