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[Photograph of House and Debris After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a damaged home after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The home has a front porch with a shrub in front of it. On the right side of the frame is a tree with missing limbs, a gas main, and a large limb in the foreground. The ground is littered with debris.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Tornado Damage in Glazier, Texas]

Description: Photograph of tornado damage in Glazier, Texas. There are three trees stripped bare with broken limbs. Strewn all over the ground are wooden planks and other objects like chairs and couches. In the far background is a two story building.
Date: April 9, 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Higgins Tornado Damage]

Description: Photograph of the destroyed Laubhan and Schwab Hardware store after a tornado. The ground is covered with wreckage, including wooden planks and beams, tables and chairs. Four men in jackets and hats stand on top of the wreckage in the center of the photo. Shelves remain standing in the background. Across the bottom are the words, "Laubhan & Schwab Hdwe. Bring on the Bulldozer."
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Higgins Tornado Damage]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo Theater wreckage in Higgins, Texas after a tornado. There are three parts of cinder-block walls still standing. The foreground is covered with destroyed parts, including wooden planks and metal beams. In the background are three buildings still standing. The words, "Wreckage of Alamo Theatre Higgins, Texas" are across the bottom of the photograph.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Overturned Train After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of an overturned train after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The view is of the underside of the train. In the foreground are railroad tracks and piles of debris that include wooden beams, pieces of metal, and wires.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of People and Damaged Building After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of the Higgins Railroad Depot after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The windows and part of the roof are blown off of the building. In the foreground are railroad tracks and a railroad service cart. Beside the depot are two women in dresses and hats and four men in hats talking to each other. In the background is debris and an old car. The ground is covered with debris.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Overturned Train After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of an overturned train after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The train is turned on its side and we see the underside of it. Piled in front of the train is a pile of debris that includes wooden beams and pieces of metal. There is an upright train car on the right side of the frame. There is a large puddle in the foreground.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, 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 Train After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of an old car and a train after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The car is on the left side of the frame. In the center is a railroad car and in front of the railroad car on the left side of the frame is an overturned railroad car. The ground is covered with debris that includes wooden beams and pieces of metal.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Men and Tornado-Damaged Vehicle]

Description: Photograph of two men inspecting a badly damaged vehicle after the Higgins/Glazier tornado. The vehicle's top half is crumpled. The men stand on the left side of the frame looking at the vehicle. Both wear leather jackets, one wears a cap and one wears a hat. In the background is a row of trees, another vehicle, and tall buildings in the distance.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Two Men and Debris After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a row of badly damaged buildings after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. In front of the buildings and all over the ground is a large pile of debris including a door, bricks, and wooden boards. Two men in jackets, gloves, and hats stand on top of a board on the left side of the frame. Behind the men is a row of cars.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Group with Belongings After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of two men and one woman bringing belongings into a school building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The woman wears a coat and headscarf, the man in the center is bending down in front of a suitcase and wearing a leather jacket and hat, and the man beside him wears coveralls and a cap and carries blankets. The school building is in the background with trees in front of it. On the left side of the frame are parked cars. In the foreground is a tank and broken tree limbs and wooden beams.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Overturned Truck and Destroyed Houses After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of two buildings, two houses, and an overturned truck after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The foreground is covered with wooden beams and other debris. The overturned truck is on its side in the left side of the frame. On the right side of the frame in the background are the damaged buildings and an upright truck. Behind the houses are leaning telephone poles.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Two Men and Tornado-Damaged Truck]

Description: Photograph of two men inspecting a badly damaged truck after the Higgins/Glazier tornado. The man on the left side of the frame wears khaki pants, a leather jacket, sunglasses and a hat. The other man wears a leather jacket and a cap. The truck is upright but the top half is crumpled. In the background are telephone poles, a tree, and an old car.
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 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

[Photograph of Sacks, Barrels, and Salt Licks]

Description: Photograph of a foundation topped with full, piled sacks, barrels and salt licks. In the foreground is a wall with a door that has fallen after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Men Cleaning Tornado Debris]

Description: Photograph of a group of men cleaning debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Three men are shoveling bricks and dirt into the back of a truck. Two men are bending down with their hands in the debris, two others look on. All the men wear jackets and hats, six of the jackets are leather. In the background is a wide street with cars and people in it. Along the opposite side of the street are rows of stores.
Date: April 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Men Cleaning Tornado Debris]

Description: Photograph of a group of men throwing debris into the back of a truck after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Centered is a man with a brick in his hand and his back towards the viewer. All the men wear jackets and hats. The ground is covered with debris. In the background on the right side of the frame is a row of damaged buildings and an old truck.
Date: April 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Polaroid Photograph of Painting of Harriet Doyle May and Box T Ranch]

Description: Polaroid photograph of a painting of Harriet Doyle May with gray hair and scenes from the Box T Ranch. In the painting she is wearing a white shirt, dark sweater, and necklace In front of her right shoulder is a scene of cowboys branding cattle. In the upper left hand corner of the photograph is a tree and a man with a cow. On the left hand side of the painting is a creek with a group of cowboys and horses and below that is a windmill.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Picnic on a Creek]

Description: Photograph of sixteen men and sixteen women standing on the bank of a creek. One couple at the top of the bank has an umbrella over their heads. The women wear dresses and the men wear button-up shirts, some with ties, vests, and suspenders. Two men are swimming in the creek. One man in the lower left hand corner of the frame is in the water up to his knees. Everybody wears hats except for the men in the water. There are plants on the bank and trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Merydith Family on Wolf Creek]

Description: Photograph of the Merydith family and friends taking a ride down Wolf Creek in Lipscomb County. In the middle of the creek and the frame is a one-horse buggy and two-horse buggy with five women and two men in them. Behind them are six men on horseback. Behind those men are some cattle. In the foreground is the creek and creek bed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph