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[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

[Photograph of Truck Damaged After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a truck damaged by the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The windows of the truck are busted out and the hood is dented with bricks. There is a license plate on the front of the truck. A man in a button-up shirt and cap stands looking at the truck. On either side of the truck is another truck and an old car. Behind the car on the right side of the frame is a truck with a tank that says, "TEXACO". In the background is a damaged two-story building.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Men Cleaning Tornado Debris]

Description: Photograph of a group of six to nine men cleaning debris after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. On the right side of the frame is a large truck. The men are throwing a pile of bricks into the back of the truck. The license plate on the truck reads, "Farm Truck RB3207 Texas 47". The men wear jackets and some wear hats. In the background is another commercial truck and the brick side of a damaged store with a sign that reads, "Weis Dry Goods".
Date: April 1947
Creator: McCurry, 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 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 School, Cars, and Debris]

Description: Photograph of six cars parked in front of a school building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. In-between the cars and the building are trees. On the right side of the frame is a pile of debris. In the foreground is a cement driveway.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, 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 Men in Debris After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of two men standing on top of a metal beam in front of a damaged building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The building's windows are blown out. One man wear a leather jacket and hat and is pointing at the ground. The man behind him wears overalls and a cap. All over the ground is a pile of debris that includes bricks, beams, and wire.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, 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 Workers Helping After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of two women in coats and hats volunteering after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. One woman's hat has a small cross on it, the other woman wears glasses. They are in-between a vehicle and a table with food items on it. On the other side of the table are three men in police hats with cups in their hands. In the background are two men in jackets and coats, one is pointing, and a woman in a headscarf. Also in the background are cars and damaged buildings. In the foreground are tanks.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Texas Town After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a row of damaged buildings after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. A sign on one building reads, "Weis Dry Goods Company" and another reads, "Slack and Wassenmiller Grocery and Market". In front of the stores are five cars and one truck. There are eight men standing by the vehicles, all wearing jackets and all but one wearing hats.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Truck and Houses After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a truck and three houses after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The truck's hood is caved in. Behind the truck are the three houses and trees. All over the ground is debris, mostly wooden beams.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Vehicles, People, and Damaged Building After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of six vehicles and five people standing in front of a damaged building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. The windows and the roof of the building are missing. There is a tree and another building on the right side of the frame. In the foreground is the roof of the car dented with bricks with a tennis racket.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J.W.
Item Type: Photograph

Hay Gathering on Hiram Black Ranch

Description: Photograph of ranch hands gathering hay on the Hiram Black Ranch. In the center is a man riding a horse-drawn piece of equipment with two horses, one white, one dark. There is a pile of hay in front of the horses. The man wears a white shirt and cowboy hat. On the right side of the frame is another man riding a horse-drawn plow with two dark horses. He wears a cowboy hat. On the far left side of the frame is a third man on a plow with horses. In the foreground is a field of cut hay. The background shows large open land and a sky with clouds.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

View of Higgins, Texas in 1905

Description: Photograph of street scene in Higgins, Texas in 1905. Depicted are several buildings lining a wide dirt road. In-between are many horse-drawn wagons and some people, including a man on a ladder in the foreground.
Date: 1905
Creator: Julian Born
Item Type: Photograph

Horse-drawn Buggy with People and Sod House

Description: Photograph of sod house and wooden structure on left side of the frame. Woman sitting in horse-drawn buggy with a colt in front on the right side of the frame. There are men on horses in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph