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[Destroyed buildings after Waco Tornado]

Description: Photograph of partially-demolished buildings along south 5th Street in downtown Waco, Texas after a tornado, looking north. A tall building is still standing at the end of the street (left) and a sign is partially visible for the Roosevelt Hotel on the right side of the image. There are work vehicles in the street.
Date: May 12, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Devastation in Corpus Christi after a Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of the damaged area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. There is an inscription on the back of the photo that reads: " The corner just a block north of the city drug store (you know it is about a half block north of our store) See how nice the houses in the background look up there on the bluff out of harms way."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

France, World War II

Description: Copy negative of the ruins of large buildings. Written above the photograph is, "2. More of liberated France" and beneath is, "Here is a part of a French city we liberated".
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Looking Down a Battered Street]

Description: Postcard of a street scene in Europe. A person is riding their bike across the street and two others are walking down the sidewalk. The buildings on either side of the street are severely damaged.
Date: [1942..1943]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Badly Damaged Building After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a two-story brick building that has been badly damaged after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The windows of the building are gone, window screens hang from the second story windows, and the roof is missing. The foreground is covered in debris, including bricks and wooden boards. A sign on the left side of the frame reads, "Insurance".
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J. W.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 22, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter concerning life in Battle Creek, Michigan, Johnston says that they are having a cold winter. The photograph shows a building in town badly damaged by a fire; the sign on the building reads: "YES WE WILL REBUILD AT ONCE, TEMPORARY OFFICES 401 EQUITY BLDG., Chamberlin Metal Weather Strip Co."
Date: January 22, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Destroyed Building After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a gutted building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The building is leaning towards the right side of the frame and half of the house closest to the viewer consists of piles of cinder-blocks and still-standing wooden beams. The ground is covered in debris which includes a ladder.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J. W.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

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.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[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.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[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.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Car and Collapsed Buildings After Tornado

Description: Photograph of an old car amidst fallen buildings after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The buildings are roofless, only parts of the walls remain standing. All over the ground are piles of debris that include wooden beams and bricks.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J. W.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[News Script: Fire destroys coffee company]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a two-alarm fire in South Dallas destroying a building that housed the Coffee-Time service, a sheet metal company, and a construction firm.
Date: September 9, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Dead German Soldier

Description: Copy negative of a dead German soldier in France in World War II. The corpse is lying face-up on the ground and dressed in a uniform and helmet. Written above the photograph is, "France" and below is, "3. This is one Krout we won't have to bother with again".
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fallen Buildings and Debris After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a row of fallen and damaged stores after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. There is a large pile of debris in front of the buildings. A group of people are standing and sifting through the debris. There is a parked car on the right side of the frame.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J. W.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

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.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Vehicles and a Damaged Building After a Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a damaged two-story building after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. In front of the building is a trailer and large pole with a wire going to the ground. There are two old cars and an old truck on the left side of the frame; in the foreground is a dirt road that leads to the building.
Date: April 9, 1947
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Photograph of a Town After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of street in a town after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. The street is filled with debris, mostly wooden beams. On the left side of the frame is a row of damaged two-story buildings. In front of the buildings is a bus, a few cars, and several people, mostly men wearing jackets and hats. A sign on the building closes to the left side of the frame reads, "...OODS-CO."
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J. W.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Postcard from L. H. Woods to George Pendexter, October 13, 1910]

Description: Postcard from L. H. Woods to George Pendexter wishing for more cards to be sent showing "auto fire apparatus." The photograph on the reverse side of the card shows a large cloud of smoke coming off of a large building that has been burned. The building on the left has had its roof destroyed and some portions of its wall collapsed; the building in the foreground has had its walls damaged and roof destroyed as well.
Date: October 13, 1910
Creator: Woods, L. H.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing other collectors to contact for pictures, Johnston suggests contacting F. A. Bruce, and L. A. Van Toor. The photograph on the reverse side shows the destruction at the Globe M. F. G. Co. building in Battle Creek, Michigan after a fire; the walls are crumpled inwards and the roof has caved in. There are two men standing off to the left looking at the damage left behind by the fire.
Date: January 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
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