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[Men Standing in Flooded Street]

Description: Photograph of several men standing in knee-deep water during a flood in Port Arthur, Texas. There are several buildings on both sides of the street, including a post office to the right.
Date: [1915-08-16..1915-08-17]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[People Outside in Flood Water]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and woman standing outside a store in high waters during a flood in Port Arthur, Texas. There is a wooden boat in the middle of the crowd.
Date: [1915-08-16..1915-08-17]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Water and Ice Plant During Flood]

Description: Photograph of several people in leg-deep water in front of the water and ice plant after a flood in Port Arthur, Texas.
Date: [1915-08-16..1915-08-17]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Group in Front of Jefferson Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children standing in high waters after a flood, in front of the Jefferson Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. Trees and other buildings are visible to the right.
Date: [1915-08-16..1915-08-17]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

Description: Postcard depicting a group of men standing in a flooded street in Port Arthur, Texas. The waters rise over the knees of the men gathered at the intersection of Austin and 5th Street. Two telephone lines and two buildings loom above either side of the street; the building to the right is the Port Arthur post office. Trees and several other buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: August 17, 1915
Creator: D & H Photo
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

After the storm, Texas City

Description: Two buildings along a road with another building a a water tower in the background. The building to the left has heavy structural damage to the side facing the road and is braced in the right front corner with a pole or board. The building to the right is surrounded by debris from the structure and its contents. A large piece of debris lies in the road near the forefront of the picture. A water tower and other buildings are visible in the distance. Clothing, quilts or blankets and a pillow are hanging on lines in the foreground. Wording on photo front: "After the storm Texas City." The number "22" is written on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the storm Texas City

Description: Saddled horse with no rider stands in front of a sailboat lying on its side in a field. The sails are torn and tangled. Wording on photo front "After the storm Texas City." the number "30" is marked on the photo. Wording on back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the hurricane, Texas City

Description: Boat run aground along the railroad tracks in front of buildings and listing heavily. Telephone pole in front of boat leaning to the right approx. 15 degrees. Debris and another listing telephone pole are visible to the right of the buildings. Wording on photo front "38 After the Hurricane Texas City." Most likely taken after the August 16, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, Texas. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the hurricane, 4th Artillery officers line

Description: An automobile sits alongside the ruins of an open sided canvas-covered structure. To the right three wooden one-story buildings are visible with very heavy structural damage. Behind the automobile are at least four other wooden buildings. One building has fully collapsed on 2 sides. One building has been blown off its foundation and lies tilted at a 90 degrees angle, with the building underside vertical to the ground. The large building is a two story building with about half the building totally collapsed. A pile of wooden debris lies in the right front foreground. Flooding is visible behind the building. Wording on the photo front "After the hurricane 4th Art. Officers line, Texas City." The number "15." is written on the photo. Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

4th Artillery Headquarters after the hurricane, Texas City

Description: A group of soldiers sit and stand on a pile of wooden debris in a pathway between two rows of wooden Army buildings. The building on the left has no roof, but the roof beams remain. Soldiers have rolled-up sleeves, unbuttoned tunics and one soldier is hatless. Wording on phot front "4th Art. Hdqs. after the hurricane, Texas City." Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug. 16, 1915." The number "10." is written in the right hand corner.
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the storm, Texas City

Description: A group of soldiers gathers on the right side of a damaged wooden building. Wooden debris is piled on both sides of the building, with a large flooded area visible on the right and in front. Other buildings with structural damage are visible in the background on the right side. Wording on photo front "After the storm Texas City." Wording in pencil on photo back "Aug. 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

Battery camp 4th Artillery after the storm Texas City

Description: Army soldiers repairing a roof of a large building. Piles of debris and extensive flooding are visible in the foreground. Wording on photo front "A Battery camp 4th artillery after the storm Texas City." The number "14" is marked on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915"
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the storm, Texas City

Description: Several soldiers on horses are standing in flood waters. Three additional horses without riders are drinking at the bottom of an embankment in front of damaged buildings. Debris from the buildings is scattered throughout the area. A leaning telephone pole is visible near one of the houses. Four soldiers are standing in the distance on higher ground. Wording on photo front "After the storm, Texas City." The number "7." is marked on the photo. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the storm and flood Texas City

Description: In the front left section of the photo, a soldier carrying what appears to be a typewriter or teletype machine wades through flood waters about mid-calf deep. Behind him are badly damaged buildings surrounded by flood waters. Wording on photo front "After the storm and flood, Texas City Camp Sight (sic) Co. D. Signal Corps." Handwritten in pencil on photo back "Texas City, TX Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

After the storm

Description: Four soldiers, two on horseback and two on foot, in front of two one-story buildings. Flooding and building debris are visible in the foreground and in the background. Wording on photo front "After the storm." The number "19" is marked on the photo. Most likely taken after the August 16th, 1915 hurricane at Texas City, Texas. Wording on photo back "Texas City, TX Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[After the storm]

Description: Three rows of one-story houses. On the far left, a pile of debris stands. The nearest house on the left is tilted and sagging to the right. The porch on the second house in the second row is tilted to the side. Wording on photo back "Texas City, Tx Aug 16, 1916". [Based on other photos similar to this one and on historical records of the weather, this date should most likely be Aug. 16, 1915.]
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Storm Damage at Texas City]

Description: Photograph of remains of a wooden structure with only a portion of two walls still standing appears in the photo foreground. The structure is surrounded by wooden debris. Two other long wooden structures stand behind this structure, one of which is heavily damaged. In the background are four one-story houses and two power poles. Only one partially collapsed wall of the left-most house is visible. Four soldiers are standing amid the wreckage and debris. Flooded fields are visible in the distance. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Aug 16th, 1915 Higby photo."
Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Storm Damage at Texas City, Tex.]

Description: Photograph of a residential area is shown with scattered debris in the foreground. On the left is a large pile of debris from a destroyed wooden structure. Beyond that is a one story house leaning precariously to the right, braced up at the right rear corner by a board wedged in between the roof and the ground at a sharp angle. Two people are sitting on the porch of the house holding children on their laps. An animal, probably a dog, is standing to the right of the house. Two other buildings are visible behind and on the right of the damaged house, with one other building on the left. Wooden boards in the foreground have been placed as walkways over watery areas. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Tex. Aug. 16th, 1915. Photo by Higby."
Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Soldiers Camp, Texas City, After Storm]

Description: Photograph of several damaged structures stand in a row in the foreground. Only parts of the sides and roof structures (poles and beams) remain. These buildings appear to have had wooden sides and canvas rooftops. Three soldiers sort through the debris in front of the buildings. Other buildings with piles of rubble are visible in the background. In the foreground two streams of water form an "x" in front of a large piece of debris. Most of a damaged row boat is visible in the foreground on the right. Hand printed wording on photo front "Soldiers camp Texas City after the storm." The number "5." is written in the lower right hand corner. Wording on photo back "Aug 16, 1915."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Texas City After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of four soldiers standing outside the door of a wood and canvas building surrounded by debris and flooded areas. The wooden structure is heavily damaged and the building looks to be near total collapse with no roof nor front wall remaining. Another soldier stands to the left of the building. Two smaller structures are visible to the right, both visibly damaged. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the hurricane. U.S. Army Division Hdqs Genl. [General] Bell and staff."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Texas City After Storm]

Description: Photograph of a house and a power pole stand at the center of the picture. A large area of building debris lies in front of the house. A large flooded area lies to the left and in front of the house. Two other structures are visible to the right one of which appears to be attached to the house. On the left a soldier stands outside the flooded area and on the right a man is bent over looking through debris. In the distance several other buildings, a water tower, and a man on horseback can be seen. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the storm." The number "25" is written on the photo.
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Texas City Residence District After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of a power pole with lines attached stands straight near the right of the photo center. In the distance a line of five one-story buildings and one two-story building can be seen. A car is parked in front of the middle buildings. The entire visible landscape is flooded with standing water. Other buildings are visible in the far distance. A large tangled canvas lies at the base of the power pole. Wording on photo front: "Texas City residence dist. after the hurricane." The number "12." is written on the photo.
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Storm Damage at Texas City, Tex.]

Description: Photograph of two automobiles with passengers driving along a flooded roadway. Heavily damaged buildings are surrounded by debris and flooding. Wording on photo front "Storm at Texas City Tex. Aug 16th 1915. Photo by Higby."
Date: August 16, 1915
Creator: Higby
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Texas City After Storm]

Description: Photograph of a large flooded area with plant growth sticking up fills the bottom half of the picture. Behind the flooded area, two large buildings are visible. The sign on the nearer building reads "Cold Storage Artesian Ice & Cold Storage Co." The building behind and to the left of it is a multi-storied commercial building with a sign on which only the word "Ice" is legible. Roof damage is visible on the storage facility, and building damage is visible on an upper storage unit of the ice plant. A water tower on stilts is visible in the far left portion of the photo. On the right hand side, in the distance, the outlines of a number of structures can be seen, including a substantial two-story building. Wording on photo front "Texas City after the storm, RY Sta. and Ice plant." The number '6'. is marked on the photo. "RY Sta" may mean "Railway Station."
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library