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[Debris along the shore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Concrete, cable and metal debris line the water after the 1947 Disaster. Concrete support columns have been sheared off with rebar protruding upward twisted and bent. A large flashlight shaped column (flareing out at the top) has been smashed over to the floor in the center of the image. In the background, a cargo ship sails in the bay.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged vehicle and structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The metal framework of a vehicle sits amid the railroad tracks in front of a badly damaged structure. The vehicle appears to be fitted with wheels for running on railroad tracks and has sustained extensive crushing and missile damage. Debris is scattered all over. A portion of a concrete wall of the structure behind it still stands but a section on the right that has collapsed to ground level.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the hull of the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster showing the ruined hull of the Wilson B. Keene. The dock and wharf structures lining both sides of this slip have been leveled. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "Hull of the Wilson B. Keene visible in boat slip adjacent to the slip where the Grandcamp exploded".
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Residential damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of damaged houses at Bay St. & 2nd Ave. N. (per note on back of print). At least five houses are visible with heavy roof and wall damage. One house in the left foreground has collapsed. Across from that house on the nearer side of the street sits a car. Near the car, two sections of boards nailed together are propped up with by a board at the corner of the street. A child sits in front of the wooden sections looking out at the damage. A large glass jug sits behind the wooden sections. Wooden and metal debris is scattered around, although the street has been cleared. On the next street over to the right, lesser amounts of damage are visible on the houses. Downed power lines from the power poles hang along the street.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the Texas City port area after the explosions. Debris covers both sides of a slip, where docks and piers stood. From left to right, the Seatrain loading crane, the badly damaged Monsanto building, and refinery structures are visible.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Medical staff and a survivor in the hospital after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five female and two male medical staff members are gathered around the bed of a patient in a hospital. The patient is an older male, sitting up in bed and holding a cigarette in his hand. Most are smiling. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "From John P. Blazetic with 32nd medical battalion".
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The grain elevator, showing damage to the tower and the top of the end cylinder section, after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the foreground, stacks of a long rectangular product and a pile of pipes have been toppled. Corrugated metal debris and pipes are scattered in the foreground.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A ruined railroad car after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This image shows a close-up view of a damaged freight car sitting on railroad tracks. The right half of the car is crushed in. The railroad tracks and the surrounding area are strewn with debris. On the right, in the distance, another freight car can be seen on parallel tracks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A damaged car sits in a parking area surrounded by other damaged cars. Compression and missile damage is evident. The right side of the car is covered with black soot and/or oil. On the horizon on the right, can be seen some of the refinery structures.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City Terminal building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of approximately 25 men are standing on a huge pile of debris near the grain elevator, looking through rubble. Metal girders, wooden beams and assorted debris is piled at least ten foot high. What appears to have been the roof structure of a building has collapsed on top of vehicles. Parts of at least two vehicles can be seen in the debris-- one on the far right has been crushed under the collapsed structure and on the one on the far left has been overturned with its wheels in the air.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A badly damaged house leans to one side after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The roof structure is missing, doors and windows have been blown out, and boards and beams have fallen down. Building supports and boards are piled in the yard to the left front of the house. At the far right of the photograph, another house can be seen with visible damage.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Looking toward Texas City after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of black smoke rise from the Texas City port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This picture appears to have been taken from a spot above the Galveston Port Area near the grain elevator. Two large ships, one of which is a cargo ship, is visible in front of a large building on stilts which is near the grain elevator and in front of a mult-storied warehouse. A large white ship, which may be a passenger ship, is moored next to the cargo ship.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged house after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A badly damaged house stands in a yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The upper front structure of the house has been badly damaged, and boards hang down or are lying on the ground. The rear section of the roof has collapsed and broken away from its supporting structure. Windows have been blown out, and the board fence has been destroyed. Heavy thick clouds of black smoke cover the horizon. On the far left, in the background, can be seen a refinery tower structure.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The house on the right has been badly damaged. The left wall has detached from the house structure. The windows and doorway on the front and sides have been boarded up, some of the framing is missing, and a long board has been detached and broken across the front. The house on the left leans noticeably to the right and has visible structural damage.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library