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[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
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged pipelines and railroad tracks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A railroad freight car loaded with wooden forms sits amid the debris near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the left, the support for the elevated pipelines near the port have collapsed, and pipelines lie on the ground. Metal, concrete and wooden debris are scattered along the pipeline route and the railroad tracks. In the distance can be seen the destroyed pier and dock structures. On the back of the photograph is written: "Loading Dock".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A telephone pole stands amid debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Bent and broken pipelines, wooden railroad ties, and twisted metal litter a slope on which the telephone pole stands with power lines drooping. On the horizon at the top of the slope are storage tanks and other telephone poles.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four one-story houses in a residential area show visible damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far left, the house shows roof damage. The house second from the left has a partially collapsed roof, and part of the front wall is detached and leaning forward. A car sits in front of the house second from the right, which has had all windows and doors blown out. The house on the far right also shows window and door damage. Boards and building debris is scattered in front of the houses.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Destroyed warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Closeup view of the foundation of a brick building, which has been completely destroyed, with only a very small amount of a brick wall and a corner surviving. Bricks, broken pipes, and cables lay scattered over the foundation. Behind the destroyed building on the right is another large building, still standing, but with heavy structural damage. On the left side, a row of freight train cars, loaded with structural forms sits behind a section of extra railroad wheels. A row of four vehicles, apparently small trucks of some type, sit between the foundations of two buildings. On the right, another truck is parked amid the rubble. Heavy clouds of dark smoke hang over the scene. The number "#9" is written in the lower right-hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Removing debris from the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Large cranes and hoisting equipment remove metal debris in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. "Bisso WA 6200" is painted on the left-most hoisting mechanism. In the middle of the picture, beyond the hoisting equipment, is a small building labeled "Bisso". Several men can be seen looking at the damage. Wooden, concrete, metal and pipe debris are scattered. In the distance on the left can be seen some refinery structures.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers taking a break after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two rescue workers stand near the open back end of a Red Cross canteen truck take a break from rescue efforts for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Three Red Cross workers can be seen inside the vehicle which is stacked with cartons of food and drink and a mini-kitchen. A man stands outside the vehicle on the right side. Behind him, debris, railroad freight cars and the grain elevator are visible. On the far left in the background is a large cloud of dark smoke and metal debris.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

Description: A view of the devastation on the docks and along the shoreline near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This photograph was taken from out on the water. Huge clouds of black smoke, interspersed with smaller white smoke clouds rise from behind the piers and dock areas. Structures along the shoreline have been totally destroyed and huge hunks of metal, damaged pier structures and piles of debris are visible. In the far left, the metal framework from a warehouse can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the shoreline structures near the warehouses in the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. This picture is taken from out on the water of the bay looking toward the warehouse buildings. At the far right are the destroyed docks and pier structures. Parts of the metal framework of the warehouse buildings are visible. A large cloud of white smoke comes from the area near the warehouses. Heavy black smoke covers the horizon behind the white smoke clouds.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two houses showing damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The house on the left has been almost totally demolished, with only portions of some walls still standing. The house on the right has visible damage to the top front of the structure, and to window openings. A ladder leans against the front of the house. On the back of the photograph is written: "Note the hull of building on left".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view of the docks and slips at the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the boat slips and dock areas impacted by the explosions. Dock area structures near the slips have been totally destroyed and rubble and debris is readily visible. On the far right foreground, refinery tower structures can be seen. In the far right background are the storage tanks of the tank farm. Huge clouds of thick dark smoke and smaller clouds of white smoke blow left to right.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Searching for submerged bodies after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Three men are standing in a small boat using oars to check for submerged bodies in the port area after the explosions. The boat and the men are smeared with oil/petroleum. Wooden and metal debris covers the surface of the water behind the men. On the back of the photograph is written "Searching for submerged bodies."
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The roof on a one-story house has collapsed after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Windows have been blown out, and some are boarded up. A large stack of wooden boards is piled along one side of the house. A board leans up against the front of the house. On the right, another house with major roof damage is visible.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged church after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A church shows noticeable damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The left wall has partially detached from the framework, and windows have been blown out. Debris lies in front of the church. The building to the left has sustained damage to windows and some damage is visible on the facing wall. On the back of the photograph is written :"Church on Texas Ave - front view".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Longhorn II aground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The Longhorn II rests aground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A large portion of twisted ship's hull is near its front end. A covered truck, probably an Army vehicle, sits near the back end. Several men walk near the boat between a parked automobile and road-clearing equipment. In the background, on the far right are two damaged multi-story buildings. The damaged building on the left has only the metal structure of the upper floor visible. The white building on the far right has lost all windows. A flag flies at half mast from a pole near the white building. Clouds of gray smoke rise from behind the buildings.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Pieces of wooden and metal debris are scattered over an embankment after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A long piece of bent metal, perhaps from railroad tracks, lies in front of a power pole. To its right, are large pieces of metal debris. In the distance, looking toward the top of the embankment, can be seen walls of a building, power poles, and what appears to be storage tanks. At the far right in the background, is a cloud of smoke.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library