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[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
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
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
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
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
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
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: Two houses show visible damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The one story house on the left appears to have been split apart in the middle and has visible roof damage to the rear. The house on the right is raised above the ground, but shows damage to some of the siding on the lower level, and appears to be leaning. Some building debris is visible in the foreground.
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

[Aerial view of refinery structures, storage tanks, and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area of Texas City after the explosions. Residences can be seen in the lower right corner. Beyond and to the left of those homes are refinery structures. Beyond those structures are the piers and docks of the port area. Thick heavy clouds of black smoke come from burning storage tanks to the right of the docks. Thick white smoke comes from the dock areas. Through a gap between the black and white smoke streams can be seen a number of storage tanks.
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

[Aerial view of the burning Monsanto plant after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the refinery structures near the coastline during the Texas City Disaster. Enormous plumes of very heavy black smoke fills most of the image. Flames from a burning storage tank can be seen near the middle of the photograph. Beyond and to the right, through a break in the heavy smoke, can be seen rows of round storage tanks. On the right, a portion of a road with right angle bend can be seen. There are many vehicles parked along the sides of the road.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Damaged houses after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. In the middle of the picture, a one-story house shows considerable roof damage to the front half of the house. The front facade is missing most of the boards, and the doors and windows have been blown out. On the far right, a one story building shows visible leaning in the front half. On the far left, a two-story building shows missing boards on the front and left sides.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A drugstore after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Huge clouds of dark smoke are visible behind and to the left of a commercial building with two store fronts visible. A sign in front of the store on the left reads, in part, "Public Drugs". Windows on the drugstore are boarded closed. In front of the store is a scales. The other store on the right is also boarded up. These buildings were located on the south side of the 300 block of Texas Avenue.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library