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Bottle.

Description: Patent for a bottle that has a mechanism near its opening, and when the cork is pulled out, it becomes impossible to refill the bottle and use it again. The point of this bottle is so that after it has been sealed, it cannot be opened and emptied without apparent evidence that it has been opened.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Phillips, George C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas City Disaster

Description: Photograph of the twisted wreckage of a 1940s automobile sitting beside a building.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[The Davison family in the early 1900's]

Description: A group photograph of the Davison family in front of the Davison home. On the back of the photograph is written: "L-R Christine D. (Jones), Margaret D. (Grainger), Florence Davison, Florence D. (Hart), Don Davison, Frank B. Davison, Perry A. Davison, George O. Davison, Gere D. (Kilgore). and "(approx. 1906)."
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Solomon Parr]

Description: A photograph of Solomon Parr in a dark suit and white shirt. The print is a photograph of a photographic print taped to a wooden background, probably a wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas City Post Office in 1908]

Description: A photographic print of the Texas City Post Office in 1908. The second building from the left along a dirt road, the post office is a two story wooden building with a flat roof and a porch. To the left of the post office is a large two story house with a fenced hard. To the right of the post office, down the road from the post office are several two story buildings. On the photograph, in front of the building with the flat roof, is written :"P. O."
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to the editor of Tin Types - 1948-09-04]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter to the editor of Tin Types from John J. Herrera, criticizing the publication's article "La Caliente Tortillas." Herrera points out the discriminatory nature of the article and provides some background on the history of the corn tortilla and details how Mexican culture has influenced America and the world.
Date: September 4, 1948
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Business card of Benjamin Lopez, Junior]

Description: Business card of Benjamin Lopez, Jr., Agent of Emken-Linton Burial Association in Texas City, Texas. Handwritten notes on the back list the name, address, and phone numbers of Alfred J. Hernandez of Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Emken-Linton Burial Association
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Joe Ramos - 1947-11-19]

Description: Letter from Joe Ramos, a member of the Texas City League of United Latin American Citizens Council. He is asking for an update concerning the Texas City Council's request for a charter. The letter is addressed to "Dear Sir" and mentions that they had previously communicated with Mr. John Herrera about the charter.
Date: November 19, 1947
Creator: Ramos, Joe
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Airplanes at a small airport]

Description: At the far left, one small biplane sits on a runway. Two men are near that plane. Off the runway, in the grass, is a small airplane with a prop engine on the right wing. It's call number is NC65212. There are barrels and what appears to be an engine part near the plane. Further in the distance is another small plane parked in the grass.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

Description: An aerial view of the Nessler swimming pool. Many people are in the pool. A few people are on or near three sets of bleachers along the side of the pool. To the left of the pool is a tennis court with about ten people playing or watching tennis. A bus and a truck are parked near the building near the front of the pool. Approximately 20 cars are parked in a cleared lot near the street. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Nessler Pool" (early 1950's)
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas City High School in 1947]

Description: A photograph of Texas City High School about 1947, located at 14th Avenue and 6th Street. This building later became Blocker Middle School and a new High School was built on 9th Avenue.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of part of the business district in Texas City before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Cars are parked along both sides of the street and are driving down the roads of a four-way intersection. Stores and businesses line the right side of the streets. On the left side a large flag pole stands near the corner. Down the left side of the street, a two-story building can be seen. People are walking or standing along the sidewalks in front of the stores. A bus is pulled up near one corner of the intersection. On the far right, the two nearest businesses have signs which read "Clar[r?]'s Liquor Store" and "Lucas Cafe." Further down the street are signs reading "Plaza Hotel" and "Nusbaum's."
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

4th Field Artillery & Engineers Camp, Texas City, Texas, 1914

Description: Panoramic view of army camp with many large tents and some wooden buildings. A water tower and other buildings and residences are visible in the distance. Printing on front of image is "4th Field Artillery & Engineers Camp, Texas City, Texas, 1914."
Date: 1914
Creator: Medley & Blandford
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Portrait of H. J. Mikeska]

Description: A portrait of H. J. Mikeska, President of the Texas City Terminal. On the reverse of the photograph is also written the numbers "2947".
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A close-up photograph of the Italian marble angel statue in Memorial Park which honors the Texas City firefighters killed in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An angel stands on a pedestal with an inscription which is covered by a bouquet of flowers sitting on the ground. Behind the statue, part of the reflecting pool and another monument can be seen. On the back of the photograph is the following caption: "An Italian marble angel honors the Texas City Firefighters lost in the explosion."
Date: 1960~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a plane sitting in a field. Nine soldiers stand in front of the plane facing straight ahead. One of the soldiers stands off to the right side of the plane, turned toward the camera.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot wearing uniforms and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane sitting in a field. Eight other soldiers in uniform stand in front of the plane. Tents are visible in the background. From labels on other photographs in collection this appears to be a Wright C biplane.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 hurricane]

Description: An aerial view of Texas City after the 1915 storm, looking toward the port. At the far right is a wide, straight street with an automobile and two trolley cars traveling down the street. In the background on the left are houses, with little damage visible. In the lower right hand corner, in the back yard of a two-story building is some wooden debris from a small structure that has been demolished. Further up the wide street on the left is a long one-story building raised on posts with a large number of windows.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library