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[At the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large crowd watches as honor guards carry in the caskets of unidentified victims of the 1940 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947, at Memorial Park. Identical caskets decorated with floral sprays are lined up in rows. An honor guard carries in a casket to start the fourth row. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass burial - June 22, 1947 - unidentified remains - 63 indiv caskets attended by 5,000 people 197 Loop North/ 29th Street outside city."
Date: June 22, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Carrying in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An honor guard of three military men and one civilian carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. Rows of identical coffins are lined up at the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals near the coffins and each casket is decorated with a spray of flowers. A large crowd is gathered for the ceremony. In the background, round storage tanks and refinery structures can be seen.
Date: June 22, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A nurse in a makeshift hospital comforts a victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A nurse bends over an unidentified man, injured in the 1947 Texas City Disaster, who is lying on a cot in a makeshift hospital. In the background are two other medical staff members and other cots. A folding chair with bedding stands near the patient's cot. On the back of the photograph is written: "A nurse comforts an injured man in a make shift hospital".
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

[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~
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An honor guard carries in a coffin at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two honor guards composed of military and civilian pallbearers carry in coffins at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. On both sides of the pathway, veterans and other men line the walkway. A large crowd has assembled for the service.
Date: June 22, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of people gather at the Texas City High School stadium for a memorial service for victims of the 1947 disaster. A small group of speakers stands in the middle, between the crowd standing on the field and a group of choir members standing on the bleachers. At the bottom of the picture is printed "Texas City Disaster, April 16, 1947." On the back of the photograph is written: "Memorial - April 19, 1947 at H.S. Stadium 10th Street."
Date: April 19, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Loading a casket into a hearse for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four pallbearers load a decorated casket into the back of a hearse in preparation for the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The license plate on the hearse is FT 3925 Texas - 47. A row of hearses is parked near the building at Camp Wallace being used as a mortuary.
Date: June 22, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A young girl carrying flowers at a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A young girl dressed in good clothes holds a spray of flowers to place on a memorial in Memorial Park, recognizing the victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster. She stands between a raised plaque and the anchor monument in the park. In the background, other persons attending the memorial service can be seen.
Date: 1960~/1969~
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Mourners near the caskets at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Rows of identical caskets topped with sprays of flowers are waiting for burial at the interdenominational funeral services conducted at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947 for victims of the 1947 Texas City. Persons walk between the rows, and a large crowd is visible in the background. On the back of the photograph is written: "Mass funeral 6/22/47 Inter-denominational".
Date: June 22, 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

[Fighting fires on board ship during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Nine men stand next to a large cargo ship at the docks. Water is being sprayed onto the ship. More fire hoses are being readied and pulled into position. Two of the men have dark hats, and appear to be fire captains or crew leaders. Another man wearing a similar hat is walking toward the men with hoses. Heavy smoke covers the ship and dock.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[People and hearses line up outside the temporary morgue after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Vehicles of all kinds, including hearses, are parked in parking spots, on the grass and on the roadways. The photographer is looking across a vacant lot toward a side street that intersects with a street lined with businesses. People are standing in groups waiting. Signs on identifiable businesses read "Michaels", and "Desoto Plymouth." A billboard near one of the buildings reads "On this site will be The White House."
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[People and hearses wait outside the temporary morgue after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Vehicles are parked along the roads and sidewalks and on the grass. People stand outside the temporary morgue at McGar Motor Service in groups or individually waiting and talking. In the foreground a black hearse with the sign "Rosenberg Funeral Home" waits. Signs on identifiable buildings read "Desoto Plymouth" and "Michaels" and "I.O.O.F. 656." Part of an advertisement reading "White House" can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two damaged freight train boxcars sit on a railroad track on the right. In front of the train cars are the remains of a truck and scattered metal debris of various kinds. The top portion of a smoke stack can be seen behind the train cars. A grain elevator stands on the left and beyond the train. Most of the glass in the windows of the grain elevator have been blown out. There is a vertical cylindrical tank in front of the grain elevator. To the left of the tank sit three boxcars side-by-side in bays under a metal roofed structure supported by pillars. On the left there is visible the top of a of a damaged wall extending out from the elevator. The number "#11" is in the lower right hand corner of the print.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Ruins of a warehouse after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Description: This photograph appears to have been taken from the top of a car in a line of train boxcars seen on the left in the image. This set of train cars, with visible damage, stands alongside the remnants of a warehouse. None of the structure of the warehouse is discernable. There is extensive debris scattered around stacks of some product packed in fabric bags and arranged in large square stacks. Each stack contains at least 500 bags and there are at least 14 large stacks, some visibly damaged. The debris consists mostly of corrugated metal and wood pieces. Three train cars sit on a parallel track at the right with a large group of round petroleum storage tanks beyond that. Several of the tanks have been damaged and have visible denting and crushing to their structures. The number "#43" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library