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[Shaft from the Grandcamp near the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A metal spar from the Grandcamp has been driven into the ground at about a 45 degree angle near the railroad tracks after the ship's explosion. Debris is scattered on the ground throught the area. In the background, flames and large clouds of smoke can be seen in the direction of the port.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A wounded survivor of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: People stand on the sidewalk across the street from the Lucus Cafe, a liquor store and a dime store. A woman with bandages on her face and arm and bloodstained clothing looks at the camera. A flag flies at half mast near the cafe. Signs on the storefronts read: "5-10 store", "Clark's liquor store" and "Lucus Cafe." On the reverse side of the photograph is written "Irving Peterman" in cursive. The picture was taken from City Hall which was located on the SW corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Survivors and rescue workers at an aid station after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A first-aid and disaster relief station at night. Rescue workers, victims and medical personnel move about the area. Cots are set up in rows. On the far right, a man lying under a blanket is being examined by military personnel. At least two people are wearing visible head bandages The aid trailer has the numbers "32195" written on a window. Behind the trailer is a large building with some visible window damage.
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

[Disaster victims being assisted after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A disaster relief worker in uniform leads a groups of disaster victims. An older woman wearing a coat, an older man carrying a child, a woman carrying bedding and blankets, a woman in a hat (of the same uniform as the first woman) and a group of men follow her. On the left, a man wheels a stretch or a cot with pillows from the back of a vehicle. On the right is an empty bus. The area is dark.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

Description: An honor guard is placing a coffin in its designated location at the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held at Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. The coffin is being placed in the 8th spot of the 2nd row. Seventeen other identical coffins topped with flower sprays are already in place. A large crowd is gathered for the service, standing outside the roped-off area. On the back of the photograph is written: "Caskets were arranged in 3 rows - on either side of location of fountain - six rows all together Mass funeral 22 Jun 47."
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

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

Description: Four men load a casket into a hearse in preparation for the the mass funeral service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster held in Memorial Park on June 22, 1947. At the far right, another man reads a piece of paper in front of another hearse, with a partial license plate of "MORA HE 3 Tex"
Date: June 22, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Coffins of victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster being lined up at the mass funeral service]

Description: Pall bearers, or an honor guard (at least two of the men seem to be in uniform), carry in the casket of an unidentified victim of the 1947 Texas City Disaster at the mass funeral service on June 22, 1947. Two rows of identical caskets have already been brought in and two more caskets stand in a third row. A small group of clergymen awaits the casket. A large crowd of people stand behind a fence or spectator ropes on three sides of the burial site. Funeral wreaths stand at intervals around the caskets. The tops of parked vehicles are visible behind the crowd. In the far distance can be seen some refinery facilities.
Date: June 22, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two construction cranes stand alongside a line of damaged freight cars, with the sides of most of the cars pushed in. Debris is scattered on and around the railroad tracks. On the right in the background, a metal framework from a covered track/conveyor system is twisted and bent. Two men stand near a bulldozer, looking at debris. A power pole with no electrical lines attached stands near the train tracks. In the right front corner, piles of sacking or burlap lie scattered between two sets of tracks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

Description: Identical coffins decorated with floral sprays are lined up on the porch of the temporary morgue building at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock. Four men dressed in suits carry one coffin to waiting hearses. On the back of the photograph is written: "This is a scene at Camp Wallace in Hitchcock, where the unclaimed bodies were stored in cold storage awaiting identification. The individual caskets were loaded into individual hearses loaned by over 50 funeral homes in southeast Texas. The man carrying casket on right front is John Irwin's brother - don't know name."
Date: June 22, 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

[Damaged automobiles and building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: About a dozen automobiles sit in a parking lot in front of a large three-story building. Doors and windows have been blown out of the building, and the upper story has only the metal framework remaining. The cars in the parking lot show damage from the explosions. Metal pieces and wooden debris are scattered near the building and in the parking lot. Heavy black smoke with a few white smoke clouds fill the sky. On the right, one men in a hard hat looks at a damaged car. Five men stand or walk on the left near the left end of the building.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Large piece of metal debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large piece of metal debris lies on the ground in front of a building after the Texas City disaster. In the background, a four-wheeled flat vehicle or wagon stands in front of the building which appears to be missing part of its siding. To the right of the vehicle, a pole leans over a pile of wooden boards or ties.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A building, apparently a small business, has been damaged in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Windows and doors have been blown out, and wooden beams or building pieces are visible through the opening. On the far left of the building, the entire front of the addition is missing. Debris lies in front of the building.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library