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[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

[Rescue workers gather to help after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large number of disaster relief and rescue workers gather outside a large building with visible window damage. Some individuals are in uniform, some wearing medical coats, some in hard hats, and some wearing civilian clothing. A canvas-covered truck stands surrounded by workers. Boxes, containers, milk jugs, water bottles and crates of supplies are stacked or scattered around the area. At the right, a pickup truck with a rolled mattress in the back is parked near the group of workers. In the foreground on the left smaller boxes and used packaging lies piled around an overflowing trash container. The numeral "1107-8" is written in the lower right of the photograph.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

Description: This photograph was taken from above street level from the post office located at the NW corner of 6th Street and 3rd Avenue, looking toward the port. At a four-way intersection with a stoplight, two policemen direct traffic. Some refinery facilities and the grain elevator are visible in the distance and clouds of dark smoke flow from left to right. Approximately 20 cars are visible, driving along the streets or parked along the roadsides. Two women walk down a street. Three men stand at a corner facing toward the port. An official stands with one policeman watching traffic go by. Diagonally across the interstection are several empty lots, but a number of houses, one large industrial building and a store are visible in the distance. The store, located on the corner of the next street, has signage on it that reads "Cookies. Grocery & Market, CocaCola". Two portable signs are on short poles at entrance of street headed to port area on the left. The legible sign on the right reads "One way, do not enter."
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

[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

[Receiving a check for disaster relief after the 1947 Texas City Explosion]

Description: Four men in suits stand in a row in front of a window. The two men on the right each hold a corner of a check, probably for disaster relief. The man second from the left is J. Curtis Trahan, mayor of Texas City; third from the left appears to be Carl Nessler, formerly mayor. On the right behind the men are horizontal or Venetian window blinds which have been partly drawn up and are in disorder and bent, possibly from blast damage.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A druggist on duty after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A woman slacks and a sweater and holding a pair of white gloves stands in front of a store with the front windows boarded up and one door open. Handmade signs at the door read "Druggist on duty" and "Fountain closed". On the right side, in what would have been the display shelf in the front window of the store, sits a keg with the numeral "48" on it and five glass drink or milk bottles. On the sidewalk below the window are two large round metal cans with handles, perhaps milk cans, one with the initials "STDP" on the side. There is a hose running from the window to behind one of the cans. Another object, perhaps a rectangular can, is partially visible behind the round can on the right. The woman has cuts and abrasions on her face.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A damaged two-story building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A two-story building shows visible damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Roof damage is visible and windows have been blown out. Boards have been torn off from the upper story on the far right. A window frame structure from the second floor has caught on the side of the building. Debris is scattered around the building. At the far right, a large piece of siding hangs down from the roof of the second building.
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

[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

[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

[Rescue workers take a break during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of approximately 15 rescue workers gather around an American Red Cross truck serving coffee and food. Two Red Cross workers, one in Red Cross uniform and one with a nurses cap on, set out a thermos and food on a drop down counter. Some of the men wear hard hats, some wear civilian hats. Two of the hard hats have letters on the front - the letters "M.F." are distinguishable as the first two letters.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV and staff officers]

Description: Two unidentified Army staff officers stand in the street near an officer and a motorcycle bearing the license plate ZN TEX-47 2306. Behind the two officers, General Jonathan Wainwright stands on the sidewalk outside the brick building, smoking a pipe. He is surrounded by other Army personnel and one civilian. On the back of the photograph is written "General Wainwright - U.S. Army - helped with rescue efforts April 1947."
Date: April 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five men stand talking to two policemen in front of a large two-story warehouse badly damaged in the explosion. The building has no roof, and on the second story, the walls are caved inward. Windows have been blown out. Three sets of railroad tracks run alongside the building. A large construction crane stands on the tracks near far right corner of the building, assisting in debris removal. At the far end several men and a vehicle are working in the debris. The number "#15" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Building rubble, cable and wire are spread over the ground after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far left, some structure of a long building or the elevated conveyor system remains standing. In the middle of the photograph, a line of posts, with metal wires and cables protruding, can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged buildings after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A one-story commercial or office building shows damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The roof has been blown off, boards are loose from its frame structure and windows and doors have been blown out. On its left, a very small one-room hexagonal shaped-building, shows damage to the door frame and windows.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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