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[Chocolate Bayou, Texas Monsanto Emergency Response Team Patch]

Description: Patch from the Chocolate Bayou, Texas Monsanto Emergency Response Team. The patch is white with red lettering and edging. "Monsanto" and "Chocolate Bayou" are written around the outside edge of the patch, while "Emergency Response Team" is written across the center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

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

Description: An aerial view from the north of part of the Monsanto refinery and processing compound with flames visible in several areas and huge clouds of very dark smoke covering most of the photograph. Storage tanks, pipeline control facilities, and two towers can be identified. On the far right in the background are two water towers. The number "#46" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The heavily damaged Monsanto building after the explosion. On the left is part of the Seatrain loading crane with little visible damage. In between is a crawler type crane with its boom pointed toward the Seatrain crane. In the distance on the far left, one of the refinery towers is visible. In the distance on the far right is another crane and beyond it more heavily damaged structures.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the grain elevator, the Monsanto building and the Wilson B. Keene after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the grain elevator, the damaged Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane and the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The ruined hull of the Wilson B. Keene is partially submerged at Slip 1. In the lower left hand corner is a badly crushed storage tank. The Longhorn II resting on dry ground is visible near the middle of the picture.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the Monsanto plant and port facilities after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port after the explosions. The heavily damaged Monsanto building, the grain elevator, tank farms and storage tanks and the destroyed docks and warehouses are visible. Written on the reverse side of the photograph is: "The Monsanto plant (in right foreground) received extensive damage to office buildings and equipment. There was heavy loss of life among employees."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Seatrain loading crane and the Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the the Seatrain loading crane and the badly damaged Monsanto building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Little damage is visible to the Seatrain structure, but the Monsanto building and a long two-story building to its left appear almost totally destroyed, with only parts of the building framework standing.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Smoke coming from the port area and refinery structures during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Large clouds of black and white smoke come from the port area during the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the left middle portion of the photograph, in the background can be seen two tower refinery structures. The Monsanto building, with visible damage, is on the right in the background. Cars and a truck are parked along the road leading toward the refinery structure.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris and damaged residential structures after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Metal debris lies in a field after the explosions. At the far end of the field are several houses. Wooden fencing and parts of some structures have collapsed or are damaged. Two men stand near a truck outside the house on the left. Behind the downed fencing can be seen the Seatrain loading crane. Behind the house on the left is the heavily damaged Monsanto structure.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Texas Sugar Refinery Company in Texas City]

Description: A large cargo ship is docked near the Texas Sugar Refinery. Two buildings, one of eight stories and one of 5 stories, stand side-by-side facing the port. Several smaller buildings and structures are partially visible between the cargo ship and the buildings. Train cars can be seen in front of the refinery buildings.
Date: [1924..1931]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A view of the shoreline near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This photograph is taken looking at the damaged Monsanto building (far left) and refinery facilities (far right) near the shoreline after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Clouds of black and white smoke rise from burning structures. Damage and debris is visible to the structures along the shore.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: This photograph was taken looking toward the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far left are refinery structures, including some small and cylindrical tanks. To the right of three of the tanks, the heavily damaged Monsanto building can be seen. In the middle of the picture in the background the Seatrain loading crane is partially visible. On the far right is the grain elevator. Some debris is visible in the foreground.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Photograph of Refinery Structures After the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Photograph of layers of heavy dark and light smoke covering the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. From left to right are the Seatrain loading crane, the Monsanto building, damaged pipelines and refinery structures including two large tower structures. A buoy floats on the water at the far right. This photograph has been taken looking across the bay at the refinery structures.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Debris at the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of the Texas City port area after the explosions. Debris covers both sides of a slip, where docks and piers stood. From left to right, the Seatrain loading crane, the badly damaged Monsanto building, and refinery structures are visible.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The grain elevator, a tank farm, the port facilities, the Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane, a smokestack, some refinery facilities and some residential housing can be seen. The print has a handwritten caption at the top: "Texas City Disaster photograph."
Date: April 15, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Visible from lower left to top right are the SeaTrain loading crane, the Monsanto Building, the destroyed docks and piers and refinery structures including two refinery towers. On the back of the photograph is written: "Monsanto / part of slip - Grandcamp".
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the explosions. White smoke rises from the destroyed dock area. The Monsanto building, refinery facilities, storage tanks, and the grain elevator are visible. Many of the storage tanks have visible damage. Piers and docks show almost total destruction.
Date: April 17, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: The Seatrain loading crane after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the far right, a large crane reaches above the top of the structure. Behind the crane on the right is the badly damaged Monsanto building. To the left of that building is a badly damaged two story building, with two refinery tower structures visible behind it. To the left, behind the Seatrain loading crane is a tanker car and another building behind that.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of refinery structures near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the Monsanto building and the refinery facilities near the port after the explosions. Dark gray smoke streams from a burning structure near the tall refinery towers. The Monsanto building is very heavily damaged. The Seatrain loading crane is visible on the far left. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Site of explosion - looking west. Shows damage to Monsanto plant and port facilities."
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Checking the wreckage near the Longhorn II after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Four men look at the wreckage at a pier alongside the Longhorn II after the explosions. At least two of the men appear to be military personnel. Metal and wooden debris covers the foreground. The Longhorn II is at the pier behind the men. Above it is the Seatrain loading crane with visible damage. Behind that is the Monsanto plant building with only the metal framework remaining.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers check through debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Rescue workers search through debris near a multi-storied building which has been destroyed. (This building is probably the Monsanto building.) Only the metal framework remains of much of the building, and twisted and bent metal is very visible on the front top section of the building. A group of men are examining a section of railroad track which has been damaged. Metal and wooden debris is widely scattered. On the left side of the photograph, an ambulance is parked with back doors open. Rescue workers include both military and civilians. On the reverse of the photograph is written: "From John P. Blazetic with 32nd medical battalion".
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library