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Old 01-29-2013, 12:29 PM
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Couldn't find another established mixed procar thread noninclusive of fleet shots. Please move them if there is one.

Vaguely recall 1947 Texas City Disaster being brought up before but not seeing these shots. May have been a previous board. These captures are from the mass funeral service for victims held in Memorial Park.

Photos from Rescuing Texas History 2006 collection.




Last shot left original size to see how many coaches can be identified. It was marked taken the day of the explosion, April 16, 1947.

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Mass funeral procession for victims of Gulf of Venezuela tanker explosion in Port Arthur, TX on April 11, 1926.

Images by Trost Studio and part of Museum of the Gulf Coast collection.

Also left original size to see how many coaches can be identified.




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defiantly a Texas funeral. no were else offers that kind of respect.
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I agree and probably no different now days either. Do any "Senior" Texans know what the "stacked" license plate prefixes "FT" and "HE" mean? THX-MM
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I read somewhere that in order to conserve metal for the war effort, they used smaller plates and stacked the prefixes to save space.
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Mass funeral procession for victims of Gulf of Venezuela tanker explosion in Port Arthur, TX on April 11, 1926.

Grammier-Dismukes Mortuary

This firm is still in business, but has been reduced to chain ownership:

http://www.dignitymemorial.com/gramm...s/history.page
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I read somewhere that in order to conserve metal for the war effort, they used smaller plates and stacked the prefixes to save space.
Doug: That's interesting...never heard that one. I thought maybe "FT" was a Code for (Funeral Truck) and "HE" was for a (Hearse). I know in later years in some midwest states, "FT" often stood for a (Farm Truck). THX-MM
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Armando P. Boza proudly showing his Henney, the first motorized hearse in Key West, 1926.

Image from Florida Photographic Collection.

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doug, you read write. mr. renstrom you are right too. we know how to show respect. especially if it's earned.
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Unlabelled funeral coach taken 9/6/29 in Miami, FL.



Philbrick FH hearse (labelled as 1910 model) in Miami taken 12/6/29.

William A. Fishbaugh photographer (both). Images from Florida Photographic Collection.

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