The Thames Family: Before the Disaster
WWII service photo, circa 1943 - Army Air Corps
Eleanor Thames with daughter MaryAnne and son John
Family portrait, circa 1945
Thames Family Collection
Texas City photographs, 1945-1947
Jesse Thames: After the Disaster
Jesse Thames and other Texas City disaster survivors receiving their relief checks, photo circa 1949
Certificate given to Jesse Thames commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the event in 1997
Jesse Thames: Film Lover & Late Night Movie TV Host
In 1973 Jesse Thames, movie buff, won a raffle to host a late night movie for a local Houston TV station. He did such a good job they brought him back to present 4 more. These are stills from those presentations.
Presenting "The Road to Morocco"
Starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Taylor
Presenting "The Hanging Tree"
Starring Gray Cooper and George C. Scott
Presenting "The Trail of The Lonesome Pine"
Starring Henry Fonda and Fred McMurray
Presenting "12 O'Clock High"
Starring Gregory Peck and John Garfield