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[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]

[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a concrete building that is half gone after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Written on the front of the building is "Dignified Helpful Credit Co." and "Hardin Court Grocery and Market" Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of Hardin Court. You know this was a concrete building here. This was so full of houses in here that you could barely see between them. Of course the street has been cleared. These were all taken three weeks after the storm you know and not half as bad as it was."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[The Japonica, run aground]

[The Japonica, run aground]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the Japonica sitting on the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Local homes after the hurricane]

[Local homes after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a number of houses off their foundations in the aftermath of the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Notice this picture of the high sand bank that washed up back of us. You can see how high it is by the way it hides our house at X. O is the Rainey and Simpson house. XO the Hendrix house (mama's friend you know). Notice how the porch floor banisters and porch columns are missing there. XX is the wreck of the Miller home (you know he is the man we sent the telegram to) and XX are the houses that were across the street at the side of the Miller home." Written on the front of the photo, "Roy Miller Res."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Magnolia Petroleum Co. and debris from hurricane]

[Magnolia Petroleum Co. and debris from hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, a two-story home and debris from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "On Mesquite Street near the State Hotel."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Miller residence]

[Miller residence]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the Miller residence with damages sustained in the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Front view of our house and the Miller house. X points to the wreckage that you don't see from the picture showing the backs of the houses and the sand bank as it is hid by the bank of sand. XX our house. XXX the Miller home. Notice how the mud has caked and cracked at XXXX. What you see in the yard there just above the no. 13 is a pool of oil that ruined things. Of course this was taken quite a little while after the storm. You see only the remains of what was once a beautiful lawn. The little tree you see at the side or our house and the Palm in front are all that kept it from floating away."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[North Beach after the 1919 hurricane]

[North Beach after the 1919 hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of boards from destroyed buildings along the North Beach area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. One building of the Spohn Sanitarium is in the right background of the photo. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Just a North Beach scene. Showing what is left of the Spohn Sanitarium. One of the three buildings left out there. This picture covers five or six blocks. (Maybe not over three you can hardly tell now.)"
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[North Beach view after the hurricane]

[North Beach view after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of debris on the north beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Orchard and garden]

[Orchard and garden]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of an unidentified orchard and garden in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. The garden is not flooded at time of photograph. Flowers are visible in foreground, strawberries to left, and about ten different kinds of trees including pepper and acacia. River is visible from back door looking north.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Our house]

[Our house]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a house that has been heavily damaged by a hurricane in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1919. Several windows, fences, and pieces of the house are broken and strewn about the area.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Peoples Street when flooded]

[Peoples Street when flooded]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of deep flood waters on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Written on the photo, "First wave on Peoples St."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History