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[Looking at hurricane wreckage north of the Courthouse]
Photograph of a man standing on a roof that lies on the ground after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Showing the street between the bay and the courthouse. Courthouse just across the street from the house at XXX. Our house located about at X, one block east and nearly a block north from the courthouse. XX is the back of the Rankin house. Looks undamaged here but if you could have seen it - even it would have been bad enough. Bay at O. Notice the rocking chair at the street crossing - just below O also the little house in the crossing." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29027/
[Cars overturned on the beach]
Photograph of overturned cars on the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, "Cars left on the beach after the storm. You see how clean it is swept. So many places are swept so clean or are so wrecked that you actually can't tell what they were or hardly tell where you are." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29028/
[Remains of a hardware store]
Photograph of a heavily damaged hardware store after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Brick walls have been demolished by the storm. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of a hardware and implement store on Water Street." and "E.H. Caldwell Hdw. and Impl. The family company is still in business on Agnes Street - 1983 Bob Clark" Also a note , "Cotton bales are some of hundreds that washed in from the compress on Municipal Wharf - on waves they battered the downtown. C.L. Baskin" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29029/
[Destruction near the Bay]
Looking towards the town from the bay area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "About a block and a half back from the bay. Near X you can see some of the machinery of the laundry still here. Notice the variety of things in the debris. This faces the bay. Everything in front was completely demolished". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29030/
[What is left of the ice factories]
Photograph of the remains of the ice factories in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “What is left of one of the ice factories. Notice the bales of cotton washed up here." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29031/
[Row of hurricane-ravaged homes]
Photograph of a number of homes that sustained damage during the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "X back of the Miller's house next door to us. XX little cottage back of Miller's and us. Out in the middle of the street , now on top of that big bank of shell." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29032/
[Group of Men and Women on the Beach]
Group of unidentified men and women standing on the beach by the Gulf of Mexico. Many of them are wearing hats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29033/
[Remains of Loyd's House after the hurricane]
Photograph of Loyd's House in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “The remains of Loyd's house. You know it was there where the pretty salt cedars were before you go out on the pier to Loyd's Bath House where the Seashore Club was. Taken from the south side." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29034/
[Magnolia Petroleum Co. and debris from hurricane]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29035/
[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]
Photograph of debris in the flooded intersection of Chaparral and Taylor Streets after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo,"Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets, west from where the Pavilion and Seaside hotels were. Episcopalian Church about at X." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29036/
[Miller residence]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29038/
[Damaged Corpus Christi neighborhood after the 1919 hurricane]
Photograph of an unidentified Corpus Christi neighborhood around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Debris is strewn everywhere and the homes have sustained intensive damage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29037/
[Debris after the hurricane]
Piles of debris after the hurricane in 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"X is the old Japonica washed up on the side of the bluff on South Broadway. This is down near the Municipal Pier." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29039/
[Little Brown Cottage in shambles]
Photograph of an unidentified brown cottage in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. The cottage is falling apart after sustaining damage in the hurricane. Caption says, "Little brown cottage on the east side of the block south of us, right across from the Williams Hotel." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29040/
[Debris near the Methodist Church]
Methodist Church and two other buildings standing after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo,"Side street near the Methodist Church. The street where the street cars turn west to go to Hillcrest and Nueces Bay Heights." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29042/
[Old Seaside Hotel and debris]
Photograph of damaged Seaside Hotel with debris around it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " The old Seaside Hotel where the pretty salt cedar arbor was. You know it was right near the Pavilion Hotel (the hotel over the water)" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29041/
[Orchard and garden]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29043/
[View of the Cotton Compress across the water]
Photograph of Cotton Compress near the Municipal Pier. Inscription on back of photo,"What is left of the Cotton Compress. This was near the Municipal Pier. This is taken looking northeast. Isn't the water pretty?" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29045/
[Plaza Hotel]
Photograph of the Plaza Hotel with one side of the lower level missing. Two men are walking past the building. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "The Plaza Hotel right across east of the park. it is right in the middle of the street. You know it extended back east almost a block. The old Winona." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29044/
[Scene of park after three weeks after the hurricane]
Photograph of a park in Corpus Christi, Texas that suffered great damage caused by a hurricane in 1919. Crews had been cleaning for 3 weeks at the time of the photograph. Debris is visible strewn all across the park. Several buildings are standing but damaged. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29046/
[Sand bank near homes]
Photograph of two homes with a sand bank behind them after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Ours and Lichtenstein's houses showing the sand bank. A very poor picture and entirely too small to tell much about. Notice that the high board fence isn't needed now we have a bank instead." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29047/
[W W Chapman apartment house after the storm]
Photograph of apartment house after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"A stucco rooming house across north of the Winona Hotel. Notice the man sitting up on the second story porch. That shows how scarce rooms were and are. Notice the oil streaks on the little house by it. That isn't a fair sample of what many are like - ours on the inside, for instance." Note from C.L. Beskin, "This was 4 unit apt. house on Twigg St between Chaparral and Water streets. Owned by Mr. W. W. Chapman." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29048/
[Our house]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29049/
[Goods drying outside furniture store]
Photograph of businesses downtown Corpus Christi after the 1919 hurricane. Clothing is hung on lines to dry in front of the furniture store. Horses and wagons stand in the street beside the businesses, Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept 1919 - East side of Chap. just north of Lichenstein's (old store) - goods hung out to dry." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29051/
[Given's house and Seaside Hotel]
Photograph of a house and a hotel that sustained damage from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept. 1919 - Cor. Chap. and Taylor Sts. Royal Givens house (on corner) and all that's left of Seaside Hotel - the bay is to the right of the picture." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29050/
[Artesian Park]
Photograph of flooded park and surrounding buildings after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept. 1919 - Artesian Park - Looking east from Mesquite St. (La Playa Hotel on left - Tribble's Market - Givens Apts. and house across from it -) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29053/
[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]
Photograph of debris and damage left from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Sept. 1919, Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets - Looking toward bluff - the wrecked house in the foreground was the Cross Studio." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29054/
[Seaside Hotel and debris]
Photograph of two women standing beside the damaged building at the Seaside Hotel after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Seaside Hotel - Sept 1919 (my mother and sister)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29052/
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