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  Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
 Decade: 1910-1919
[The Japonica, run aground]

[The Japonica, run aground]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a boat, the Japonica, after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"The old Japonica where it was washed up near the bluff by the storm. They are trying to fix it up and get it back into the bay."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Distroyed causeway and railoroad bridge]

[Distroyed causeway and railoroad bridge]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the causeway and railroad bridge near Corpus Christi after distruction of the 1919 hurricane. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What was once the approach to the causeway. You remember the road along there was concrete or something of the sort. You can see the concrete blocks out in the bay. Railroad at the right."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Remains of the Winona Hotel]

[Remains of the Winona Hotel]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the Winona Hotel with a pole leaning in the foreground. This was taken after the hurricane that hit Corpus Christi in 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Side view of remains of the Winona Hotel. Arrows show the way the street runs. You can see how far out it sat."
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
[Where the Japonica landed]

[Where the Japonica landed]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the Japonica wrecked on the shoreline. A small building stands precariously to the right. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This shows how far the yacht "Japonica" was carried out of the bay and lodged on the side of the bluff. It was anchored about at X. This picture is taken from the bluff above. XX is where the Cotton Compress stood."
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
[Scene of park after three weeks after the hurricane]

[Scene of park after three weeks after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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.
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
[Damaged Corpus Christi neighborhood after the 1919 hurricane]

[Damaged Corpus Christi neighborhood after the 1919 hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[House without walls]

[House without walls]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a two-story house whose front walls are missing. Inscription on back of photo, "This is also brick covered with concrete. It is not stucco but hard concrete. This was one of the oldest houses here and was the same distance from the bay as the other - that is it was on the same side of Water St. But there were buildings across the street between it and the bay. Notice the furniture upstairs."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History