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  Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
 Decade: 1910-1919
[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
[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
[Little Brown Cottage in shambles]

[Little Brown Cottage in shambles]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
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
[Hurricane damage on North Water Street]

[Hurricane damage on North Water Street]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of four or five cottages damaged in the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "These are the cottages on North Water Street - the one near the X is out in the middle of the street. This is a paved street - or was - even if it does look like the beach now."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[What is left of the ice factories]

[What is left of the ice factories]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Row of hurricane-ravaged  homes]

[Row of hurricane-ravaged homes]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Debris on Chaparral Street]

[Debris on Chaparral Street]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of homes, hotels and debris in Corpus Christi after the 1919 hurricane. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "On Chaparral. X the Tatum house on the corner where the street cars turned to go to Nueces Bay Heights and Hillcrest. XX the Williams Hotel - the new brick hotel neat Rankins."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[House on North Beach]

[House on North Beach]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of two women and a man standing by the ruins of a house after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo, "Taken at that house left on North Beach. Mama wasn't quite ready but you can see that big tree trunk that came from nobody - knows - where."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Streetcar overturned in the road]

[Streetcar overturned in the road]

Date: December 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of an overturned streetcar in the middle of the road in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “About five blocks north of where we lived. This was taken after Christmas.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History