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  Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Photograph of Given's house and Seaside Hotel]

[Photograph of Given's house and Seaside Hotel]

Date: September 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Photograph of Goods Drying Outside Furniture Store]

[Photograph of Goods Drying Outside Furniture Store]

Date: September 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of businesses in 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Photograph of Hotel Wreckage]

[Photograph of Hotel Wreckage]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of buildings along the shoreline surrounded by debris after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo reads, "Somewhere among the wreckage there is a paved street running back to the bay and this street ran along by the Seaside Hotel where the pretty salr cedar arbor was and back toward the Pavilion Hotel out over the bay. At the X is the Nueces Hotel and what you see on this side is the Horne (?) Apartments. This takes in about two blocks and over. All this, you know was full of buildings."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Photograph of House]

[Photograph of 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
[Photograph of House and Sand Bank]

[Photograph of House and Sand Bank]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a house with a large sand bank behind it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Back of our house taken from the sand bank that was washed up there. You know how pretty and level it was there before the storm."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Photograph of House on North Beach]

[Photograph of 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
[Photograph of House Without Walls]

[Photograph of 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
[Photograph of Houses and Debris on Water Street]

[Photograph of Houses and Debris on Water Street]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of wrecked homes and debris along Water Street after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "On Water Street where those pretty salt cedars and oleanders used to be. Down north of us."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Photograph of Hurricane Damage on North Water Street]

[Photograph of 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
[Photograph of Hurricane-Ravaged Homes]

[Photograph 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
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