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  Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[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
[Houses and debris on Water Street]

[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
[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
[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
[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
[Lichtenstein's home]

[Lichtenstein's home]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a house damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, " Lichtenstein's house, notice the oil streaks, also how it leans against our little old shack."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Lichtenstein's house]

[Lichtenstein's house]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a house damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Lichtenstein's house after the storm. See how it was washed over against our house. Notice that our house is without a foundation. Notice the oil on our porch posts. These pictures are so small they don't tell half of the story."
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
[Looking at hurricane wreckage north of the Courthouse]

[Looking at hurricane wreckage north of the Courthouse]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History