[Cars overturned on the beach]

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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."

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1 photographic print , b&w : 3.25 in. x 4.5 in.

Creation Information

Shirkey, Marie 1919.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 103 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History collects and preserves objects that relate to the history of Corpus Christi and all of South Texas. They provide educational resources, children's exhibits, historical collections, and much more, all in pursuit of encouraging exploration of the region's history and preservation of its unique culture. It received a Rescuing Texas History grant to help in preservation efforts.

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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."

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1 photographic print , b&w : 3.25 in. x 4.5 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

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  • 1919

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  • Oct. 14, 2007, 10:51 p.m.

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  • May 6, 2011, 9:01 p.m.

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Shirkey, Marie. [Cars overturned on the beach], photograph, 1919; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29028/: accessed March 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History.