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[Easter Greetings]

Description: Postcard with an image of a rabbit holding a heart made of flowers. Below the image is the text, "Easter Greetings." Handwritten is, "#2827 W. Van Buren [ ]." The correspondence on the back of the postcard reads, "Dear Cousin Alice, Will write and tell you about the big boy we have at our house. Mama and he are doing fine. And we have named him after Uncle Alfred. I guess you are all well hoping to hear from you soon. Charles Bassano." The postcard is addressed to Mrs. Alice Dill, 517 High Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Paris, Texas on Apr 8, 1912.
Date: 1912~
Creator: Bassano, Charles
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Photograph of Flooded Main Street]

Description: Photograph of a view of Main Street in Orange, Texas during a flood in 1916. There are people standing in the knee-deep water. Tall telephone poles, houses and trees line the road. A sign is in the foreground on the left side of the frame. "Main St." is written and faded on the right side.
Date: 1916
Creator: Ferris, C.K.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

E.W. and Carl Bancroft

Description: Photograph of E.W. Bancroft and his son, Carl M. Bancroft standing on a grassy curb in front of an old automobile. E.W. Bancroft is wearing a dark suit with a vest, necktie and hat. Carl Bancroft is wearing a navy uniform with a hat. Behind the car are telephone poles and wires, a tree and a house.
Date: December 1917
Creator: Fox Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Chicago "Pay-Car"]

Description: This photograph portrays an unusual rail consist: Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's Engine No. 202, a 2-6-2 type heading the "pay-car" in Chicago. In this era the railroad's tracks were being elevated throughout the metropolitan area.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

E.L. Biggerstaff "The Rambler"

Description: Photograph from The Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway Tour. Four men are shown seated inside of a vehicle on top of rugged terrain.
Date: 1913
Creator: Hiestand, J.G.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Motorized Fire Engine in 1916]

Description: Group of men standing in front of a new motorized fire engine at a fire station in Orange, Texas. George Rexes sits in the driver's seat. Others in the photo include: W.L. Adams, Mr. Caldwell, Mr. Spaull, E.P. Nies, Calvin Stakes, Shorty Gants, A.W. Barron, Wright Roan, George Caldwell, Jack Depew, Joe Crager, Jeff Guill and Dave Moskier.
Date: 1916
Creator: Hogan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Wedding Portrait of Carribel McDaniel Keitt

Description: This is an albumen photograph. It is a formal studio portrait of Carribel Keitt of Milford, Texas, wearing her wedding gown. The gown has a a lace collar, trailing veil, rows of pleats and lace on the bodice.
Date: 1916
Creator: Hudson
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Lumber Yard Fire 1917]

Description: Photograph of a lumber yard fire in Childress, Texas. The fire is being put out by firemen as spectators watch from a distance. A large amount of smoke fills the sky. There is an unidentifiable building close to the fire.
Date: January 1917
Creator: Mark Hanna's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Patti Jefferies

Description: Photograph of Patti Jefferies. Jefferies is shown holding flowers while standing against a studio background. She is wearing a white dress and hat.
Date: 1914
Creator: Mark Hanna's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Army Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the Army Hospital after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo, " The remains of the Army Hospital (this used to be the Beach Hotel) These parts of the second story porch that are gone are concrete. Isn't much of the pretty lawn in sight now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Back of our house]

Description: Photograph of a damaged house in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “Back of our house. Notice the windows also, where our kitchen used to be. We used to have to go up several steps to get into it, but not now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Back of Winona Hotel and Tribble's Meat Market]

Description: Photograph of buildings damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Back of the Winona Hotel and Tribble's Meat Market."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Cars overturned on the beach]

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

[Chaparral and Aubrey Street]

Description: Photograph of building after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "At the corner south of our house. the way things looked when we rolled in from Missouri - after lots of cleaning up had been done, our house located back of that house roof just below the X. See that big timber at the bottom of the roof? That's the kind that did a lot of the damage coming in from the gulf." Written on front of photo, "Cor. Chaparral and Aubrey Sts."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]

Description: Photograph of debris in the flooded intersection of Chaparral and Taylor Streets after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo,"Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets, west from where the Pavilion and Seaside hotels were. Episcopalian Church about at X."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Chaparral Street north of drug store with storm debris]

Description: Photograph of Chaparral Street, flooded with a large pile of debis. Plaza Hotel stands to the right. Inscription on back of photo reads, "Chaparral St. just north of the city Drug Store. X shows the Plaza Hotel (the one across from the park) out in the middle of the street. You know there were buildings all along where the vacant spots are now. The picture covers two blocks. X the Horne Apartments."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Chaparral Street with trees down]

Description: Photograph of houses on Chaparral Street by the Seashore Club. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Down by the Seashore Club (Loyd's Pier). Notice the pretty salt cedar from the arbor, also another if those big tree trunks. There have been streets here but not now." Written on the front of the photo, "Chaparral St."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Damaged two-story building]

Description: Photograph of a heavily-damaged two-story brick and concrete building. Inscription on the back of the photo, "You can see how close this is to the bay - just across a paved street - and see how bare it is all around. This was full of buildings, notice the thick brick walls covered with a concrete layer. This is just across the street south of the Nueces Hotel."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Debris after the hurricane]

Description: Piles of debris after the hurricane in 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"X is the old Japonica washed up on the side of the bluff on South Broadway. This is down near the Municipal Pier."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Debris around street and Spohn Sanitarium]

Description: Photograph of debris strewn around a street in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Spohn Sanitarium can be seen in the background.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Debris near the Methodist Church]

Description: Methodist Church and two other buildings standing after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo,"Side street near the Methodist Church. The street where the street cars turn west to go to Hillcrest and Nueces Bay Heights."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Debris on Chaparral Street]

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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Devastation in Corpus Christi after a Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of the damaged area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. There is an inscription on the back of the photo that reads: " The corner just a block north of the city drug store (you know it is about a half block north of our store) See how nice the houses in the background look up there on the bluff out of harms way."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History