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[Photograph of Hurricane-Ravaged Homes]

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

[Photograph of Hurricane Wreckage North of the Courthouse]

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

[Photograph of Ice Factory Ruins]

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

[Photograph of Lichtenstein's Home]

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

[Photograph of Lichtenstein's house]

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

[Photograph of Little Brown Cottage in Shambles]

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

[Photograph of Local Homes After Hurricane]

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

[Photograph of Magnolia Petroleum Co. and Hurricane Debirs]

Description: Photograph of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, a two-story home and debris from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "On Mesquite Street near the State Hotel."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Miller Residence]

Description: Photograph of the Miller residence with damages sustained in the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Front view of our house and the Miller house. X points to the wreckage that you don't see from the picture showing the backs of the houses and the sand bank as it is hid by the bank of sand. XX our house. XXX the Miller home. Notice how the mud has caked and cracked at XXXX. What you see in the yard there just above the no. 13 is a pool of oil that ruined things. Of course this was taken quite a little while after the storm. You see only the remains of what was once a beautiful lawn. The little tree you see at the side or our house and the Palm in front are all that kept it from floating away."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Mrs. Hendrix Porch After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing on her back porch looking over the debris and wreckage left by the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "A back yard across the street from us. Mrs. Hendrix and little girl. My friend you heard me speak of so often. She is standing on her back porch."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of North Beach After 1919 hurricane]

Description: Photograph of boards from destroyed buildings along the North Beach area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. One building of the Spohn Sanitarium is in the right background of the photo. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Just a North Beach scene. Showing what is left of the Spohn Sanitarium. One of the three buildings left out there. This picture covers five or six blocks. (Maybe not over three you can hardly tell now.)"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of North Beach After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of the North Beach area after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Out near North Beach. The building is the Spohn Sanitarium which is one of the three buildings left on North Beach. Most of it is swept clean, even much of the wreckage."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Old Seaside Hotel and Debris]

Description: Photograph of damaged Seaside Hotel with debris around it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " The old Seaside Hotel where the pretty salt cedar arbor was. You know it was right near the Pavilion Hotel (the hotel over the water)"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Park After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of a park in Corpus Christi, Texas that suffered great damage caused by a hurricane in 1919. Crews had been cleaning for 3 weeks at the time of the photograph. Debris is visible strewn all across the park. Several buildings are standing but damaged.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Plaza Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Plaza Hotel with one side of the lower level missing. Two men are walking past the building. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "The Plaza Hotel right across east of the park. It is right in the middle of the street. You know it extended back east almost a block. The old Winona."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Remaining House on North Beach]

Description: Photograph of lone beach house after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "This is the one house left on North Beach. Shows them repairing it. At X you see a corner of the Army Hospital." Note by C.L.B. - the McDonald house.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Remains of Hardware Store]

Description: Photograph of a heavily damaged hardware store after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Brick walls have been demolished by the storm. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of a hardware and implement store on Water Street." and "E.H. Caldwell Hdw. and Impl. The family company is still in business on Agnes Street - 1983 Bob Clark." Also a note, "Cotton bales are some of hundreds that washed in from the compress on Municipal Wharf - on waves they battered the downtown. C.L. Baskin"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Remains of Loyd's House]

Description: Photograph of debris and boards near the Bay Front after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Between Chaparral Street and Bay near Loyd's pier and bath house near the Methodist Church. X what is left of Loyd's house. You know what a pretty salt cedar arbor there was too." Written on the front of the photo, "Bay Front"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Remains of Loyd's House After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of Loyd's House in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “The remains of Loyd's house. You know it was there where the pretty salt cedars were before you go out on the pier to Loyd's Bath House where the Seashore Club was. Taken from the south side."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Remains of the Winona Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Winona Hotel with a pole leaning in the foreground. This was taken after the hurricane that hit Corpus Christi in 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Side view of remains of the Winona Hotel. Arrows show the way the street runs. You can see how far out it sat."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Sand Bank Near Homes]

Description: Photograph of two homes with a sand bank behind them after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Ours and Lichtenstein's houses showing the sand bank. A very poor picture and entirely too small to tell much about. Notice that the high board fence isn't needed now we have a bank instead."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Seaside Hotel and Debris]

Description: Photograph of two women standing beside the damaged building at the Seaside Hotel after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Seaside Hotel - Sept 1919 (my mother and sister)."
Date: September 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Photograph of Seaside Hotel and Debris]

Description: Photograph of the destruction at the Seaside Hotel in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This is the Seaside Hotel - one of the oldest in town. In front of it is where that pretty big salt cedar arbor was. You can see what there is left. Notice how the sidewalk is even torn up. This hotel was also one of those buildings covered with concrete. Only one of the pretty palms in front is left."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History