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[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

[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

[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

[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]

Description: Photograph of debris and damage left from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Sept. 1919, Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets - Looking toward bluff - the wrecked house in the foreground was the Cross Studio."
Date: September 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]

Description: Photograph of downtown Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Debris is being cleared in front of the Nueses Hotel, a furniture company and Lichtenstein's store. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Clearing away wreckage down-town on Chapaeral St. Lichtenstein's have their things out trying to dry them. X is the Nueces Hotel. This is where the water was up in the lobby."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]

Description: Photograph of a concrete building that is half gone after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Written on the front of the building is "Dignified Helpful Credit Co." and "Hardin Court Grocery and Market" Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of Hardin Court. You know this was a concrete building here. This was so full of houses in here that you could barely see between them. Of course the street has been cleared. These were all taken three weeks after the storm you know and not half as bad as it was."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Orchard and garden]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified orchard and garden in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. The garden is not flooded at time of photograph. Flowers are visible in foreground, strawberries to left, and about ten different kinds of trees including pepper and acacia. River is visible from back door looking north.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Peoples Street when flooded]

Description: Photograph of deep flood waters on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Written on the photo, "First wave on Peoples St."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Flooded Peoples Street]

Description: Photograph of two men standing knee deep in water before a home on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This is on Peoples street and taken after the first wave. About two blocks from the bay."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Goods Drying Outside Furniture Store]

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."
Date: September 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House]

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.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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