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[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

[Artesian Park]

Description: Photograph of flooded park and surrounding buildings after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept. 1919 - Artesian Park - Looking east from Mesquite St. (La Playa Hotel on left - Tribble's Market - Givens Apts. and house across from it -)
Date: September 1919

[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

[Photogrpah of W.W. Chapman Apartments After Storm]

Description: Photograph of apartment house after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"A stucco rooming house across north of the Winona Hotel. Notice the man sitting up on the second story porch. That shows how scarce rooms were and are. Notice the oil streaks on the little house by it. That isn't a fair sample of what many are like - ours on the inside, for instance." Note from C.L. Beskin, "This was 4 unit apt. house on Twigg St. between Chaparral and Water streets. Owned by Mr. W. W. Chapman."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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