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[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

[Photograph of House and Sand Bank]

Description: Photograph of a house with a large sand bank behind it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Back of our house taken from the sand bank that was washed up there. You know how pretty and level it was there before the storm."
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 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

[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

[Photograph of Houses and Debris on Water Street]

Description: Photograph of wrecked homes and debris along Water Street after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "On Water Street where those pretty salt cedars and oleanders used to be. Down north of us."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Destroyed Causeway and Railoroad Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the causeway and railroad bridge near Corpus Christi after distruction of the 1919 hurricane. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What was once the approach to the causeway. You remember the road along there was concrete or something of the sort. You can see the concrete blocks out in the bay. Railroad at the right."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Simpson and Miller Homes After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of a couple homes left standing after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "This is in the block back of our house. All this was covered with houses. The dark streaks you see are oil streaks. X is the Simpson's house and XX Miller's."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Distroyed Municipal Pier]

Description: Photograph of the concrete rubble and pilings where the Municipal Pier once stood before the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Three people are fishing at the water's edge. Inscription on the back states, "This is where the Municipal Pier used to be. Notice the people fishing. This is where we took the boat for Port Aransas."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Where the Japonica Landed]

Description: Photograph of the Japonica wrecked on the shoreline. A small building stands precariously to the right. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This shows how far the yacht "Japonica" was carried out of the bay and lodged on the side of the bluff. It was anchored about at X. This picture is taken from the bluff above. XX is where the Cotton Compress stood."
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

[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

[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

[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

[Photograph of Hotel Wreckage]

Description: Photograph of buildings along the shoreline surrounded by debris after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo reads, "Somewhere among the wreckage there is a paved street running back to the bay and this street ran along by the Seaside Hotel where the pretty salr cedar arbor was and back toward the Pavilion Hotel out over the bay. At the X is the Nueces Hotel and what you see on this side is the Horne (?) Apartments. This takes in about two blocks and over. All this, you know was full of buildings."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Wreckage at the Electric Light Plant]

Description: Photograph of the rubble and debris at the Electric power plant after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Down at the electric light plant. This is where we get our power for lights now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House on North Beach]

Description: Photograph of two women and a man standing by the ruins of a house after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo, "Taken at that house left on North Beach. Mama wasn't quite ready but you can see that big tree trunk that came from nobody - knows - where."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photogrpah of Remaining Business Section of Town]

Description: Photograph of a row of businesses that remain standing after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Caption on back of photo, "Some of the best looking parts of the wrecked part of the business section. This is in the block back of Water Street. It is so small it doesn't show up much. I believe this is where the laundry stood. It's rather hard to recognize the wrecks of places even if you were familiar with the location before the storm. You almost don't recognize your own home." Also noted by C.S. Baskin," Building on the right was W.O.W. Hall - now a 2 story concrete parking garage is on this corner - the next building, center of picture was Captain Kennedy's office"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House Surrounded by Debris]

Description: Photograph of a two-story house surrounded by debris from the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Shingles and siding are torn from the house. Boards and bales of cotton are strewn about the area. Caption on the back reads, "The house and surrounding shoreline in no.19."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House Without Walls]

Description: Photograph of a two-story house whose front walls are missing. Inscription on back of photo, "This is also brick covered with concrete. It is not stucco but hard concrete. This was one of the oldest houses here and was the same distance from the bay as the other - that is it was on the same side of Water St. But there were buildings across the street between it and the bay. Notice the furniture upstairs."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[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