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[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

[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

[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

[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 Streetcar Overturned in Road]

Description: Photograph of an overturned streetcar in the middle of the road in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “About five blocks north of where we lived. This was taken after Christmas.
Date: December 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Woman, Automobile, and Fish]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing next to an automobile. There is a large fish hanging from the roof of the car. There is a house in the background.
Date: unknown
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

[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