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[View of the Cotton Compress across the water]

Description: Photograph of Cotton Compress near the Municipal Pier. Inscription on back of photo,"What is left of the Cotton Compress. This was near the Municipal Pier. This is taken looking northeast. Isn't the water pretty?"
Date: 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

[Army Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the Army Hospital after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo, " The remains of the Army Hospital (this used to be the Beach Hotel) These parts of the second story porch that are gone are concrete. Isn't much of the pretty lawn in sight now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Two-Story Home]

Description: Photograph of a two-story home with large porch and balcony on the front. A small tree stands directly in front of the house.
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

[The park under water]

Description: Photograph of the park in downtown Corpus Christi which is flooded after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "The park - after people were able to take a few pictures before the water was all down. X is the old Winona Hotel sitting with one end out in the street."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Wreckage near the causeway]

Description: Photograph of aftermath of the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. A square structure sits in a pool of water. Inscription on back of photo, "More storm wreckage near the causeway. Don't know what this is nor where it came from."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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 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 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 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 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 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

[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

[Photograph of the Japonica, Run Aground]

Description: Photograph of a boat, the Japonica, after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "The old Japonica where it was washed up near the bluff by the storm. They are trying to fix it up and get it back into the bay."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Flood Waters Around Old Winona Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the remains of the old Winona Hotel in standing water after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "The four rooms of the old Winona Hotel that were left standing - sitting out in the street. Of course the streets run the way the arrows point even though you can't tell it and the park is there - if you can get it figured out about XX. See the bed upstairs in the room!"
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 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

[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