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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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 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 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

[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

[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 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