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[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

[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 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 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 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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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