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[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

[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

[Photograph of Park After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of a park in Corpus Christi, Texas that suffered great damage caused by a hurricane in 1919. Crews had been cleaning for 3 weeks at the time of the photograph. Debris is visible strewn all across the park. Several buildings are standing but damaged.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Remains of Hardware Store]

Description: Photograph of a heavily damaged hardware store after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Brick walls have been demolished by the storm. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of a hardware and implement store on Water Street." and "E.H. Caldwell Hdw. and Impl. The family company is still in business on Agnes Street - 1983 Bob Clark." Also a note, "Cotton bales are some of hundreds that washed in from the compress on Municipal Wharf - on waves they battered the downtown. C.L. Baskin"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Seaside Hotel and Debris]

Description: Photograph of two women standing beside the damaged building at the Seaside Hotel after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Seaside Hotel - Sept 1919 (my mother and sister)."
Date: September 1919
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 Seaside Hotel and Debris]

Description: Photograph of the destruction at the Seaside Hotel in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This is the Seaside Hotel - one of the oldest in town. In front of it is where that pretty big salt cedar arbor was. You can see what there is left. Notice how the sidewalk is even torn up. This hotel was also one of those buildings covered with concrete. Only one of the pretty palms in front is left."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Old Seaside Hotel and Debris]

Description: Photograph of damaged Seaside Hotel with debris around it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " The old Seaside Hotel where the pretty salt cedar arbor was. You know it was right near the Pavilion Hotel (the hotel over the water)"
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

[Photograph of Remains of Loyd's House After Hurricane]

Description: Photograph of Loyd's House in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “The remains of Loyd's house. You know it was there where the pretty salt cedars were before you go out on the pier to Loyd's Bath House where the Seashore Club was. Taken from the south side."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Destruction Near the Bay]

Description: Photograph looking towards the town from the bay area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "About a block and a half back from the bay. Near X you can see some of the machinery of the laundry still here. Notice the variety of things in the debris. This faces the bay. Everything in front was completely demolished".
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