For #throwbackthursday, we're rewinding the clock to the fall of 1939. 🏈 It's the start of school back when Corpus Christi High was one of the only high schools in the city. Everyone is getting pumped because nothing says "fall" quite like the start of football season! From the clothing style to the cars, it's plain to see that life in 1939 dramatically contrasts with our present. Then again, some scenes will always strike familiarity with us, no matter the decade. Pictured are several scenes you may recognize, including football practice, the cram to finish last night’s homework before the bell rings, after-school hangouts, and spirited pep rallies! We hope these nostalgic snapshots give you that feeling of fall in South Texas today!
Photographer Doc McGregor took all photos at Corpus Christi's first high school, Corpus Christi High (now known as Roy Miller High School). Since its establishment in 1894, the school has relocated three times. The first building, located on Carancahua Street, opened in 1911. The second building opened in 1929 at 515 Fisher and is the structure featured in the photos. The school was renamed Roy Miller High School after former Corpus Christi Mayor Roy Miller when Ray High School opened in 1950.
Love the Doc McGregor photos we post? The C.C. Museum is now accepting orders for our full-color personalized 2021 Doc McGregor Calendars! The calendar features 12 beautiful black and white Doc McGregor historical photos hand selected from the "Greetings from North Beach" exhibit, which is now open in the McGregor Gallery in the Museum. A fabulous tool to promote your business or cause!
Register your child to be a Science Explorer with us next week when we host our Science Explorers’ Camp! 🧬🔭🧪This one-week camp program will take place during the CCISD intersession break on September 28th - October 2nd! Campers will conduct experiments and learn about a new area of science each day. Limited scholarships are available! Please visit ccmuseum.com/explorers to learn more about this safe and fun opportunity for kids! 💜 . . Museum Academy Week 7 is still available next week for students attending non-CCISD schools! Please visit ccmuseum.com/education-programs/academy to register or submit a scholarship application! ✏️ 📚💻
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This seated male figure has a necklace painted around his shoulders consisting of a strand of elongated beads. The sculpture also features a loincloth painted in red and dark stripes on the ears, which depict either decoration or scarification. The clay-made sculpture’s origin is Mexico, from the Jalisco culture in western Mexico, and dates back to the Pre-Classic period, around 100 BC - 250 AD. This sculpture is currently on display in our Aztec Gallery, featured in the Museum’s North Wing!
Today, we’re taking you back eight decades, right around this time of year, when Corpus Christi typically makes its prolonged shift from Summer to Fall season. Six young ladies enjoy their Coca-Colas, served by an eager young soda fountain clerk outside the Alameda Pharmacy at Six Points, on September 25th, 1940. Parr’s Alameda Pharmacy was in the Medical-Dental Building, located at 1801 S. Alameda Street (also pictured). Down the way was the Tower Pharmacy located in Six Points, at 1647 S. Alameda Street. Two counter clerks face the camera as Doc McGregor snaps a photo of Tower Pharmacy’s immaculate diner counter. Just outside its front doors is a newspaper rack selling The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, San Antonio Express, The Houston Chronicle, and the San Antonio Evening News. There’s no doubt that these local pharmacies were a treat to visit back in the day, especially when they served some delicious Borden’s Ice Cream! 🍦🥤 ♥️
All photos featured in today’s post were taken by photographer, Doc McGregor. We encourage you to come check out the McGregor Gallery in our Museum, where you can get in up close glimpse into some of his iconic photos. 📸 🎞 Happy #ThrowbackThursday!!