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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0078
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Drugstore/Pharmacy
TITLE   Nueces Drugstore
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of Nueces Drugstore, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Two well-dressed men stand in the center of the store. The man on the left is druggist William Jerome (Willie) Benson. Note the Punget gaming device (a type of marble game), the slot machine on the right-hand counter, and the twin-marble table in the foreground. On the left-hand counter is a sanitary postage stamp machine and a box for outgoing mail. This store sold Tums, Ex-lax, Colgate Rapid Shave (77¢ value for 39¢), and Agfa film. A calendar in Spanish hangs above the English calendar. The prescription counter and pharmacy are at the back of the room.
PERSONAL NAME   Benson, William Jerome. (aacr2)
SUBJECT   Drugstores. (lcsh)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Pharmacists. (lctgm)
Sales personnel. (lctgm)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)