William H. Parker photograph collection
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5 Linear Feet
Biographical / Historical
Seeking opportunity and a warmer climate, Parker moved to Corpus Christi in 1955. He worked in the camera department in Lichtenstein's department store and later managed Seitter's Camera Center for approximately ten years. Thereafter, he worked for twenty-three years at B.L. Guess Lighting Company until his retirement in 1990.
William Parker remained an avid photographer his entire life, showing in competitive salon exhibits in museums and art galleries around the country. Most important for Corpus Christi history, he took outstanding photographs of the local area from the time he first arrived in the mid 1950s. William Hodge Parker died December 4, 2012 after a long illness.
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- Guide to William H. Parker photograph collection
- July 2021
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Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository
6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi TX 78412 United States