Tarboro High School Majorettes and Coca-Cola Support (1950s)

Tarboro High School Majorettes in front of Coca-Cola Truck 1950s

Tarboro High School Majorettes were a favorite photo subject of the late photographer Milton Steele Brown (1884-1967).

Milton Steele Brown (1884-1967) moved to Edgecombe County, North Carolina in 1912, to build a Coca-Cola bottling plant. An avid photographer, he photographed many subjects throughout the county between 1912 and the late 1950s. Many of his pictures feature Tarboro High School majorettes, primarily in the 1950s, but also as early as 1939. Some of the pictures feature Coca-Cola emblems, an indication of how the corporation supported town events. Some of the pictures are shared below under the Creative Commons License.

Brown’s large collection of photographcs are now part of the Edgecombe County Public Library archives. We will share more of Brown’s wonderful pictures of majorettes in future posts.

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