Ice cold Coca-Cola for 7ct

October 9th, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1930 – 1950, 1950 – 1980

This newspaper ad from 1951 years is really weird, someone was selling ice cold Coca-Cola for 7 cents and getting 2 cents more than the rest of the country.

Newspaper ad from 1951, Coca-Cola for 7 cents

Newspaper ad from 1951, Coca-Cola for 7 cents

Maybe this somehow related to these ads from 1947 and 1949, where was 2 cents wartime tax included or maybe not…

1947 Coca Cola advertisement. Illustrated in vibrant color. Includes 2¢ wartime tax special pricing.

1947 Coca Cola advertisement. Illustrated in vibrant color. Includes 2¢ wartime tax special pricing.


1949 Coca Cola advertisement. Illustrated in vivid color at the seaside with an ice cooler below. Price still included the 2¢ wartime tax.

1949 Coca Cola advertisement. Illustrated in vivid color at the seaside with an ice cooler below. Price still included the 2¢ wartime tax.


Coca-Cola Santa Claus 1950 – 1964

October 5th, 2010   |   1 Comment   |   1950 – 1980
Coca-Cola: for Santa 1950

Coca-Cola: for Santa 1950


The Coca-Cola Santa Claus artwork from 1951 shows Santa reading a list of good boys and girls; there is no list of bad children.

The Coca-Cola Santa Claus artwork from 1951 shows Santa reading a list of good boys and girls; there is no list of bad children.


Coca-Cola for sparkling holidays 1953

Coca-Cola for sparkling holidays 1953


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Coca-Cola Santa Claus 1931 – 1949

October 5th, 2010   |   3 Comments   |   1930 – 1950

Although many credit our modern day Santa to Thomas Nast, Santa’s jolly look all started in 1931 with Haddon Sundblom and Coca-Cola.
Legendary illustrator Haddon Sundblom created the rosy-cheeked figure – today’s traditionally accepted appearance of the jolly old elf – in 1931 for a Coke holiday advertising campaign. Since that time, the Coca-Cola Santa has become one of the most beloved cultural icons and an anticipated part of holiday tradition.

My hat's off to the pause that refreshes 1931

My hat's off to the pause that refreshes 1931


It will refresh you too 1932

It will refresh you too 1932


Away with a tired thirsty face 1933

Away with a tired thirsty face 1933


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Coca-Cola advertising clock Circa 1893

October 2nd, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1860 – 1900
Coca-Cola advertising clock Circa 1893

Coca-Cola advertising clock Circa 1893

Coca-Cola began advertising its products on clocks in 1893, when such novelty advertisements were increasingly common.
Coke would distribute branded clocks to sellers who bought and sold at least 100 gallons of Coca-Cola syrup per year. The first Coca-Cola clocks were made by the Baird Clock Company of Plattsburgh, New York, and had big, round faces with Roman numerals.
At $2.75 each, clocks were relatively expensive to produce, but Coca-Cola made the investment knowing that, because of their usefulness, advertising clocks would stay on display in a store long after posters or other items had been discarded.


Coca-Cola Uncle Remus Cutout 1931

September 28th, 2010   |   1 Comment   |   1930 – 1950
1932 Coca-Cola Uncle Remus Cutout That Sparked Copyright Lawsuit

1932 Coca-Cola Uncle Remus Cutout That Sparked Copyright Lawsuit

In 1932, the Coca-Cola Company issued a children’s cutout based on the Uncle Remus stories. The Company had negotiated rights with the publisher, Appleton, to use the Arthur Frost illustrations on the advertising. Mrs. Harris sued for copyright infringement. Ultimately, the courts ruled in favor of the Company. While Mrs. Harris had the rights to the stories, the illustrations belonged to the publisher.


Rare 1916 Coca-Cola cardboard advertising sign with swastika motif

September 27th, 2010   |   2 Comments   |   1900 – 1930
Drink a bottle of Coca-Cola and be lucky

Drink a bottle of Coca-Cola and be lucky

Coca-Cola used the swastika again in 1925 when it introduced a watch fob in that design. The swastika was widely used as a symbol of good luck or good fortune prior to the Second World War.


Hot Coca-Cola spiced 1907

September 14th, 2010   |   1 Comment   |   1900 – 1930

Why have a dull soda season? Coca-Cola, like tea and coffee, is a year around drink. Hold your summer trade by serving Coca-Cola both hot and cold through the winter season.

Hot Coca-Cola spiced ad 1907

Hot Coca-Cola spiced ad 1907


Coca-Cola War bonds

August 25th, 2010   |   2 Comments   |   1930 – 1950

In 1943, Coca-Cola put out an advertisement urging people to buy U. S. War Bonds and War Stamps.Coca-Cola strongly aligned itself with the war effort. The newly created elf-looking Coca-Cola mascot named “Sprite” appears in the new advertisements.

Coca-Cola War Bonds - For Victory

Coca-Cola War Bonds - For Victory


Buy more War Bonds = A quicker Victory

Buy more War Bonds = A quicker Victory


Coca-Cola swastika

July 28th, 2010   |   3 Comments   |   1900 – 1930

In 1925 Coca Cola made a lucky watch fob in the shape of a swastika with the slogan, “Drink Coca Cola five cents in bottles.” At that time, the Swastika was still a symbol of ‘Good Luck’. The watch fob is approximately 4cm x 4cm in size and is made of brass.

Coca Cola swastika

Coca Cola swastika


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