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.


Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards

July 29th, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1930 – 1950

Airplane spotter’s plane identification tips and hints on playing cards with Coca Cola advertising. These cards were prepared by Coke to “assist you in learning the characteristics of United Nations and Enemy Aircraft.”

Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards

Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards


Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards 2

Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards 2


Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards 3

Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards 3


Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards 4

Coca-Cola airplane spotter cards 4


Spotter cards are still used by the armed forces today. For example, personality identification playing cards were recently distributed in Iraq in order to train soldiers to spot individuals such as Saddam Hussein.