Marathon bicyclists were the first athletes to endorse Coca-Cola

March 28th, 2011   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930

Marathon bicyclists were the first athletes to endorse Coca-Cola. World champion and Georgia-native Bobby Walthour appeared in a 1909 newspaper ad.

Bobby Walthour newspaper ad 1909

Bobby Walthour newspaper ad 1909

“When I first went into a six-day race I took a jug of Coca-Cola to New York with me and drank it all the time I was there. I won the championship and came out of that great contest ten pounds heavier than I went in. After that experience I have never been without Coca-Cola, because it keeps me fresh, but does not stimulate and then leave me all broken up.”


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Coca-Cola for export

November 30th, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930

This delicious and refreshing beverage-pure and sparkling, ready to drink – is now prepared especially for export. In standard split bottles, handsomely labeled and decorated, packed in substantial case.

Coca-Cola for export in bottles! 1920s

Coca-Cola for export in bottles! 1920s


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Coca-Cola syrup container

October 14th, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930

Coca-Cola syrup container from 1906, it was a few years after cocaine was removed from the formula, which was around 1903.

Coca-Cola syrup container 1906

Coca-Cola syrup container 1906


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Drug store with Coca-Cola signs 1920

October 7th, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930
Drug store with Coca-Cola signs 1920

Nice old photo of drug store with Coca-Cola signs from 1920


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.


Coca-Cola is pre-eminently the drink of quality 1906

September 22nd, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930

This girl is very sexy and seems to be offering something else not the glasses of Coca-Cola. But the most interesting is the background with the gas bubbles or condensation on the outside of a glass. It is the first in a series where the bubbles of gas form the background for decades.

Coca-Cola is pre-eminently the drink of quality 1906

Coca-Cola is pre-eminently the drink of quality 1906


Coca-Cola magazine ads from 1925

September 21st, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930
Summertime goodness for winter thirst.

Summertime goodness for winter thirst.


Refreshment time and sociability of thirst - Such is the charm of purity at home.

Refreshment time and sociability of thirst - Such is the charm of purity at home.


6,000,000 a day. In fact, Coca-Cola has an average sale of more than six million drinks for every day in the year. I has the charm of purity.

6,000,000 a day. In fact, Coca-Cola has an average sale of more than six million drinks for every day in the year. I has the charm of purity.


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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


A cold bottle of delicious refreshing Coca-Cola 1905

September 10th, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930

Newspaper coke ad from 1905

A cold bottle of delicious refreshing Coca-Cola, newspaper ad 1905

A cold bottle of delicious refreshing Coca-Cola, newspaper ad 1905


Coca-Cola pepsin gum magazine ad 1904-1905

August 31st, 2010   |   No Comments   |   1900 – 1930

In 1904 the company’s headquarters in Atlanta began selling Coca-Cola pepsin gum.

Coca-Cola pepsin gum ads 1904-1905

Coca-Cola pepsin gum ads 1904-1905


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