Marathon bicyclists were the first athletes to endorse Coca-Cola. World champion and Georgia-native Bobby Walthour appeared in a 1909 newspaper ad.
“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.”
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 syrup container from 1906, it was a few years after cocaine was removed from the formula, which was around 1903.
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.
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.
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.
Newspaper coke ad from 1905
In 1904 the company’s headquarters in Atlanta began selling Coca-Cola pepsin gum.