Lillian Nordica – new face of Coca Cola

June 15th, 2010   |   3 Comments   |   1900 – 1930

From 1904 to 1905, Lillian Nordica became the new face of Coca-Cola. Born Lillian Norton in 1857 in Farmington, Maine, Madame Nordica was also a singer who had performed with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as well as in many major musical venues in Western Europe and Russia. Early calendars and other promotional items featuring the divas of the time not only launched the popular Coca-Cola Girls advertising platform but Clark and Nordica items had also become some of the greatest hits with vintage Coca-Cola collectors over the years.

1905 Lillian Nordica Coca-Cola Ad with Coupon

1905 Lillian Nordica Coca-Cola Ad with Coupon

Lillian Nordica, Opera Star, c. 1905

Lillian Nordica, Opera Star, c. 1905

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3 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    I happen to have two prints of Lillian Nordica, one from 1903 and the other 1904, both pictures are framed and in mint condition. I am curious what these prints might sell for. If you could help steer me in the right direction for help with this that would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Sue Potthoff says:

    I have a coca cola card with her picture on it if anyone knows what they are worth please let me know the card has been kept in a plastic sleeve and is in excellent condition if u find out any thing please let me know

  3. AB says:

    I have a scarf with drink carbonated coca cola in bottles 5c printed on it, (along with lillian nordica) any idea how much this type of thing would sell for?

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