Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Coca Cola - A Sign of Good Taste

The product that has given the world its best known taste was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, produced the syrup for Coca-Cola, and carried a jug of the new product down the street to Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it was sampled, pronounced "excellent" and placed on sale for five cents a glass as a soda fountain drink. Carbonated water was teamed with the new syrup to produce a drink that was at once "Delicious and Refreshing," a theme that continues to echo today wherever Coca-Cola is enjoyed.

An 1890s advertisement showing model Hilda Clark in formal 19th century attire. The ad is entitled Drink Coca-Cola 5¢.

Coca-Cola Fountain Car, 1930's.

Coca-Cola Delivery Truck, 1940's.

Coca-Cola delivery to Delta Airlines, 1960's.

Coca-Cola bottle cap with Disneyland castle and Jungle Cruise Hippo inside, 1960's.

Examples of Coca-Cola trading cards, 1990's.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Mega Coca-cola post, WOW! I love the Fountain car!!!! Every trip to Disneyland I have a ritual that I must get a Coke on ice, no plastic bottles! Nothing better than an Ice Cold Coke while at Disneyland! THANKS!

Cory Gross said...

Ooo, I've never done the actual Coke Corner ritual at Disneyland... Getting it over ice and sitting down for some ragtime sounds like something undone to add to the list next time (along with riding in the wheelhouse of the Mark Twain and eating at Club 33 ^_~).

I love the fountain car as well... I have seen the future, and it is that car ^_^

Progressland said...

Though I have a soft spot for Redd Rockett's Pizza Port, nothing beats Coke Corner for ambiance. Working down the street in City Hall or the Phone Room, I'd sometimes remove my vest and have lunch there. The Castle bottlecap is really neat! Thanks for sharing.

chris said...

how much would an original hilda clark 1890s sign be worth?