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.