Thursday, February 5, 2009

LIFE & Coca-Cola

Jimmie's Trailer Camp, U.S. 1, outside Washington DC, 1937 - Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White.

Stan Wentland and wife Jo restock grocery store, Rockford, Illinois, May 1949 - Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White.

Marilyn Monroe drinking a Coke and Jane Russell fixing her makeup during a break while filming "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Hollywood, CA, 1953 - Photographer: Ed Clark.

DDT sprayed from a TIFA (Todd Insecticidal Fog Applicator) around model Kay Heffernon to supposedly demonstrate it won't contaminate her food (a hot dog and coke), Jones Beach, NY, 1948 - Photographer: George Silk.

Gary Cooper drinking a Coke in a country store, Aspen, CO, February 1949 - Photographer: Peter Stackpole.

Columbus Circle during heat wave. Large Coca Cola sign and thermometer registering 100 degrees on top of building next to the Mayflower Hotel, New York, August 1944 - Photographer: Marie Hansen.

LINK: LIFE Magazine Photo Archive


Major Pepperidge said...

Ugh, that one of the model in the DDT fog... just seems like a bad idea!

Keith said...

I've always loved looking at pictures from LIFE magazine. They often reflect so much of Americana. There's not much more than says America like a Coke. I love these images.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Major: Can you believe the DDT thing. Unreal! Different time, different philosophy. Sell at all cost.

Keith: Appreciate the look.

TokyoMagic! said...

I wonder if Kay Heffernon is alive today...or how long of a life she had? Not much came up when I googled her.