Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thirties Thursday: "All Trails Lead to Ice-Cold Coca-Cola"

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I just realized tonight that I've been a terrible hostess.  I've asked you (in my blog header) to "grab yourself a soft drink" and travel back in time with me - but I hadn't put any refreshments in the ice box for you to grab!

Well, I've remedied that.  If you stop by tonight, I promise that I'll have an ice box full of Coca-Cola waiting for you.  Actually, some of these bottles have been on ice since 1933, almost 80 years - so they should be plenty cold by now.  I hope it was worth the wait!

Coca-Cola ad, National Geographics Magazine - June 1936


Coca-Cola ad, National Geographic Magazine - September 1933


Coca-Cola ad, National Geographic Magazine - June 1935


Coca-Cola ad, National Geographic Magazine - February 1935


Please feel free to stop over any time you need "a wave of wholesome buoyancy to restore you to normal."

I promise to have more Coca-Cola waiting.  Or maybe...a Sip of Sarsaparilla.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that last advert looks scary! I can't imagine feeling relaxed with all of those wires crimped to my hair. LOL. Lovely adverts though, it does make me thirsty.

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  2. The last one is my favorite, actually - probably because it is so scary. She looks like an alien, don't you think?

    Trips to the beauty parlor must have really been something back in the 30's!

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  3. You have a great blog here. As you know, I love illustrations. i adore that perfume box (must go check EBay) and love the ribbon book pictures. You are a great eye...lots of style! I have you marked so I will return.

    It was fun to meet you today. That was a fun sale!

    Suz
    Katsui

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  4. Suz,
    Thanks for stopping by!
    I'll be auctioning off the perfume box on eBay soon. I needed to enjoy it myself a little longer before I sell it!

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