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THE FIRST COUPON ~

firstcoupon19th_coca-cola 

Believed to be the first coupon ever, this ticket for a free glass of Coca-
Cola was first distributed in 1888 to help promote the drink. By 1913,
the company had redeemed 8.5 million tickets.


John_Pemberton
John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola

             earlycokead

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REMEMBERING ‘’THE SPRITE BOY’’

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Rare antique Coca-Cola cast iron bank, “The Sprite Boy” from the 1940’s

Sprite Boy appeared in magazine ads for the first time in January 1942, and
gradually the elf-like cartoon figure became known as the Sprite or the Sprite
Boy.

The idea was developed by Archie Lee of the D’Arcy Advertising Company
and artist Haddon Sundblom, already famous for creating the Coca-Cola
Santa Claus, created the advertising image for Sprite Boy.

Though it is a common misconception that this pixie known as Sprite Boy is
named for The Coca-Cola Company’s Sprite brand, the two are unrelated, 
in fact, the company did not introduce the beverage Sprite until 1961, after
the Sprite Boy was no longer featured in ads.

 

 

           sprite_boy
            1945

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A MESSAGE FROM PDX RETRO ~

Do-Not-Drink-and-Drive-Poster-4

dont drink and drive 1

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ADVICE FROM THE COFFEE WOMAN~

folgers main

Virginia%20Christine
      Virginia Christine (March 5, 1920 – July 24, 1996)

Christine was an stage, radio, film, television, and voice actress 
who is particularly remembered as "Mrs. Olson", or the “Folgers
Coffee Woman”, in a number of television commercials for the
coffee.

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PORTLAND’S GOLDEN WEST COFFEE

golden west

A Golden West Coffee box from the 1940s. Closset  & Devers, Inc. was
located at the corner of Northwest Fifteenth Ave. and Pettygrove Street.

closset and devers wagon

                 coffee jar

   closset & devers ad 1903
    1903

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