Posted 2 months ago
Along with an extensive collection of Coca-Cola paper items, I also collect old Coca-Cola photos. Shown here are just a few of the dozens of photos of old bottling plants (interiors and exteriors), trucks, displays, employees and street scenes depicting Coca-Cola signs.
I'm fascinated by these early photos showing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. And I'm grateful that photography was used at an early stage, so we have documents and archives of the past.
Yes, I collect Coca-Cola memorabilia....but it goes beyond just displaying my items. It's the history and preservation that excites me. Collecting paper items, meant to be used for a short period and then discarded; I'm grateful that some "early collectors" chose to keep some of these early pieces.
Unfortunately, I only wished that The Coca-Cola Company had insight to keep some of the very early bottling trucks, especially this 1930s art deco Coca-Cola custom-designed sampling vehicle, shown in the fourth photo attached. Who knows, maybe it still exists somewhere, hidden in a barn or some garage... waiting to be discovered.