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    Posted 12 months ago

    Daddy_Nobu…
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    I've long collected old photos of Coca-Cola signs, especially those depicting versions on display in our Coke Cave. They do have a tendency to fascinate. Especially scenes of people, capturing specific moments in time. On my previous RPPC "Coke Shack" post, Elisabethan and Watchserver certainly make insightful and thought-provoking comments (thank you).

    Which got me thinking about this recent purchase: a glass plate negative of an old refreshment stand. I scanned the image and reversed the exposure to good outcome (better than I expected, because I know nothing about photography... yay technology!). I would love to have a large format professionally developed. Not sure that's possible in this day and age.

    This photo was taken around the same time as the RPPC - 1915-ish. The advertising and staging of subjects are wonderful as well. Really a tale of two worlds, not too far apart in proximity. But so different. We've come a long way, gotta keep it going!

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    1. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 12 months ago
      Great photos! The men on the right are sitting on something that reads Coke Cola also...
      Looks like a holiday of sorts? With the American flags...Fourth of July?
      Wonderful post!
    2. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 12 months ago
      Right on all counts I believe, and you have a good eye Ms.CS! That "hidden" Coke sign is not easy to see.
    3. pickrknows pickrknows, 12 months ago
      Great post Dave, and awesome picture!!
      Could it be a glascock counter top cooler they are sitting on?
    4. Trey Trey, 12 months ago
      Cool photo:) I love old photos with pieces I have in my collection in them. It Puts everything into perspective time wise.
    5. OLECODY OLECODY, 12 months ago
      Love these old pictures looks like you have a nice collection maybe the guys on the right are sitting on a ice chest
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 12 months ago
      Not often you see orig. pix showing the paper diamond labels.
    7. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 12 months ago
      Ummm...silly question, but what's pic 3? Doesn't look like it has a Coca-Cola logo on it at a glance, though it DOES look like its prolly something fun...?? ;-) :-)
    8. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 12 months ago
      An early 1900’s plaster 26” tall statue of a young boy, advertisement for “Allen’s Cherry Tame” soda. If you look above the girl near center, it's there.
    9. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
      Wow amazing ! I am in love with the photo and all the posts . Only the BEST for you ! Always love your posts ,
    10. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 12 months ago
      Thank you Manikin! Wish I had more time to collect and research. Always good to hear from old friends like yourself, Bernie, bb2, Trey... thanks too AO and OC.

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