Posted 2 years ago
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!