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    Posted 2 years ago

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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. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 2 years ago
      Right on all counts I believe, and you have a good eye Ms.CS! That "hidden" Coke sign is not easy to see.
    2. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
      Great post Dave, and awesome picture!!
      Could it be a glascock counter top cooler they are sitting on?
    3. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
      Cool photo:) I love old photos with pieces I have in my collection in them. It Puts everything into perspective time wise.
    4. OLECODY OLECODY, 2 years ago
      Love these old pictures looks like you have a nice collection maybe the guys on the right are sitting on a ice chest
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Not often you see orig. pix showing the paper diamond labels.
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years 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...?? ;-) :-)
    7. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 2 years 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.
    8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Wow amazing ! I am in love with the photo and all the posts . Only the BEST for you ! Always love your posts ,
    9. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 2 years 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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