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Coke, Coffins & Caskets: 1935

Coke, Coffins & Caskets: 1935

October 1935. View of the L.F. Kitts general store in Maynardville, Tennessee. View full size. Photograph by Ben Shahn. Scan from 35mm nitrate negative.

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No, no, no!

General Coffins was the owner of the store! He was a highly decorated officer in the First World War, leading the raid over Macho Grande.

"How do I get to the Susquehanna Hat Company?"



Coffins on the right

Just a joke

Coffins on the right?

Has this picture been cropped? I can't see the planter or coffins.

Wasn't there an ad campaign

Wasn't there an ad campaign at some point that said "Coke Adds Life", or was that just in a novel?

General Store

They weren't kidding when they said general, coffins on the right next to the planters.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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