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Vintage photos of:
May 1938. Farm boy who sells "Grit." Irwinville Farms, Georgia. View full size.
Gordonton, N.C. "Country store on dirt road." Colorized. July 1939. View full size.
A 1905 ad for Coca-Cola, which we need hardly remind you is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company. Credit: NewspaperArchive.com
A very early use of Coca-Cola's now-familiar Spencerian script logo (at least the earliest example we could find in a newspaper archive of more than 64 million pages) was in this April 15, 1894, ad for the Douglas, Thomas & Davison soda fountain in Atlanta, birthplace of Coke and home of the new Coca-Cola museum. [Credit: NewspaperArchive.com]