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"Drink Coca-Cola 5¢", an 1890s advertising poster showing a woman in fancy clothes (partially vaguely influenced by 16th- and 17th-century styles) drinking Coke. The card on the table says "Home Office, The Coca-Cola Co. Atlanta Ga. Branches: Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas". Notice the cross-shaped color registration marks near the bottom center and top centre (which presumably would have been removed for a production print run). Someone has crudely written on it at lower left (with an apparent leaking fountain pen) "Our Faovrite" [sic].
Date 1890s
Source This has been edited from the image on the Library of Congress website.
Author Coca-Cola company

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TITLE: Drink Coca-Cola 5 cents

CALL NUMBER: PGA - Coca-Cola--Drink Coca-Cola (B size) [P&P]

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-12222 (colour film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-39705 (b&w film copy neg.) No known restrictions on publication.

SUMMARY: Print shows a well dressed young woman, wearing hat, white gloves, and pearls, holding up a glass of Coca-Cola, seated at a table on which is a vase of roses, the "Drink Coca-Cola" sign, and a paper giving the location of the "Home Office [of the] Coca-Cola Co." as well as branch locations.

MEDIUM: 1 print : chromolithograph.


NOTES: Title from item. No. 8881. Possibly a proof showing registration marks at top and bottom.


  • Coca-Cola Company--Public relations.
  • Women--Social life--1890-1900.
  • Eating & drinking--1890-1900.
  • Carbonated beverages--1890-1900.

FORMAT: Advertisements 1890-1900. Chromolithographs Colour 1890-1900.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (digital file from colour film copy transparency) cph 3g12222 (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a40046

CARD #: 2004671509

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