Photograph - Home Decor And Giclee Wall Art By Chris Flees
This is a vintage CocaCola Aviator Sign.
Coca-Cola is a popular soft drink that was first created in the late 19th century. The history of Coca-Cola dates back to 1886 when a pharmacist named John Pemberton created a new kind of tonic that he called "Pemberton's French Wine Coca." The tonic was made from a combination of coca leaves (the source of cocaine) and kola nuts (which contain caffeine), as well as other ingredients like sugar and spices.
Pemberton initially marketed the tonic as a cure for a variety of ailments, including headaches, fatigue, and impotence. However, when the city of Atlanta, Georgia, passed prohibition laws in 1886, Pemberton was forced to remove the alcohol from his tonic. He replaced the wine with sugar syrup, and thus Coca-Cola was born.
The first Coca-Cola was sold in a small pharmacy in downtown Atlanta for five cents a glass. The drink was an immediate hit, and within a few years, Coca-Cola was being sold across the United States. In 1899, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated, and it began to expand internationally.
Over the years, Coca-Cola has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world, with a presence in more than 200 countries. The company has introduced a variety of new products over the years, including Diet Coke, Sprite, and Fanta, and it has also been involved in various controversies, including accusations of using cocaine in its formula in the early days and allegations of human rights abuses in some of its overseas operations.
Despite these controversies, Coca-Cola remains one of the most popular soft drinks in the world, with millions of people enjoying a cold glass of Coke every day.
May 6th, 2023
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