Photos of Vintage Coca-Cola Signs, from New York City to Bangkok

Coca-Cola, or Coke, is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company. Originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1888 Pemberton sold Coca-Cola’s ownership rights to Asa Griggs Candler, a businessman, whose marketingContinue reading “Photos of Vintage Coca-Cola Signs, from New York City to Bangkok”

15 Protest Signs That Sum Up the Sixties

These movements include the civil rights movement, the student movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement, and the environmental movement. Each, to varying degrees, changed government policy and, perhaps more importantly, changed how almost every American lives today.

Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1945

Pictured here are Sergeant William E. Thomas and Private First Class Joseph Jackson of the 969th Artillery Battalion. They were previously part of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, which had suffered huge casualties during the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944. Most of the survivors ended up in the 969th Artillery Battalion, providing supportContinue reading “Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1945”

The Story Behind An Ashamed Mother Who Puts Her Four Children Up For Sale in Chicago in 1948

This devastating photograph from 1948 seems unreal. Surely people can’t sell their children in the United States, even in the 1940s? Family members accused the mother of being paid to stage the photo, which may have been part of the story, but unfortunately, she was dead serious about selling her children. Within two years allContinue reading “The Story Behind An Ashamed Mother Who Puts Her Four Children Up For Sale in Chicago in 1948”

25 Vintage Pictures of Smoking Camel Signs in Times Square From Between the 1940s and 1960s

Before Times Square was all flat LCD panels its signs were far more textural. Bent tin, neon, flashing light bulbs, and all manner of mechanical contraptions animated the signs that covered the walls of the great canyon of advertising. One of the most famous signs from the 1930s through the ’60s was the Camel CigaretteContinue reading “25 Vintage Pictures of Smoking Camel Signs in Times Square From Between the 1940s and 1960s”