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Vintage Advertising: Old Coca-Cola Advertising

Vintage Coca-Cola Ads

From the very beginning, the Coca-Cola Company has believed in the power of advertising. This belief has propelled Coke to one of the most recognizable brands in the World. Fun, exciting, colorful, entertaining, and memory making are a few of the words and phrases that can be used when describing Coca-Cola advertising. Here we present a collection of 42 vintage Coca-Cola ads from 1886 to the 1950s. Enjoy!…

May 14, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston Fire of 1872

The Great Boston fire of 1872 began at 7:20pm on November 9, 1872. The fire broke out in the basement of a commercial warehouse at 83-87 Summer Street. The fire burned for approximately 12 hours before it was finally contained. During this time, it consumed approximately 65 acres (26 ha) of downtown Boston. 776 buildings and an extensive part of the financial district were destroyed, causing an estimated $73.5 million in damages. Thirteen people lost their lives in the inferno. …

May 4, 2018 / by / in
Vintage Advertising: Old Advertising Signs on Buildings

Old Advertising Signs on Buildings

Old buildings in cities across America are filled with advertisements of the past. These faded-out old advertising signs are called ghost signs, ghost ads, dead signs or faded ads by historians, collectors and admirers. Once painstakingly painted or hung with pride on the sides of buildings as cheap advertisements, these flaking and fading signs now remind us of days gone by. …

April 20, 2018 / by / in
Cool Old Photos – Vol 1

Cool Old Photos – Vol 1 – 15 Historic Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. These cool old photos go a long way towards telling the stories of historical figures and events from the past.  Taken long ago simply to document the present, they now help us understand the past.  Take a look at these 15 cool old photos and enjoy some history!…

April 8, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: New York Historical Photos

New York Historical Photos – An Amazing Look at Pre-1900 New York City & Central Park

New York City is one of America’s oldest and largest cities. First settled along the Hudson River in 1624 by the Dutch, the colony of New Amsterdam was established on Manhattan Island two years later in 1626. In 1664, English settlers took control of the area and renamed it New York….

April 7, 2018 / by / in ,
Old Photos: Fabulous 1940s Photos

Old Photos:  15 Fun & Fabulous 1940s Photos

The 1940s were turbulent times, with much of the decade being caught up in World War II. However, there were still fun and exciting things going on. Jazz music and swing dancing were wildly popular, and there were some great 1940s fashion trends. …

March 30, 2018 / by / in
Old Photos: Jayne Mansfield – Rare Historical Photos

Jayne Mansfield – Rare Historical Photos from the Netherlands – October, 1957

Born Vera Jayne Palmer, Jayne Mansfield was a wildly popular American film, theater, and television actress. In addition to acting, Jayne was also a nightclub entertainer, singer, and one of the first Playboy Playmates. She was one of Hollywood’s best-known sex symbols during the 1950s and early 1960s…

March 10, 2018 / by / in