Coca-Cola

08670cp
View of F.G. Houston's stable, looking toward Butler Street and showing an advertisement for 5¢ Coca-Cola.
January 23rd, 1908
Location
Lawrenceville
Address
Unknown
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection
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Source
Pittsburgh City Photographer Collection, 1901-2002, AIS.1971.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh Original URL
Subjects
Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Advertising--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh.; Coca-Cola Company.
Identifier
715.08670.CP
Rights
Public Domain - Anybody may use this photo for any purpose
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  • Jason over 9 years ago

    So I guess Turner couldn't out-bid Coca Cola for the prime barn real estate and had to settle for the fence.
    Perhaps he is the innovator that inspired later fence advertisers at CMU
    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~akj/stuff/...

  • Matt over 9 years ago

    Okay, first things first... Someone has chalked the warning: "JOHN TURNER'S BLANKETS WILL KILL YOU" onto the fence!

    I want to believe this is a young boy's prank on a friend, or maybe a typical neighborly dispute. But I'm concerned that it might be an early example of consumer advocacy in a time when blankets could indeed kill you...

  • Matt over 9 years ago

    alright, that aside, I found Felix G. Houston listed as a Carpenter living at 7500 Seely St in 1908, here: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi...

    And found that Seely Street was one of several streets located in the flat area south of Butler St (then Beechwood or Washington Blvd) that now makes up the Zoo parking lot and part of Highland Park, and lo and behold, there's F.G. Houston's property!
    http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-...

    Not positive about which structure this is, but there's only one place to be looking at the property and downhill toward Butler Street.

  • Matt over 9 years ago

    Just to round out the discussion, there is a John E. Turner listed in the same directory with a dry goods store at 5211 Stanton Ave... Very macabre... http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi...

  • Jonathan over 9 years ago

    If you click on the image for an enlarged version, a more 'normal' looking "JOHN TURNER'S BLANKETS WILL KEEP YOU WARM"!

  • Jonathan over 9 years ago

    appears.

  • Matt over 9 years ago

    Whew! That's a load off of my mind! I couldn't make any sense of the last word and though it was just marks...

    I'm glad to have found that Mr. Houston was merely willing to rent out every inch of barn and fence for advertisements, and not at involved in blanket-related death intrigue!

    I take back all posthumous aspersions cast on the good Mr. Turner.

    I still read it both ways, and "WARM" has certainly been rubbed out, so I suspec my original theory might be correct, and some long-dead twelve-year-old just put one over on me!
    Thanks Jonathan!

  • Bob over 7 years ago

    here's that map link now -
    http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-...

  • Bob over 7 years ago

    and here's a photo of Seely Street and the Sharpsburg Bridge from the hillside of the zoo property http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-...

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