Coke Delivered Straight To Your Doorstep Every Morning
This is how Coke used to be delivered straight to your doorstep, every morning, back in the 1930’s. Everybody got their freshly made Coca-Cola early in the morning, and next to coffee, it was the most energizing thing on the market.
This particular photo series shows Coke (Coca-Cola) dealers delivering the fizzy drink to the people of Illinois in 1934. However, this was a very common business all around the United States during the 1930’s and not just for Coca-Cola. Almost everything you could eat or drink was being delivered at your doorstep in order to beat the competition.
Coca-Cola, also known as ‘Coke’ is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia. John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in his attempts to find a substitute for opiate. He was addicted to morphine so he tried to find a cure for his vice.
Coca-Cola was originally introduced on the market as a ‘coca wine’ and on May 8, 1886, John Pemberton’s drink started being sold at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. This new drink was the non-alcoholic version of the French Wine Coca and was initially sold as a patent medicine for 5 cents a glass.
It’s worth mentioning that with its original ingredients, Coca-Cola cured a lot of diseases, including morphine addiction, neurasthenia, headaches, impotence and dyspepsia. Given the huge success of the fizzy drink invented by former Confederate Colonel, Coca-Cola ran its first advertisement on May 29 the same year in the Atlanta Journal.