Justine Fletcher

Justine Fletcher

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The Brice hotel
Savannah Hotel Opens in Former Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Never in a million years did I think I would ever be the first guest at a hotel opening. But it happened earlier this week! The brand-new Brice Hotel on East Bay Street in beautiful downtown Savannah, Ga. used to be a Coca-Cola bottling plant. The plant opened in 1902, soon closed its doors, then reopened in 1903 under new ownership. The new owner, J.S. Poindexter, came to see the number “13” as…

The Coca-Cola Red Disc
The Red Disc or “button” sign has been used to advertise Coca-Cola since 1947. The sign was originally designed in five sizes: 4 feet, 3 feet, 2 feet, 16 inches and 1 foot. The most common of the discs is metal with the red background, and white logo. A rarer version displayed fruit, a single bottle of Coke, a lobster, a 6-pack of bottles and anything a retailer would like to have custom printed.…

The Budy Lee Doll
Buddy Lee dolls were made from 1920 to 1962, as an advertising item, for the H.D. Lee Company, Inc. Garment Manufacturers. The first dolls were dressed in Lee overalls and displayed in a Minnesota department store. Because Lee made uniforms for large companies, such as The Coca-Cola Company, a Buddy doll was made that had him dressed as Coca-Cola route salesman.  The uniform was identical to…