Today is quite a day around the world!
If you’re in Honduras, Mexico, Uruguay or Venezuela, Happy Columbus Day!
If you’re in the Bahamas, Happy Discovery Day!
If you’re in Argentina, Happy Discovery of America Day!
If you’re in Colombia, Happy Columbus Day!
And if you’re in Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S., I’ll wish you an early Happy Columbus Day for tomorrow!
This 1943 image is indeed a Coca-Cola piece. It was created in 1943 for a Coke series called “Our America,” which featured various aspects of U.S. industry and transportation. The ships in the artwork are the three ships of Christopher Columbus heading for the New World.
More on Journey
- Sitting In and Standing Up: Unsung Heroes of Civil Rights Movement Reflect on Soda Fountain Protests
- Driving Home the Message of Atlanta's Civil Rights Legacy
- Meet Shirley Hasley: The Accidental Coke Model Who Helped Make History
- Honoring a Native Son: Coca-Cola Exhibit, Panel Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Nobel Peace Prize
- Ghost Signs Before They Were Ghosts: Preserving a Rare Photo Album for the Coca-Cola Archives