I found a couple of interesting items today as I reviewed a collection of letters written by Coca-Cola Bottlers around the world addressed to J.J. Willard, the editor of the Coca-Cola Bottler magazine. The bottlers were sharing photographs and stories they hoped Willard would include in the publication. The collection dated between 1930 and 1945.
The first item is a letter (below) from the Grenada Mississippi Coca-Cola Bottler with a photograph of the 1933 Queen of the Watermelon Carnival in Water Valley Mississippi. The day of the judging, the bottler proudly noted they sold 1,000 cases of Coca-Cola. If you look closely at the photograph, you will notice the "Loving Cup" that was presented to the Queen.
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