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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 September 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A Coca-Cola advertisement, painted in the 1920s, was once located in the exact location as this new mural in Pontiac, Illinois. The World War II corsairs featured in this mural were the type of planes flown by the artist's father. Along with the Coca-Cola depiction, the artist wanted to include a tribute to the nearby Livingston County War Museum and all of the veterans who have served the United States in the military forces. The artist for this mural was Sonny Franks, who lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo captured August 4, 2019.

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely advertisement.

24 Sep 2019 5:42am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Thus, the painting has historical value. Coca cola came to Finland as far as I remember in 1952, but it took almost a decade before I could taste it.

24 Sep 2019 5:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very impressive . . and interesting commentary, too.

24 Sep 2019 7:18am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien bu

24 Sep 2019 7:24am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très très beau...

24 Sep 2019 9:02am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très bien vu une très belle publicité

24 Sep 2019 9:13am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

une pub ancienne ?

24 Sep 2019 9:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Very nice and well captured by you. Almost tempts me to drink one....but not quite :)

24 Sep 2019 9:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Long history... So valuable advertisement.

24 Sep 2019 10:02am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Bravo pour la photo bien vue

24 Sep 2019 10:18am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great advert and so well painted. A superb find Steven. 5*

24 Sep 2019 11:31am

Rose from United States

I love this...more so after you told the history.

24 Sep 2019 12:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Thank you for the background information. Beautiful clarity in this image. I like the strong color.

24 Sep 2019 2:07pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb capture of the old sign !!

24 Sep 2019 2:45pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting explanation for a nice poster...

24 Sep 2019 4:11pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel panneau publicitaire de cette fameuse marque et vue fantastique nostalgie

24 Sep 2019 5:06pm

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

A wonderful picture !

24 Sep 2019 5:14pm

willy from Belgium

j'aime bien ce genre pub Steven..

merci pour les informations

24 Sep 2019 5:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!!!!

24 Sep 2019 6:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Quite an heroic mural with the WW II theme. It reminds me of murals I saw, as a kid, in an old WW II air station used to train navy aviators. It makes wonder if they still exist.

24 Sep 2019 6:28pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful classic wall signs. Great find.

24 Sep 2019 7:28pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Classic! Coca Cola Santa theme is rather popular here. :)

24 Sep 2019 8:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a great mural. It is a wonderful piece of art and it really takes you back in time!

24 Sep 2019 10:59pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a lovely recreated classic. you caught the bright colors and underlying texture nicely

24 Sep 2019 11:46pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Great wall art for sure. And tasty.

25 Sep 2019 12:24am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Jolie publicité, j'aime le graphisme qui rappelle les b

25 Sep 2019 12:32am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

J'aime le graphisme qui rappelle les bandes dessinées.

25 Sep 2019 12:33am

Jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Chouette cette pub d'une autre époque, j'aime bien son coté désuet.

25 Sep 2019 2:10am

omar from Afghanistan

nice seen, this kind of ads is really art, wow.

26 Sep 2019 4:52pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

exceptional vintage design for this sign

26 Sep 2019 6:00pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wow, incredible how a brand can last that long.

28 Sep 2019 2:37am

Remus from Portugal

How it all began...
If it wasn't the war, probably many of the brands would not have the strength they have today.

30 Sep 2019 2:05pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A very very impressive image..and thank you for the information too!

30 Sep 2019 2:55pm