Sunday, January 3, 2016

COCA COLA VICTORY GARDEN, VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY

Most every Sunday, we try to post an image of old posters that we find during online surfing.  We enjoy the ones that reflect farming, gardening and/or food preservation and rationing.  We enjoy them because we often wonder if anyone today would heed the kind of advice they gave back then...enjoy!


Here is an interesting twist.  It's for the WWII Victory Garden campaign and in this ad (not sure if it was a poster or just an advertisement)  Coca Cola got in on the action by reminding folks that hospitality in a Victory Garden might include offering a Coca Cola as refreshment. 

Since I can't get this image any larger, I will post what it says:

"There is a victory Garden in almost every backyard this Summer, growing food and vitamins for the family.  The owners are as proud of their vegetables as they are of specimen roses or dahlias.  Friends in work clothes come over to admire and compare crops.  They eat tomatoes right off the vine and munch carrots straight from the earth.  Then, when a few minutes of relaxation are in order, they drink ice-cold Coca Cola and enjoy perfect refreshment while contemplating the results of their work..."

I think that could be as true today.  Perhaps our friends might not come over in their work clothes, but I bet we all have some friends who've admired our gardens, or at the very least, that we are proud to show them too.

Hmm, now that I think about it, in a way, isn't blogging just that?

Care to join me in a virtual Coca-Cola?




12 comments:

Gail said...

I believe this is one of my favorite posters. So bright and cheery.

Quinn said...

Can't think of the last time anyone stopped by my place who wasn't dressed for hauling hay or mucking out a barn! But I do try to have fresh-baked cake and a pot of tea on hand so we can sit and have a nice visit before we all get back to chores. And it's especially nice in summer to walk through the vegetable garden and pick something for a guest to take home :)

Elephant's Child said...

I really like the sentiments - but would rather that a big company didn't use it for their own ends. Profit, profit, profit.
Sorry, I seem to be a tad grumpy this morning.

Ellen in Oregon said...

I live across the street from one of the many Community Gardens in our city & outlying suburbs. The description on your vintage poster describes exactly what happens between the gardeners who work these small plots of land from March through September each year. Gardening allows the gardeners to make their lives richer in many ways. It lets them socialize,they can share their knowledge knowledge of gardening, mentor those new to growing their own produce and increase the variety of the produce they eat through sharing what they grow with one another. The only part of the description I don't see happening is the part about drinking Coke. I think most people today drink water in place of the Coke.

Texas Rose said...

Colorful poster! But it needs a pitcher of iced tea there instead!

Fiona said...

Now that was REAL Coca Cola made with real sugar not High fructose corn syrup! How about Switchel instead? :) Great thought though gardens and friends go together.

1st Man said...

Thanks, I really like it too.

1st Man said...

LOL! I understand. A fresh baked cake? Now that i need to mention to 2nd Man, ha. Letting friends pick a veggie bundle to take home always puts a smile on their face and our face.

1st Man said...

I can understand that. No apologies necessary, I see exactly where you're coming from. Coca Cola has been so ingrained in our culture for so long I don't think most think about it.

1st Man said...

Iced tea, nothing better than that on a hot summer day, better than even a cold coke!!

1st Man said...

True, I never thought about that it's the 'original' coke, pure and simple. :-) And yes, gardens and friends...the perfect combination!!

1st Man said...

Ha, water on a hold day is probably the best thing. But I love what you say about the community gardens. I SO wish Houston had something like that. There are a couple but nothing on the scale of what other cities have. It could be our climate and unbearably hot and humid summers but hey, things DO grow here, ha.