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Sweet Old Coca Cola Sign Revealed on New York Avenue, NE

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm 6 Comments

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

Last week I snapped this picture of a painted wall that had been revealed by demolition on the eastbound side of the unit block of New York Ave NE (the picture was taken from N St.) The sign is billboard sized and painted on the side of a building. The wall must have been covered by the construction of the building that was recently torn down and thus preserved from weather. It was not uncommon for advertisements to be painted on the sides of building, but most have long-ago worn away. After a little research I found that Coca-Cola use the slogan “Relieves Fatigue” between 1906-10. Cool huh? Check it out before the new building covers it up for another century.

Super cool!

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