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Historical Article (1896)
Luther F. Stevens
American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record: A Semi-monthly Illustrated Journal of Practical Pharmacy. Volume 29. July 1896. p. 3
In the late nineteenth-century, before photographs became the standard images used in advertising, illustrators frequently made the figures in their advertising artwork look as much like celebrities as was possible while still avoiding outright libel. The lady in this Hires' Root beer ad resembles First Lady Frances Cleveland, and is even wearing the same dress Mrs. Cleveland wore in official portraits!
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Other Soda Articles:
The American Drink (1897)
Evils of Encouraging the Ice Cream Soda Trade (1897)
How to Draw A Glass of Ice Cream Soda (1893)
Serving Ice Cream Soda (1901)
Soda Water (1896)
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Tonic (for adding to sodas): Bradley's Tonic Co. http://kinatonic.com/about-us/
In a seaport town in the late 19th-century Pacific Northwest, a group of friends find themselves drawn together —by chance, by love, and by the marvelous changes their world is undergoing. In the process, they learn that the family we choose can be just as important as the ones we're born into. Join their adventures in
The Tales of Chetzemoka
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