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Coca Cola – Relieves Fatigue!

Coca Cola - Relieves Fatigue!
Coca-Cola ghost sign on the side of a brick building at 144 Court Street (U.S. Route 11) in Binghamton, New York. “Delicious and refreshing – Relieves Fatigue” … because it used to contain trace amounts of cocaine. Coca-Cola didn’t become completely cocaine-free until 1929.
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Vintage Signs of Upstate New York

Mail Pouch Tobacco

Lately I’ve been obsessed with old signs–neon signs, ghost signs, populuxe styles, etc. They represent a living memory of the past, and express uniqueness and character from a time when business owners displayed confidence and the promise of permanence.

The Royal Motel

Nothing lasts forever, of course, especially in the realm of business, but these signs were clearly designed for the long term. Proof is the fact many of these signs have outlasted the businesses themselves.

Crystal Restaurant

Some, like the Crystal Restaurant in Watertown, New York, beat the odds and have survived for nearly a century.