Coca-Cola 1906 – Victorians sure talked purdy.

Fun fact: Just three years before this 1906 ad from Massengale Advertising ran, cocaine was removed from the Coca-Cola formula.

1906 Coca-Cola Massengale magazine ad

Behold the grandiloquent ad copy:

Coca-Cola is pre-eminently the drink of quality

Its unprecedented sale is crucial proof of its superiority as a universally accepted temperance beverage. It is a most refreshing relief from fatigue and excitement; a grateful invigorant without reactionary lassitude; it brightens the faculties mentally and physically, and banishes the worries of business from the brain like a benediction.

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