Monday, July 26, 2010

Celebrating Local --- Including Local History

You may have noticed that Holeman & Finch Public House features a Coca-Cola poster on the bar side of the restaurant. Perhaps you regular patrons have even noticed that it changes from time to time to reflect the season.

The Coca-Cola "Yes" Girl poster currently hanging on the walls of the Public House is more than a piece of eye-fetching nostalgia. It is a little bit of Atlanta history straight from the Coca-Cola archives. The poster, painted by Haddon Sundblom, was first used to promote the product in July of 1946 and received the first place award in the poster class by The Art Directors Club of Chicago in the same year. Paul Smith, art director of the D'acy Advertising Company commissioned the painting and received the award on behalf of Coca-Cola. It's almost like Mad Men come to life (a generation preceding).

Through the magic of community partnership, we select a quarterly ads from the archives to dress our wall. Next time you're in, be sure to check out this little homage to our local history.

1 comment:

  1. I did not realize the Poster changes. I was too concerned with getting one of those great burgers! Holeman & Finch public house is great!