Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vicksburg Waterfront (II)

Vicksburg waterfront with the Mississippi River, ca. 1909 (Detroit Publishing Co)

Coca Cola was first bottled in Vicksburg by Joseph Biedenharn, who owned a small candy store on Washington Street. He shipped it to the plantations in the Delta. Excerpt from a photo found on Shorpy.com.

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4 comments:

  1. And it's amazing when you think of how Coca-Cola has dominated the fizzy drinks world! That snap is amazing - you can feel the raw energy of the working man by this river.

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  2. So amazingly clear. Zooming in a little more you can see so many tiny details. I like the tower on the Alice Miller Riverboat on the right; it looks like a Victorian garden pavilion.

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  3. I love these Shorpy photographs, really atmospheric and so much going on.

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