The Esso Oil Drop Man is an advertising character that was first seen in campaigns by Esso’s Danish company during World War II. He was created to explain the reason behind shortages in petroleum products during the war. Soon after his debut, other European affiliates began to use this cute character in their advertising campaigns.Continue reading
Open 24/7, this retro museum features vintage advertising, “then” cutting-edge appliances, maps, catalogs, classic toys and more. Learn the history of the Lucky Cat and review the chronology of Coca-Cola cans. You’ll find even more at the Collecting section.
We have a pretty large collection of restaurant-ware coffee cups at the Retroplanet.com offices. When looking it over one day I could not help but think about how much Dunkin’ Donuts has changed from the old days. Dunkin’s opened its first store in Quincy, MA in 1950. Probably 35 years ago or so, my friendsContinue reading
Coca-Cola’s Different Bottle Shapes Coca-Cola was first bottled by the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1894. The proprietor, Joseph A. Biedenharn, was a customer of The Coca-Cola Company, buying Coca-Cola syrup and serving the soft drink to customers at his soda fountain. He came up with the idea of making Coke available toContinue reading
“His Master’s Voice,” featuring Nipper, is one of the longest-running advertising images in history. Painted over one hundred years ago, the portrait, along with Nipper, still represents major record companies today.Continue reading