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In 1886, when prohibition laws were passed in some locations, John Pemberton developed Coca-Cola -- a non-alcoholic version of his previous French Wine Coca. Initially, Pemberton sold Coca-Cola as a patent medicine for 5 cents per glass near soda fountains; he claimed Coca-Cola could cure diseases like headache, morphine addiction, and impotence. Starting in 1894, Coca-Cola was starting to be sold in bottles, and advertised the product on outdoor walls. (more...)

Coke Coca-Cola Boy Man at Fountain (1905)
Coke Coca-Cola Boy Man at Fountain (1905)