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Offline DarvishJo

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Double Cola Posters
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:02:33 PM »




At first I thought these two were the work of the same artist but I changed my mind later.  The top one is a 10" x 17" 1945 calendar done with a 1942 design called "Make it a Date" by Rolf Armstrong, using his most famous model Jewel Flowers as the lady with the two telephones.  Armstrong himself posed for the picture of the sailor at the bottom and the soldier at the top was someone he met on the street.  This information comes from a book about Armstrong called Pin-Up Dreams by Janet Dobson and Michael Woolridge (2001).  The beat-up "Worth Fighting For" poster on the bottom, measuring 27.5" x 21.75", is not in Pin-Up Dreams and it doesn't look like Armstrong's work to me, but both are obviously wartime ads for Double Cola.  The back of the one on the bottom was later used as a sign listing sandwiches and prices.  A hamburger was 20 cents and a hot roast beef sandwich with potatoes and gravy was 35 cents!  

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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 11:10:26 PM »
I love the pin-up graphics on these, John.  thumbsup.gif

Thanks for posting them along with the info and title of that book.



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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 07:00:25 PM »
The brush strokes on the bottom poster look like the work of Gil Elvgren.

Where you at Darvish?

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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 08:54:18 PM »
The brush strokes on the bottom poster look like the work of Gil Elvgren.

Where you at Darvish?


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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 09:02:48 PM »
Good to see you here.
I -- and others -- miss your regular posts.
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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2015, 10:09:58 PM »
Ann Arbor MI


 A fellow mid western-er (raised in OH, until i moved to CA).

Yeehaw, darvish!!

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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 07:50:20 PM »


Just updated this image using my Sanyo S9 instead of the fancy scanner, which could not handle the heavy cardboard



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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 09:44:03 PM »
Thanks for updating the photo, DarvishJo.  Much better images! Fighting, indeed!  Okie

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Re: Double Cola Posters
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 01:20:35 AM »


Just updated this image using my Sanyo S9 instead of the fancy scanner, which could not handle the heavy cardboard

Nice image and great to see you back, too, DJ!  thumbsup.gif


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