Ceramic Coca-Cola dispenser. American, c. 1900. The formula for Coca-Cola was developed in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, by pharmacist-physician John S. Pemberton. Originally Coca-Cola, whitch contained an extract from the leaves of the coca shrub, was promoted as a tonic, an aid to digestion, and a means of imparting energy to organs of respiration.
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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