Thomson soda, 1915-1918

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Thomson & Company , Postcard for Thomson Soda. Caxton Co., Dunedin, ca 1915-1918, Chromolithograph on postcard, 137 x 87 mm, Printed Ephemera Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Reference: Eph-A-BEVERAGE-Soft-1915-01

This advertisement is notable because of the unlikely juxtaposition of a soda bottle and an Egyptian desert. What more welcome sight for a sweltering soldier, than a bottle of refreshing Thomson soda.

Is it a mirage?! This is an attractive example of patriotic advertising, used often during the First World War (other examples in the collection include advertisements for Kaka Ale, Hancock's "Imperial" ale, Aulsebrook's Biscuits. It is also interesting that postcards were used for advertising at that time; this format also became common in the mid-late 1990s.

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  1. hussein120 63 months ago | reply

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    Statement No. (81)
    Death and humiliation ... Never us humiliated

    Reference Sayyed Sarkhi peace and God's mercy and blessings
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    Long approaching two launched the Syrian revolution, and did not hear or read something issued hope that you can about them, and this is contrary to what we know about you from interacting with others and the oppressed and claim rights and to diagnose and distinguish right from wrong, especially as we read the advocacy and Mbarkikm of revolutions other in Tunisia and Egypt Libya, Yemen and other countries, and regret for the transfer talk some say that is your silent about the Syrian revolution motivated sectarian; since the conflict in Syria sectarian conflict between Alawites and Sunnis any between Shiites and Sunnis be sure you can answer and explain as much as possible and you reward and thank you for accepting the question?

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    Sarkhi Hassani 13 / October / 1433

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