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Painted Signs in Fayette County 1938
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by John Troesser
Photos Courtesy La Grange Chamber of Commerce
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Several drivers are visible with their rigs - which include Pearl Beer vehicles and Coca-Cola trucks. The one common thread seems to be the lettering. In some photos vehicles are parked in front of store or wall signs - two signs in one photo.
Pearl truck
Part of the weekly Pearl convoy to La Grange
Pearl beer display car
The Pearl "Display Car" with driver and leaning man.
Coca cola truck and driver, 1938
Route man with truck

Sign atop bottles suggests "Serve Coca-Cola at home"
Coca colar wall sign and Arbuckle Oil co.
A Wall Sign

location unknown
Frank's Place, 1938
Frank's Place

Probably La Grange
Perhaps Schulenburg
Coca Cola sign on Rowland Bros City  Cafe
Coca Cola sign on Rowland Bros City Cafe

Location Unknown
Coca-Cola of Cameron, Texas sent out two-man sign painting crews over a five county area which included Fayette and Lee counties, although this album seems to predate the team of “Eddie and Monk” - whose work is still visible in Flatonia.

© John Troesser

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July 23, 2004
 
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