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#226 - Coca-Cola Mural, Albion, Michigan

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The Giclée print does not have a signature or a title in the art itself,
but is hand signed in"silver" ink by the artist.

Coca-Cola Mural, Albion Michigan
Legend of the Coca-Cola Mural, Albion, Michigan

In 1922, there were some changes to the community of Albion Michigan. It was just after World War I, and the immigrants who were hired to work in the factories, were not able to cross the ocean due to the changes brought by the war. Since the factories were going full steam, a new plan was made across the northern states to recruit people from the south, both black and white workers.

The flavor of many northern communities, especially Albion with its foundries supplying war efforts, because distinctly more southern. At this same time, a southern company, Coca-Cola was looking for ways to increase its sales to the north, where these southerners had moved. Coca-Cola would one day become the world’s best-selling beverage and the most recognized and beloved brand in the world.

Marketing genius Asa Candler commissioned sign painters to fan out across the country to extol the virtues of the fledgling drink. “Delicious and Refreshing.’ As many as 16,000 wall murals were painted by the Company and its many local bottlers. Many of these faded into obscurity. The sign in Albion was repainted at least once, but most recently in 1983, when it was so faded that it was about to be painted over. In 2019, this sign in Albion, 36’ x 40’, possibly the largest Coke mural in the world, is about to be restored to its early glory.

This photo art was created by Maggie LaNoue, using a drone photograph by Kent Davis. Learn more about the project, and other scenes of Albion, at AlbionMich.net  

Learn more about Albion’s history including the Purple Gang, Superior Street, parks, art, and trails at AlbionMich.net.

Print #226 - Coca-Cola Mural - Albion, Michigan

Vibrant color Giclée prints by Maggie LaNoue are archive quality with fade resistant ink and acid free paper. They are fade-resistant prints lasting up to 100 years under glass.

Learn more about Giclée prints from Wikipedia, including the proper pronounciation!

*Ink lightfastness ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass or UV plex.

Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions.

Epson does guarantee longevity of prints.

For maximum print life, display all prints under glass, UV plex, lamination or properly store them.

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Michigan Prints are now acid-free!
More information about the three sizes of prints.

Our most popular print is the medium print. The print itself is 8 1/2" x 11" and hand-signed by the artist in archive-quality "silver" ink. The print is museum-quality 100% cotton rag matted to 11" x14" with all conservation materials. On the back is the legend, with information about the scene and its history. We also include mini photos of related scenes, about Giclée prints and about the artist. Each print comes in a clear acid-free baggie. Medium prints are $60.

We also offer a mini print which is 3 1/2" x 5" and matted with acid-free materials to 5" x 7". The print is hand initialled by the artist in archive quality "silver" ink. There is a legend on the back of each print that is removable and can be added to the back of your frame later if desired. Price is $20.

Our large print is approximately 11" x 14 1/2". This print is hand-signed and shipped rolled. It has the same legend and art information as the medium size print. Large prints are $120.
There are also larger (30" across) custom-made prints available for some of the designs, please contact us to ask about availability of a particular scene.

Acid-Free Note Cards 5" x 7" are also available.
Each note card has a legend on the back of the card.
Price for the note cards is $6 each.

For orders up to $40 - $5
From $40 - $100 - $12
For orders $100 and up - $19


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