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Fairfield, ME (PRWEB) November 18, 2012
On November 30, 2012, Fairfield, Maine art auctioneer James D. Julia, Inc. will sell the original Coca-Cola founding legacy and only known vintage "1888 Asa G. Candler & Co." 19th-century photograph of Dr. John Pemberton, the celebrated inventor of Coca-Cola. Pemberton and Asa G. Candler, the Coca -Cola co-founder are seen in the photo, with Candler holding a of paper exhibiting a proud look on his face.
The creation of paintings by Wilbur Kurtz, Sr, based on the "1888 Asa G. Candler & Co." albumen and the 'Dr. Pemberton' portrait by Royal Stowell executed in the 1950's, subsequently caught the eye of some Pemberton family members in Georgia.
Concurrently, some photographic images purported to be of Pemberton had been found among holdings of the extended family linked to Charley Pemberton and by the early 1990's it is claimed that distant 'namesakes' to the Pemberton name (and not bloodline) contacted The Coca-Cola Company to assert that they did not feel the Stowell Pemberton likeness Coca-Cola was using was correct.