The decades-old red, green and white hues accented with smaller yellow and black details of the advertising sign painted on the side of an old brick building on West Seventh Street in downtown Little Rock is worn in places but, for the most part, still vibrantly colored despite its age, Linda S. Haymes writes in Tuesday's Style section.
It is a time capsule of sorts, recently uncovered after more than half a century.
The Dr Pepper advertisement which, judging by the soft drink’s icons and slogans dates to about the 1940s (before the period in “Dr.” was dropped in the 1950s), owes its survival to a building at West Seventh and Cross streets that had been extended and entombed the exterior wall. When that building, Massery Cleaners and Laundry, was recently razed to make way for surface parking for Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services, the ad was exposed.
Read more about this story in Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.