Creating the first Dr Pepper logo
The Dr Pepper logo has been evolving since its first creation in the 1890s. The first logo emphasized the health qualities that the soft drink was supposed to have. The logo’s creator Nellie Eastland Kellner, a Waco artist, selected wheat fronds and an iron anvil to symbolize its health benefits. The name of the drink, Dr. Pepper’s Phos-Ferrates, appeared above the wheat and iron. It appeared on advertising for about nine years in the early 1900s. In 1900 it appeared on postcards in Florida and Texas.
The Dr Pepper Museum is located at 300 S. 5th Street in downtown Waco. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday from Noon until 5:00 PM, last ticket sold at 4:15. For more information, visit us on the web at drpeppermuseum.com. To purchase your own
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