Friday, December 25, 2015

Souvenir Friday- Nesbitts Orange Soda Advertising Calendar

A very scarce early paper souvenir from Disneyland is a calendar for late 1959 to 1960. Nesbitt's was the leading Orange soda during this time period. Nesbitt was also a California company so it made sense for the company to promote Disneyland. Fanta surpassed Nesbitt's in the mid 1960s and the Nesbitt company was sold and the orange soda disappeared from shelves. At this time of the calendar, Nesbitt was the official Orange Soda for Disneyland. The calendar is a wall calendar with each page featuring a great image from Disneyland and three months. The calendar was given away to stores, soda fountains, gas stations and other places where Nesbitt's was sold. First up is the Rainbow Mountain Railroad and the new Monorail and Submarine Voyage for the months of December 1959, January 1960 and February 1960.

Next up is the steamer Mark Twain for the months of March, April and May 1960.

June, July and August 1960 features a lovely mermaid sunning herself while a submarine passes in the background.

The last page features Main Street with the Omnibus and Horse Drawn Streetcar for the months of September, October and November 1960.

I want to wish every one a Happy Holiday (Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Boxing Day, Yule, Hanukkah, etc)and I hope you received lovely gift of items you want.


K. Martinez said...

What cool images and what a cool calendar. Very strange that it went from December to November.

Happy Holiday, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Boxing Day, Yule, Hanukkah to you too, Patrick!

Major Pepperidge said...

I have never even heard of this item before. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nesbitt's soda was popular, I remember Mom having it in the house for special events like July 4. I think there were other flavors too, strawberry maybe, I recall a red one anyway, and grape.

Very cool, thank you.


RPS said...

Check out this link for more info on Nesbitts.

You can still purchase it today. Goggle it to find places that sell it.