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Hilda Clark (model)

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– Early Life:
– Hilda Clark born in Leavenworth, Kansas
– Parents were Lydia and Milton Edward Clark
– No citation available

– Career:
– Clark moved to Boston to pursue music hall singing and acting
– Gained fame as the first woman on a Coca-Cola tray in 1895
– Married Frederick Stanton Flower in 1903
– Flower was a nephew of New York Governor Roswell P. Flower
– Flower was a wealthy banker and railroad director

– Hilda Clark passed away on May 5, 1932, in Miami Beach, Florida
– Buried at Brookside Cemetery in Watertown, New York
– No citation available

– Bibliography:
– Written by Mark Pendergrast
– Titled “For God, Country & Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It”
– Published by Basic Books in 2000
– ISBN: 0-465-05468-4

– External Links:
– Business Week article on Hilda Clark
– Find a Grave page for Hilda Clark
– Wikipedia stub on American theatre actor born in the 1870s
– Wikipedia stub on United States model

Hilda Clark (1872 – May 5, 1932) was an American model and actress, known as the basis for the character depicted in the early-20th-century Coca-Cola advertisement Drink Coca-Cola 5¢.

Hilda Clark
An 1890s advertisement showing model Hilda Clark in formal 19th century attire. The ad is entitled Drink Coca-Cola 5¢.
Leavenworth, Kansas
DiedMay 5, 1932 (aged 59–60)
Miami Beach, Florida
Occupation(s)Stage actress, model
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