Antique Loving Cup Vintage Trophy 1953 Engraved Katz Drug Soda Fountain Grinning Cat

Antique Loving Cup Vintage Trophy 1953 Engraved Katz Drug Soda Fountain Grinning Cat


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Beautiful antique loving cup trophy is engraved 'Katz Drug Co. Department Manager of the Year 1953. Awarded for Outstanding Accomplishment to Thomas A. Thomson, Fountain Department.' It also features the drug store chain’s grinning cat logo.

Katz Drug Store was a regional chain of pharmacies in the Midwestern United States founded in 1914. Katz Drug Store was the site of one of the first sit-ins during the civil rights movement, occurring on August 19, 1958, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In protest of racial discrimination, black schoolchildren sat at a lunch counter with their teacher demanding food, refusing to leave until they were served. They sought to end the racial segregation of eating places in their city, sparking a sit-in movement in Oklahoma City that lasted for years. I don’t know for sure where Thomas A Thomson managed a Katz soda fountain, but it’s possible he was working at Katz in OKC during the sit-ins (trophy was found in OKC).

Wonderful patina & shape! There are some scratches & signs of wear & age. I have not polished this lovely old piece. 10” tall x 6” wide at outside edges of handles. Circa 1953. Other items are not included.

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