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Burma Shave with the Statler Brothers

Burma Shave with the Statler Brothers

You may need to watch it twice; once to watch the Burma shave signs change and once to catch all the pictures plus listening to the music of the Statler Brothers.  

THIS IS REALLY GREAT.  

For those of you too young to remember 'too bad you missed it!'

http://oldfortyfives.com/DYRT.htm
God's Warrior

Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small, consecutive highway billboard signs.

Burma-Shave sign series appeared from 1925 to 1963 in most of the contiguous United States. The exceptions were New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada (deemed to have insufficient road traffic), and Massachusetts (eliminated due to that state's high land rentals and roadside foliage). Typically, six consecutive small billboards would be posted along the edge of highways, spaced so they could be read consecutively by motorists driving by. The last sign was almost always the name of the product. The signs themselves were originally produced in two color combinations: red-and-white and orange-and-black, though the latter combination was dropped after only a few years. A special white-on-blue set of signs was developed for South Dakota, which restricted the color red on roadside signs to official warning notices.

This use of the billboard was a highly successful advertising gimmick during the early years of the automobile, drawing attention and passers-by who were curious to discover the punchline. However, as the Interstate system expanded in the late 1950s and average vehicle speeds increased, it became increasingly difficult to attract motorists' attention with relatively small signs, especially near major cities with their burgeoning arterial interchanges.

All material taken from the following site.  See more information there about the subject.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma-Shave
smokey the dog

I remember the burma shave signs along the side of the road!
God's Warrior

Oh, oh!  That means you are as old as the hills too.  Smile

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