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Registered: February 2009
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Burma-Shave sign series first appeared on U.S. Highways in 1926, and remained a major advertising component until 1963 in most of the contiguous United States. This use of a series of small signs, each of which bore part of a commercial message, was a successful approach to highway advertising during the early years of highway travel, drawing the attention of passing motorists who were curious to learn the punchlines.//Your shaving brush / Has had its day / So why not /
Shave the modern way / With / Burma-Shave// Shaving brushes / You'll soon see 'em / On the shelf / In some / Museum / Burma-Shave
Does your husband / Misbehave / Grunt and grumble / Rant and rave / Shoot the brute some / Burma-Shave / No lady likes / to snuggle or dine / accompanied by / a porcupine / Burma Shave / The signs were spaced so that they could be read by passing motorists. This one appeared at the end of the series was taken on Route 66 in Arizona. The message that preceded this sign was / The wolf is shaved / so neat and trim / Red Riding Hood / is chasing him / Burma Shave
· Date: Sat June 3, 2017 · Views: 63 ·
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State / County / Area Image taken: Route 66 - Arizona
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,549
Sat June 3, 2017 5:06pm

The saturation really works to bring out the red Burma Shave sign against the grey clouds and the yellow field grasses.

Nothing captures the sense of highway travel in the western United States back in the 1960s and 1970s than seeing the series of Burma Shave signs. Another series of vintage signs that fit in with Burma Shave is the Wall Drug signs (Free Ice Water, "How many miles to Wall Drug?").


Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,666
Sun June 4, 2017 12:11am

Gorgeous colours Diane. I can just remember similar campaigns out here in Australia. Perfect for the theme,

Registered: June 2013
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Sun June 4, 2017 7:36pm

How interesting! well captured Diane

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