July 31, 2011

Burma-Shave Jingles

All that was needed for entertainment while driving in the mid 1900's was Burma-Shave. Read about the ingenuity of the Burma-Shave Company that immediately increased sales by simply posting jingles on signs.

What was red with white letters, the size of a rectangular doormat, mounted on a wooden pole, and came in sets of six? If you've just shouted, "Burma-Shave" with a huge smile on your face, the chances are that you have reached, well, a mature age! In the days before mobile video systems in vehicles and smart phones in one's pocket, Burma-Shave was all that was needed for travel entertainment. 

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