Virtual Burma-Shave

The bearded devil

Is forced

To dwell

In the only place

Where they don't sell



Randomly grab another Burma-Shave Ad from the archives.

From 1927 until 1963, the Burma-Shave shaving cream company ran an alternative to advertising by billboards.  Instead they used six or so small signs each with a phrase on it, which formed a poem as you drove by them.  A simple form as elegant as a Haiku, it became a road game to read them as you passed by, at the somewhat slower speeds back then.

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