Virtual Burma-Shave

Hear about

The jolly tar

It smelled so good

He ate

A jar

Burma-Shave

1936

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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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