Book Reviews of Verse by the Side of the Road

Verse by the Side of the Road
Verse by the Side of the Road
Author: Frank Rowsome
ISBN-13: 9780828903516
ISBN-10: 0828903514
Publication Date: 9/1/1979
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Burma Shave signs first appeared along the roadside in 1925 till the last signs were taken down in 1963. This book has 600 Burma Shave jingles with an index to the jingles. Plus an explantion of how these signs came about. Great book for anyone who remembers the Burma Shave signs or anyone who is saying the WHAT sign?
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In the fall of 1925, young Allan Odell conceived the idea of using consecutive signs along the roadside.
...In 1963 the last signs were taken down, ending the most famous outdoor advertising venture ever.
The whole story is in this book, plus all the jingles used.

Why were the Burma-Shave jingles so universally loved? Because they were light-hearted nd humorous in hard times nd war times.

The signs are gone now, except for one set on permanent display a The Smithsonian. You can have them all, always in your own library with this book.
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Burma-Shave says it all - Americana history in the making . . .