Advertising Barns: Vanishing American Landmarks

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Voyageur Press, 2004 - Architecture - 128 pages
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The history of these gorgeous old bits of roadside Americana comes to life with stunning photographs of these crumbling relics of America's rural past. Featuring Mail Pouch Tobacco barns as well as others painted with old-fashioned advertisements, this book includes a profile of a man who painted hundreds of Mail Pouch Tobacco barns. A nostalgic look at the way America used to advertise and photographs of barn ad memorabilia, this beautiful book is a sure bet to tug at the heartstrings of those who long for a simpler time.- This great, nostalgic title will sell as a gift book to Americana and history buffs during the Holiday Season. Its the perfect present for Grandpa and Grandma.- Most Americans, while on vacation, have seen these barns adorned in advertising slogans along the road. These barns are a piece of American history that is disappearing.- The only book in print covering this topic.About the AuthorWilliam G. Simmonds is a senior graphic designer for a large Northeast Ohio corporation. He graduated from Kent State University in 1975 and makes his home in Chardon, Ohio. He has photographed more than 600 Mail Pouch and other ad barns. By doing so he hopes to preserve the memory of these nostalgic structures for future generations.
  

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Contents

Introduction
7
Chapter
39
Chapter Three
57
Chapter Four Suits and Miracle Cures
87
Chapter Five Fading But Not Forgotten
113

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About the author (2004)

William G. Simmonds is a senior graphic designer for a large Northeast Ohio corporation. He graduated from Kent State University in 1975 and makes his home in Chardon, Ohio. He has photographed more than 600 Mail Pouch and other ad barns. By doing so he hopes to preserve the memory of these nostalgic structures for future generations.

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