Monday, November 13, 2006

Tobacco Barns


What once was a common sight in rural Pennsylvania is quickly fading into history. I can remember when many roadside barns were used as tobacco advertising billboards. The farmers received a free paint job and the tobacco company received advertising, a good deal for both. Now days most are either gone or faded beyond recognition. This particular barn painted on its northern exposure, away for direct sunlight is the best I have came across.

6 comments:

Lucy said...

Such a cool pic!
When I was little I wanted to live in a barn...it would be a great place to play! ;-)

Chad Oneil said...

I'm surprised the Farmers didn't get more than just a free paint job. They should have been compinsated a lot better than that! Advertising is a very valuable barganing tool.

Faye Pekas said...

Ahhhh you have preserved a bit of history here. I remember when I was a kid when we traveled we always looked for ads on barns. That and the Berma Shave signs.

Joel Reynolds said...

Cool shots! I loved the milkweed ones.
Well done!
Joel

Tim said...

Great picture! I love old barns!

Bill said...

We rented a place with a barn once, and the owner warned us not to leave the door open as a good wind could take out the entire thing. I guess it acts much like a parachute!