Mail Pouch tobacco ads

Last Updated: 2014-10-19 08:10
In the early 20th Century, thousands of American roadside barns and city walls were painted with advertisements for Mail Pouch chewing tobacco. In addition to the fresh coat of paint on their barns, farmers were paid a small annual payment for the ad. The ad campaign continued until the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 banned signs near federally funded highways.

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