Sepia Saturday contribution.
Sign of the times.
I am old enough to remember Burma Shave signs. And you can still see 'Mail Pouch' tobacco. along with others, on ends, sides or roofs of barns. Put not as much as you use to.
"Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small sequential highway roadside signs."
And as travelers we all looked forward to the next set of signs as we traveled.
Traveling was much slower then, and the signs were posted at reasonable intervals to be read completely.
The roads were usually just two lanes, well before the interstate system.
A true bit of Americana.
You can still find many of the old sayings on line and they are fun to read.
I would imagine it is the most common over here.
Barn signs have been going on as long as Americans have had a love affair with cars and road trips.
The most common advertisements on barns seemed to be tobacco, soda and tourist sights like Meramec Caverns and Rock City.
They are still very popular and in use. You will see signs for Meramec Caverns hundreds of miles from Missouri.
Several successful artist got an early start as barn sign painters.