Set of Three c. 1928 Burma-Shave Highway Advertising Signs

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Bold and graphic painted Burma-Shave highway advertising signs in yellow and black.

Burma-Shave was introduced in 1925 by the Burma-Vita company. The sign series appeared from 1925 to 1963 in most of the United States. Typically, six consecutive small signs would be posted along highway roads for passing motorists to read in sequence. With the expansion of the Interstate system in the late 1950s and increasing vehicle speeds, small signs no longer attracted motorists' attention. The signs were discontinued when the company was acquired by Phillip Morris in 1963.
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
c. 1928
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
original yellow
black paint surface
Good stable condition. Minor paint loss. Please see photos.
9.5 in. H x 36 in. W x 1 in. D
24 cm H x 91 cm W x 3 cm D
Dealer Location
Santa Monica, CA
Number of Items
Reference Number
Urban Country
By Appointment Only
(424) 529-6775
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in Santa Monica, CA
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