(enlarge for more detail)I've posted about this kind of barn before; but I always stop and photograph one I haven't previously seen. For those of you who aren't familiar with them they are called Mail Pouch barns. It was a form of advertisement for a tobacco company out of Wheeling, West Virginia. I've said before I don't condone the advertisement itself. However, to those of us who grew up seeing them along the highways these old rustic barn billboards have become treasured as a vital piece of Americana.
In my latest research I found the Mail Pouch Company sold a sweet tobacco called WOW back in 1938. The product was short lived and only lasted about ten years. Fewer barns advertised WOW and today they are considered a rare find. Which is why I was happy I had stopped and taken a photo of this one last week. If you look closely the WOW logo is bleeding through the Mail Pouch one on this particular barn.
I included this shot especially for Tricia. She commented to me last week that all the barns I've posted seemed set among the hills. Yes, my West Virginia Hills...majestic and grand!
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