Stock Image

The Verse by the Side of the Road: The Story of the Burma-Shave Signs and Jingles

Rowsome, Jr. Frank

94 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0828900388 / ISBN 13: 9780828900386
Published by Stephen Greene Press, 1965
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
From Carol's Cache (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 9, 2006

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

1972 9th printing. 121 pages. Contains all Burma-Shave sign verbage by the year. Some staining on the top of pages. 1933 quote: MUG AND BRUSH OLD ADAM HAD 'EM IS YOUR HUSBAND LIKE ADAM, MADAM? BURMA-SHAVE. Bookseller Inventory # 008741

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Verse by the Side of the Road: The Story...

Publisher: Stephen Greene Press

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Rose, Carl

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

About this title

Synopsis:

"In the fall of 1925, young Allan Odell conceived the idea of using consecutive signs along the roadside. . . . In 1963 the last signs were taken down, ending the most famous outdoor advertising venture ever.”—1977 Minnesota Almanac

The whole story is in this book, plus all the jingles used. The signs are gone now, except for one set on permanent display at The Smithsonian. You can have them all, always, in your own library with this book.

“Rowsome’s volume indexes each of the 600 jingles . . . and as you down the list, preferably reading aloud, it might evoke visions of 1940 Chevies, roadside diners, signs that said EATS. . . . Why were the Burma-Shave jingles so universally loved? Because they were light-hearted and humorous in hard times and war times.”—Bov Swift, Knight News Service

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Returns are accepted according to the Abebooks Returns Policy. We respond to all inquiries within 2 to 3 business days. Thanks for your business!


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
U.S. orders - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, money orders and personal checks accepted. Shipping charges are $3.99 for first book, $2.00 for each book thereafter. Heavy and oversized books may incur a higher shipping rate. Books shipped by USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested. Priority shipping is $6.50 for first book, $3.00 for each additional book. Insurance is extra and upon request. International Orders - Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, International Money Orders in U.S. Dollars and Personal Checks drawn on a U.S. bank-must be in U.S. dollars. International Shipping rates: $17.50 for first book, $10.00 for each additional book (5-8 days). Heavy or oversized books may incur additional shipping charges.

* Shipping times cannot be guaranteed. They are only estimates based on the carriers' delivery times, and do not include Customs processing. If your order will pass through Customs, please expect a delay.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Money Order PayPal