Between the 1920’s and 1960’s, artists painted over 12,000 barns with advertisements like the iconic “Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco” ad, which become a familiar part of the rural landscape until the Highway Beautician Act came into effect. Anything close to 600 feet to the road had to be painted over or removed.
There are still some outdoor companies utilizing barns as billboard structures today. Like the one above, by Roland Digital Media. This barn billboard is located off Interstate 40 in Tennessee.
Below are a few vintage barn billboards for your advertising enjoyment!