Chew Mail Pouch by Swazzette

Chew Mail Pouch

I had to include this shot for two reasons. One is that I love these Mail Pouch Tobacco signs. They used to be painted on just about every barn across the midwest when I was little. When I was learning to read, I would proudly proclaim "Chew Mail Pooch!" every time I saw one. Oh, and note the old Chew Mail Pouch ad still visible next to the new one. Too cool!

Secondly, this is painted on the side of a building that my great-grandmother mentioned in a 1914 letter. She lived near it and noted that although it used to be a saloon, it was now (in 1914), an ice cream parlor. Ironically, today...it's back to being a pretty rowdy saloon, despite the quaint name of the East End Cafe. It's located in Zanesville for those who are familiar with southeastern Ohio.
This is such a cool shot!
April 30th, 2010  
Great find! It seems like we still have a few Mail Pouch barns around... I'll have to watch for them when we'e out driving!
April 30th, 2010  
Boy, you are all over the place. I went to this place once when I was staying in Cinci to see some bands. If I remember correctly, this place showcases some pretty good musicians.
April 30th, 2010  
that jogs my memory sue...........havent seen one of those barns in............forever!
April 30th, 2010  
very cool that the old sign is still faintly visible next to the new.
April 30th, 2010  
great urban shot, love the feel of it
May 1st, 2010  
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