'Mail Pouch' advertisement on dairy barn   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: 1947 photograph of a barn that has been painted with an advertisement for Mail Pouch chewing tobacco, taken by Joe Munroe. Barns are large structures that can be seen for miles, so their broad sides make a good spot for advertisements. Selling ad space on barns is a good way for farmers to raise additional funds without any cost or labor involved. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B27_F551_JPG044a
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Advertisements; Signs; Dairy barns; Farms
Places: Williamston (Michigan)