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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Monday Mural - Mail Pouch


Somewhere on Highway 66, Indiana

This is dated 8/93 in the bottom right corner.  It sure has held up well over the years in the
Indiana weather unless it has been repainted during that time.
Cool barn too. One I would like to have if I had a farm.

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18 comments:

Cloudia said...

CLASSIC!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= <3

TexWisGirl said...

wow! wonder if it was originally commissioned or was done as a 'retro' kind of thing. :)

Andy said...

It looks so new. In fact the build also looks new.

Carole M. said...

neat barn John; could hardly miss it. Ready for another trail blazer...? Carole, at snaphappyonline.blogspot.com

biebkriebels said...

That is quite a big advertisement for a rather unusual product. Those red wooden barns I like very much, it looks well preserved.

s.c said...

Does it mean that you eat a post sack or is it indeed the name of tobacco you can put in your mouth.

Mary Hone said...

Nice..love that red too.

EG CameraGirl said...

It does look like it has been repainted. I didn't know pouch tobacco was still being advertised.

Unknown said...

This is called the "Lanesville" barn. It looks so fresh because it was re-painted in 2009. Here's an article on the re-painting:

http://www.corydondemocrat.com/articles-i-2009-07-28-211410.114125-iconic-barn-gets-facelift.html

I have shot well over 100 Mail Pouch barns. Here's a small gallery of that particular barn I shot back in 2010:

http://chrisstegner.zenfolio.com/p38305199

barbara l. hale said...

That is a great example of a Mail Pouch barn. I love coming across these on our travels.

RedPat said...

A great find!

Rose said...

I am going to have to look up where this is at...it is a real beauty! So glad you shared it.

Randy said...

Nice find John!

Randy said...

Nice find John!

Felicia said...

beautiful. I would think its been repainted maybe several times.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Nice bit of writing though don't agree with what it sells, certanly stands out

Jackie McGuinness said...

Great catch! I am always looking for these barns in Kentucky.

hamilton said...

This must be on the protected, or downwind, side of the barn!