- Education and Science
Searching for Old Barn Advertisement Signs
An Adventure into the Arizona High Country to Seek Old Advertising Barns
This past weekend I went on an adventure.
Out here in Arizona, there aren't many barns but if you travel up North, you see some and I have heard that some have advertising on them.
Join me in my journey to find some old advertising barns and see what I found.
Spoiler Alert - I didn't find any with advertising. However, I took some photos of old barns and have compiled several photos of what I was looking for.
I was satisfied to compile these and stare at them, even though I didn't see them in person.
I have thrown in a few "barn-related" sayings I remember hearing as a kid. If you remember any more, please let me know.
Please participate and have fun on this journey and leave some kind comments; Y'all hear?
Road Trip to Find the Barns
The White Mountains in Arizona are very similar to most high country locations across the United States. There aren't many trees with leaves but there are pine trees galore.
In the Winter, they can get a lot of snow up there. In previous journeys throughout the years, I have seen old farms and majestic barns so decided to venture out with my camera to find some.
As it goes with many things, you usually don't find something unless you are not looking for it. In this case, that was true, as was the opposite. I didn't find the old advertising barns because I was looking for them.
I didn't stop to ask, what man does? Instead I did find a few barns and snapped the photos below. None of these had advertisements on them but they were interesting barns, nonetheless.
I could've claimed the rest of the photos on this site as my own but at least I can claim that I found them. I am not the person who buys the store-made lasagna and calls it my own.
Please share your thoughts and I hope you have as much fun viewing these old barns as I did creating this site.
Arizona White Mountains Barn Photo - Did not have advertising, but I liked it just the same
Another Arizona White Mountains Barn Photo - I couldn't find any with advertising, but that doesn't mean I didn't search!
- A Perspective on Old Barn Advertisements
This blog not only gives a personal perspective, it also has some really cool illustrations of old barn advertisements.
- Pinterest Link with a Bunch of Great Old Barns
This has barn advertisements, barn homes and just old barns. A nice collection
- Appalachian Highway Barns
This is an interesting perspective on old barns in Appalachia. It includes some really cool photos.
The Old Barn Book - Look no further if you want to locate old barns
"The Old Barn Book" not only has photos and information on old barns, it tells you where to look for them.
Like me this past weekend, I drove around forever just trying to find a barn. This way, you can find them easily. This has some cool historical perspectives and photos.
"You couldn't hit the broad side of a barn."
Sterling Silver Barn Charm
The fact that you are here probably proves that you love old barns.
Here is a really cool sterling silver barn charm for you or someone special in your life that can commemorate your barn trip. A great gift for that person who has everything.
Do you think old barn advertising should be considered art?
Absolutely, I love them and think they should be kept for historical purposes.
"Jimmy, shut that door! Do you think we live in a barn?"
"Your barn door is open. You better zip it up before your animals get out!"
The National Barn Dance on YouTube - Videos and Great Music from the Past
National Barn Dance - The Story of the Hayloft Gang
I remember the hay loft when I was growing up but the Hayloft Gang was long before I was born.
The National Barn Dance was a long running radio show in Chicago on WGN. Many remember it and I have known people who talked about it.
This is the story of the Hayloft Gang and it is quite an interesting story!