Presentation on theme: "Burlco Trivia Index Index of topics included in Joe Laufer’s Trivia Powerpoint Plus 3-slide addition on Vincentown Burma Shave Signs."— Presentation transcript:
Burlco Trivia Index Index of topics included in Joe Laufer’s Trivia Powerpoint Plus 3-slide addition on Vincentown Burma Shave Signs
Burlco Trivia Index Bells 1. County Bell 2. Smithville Bell 3. Burlington Bell Missed “drive bys” 4. Traffic Control Booth 5. Eight stone mile markers 6. Trolly Fare Collection Booth 7. Trolly Car Barn 8. Pemberton Lion 9. Shamong’s “Mighty Joe” Only in Burlington County 10. Blackburn Mud 11. Vincentown’s Burma Shave Signs Crime and Punishment 12. County Prison 13. Pemberton Lock-up 14. Vincentown Lock-up 15. Wesley Warner Trial 16. Delta Grove Jinx War Vignettes 17. Steven Girard 18. Ulysses Grant 19. Bloody Hessian Hand at Copany 20. Crosswicks Canon Ball 21. Jonathan O’Dell 22. James Walter Wall 23. Hitler’s Yacht 24. Agnes Gilkerson Statue 25. H.B. Smith Tomb Animals 26. February the Moose 27. Animal Kingdom Zoo 28. Paws Farm 29. Woolford Cedar Run 30. Rancocas Nature Center 31. Japanese Beetle School Houses 32. Vincentown 33. Cross Keys 34. Georgetown 35. Tabernacle Really Big Things 36. Roebling Sculpture Garden 37. Human Sun Dial Odds and Ends 38. Mercury Statue 39. Mary’s Tavern, MLK 40. Sacred Heart Church 41. Helis Stock Farm
The first Burma Shave signs appeared in 1927 and new ones continued to come out until 1963, when the country was and would continue undergoing a lot of change in its culture and attitudes. The thoughtfulness that went into each Burma-Shave jingle is remarkable. Burma-Shave signage certainly has the greeting card industry beaten. Trends in the signs were influenced by their decade of introduction. For example, the earliest signs seem to have more of a rural tone, while the war years were, well, the war years. The 50s saw more emphasis on driving and less on shaving, two of the three behaviors around which the signs existed - the third of course being romance! SHAVE THE MODERN WAY NO BRUSH NO LATHER NO RUB-IN BIG TUB 35 CENTS DRUGSTORES 27 ROAD WAS SLIPPERY CURVE WAS SHARP WHITE ROBE, HALO WINGS AND HARP 48 DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD TO GAIN A MINUTE YOU NEED YOUR HEAD YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT 63 WE CAN'T PROVIDE YOU WITH A DATE BUT WE DO SUPPLY THE BEST DARN BAIT 52
During 1995 and 1996, Reminisce Magazine invited nominations from small to mid- sized towns to participate in the “Bring Back Burma-Shave” project. Only one community would be selected for each U.S. State. They suggested that two-lane, non-interstate highways be chosen for sign placement. Vincentown is the only community in New Jersey to be chosen by Reminisce Magazine to display a set of nostalgic Burma-Shave signs. In 1996, five Burma-Shave sign replicas were placed on Landing Street along the Jack Allen Farm just outside the village of Vincentown. They read: TODAY'S KIDS...SURE MISSED A TREAT...NO MOONLIGHT RIDES...IN A RUMBLE SEAT. The final sign contains the logo of the sponsor, Reminisce Magazine (instead of the traditional “Burma-Shave”). Town Historian Dot Best entered Vincentown into Reminisce's unique contest at the urging of Jack Allen, on whose property the signs are located. See the January-February, 1997 issue of Reminisce Magazine concerning the choice of Vincentown as the only New Jersey town selected as a location for the Burma-Shave signs.