farm entrance signs, farm advertising, farm identification
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
With the great increase in the ·number of farmers who are adopting names for their farmsteads there is an accompanying desire for the erection of appropriate sign boards, entrance signs or other devices of advertising value. The accompanying sketch and working plan are intended to show what may be done with ordinary building materials in erecting a sign that has good lines. Farmers who contemplate the putting up of two posts and a straight cross board may find in this suggestion something worthwhile. If the sign is worth erecting at all, why not put up one that is attractive? Many farms quite appropriately make a neat display of the name on the barns. The advantage of this is that the name is legible for a considerable distance. One disadvantage is that the sign wears "ragged" if not kept repainted with first-class paint. Neither is the barn a suitable place for listing the lines in which the farm specializes. Signs on shingle roofs are especially likely to become advertisements of not the best sort.
This item is in the public domain.
Patty, R., "A Suggested Farm Entrance Sign for Advertising Purposes" (1920). SDSU Extension Circulars. 29.