Business & Finance: Billboards

Billboards are a blight upon the Nation. Such a statement, often made, drives every outdoor advertising man into a sputtering rage. His trade association has rigid rules against placing billboards where they may be resented by "fair-minded" citizens—in purely residential districts, around parks or in front of "natural scenic beauty spots." Ethical outdoor advertising men are not supposed to use "snipes" (small roadside signs), "daubs" (painted on rocks or fences) or "tackers" (tacked on trees). Furthermore, all good outdoor advertising men deplore the word billboard. They all refer to their medium as "poster...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!