Last Call- This is The Man Edition

USA from the 1950s-1960s (1)
Snapped outside of Memphis Tennessee in 1960, this trailer lot sign with its disembodied arm denoting the man responsible for your new trailer-including lifestyle is the kind of roadside wonder that we just don’t get to enjoy these days. Instead we’re served up brown or white vans and men in shorts delivering goods ordered over the Internet. It’s convenient, but it sure isn’t as much fun.
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Image: Vintage Everyday

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  1. stigshift Avatar
    stigshift

    No more Burma Shave for us…

  2. salguod Avatar

    As of last night, your RSS feed has gone down. Nothing from today is showing up in Feedly.

    1. salguod Avatar

      And now it’s working again.

  3. spokey Avatar
    spokey

    If he had a waistcoat he could be Raymond Reddington!

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    Did he light up at night? =8^)

  5. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Given the address, I’d guess this is in West Memphis, Arkansas, just across the Mississippi from Memphis, on US 70 (East Broadway):
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/4000+E+Broadway+Ave,+West+Memphis,+AR+72301/@35.14643,-90.1350495,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87d579ea314b5167:0x886e25cae44870de

    1. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      Holy crap, here it is in 1957, on Historic Aerials:
      http://historicaerials.com?layer=1957&zoom=17&lat=35.1459066718852&lon=-90.13210415840149 via @historicaerials
      The place is still there, but now it’s a small RV park.

  6. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    “Ole Louis Poole” (Louis B. Poole, Sr.) was born on September 5, 1910, and died on February 20, 1990. He’s buried in Marion, Arkansas, in Crittendon Memorial Park. His wife Rosemary was born on June 5, 1921, and died on May 28, 1988.
    http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10933184
    http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10933187