Sunday, June 06, 2010


Because Billboard Bram is back in business I'll repost this great reference on the politics of billboards in the 'Burgh going back more than a century. Gives a whole new meaning to the saying that what goes around, comes around.

Fighting "Civic Smallpox': The Civic Club of Allegheny County's Campaign for Billboard Regulation, 1896-1917, by Kristin Szylvian Bailey. Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Vol. 70, No. 1 (Jan. 1987)

For something more recent, if not from here, this is interesting: The Economics of San Antonio’s Digital Billboard Ordinance.

update:  speaking of billboards..  The mysterious Shrinkulate billboard has finally been moved.  I guess we will never know what that was all about. 


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