Message behind mural on Manchester Township barn unknown in plain sight

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Thousands of people see this sign each day, and thousands probably don’t know what it is touting. Here, painters work on a mural at Stillmeadow Lane and Church Road in Manchester Township in York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday file shot from 2004. (See related photo below.) Background posts: ‘Chaplains: The Calm in the Chaos’, Often forgotten: Achievements of people named on building facades and Colorful paintings highlighted York’s square in 1927 celebration
A newspaper caption with photos of a barn mural compared it to Mail Pouch Tobacco signage of old.
Except that the mural of an oval eagle on the side of a barn in Manchester Township does not bear any words, in accord with township regs.
So here’s the skinny about this silent sign:


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Impressive Signs, Inc. painters work on this mural of Insurance Services United in 2004.
Who is it advertising: The logo for Insurance Services United, a York-based independent agent serving southcentral Pennsylvania since 1951.
Painter: Impressive Signs Inc.
Size: 10 feet by 16 feet.
Painting time: 36 hours.
Nearest villages: Foustown and Roundtown

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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