Are you familiar with Make Way for Ducklings, a children's book set in Boston in 1941? In it, a family of mallards goes searching for a new home among the city's landmarks, eventually deciding to settle in Public Garden Lagoon, where tourists throw them peanuts for food and gigantic swan boats graze the lake.
The trip to the garden, though, proves complicated. Eventually, a kindly policeman steps in to help, getting officials to stop traffic so the ducks can, yup, cross the road. Today's Postcard is reminiscent of that book. Below, all manner of animals crossing the street. Thanks to Reuters for compiling the images.
The region’s “chemical genies” of the early 20th century were heralded as reaching into the future to create a more abundant life for all. Instead, they deprived future generations of their health and well-being.