I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.
This postcard, with it’s wonderful poem by Ogden Nash (1902 – 1971) was copyrighted in 1933. And it’s really interesting to see the contrast between the mainstream then and now, on the subject of trees and the environment.
Here we are in 2015, thinking globally and avoiding buying products (just as one example) that contain palm oil derivatives, the manufacture of which is contributing to the destruction of our rainforest. You may be very surprised at some of the food and other items that often have these palm oil products in them. Check out this link to the World Wildlife Fund for more.
Divided back, unused postcard. Publisher unknown. Circa 1933.
Sources: Ogden Nash. n.d. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogden_Nash. (accessed August 30, 2015).
Which Everyday Products Contain Palm Oil? (World Wildlife Fund). Accessed August 30, 2015.